8:05 PM EST
Thunder -6.5 over Blazers (2u)
This Thunder team has been struggling and are almost unbackable on the road but they are much better at home. The Blazers are the same kind of team, they have been undefeated at home since the break but have really struggled on the road all year and have yet to notch a road victory since returning from the break. This is just a bad matchup for the Blazers as the Thunder have the huge edge inside with Kantar and Adams. The Thunder are the second best rebounding team in the league while the Blazers are close to last. As long as the Thunder can make Nurkic uncomfortable on offense and force either McCollum or Lillard into a bad game they should be able to cover this number. Adams and Kantar should dominate the Blazers bigs and Westbrook should go off for another triple double and lead the reeling Thunder to a much needed win here at home tonight. Take the Thunder.
8:35 PM EST
Mavericks -8.5 over Lakers (2u)
Never should have faded these Mavs at home against the Thunder the other night but tonight we get redemption. The Lakers are in full tank mode because they need to get the top 3 pick while the Mavs have been on fire and are now only three games back on the Nuggets for the last playoff spot. The Mavs have a nice home stretch and if they run the table at home they will be in a nice position to make a run for the playoffs in the final month and a half of the season. The Lakers have a slight edge with Russell and Clarkson in the backcourt but the Mavericks are the far better team and they will have serious trouble defending Nowitzki and Barnes and the red hot Seth Curry. The Mavs should roll here by double digits. Take the Mavericks.
9:05 PM EST
Suns +5 over Wizards (2u)
Suns ML (1u)
As good as the Wizards have been at home is how much they have struggled on the road. Believe it or not they are only 11-15 on the road and I look for those road woes to continue again tonight. The Wiz have struggled to cover against some shaky teams lately and now they head to Phoenix to play a surging Suns team. Phoenix has looked great since the break covering four straight at home and I like them to not only cover but win outright again. Take the Suns.