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1-1 last night.
The Rockets are the best team in the NBA this season, but the Pistons gave them a scare and grabbed us a win last night. They were getting a ridiculous +12.5 point last night and they lost by just four. This one actually went to overtime so there was a chance they’d win outright, but James Harden scored 10 of the last 12 points and Houston won.
Our loss was the Jazz -8.5. This was one of those games where it seems like books had it nailed. They won by 7 and the cover was down to the wire, but it wasn’t to be. With so few games left in the season I feel like the lines are going to get a bit tighter from here on out.
It’s the weekend so that means we have a full slate of games for tonight. We have a couple of games for tips so let’s get right into it.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Tips:
What a crazy match-up this is. The Warriors will be without Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson and are still a favorite in this one. Stephen Curry is expected back for this one and he is enough for us to back the Warriors tonight. He’s just that dynamic and exciting as a player and it’ll be fun to watch him operate without the usual array of stars.
That’s because the Hawks are in schedule hell right now. The Hawks are playing their fifth game in seven days, third in four days and the second half of a back-to-back. The Warriors have a three-day rest advantage heading into this and it just seems like the Warriors are going to run all over them in this one. The Warriors are a very different team without those three players, but as long as Steph Curry is on the court I think they are a far better team than Atlanta. Warriors -9.5 is the schedule alert play tonight.
Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Tips:
The Thunder are charging towards the playoffs and are in a dogfight for the #4 seed. They are currently tied with the Pelicans for that spot with the Spurs just one game back. The difference between the #4 seed and the #8 seed is just a game and a half so this one matters. Every game matters for all those teams til the end of the season.
That said, I don’t love the way that the Thunder have been playing defense since losing Andre Roberson and I really question whenever they are this big of a favorite. Miami has been playing well of late without Hassan Whiteside. Both teams come into this one well rested and I think this will be a good, close game.
That means, Miami +7 is the play. I see Oklahoma City winning this one, but it will definitely be closer than seven points. Miami plays good defense and their guards and wings match-up well with Russell Westbrook and Paul George. They will give the Thunder a scare, but overall OKC is the better team and has far more to play for in this one.