• NBA Predictions from yesterday.
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  • Suns beat Lakers.

Indiana Pacers @ Cleveland Cavaliers 7:00PM ET

Starting off with one of my favorite NBA Predictions today. The Pacers have dropped to 11th in the Eastern Conference after going 15-18 this first half of the season. So far, they have lost 7 out of their last 10. This team is in a bad slump, and it’s due to their inability to shoot the 3 pointer at a consistent level, as well as their lack of simply being able to close out in 4th quarter games, especially when close. They stop running plays and just try to get Sabonis the ball off a pick and roll/fade with Brogdon. It also doesn’t help that they are the 2nd worst rebounding team in the league averaging only 42 rebounds per game. On the other hand with the Cavaliers, they started the season off slow but have picked it up since acquiring Jarrett Allen. He has proven he is a key piece in rebuilding that organization. To pick at the Pacers weak rebounding, the Cavs average 11 offensive rebounds a game. Collin Sexton has been incredible this year simply putting Cleveland’s offense on his back, averaging 24 points, 4 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 49% from the field and 40% from the three which he has greatly improved upon.

This is the Cavs game to take, this Pacers team is in a weird funk and they just need the All-Star Break to hit a hard reset. The Pacers are 0-4 ATS while the Cavs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4. I’ll take the Cavs +6 on the Spread, I like Collin Sexton to come out against a shaky Pacers team right now, and Jarett Allen to have a field day on the glass. That is one of my favorite NBA Predictions today.

Favorite Player Prop: Domantas Sabonis Over 6.5 Assists. I also consider Isaac Okoro Over 8.5 Points and Malcolm Brogdon over 5.5 Assists.

UTAH JAZZ AT PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 7:00PM ET

The Spread is at 3.5 and the Utah Jazz are -160 favorites. The 76ers lost in their first meeting this season. Ben Simmons had 42, but there was no Joel Embiid. while on the Jazz side Jordan Clarkson had 42. The 76ers are one of the best teams in the league at home with a 15-3 record. The Jazz have the best record in the NBA at 27-8 while the 76ers have the best record in the Eastern Conference at 23-12. The Jazz are 1-2 on their current road trip and are looking to bounce back after losing to the Pelicans on Monday.

I’m tempted to side with the 76ers in this one because they will have their big 3 healthy as well as their bench has been playing better recently. Shake Milton had 26 points in their win against the Pacers on Monday. Furkan Korkmaz also added 19 points with 6 3’s made. Simmons will guard Mitchell, and Gobert will be on Embiid. Embiid is a top 3 MVP Candidate right now and he will prove it tonight against one of the best defensive teams in the league. He is too strong for Rudy and his ability to knock down mid range shots consistently will force him to step up. Milton and Korkmaz will also need to produce off the bench against the best bench unit in the league that the Jazz have.

I consider 76ers +3.5 here.

Favorite Player Prop: Jordan Clarkson Under 19 points. Consider Joe Ingles Over 1.5 3’s made. Consider Rudy Gobert over 1.5 Blocks.

DETROIT PISTONS AT TORONTO RAPTORS 7:00PM ET

The Raptors will be without Fred Vanvleet, OG Anuoby, Patrick McCaw, Malachi Flynn, and Jalen Harris. For the Pistons, Jeremi Grant is questionable and will be close to a game-time decision. While the Raptors still have Kyle Lowry, Norman Powell, Chris Boucher, and Aaron Baynes they will all produce big for this Raptors team to win. It should happen against an average Detroit defense. If Jeremi Grant is active, I lean Pistons +9. The Pistons should have some confidence coming into a game with their opponent missing 3 of their team’s top 5 scorers. If Jeremi Grant is OUT, forget that last sentence. Take the Raptors -9 or MoneyLine. This is one of my favorite NBA Predictions

Favorite Player Prop: Norman Powell Over 2.5 3’s. Norman Powell Over 22.5 Points. Kyle Lowry Over 2.5 3’s.

BROOKLYN NETS AT HOUSTON ROCKETS 7:30PM ET

I expect this game to be a blowout, James Harden back in Houston and he is going to light it up, I’ll keep this one short and sweet, Go Nets MoneyLine and do yourself a favor. Houston is on a 12 game losing streak and it will be 13 after a double digit loss to the Nets tonight. Take the Nets MoneyLine or the Spread Nets -9. If you are looking at the Over/Under, I lean Over 228 due to the Nets poor but improving defense as well as the Rockets have been 3rd in 3 pointers attempted per game since Wood has been out.

Favorite Player Prop: Joe Harris Over 12.5 points, Harden Over 4.5 3’s, Harris At least 3 3’s. Both of these are apart of my favorite NBA Predictions today.

ATLANTA HAWKS AT ORLANDO MAGIC 8:00PM ET

My play for this game is Under 224.5. The Hawks are playing 3 games in 4 nights and the Under is 10-4 in their last 14 as favorites. The Hawks have also had the slowest pace in the league in their last 5 games. Vucevic should also be a problem inside for Clint Capela and John Collins to get easy buckets around the rim. If I were to choose something else, I like the Hawks MoneyLine with Fournier OUT. The Hawks are just 1-5 on the 2nd game of back to back’s this season, but a Magic team missing all but 1 or 2 of their key players should lose this game.

Favorite Player Prop: Terrence Ross Over 2.5 3’s made. Favorite NBA Predictions today.

CHARLOTTE HORNETS AT MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 8:00PM ET

In Minnesota’s last 8 games, they have 8 losses and are a perfect 0-8 ATS. They have lost their last 5 games by an average of 14.6 points per contest. This Minnesota organization is just in a shitty situation, no head coach, no future picks because you traded them for an injury prone max contract in D’Angelo Russell. The Timberwolves along with the Pistons will enter tank mode any day now, so they can get another lottery pick and not move along with their franchise. Anthony Edwards is playing like a top 3 pick, and if I were the Wolves, I’d look to move KAT and Russell if anyone would take him and just hit a hard rebuild from scratch with Anthony Edwards and a loaded upcoming draft.

CHICAGO BULLS AT NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

I’m back with the Bulls after a short time away from them! I love the Bulls +5.5 tonight, Zach Lavine has been balling as per usual, and they are a surprisingly good team on the road. They are 6-1 against Western Conference teams ATS. The Pelicans are just 1-6 covering as favorites. Lavine and White combined for over 75 points last time they matched up and I’m expecting a similar outcome tonight. The Pelicans almost gave up a 14 point lead in the final minutes of the Jazz game and I can easily see this roster getting complacent at the end of the game again and potentially giving this game up. Bulls +5.5 for the win.

Favorite Player Prop: Zion Williamson Over 27.5 Points

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER AT DALLAS MAVERICKS

The Under has hit in 4 of the Mavericks last 5 while the Under has hit in 7 of the Thunder last 10. With or without Luka, I expect this Mavericks team to win at home, if he and Will Cauley-Stein are out, this could be a great game for Kristaps to show off his trade value (he’s gone by March 25th if not, then this offseason) But I’m riding with the Mavericks MoneyLine striaght up.

Favorite Player Prop: SGA Over 1.5 3’s made, Maxi Kleber over 7.5 points.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS AT PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS

Portland has lost 4 out of 5 but has won their last 4 out of 5 at home. The Warriors are coming off a whooping by the Lakers 117-91 and are exhausted. Steph Curry and Draymond Green have been playing extra minutes to try and help their role players find some rhythm but they struggle, especially on the road. Portland has been dangerous at home, and I don’t see the Warriors coming in and knocking of Portland. I expect a big game more so then other nights from Lillard, He has been everything Portland needs and more. He doesn’t care, but is cautious that Steph took his All Star spot. Ride with Portland MoneyLine on this one. I lean the Over 238.5 as I see each team getting hot and hitting at least 12 3 pointers each.

HOT TAKE: Lillard will finish the game with more 3 pointers made and points then Steph Curry.

Favorite Player Prop: Carmelo Anthony Over 3.5 Rebounds, Damian Lillard Over 3.5 3’s made.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS AT SACREMENTO KINGS 10:00PM ET

The Lakers will be without both LeBron James and Anthony Davis in this one, but I still like the Lakers chances. Shroder back along with Montrezl Harrell, Marcus Morris, KCP and Wesley Mathews are all veterans and will be happy to fill in for the missing stars. Carusso may be out as well but even with them 3 being out, the Kings are bad and unreliable. This Lakers team will take over in 1 on 1 matchups, and even though the public is going with the Kings, I am riding with the Lakers +3.5

Favorite Player Prop: Richaun Holmes Over 7.5 Rebounds

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