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DALLAS MAVERICKS AT ORLANDO MAGIC 7PM ET

The Mavericks defeated the Nets last game. Luka had 27 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds, and Kristaps took advantage of his huge frame difference and scored 18 points on 7-13 shooting. When the Dallas Mavericks can get consistent production from players other than Luka, like Jalen Brunson or Tim Hardaway Jr who have both shown they’re capable, this team plays at a whole other level. Fun fact that Kristaps Porzingis is quietly being shopped around and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s moved this upcoming offseason. The Magic have lost 3 straight while they’re banged up and the Mavericks have begun to play better so I like the Mavericks MoneyLine and that’s one of my favorite FREE NBA PICKS. My favorite player prop for this game is Luka Doncic AT LEAST 3 3’s made as he’s hit it in his last 6 games. 

INDIANA PACERS @ PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 7PM ET

I had high hopes for the Indiana Pacers at the start of the year, but I’m starting to look back now. They have lost eight out of the last 11 and have showed a trend that they just can’t close out games and until I see consistent improvements from them, I’ll bet on the Knicks before the Pacers! With Philadelphia falling to Cleveland 112-109 on Saturday, I expect the 6ers to come out fast. 

My play here is Philadelphia -4.5. Brogdon is questionable but other than that the 76ers should be able to pull away and cover easily. Pacers are bottom third is points in the paint per game and that just means Joel Embiid should have a good time tonight. My favorite player prop is Sabonis with at least 6 assists, he’s averaged 7.3 in the last 3 games. I also like Justin Holiday at least 2 3’s, he has had at least two in his last 10, and especially if Brogdon ends up not playing, more shots at the Holiday Inn. 

DENVER NUGGETS @ CHICAGO BULLS 8PM ET

The Denver Nuggets will be looking for back to back wins as they face the Chicago Bulls at the United Center tonight. I’ve been riding with the Bulls recently and it’s been a good run, but I think the Bulls and I are ready to get back to reality. The Bulls were supposed to be coming off a Sunday night game against the Raptors but it was postponed, so both teams will be rested. Jokic and Murray have been on a tear recently and I would much rather ride with them than try to fade them. 

Nuggets +5 tonight is the way to go. My favorite player prop for this game is Jamal Murray AT LEAST 2 3’s made, Jamal Murray Over 4.5 assists and Jokic AT LEAST 8 assists. 

UTAH JAZZ @ NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 8PM ET

The 1st seed in the western conference will be at the 11th seed tonight. I don’t see the Jazz losing again on this road trip. They lost to the Heat and beat the Magic by 16 on Saturday. The Pelicans have lost the past two and are hungry for a win. I’d stay away from the MoneyLine even though I do think the Jazz will win but the Pelicans always have a chance when you have Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. I consider Pelicans +7 for the spread, I think this game will be close as the Jazz are looking to remain dominant while the Pelicans are trying to make some noise with an upset victory tonight at home. 

My favorite player props in this game are Gobert Over 12.5 rebounds which is also a FREE NBA PICKS, Royce O’Neale AT LEAST 2 3’s made, and Steven Adam’s at least 2 assists. 

BROOKLYN NETS @ SAN ANTONIO SPURS 8:30PM ET

The Nets play the Spurs and Kyrie should be back tonight. The Nets will look to get a win against a solid Spurs team. Personally, I’m a little intrigued by the Spurs +5 because there is a chance the Spurs can pull this out, I don’t see anyone on the Nets matching up with either LaMarcus Aldridge or Demar DeRozan, and when the Spurs are actually being coached well and have a game plan, compared to Nash’s Rec League coaching?  I’ll make it interesting and take the hungry home underdogs.

My favorite player props for this game is Joe Harris AT LEAST 4 3’s, and James Harden Over 10 assists. 

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS @ HOUSTON ROCKETS 9PM ET

The Cavaliers are on a 3 game win streak coming off of an overtime win against the 76ers while the Rockets are on a 10 game losing streak. It’s simple that the Rockets cannot compete without Christian Wood. Is anyone surprised? Not really. The Rockets shot 4-45 from 3 point range yesterday and I would expect similar tonight. I like the Cavaliers MoneyLine and I like the under in this game. 

No player props I like but don’t love Sexton over 22.5 points. 

CHARLOTTE HORNETS @ PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS 10:30PM ET

The Hornets are coming off of an impressive comeback win against the Kings, where PJ Washington had a career high 42 points. The Blazers on the other hand are coming off of a loss to the Lakers. Even though Portland is on a 3 game losing streak, Portland has won 6 straight against Charlotte, and I expect it to be 7 after tonight. Damian Lillard will drag his team across the finish line and secure the win as he has shown he’s more then capable of doing, especially at home. 

Favorite player props from this game are either Gary Trent Jr  AT LEAST 3 3’s, or Damian Lillard Over 30.5 points. 

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