WEDNESDAY MARCH 1ST PICKS
Post time is 5:30PM EST on weekdays and 11 AM EST on weekends
NBA Record 202-163-11 (+61.8 units)
College Basketball Record 84-54-4 (+55.5 units)
8:00 PM EST
Warriors -7.5 over Bulls (2u)
I love this spot of backing a team in their next game after they lose a key player as the team usually rises up and plays extra hard. The Warriors have been a money team coming off a loss this year covering the next game in 8 of their 10 losses and like I said before, the Warriors any spread 8 or under is basically an auto play. With Durant sidelined Klay and Steph can get back to playing how they did last year and you have to think Curry gets out of his shooting slump (2-20 last 2 games from 3) eventually. Butler should have a big night but the Warriors are going to make a statement this game that they’ll be just fine without Durant and look for them to win this one by double digits once again. Take the Warriors.
9:05 PM EST
Hornets -3.5 over Suns (2u)
The Hornets were hot early in the season then really cooled off before the break and now it looks like this team could get rolling once again just in time to make a playoff push. The Suns have a nice young core and have the slight edge in the backcourt with Bledsoe and Booker but it won’t be enough tonight. Look for Kid-Gillchirst to have a nice night and for Kaminsky to be the difference and he has a big night as well and continues his solid play post-all star break. Take the Hornets.
9:05 PM EST
Blazers -1 over Thunder (2u)
It’s definitely hard to go against Westbrook at this point as he is playing like a man possessed but this is a tough spot for them. They just dominated a four game home stand now have to go on the road for the first time in over a week and play the Blazers at home and are getting desperate as their post season hopes are starting to look bleak. The Blazers have a ton of talent but are going to have to really start putting it together if they have any hopes of the playoffs and these kind of games are must wins from here on out. They have been playing well out of the break but just haven’t been able to finish on the road but they matchup well against the Thunder and handled them pretty easily at home in the last matchup and I like them to get the win again tonight as Lilliard beats Westbrook at his own game. Take the Blazers.
No NCAAB today.