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A frustrating 0-2 record last night.
We had the Thunder -3.5 against one of the worst road teams in the league in the Denver Nuggets. This one looked good, but the Thunder didn’t play defense until the fourth quarter. They were down big, but finished the fourth 35-22 to force overtime. They were just out of gas by that point though and dropped the game in OT.
Also took the T-Wolves -5 against the Mavericks. My reasoning? This was the type of game that the Wolves win and the Mavs have no desire to win. Well, it was the type of game that the Wolves win, just not by enough. They barely snuck this one out, winning by one. save.us.jimmy.butler
I also said to bet the Pelicans, but only if Kevin Love doesn’t play. Well, he played and Cavs covered by 0.5. I felt that line was a bit too close if he was in and I ended up being vindicated there. I’ll take the small victory.
There are a couple of games we like tonight so let’s get right into tonight’s tips and our bounce back.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards Betting Tips:
They aren’t going to the playoffs, but the Charlotte Hornets are playing some of their best basketball of the season right now. They’ve won four of five and look like a great play again tonight against the Wizards. Dwight Howard has been having some huge vintage games and I like the way he matches up on Washington’s big men. Kemba Walker just became the Hornets all-time leading scorer in an emotionally charged moment. There are a lot of good feelings around this team right now.
The Wizards, not so much. 4-6 over their last ten, they’ve run out of steam on the whole sharing the ball thing and just want John Wall back at this point. They are the sixth seed at the moment, but a loss would send them to a tie with the Bucks and Heat for the seven/eight seed. Things are not going great in DC right now and I don’t think they’ll go well tonight either.
Hornets +5 is the play as these teams are trending in opposite directions at the moment.
Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings Betting Tips:
On Thursday, Graeme proclaimed “the boys are back in town!” in reference to a healthy Draymond Green and Kevin Durant suiting up to play the Bucks. It turns out, he was just a game early on that one as Klay Thompson should play tonight for the Dubs. So, allow me to say…
The boys are back in town! The Warriors will have three of the four superstars in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Kings and the lineup is only -8.5. Yes, please. The Warriors should start rounding into form tonight and the Kings will have no answers for what they can do on the floor. This is the team that is going to have to play in the first round without Stephen Curry so expect them to start jelling as a unit in this one.
I think the Warriors -8.5 are going to absolutely roll tonight so get on this one before the line grows.