Universalist NBA Thread

#3
December 29, 2019

  • Oklahoma City Thunder @ Toronto Raptors
    Spread
  • Toronto Raptors -4 @ -110
    1.00 unit

    Dallas Mavericks @ Los Angeles Lakers
    Spread
  • Los Angeles Lakers -4 @ -110
    1.00 unit

  • Charlotte Hornets @ Memphis Grizzlies
    Game Winner
  • Memphis Grizzlies @ -150
    1.00
 
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#4
December 30, 2019


Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trail Blazers
Spread
Portland Trail Blazers -4 @ -115
1.00 units

Atlanta Hawks @ Orlando Magic
Spread
Atlanta Hawks +11 @ -110
1.00 unit
 
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#5
December 31, 2019

Denver Nuggets @ Houston Rockets
Spread
Houston Rockets -1 @ -110
1.00 unit

Philadelphia 76ers @ Indiana Pacers
Spread
Philadelphia 76ers -1 @ -110
1.00 unit

Dallas Mavericks @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Spread
Dallas Mavericks -1 @ -110
1.00 unit

Golden State Warriors @ San Antonio Spurs
Spread
Golden State Warriors +11 @ -110
1.00 unit
 
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#6
January 1, 2020

Phoenix Suns @ Los Angeles Lakers
Spread
Phoenix Suns +11 @ -110
1.00 unit

Portland Trail Blazers @ New York Knicks
Spread
Portland Trail Blazers -4 @ -110
1.00 unit

Orlando Magic @ Washington Wizards
Spread
Orlando Magic -4 @ -110
1.00 unit
 
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#7
January 2, 2020

10:00 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @ Sacramento Kings
Spread
Sacramento Kings -4 @ -110

Golden State Warriors @ Minnesota Timberwolves
Spread
Minnesota Timberwolves -4 @ -110
 
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#8
January 4, 2020

  • Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls
    Spread
  • Chicago Bulls -1 @ -110
    1.00/0.91 units

  • Utah Jazz @ Orlando Magic
    Spread
  • Utah Jazz -4 @ -110
    1.00/0.91 units
 
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#10
January 6, 2020

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Philadelphia 76ers 7:08 PM
Spread
Philadelphia 76ers -7 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units

Milwaukee Bucks @ San Antonio Spurs 7;08 PM
Spread
Milwaukee Bucks -7 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units
 
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#12
January 8, 2020

Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers
Spread
Indiana Pacers -1 @ -110
1.00/0.91 unit

San Antonio Spurs @ Boston Celtics
Spread
Boston Celtics -7 @ -110

Milwaukee Bucks @ Golden State Warriors
Spread
Golden State Warriors +13.5 @ -110
 
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#13
January 9, 2020


Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit Pistons 7:00 p.m.
Spread
Detroit Pistons -7 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units

Houston Rockets @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Spread
Houston Rockets -4 @ -115
100/0.87 units
 
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#15
January 12, 2020

Golden State Warriors @ Memphis Grizzlies 6:08 p.m.
Spread
Memphis Grizzlies -6.5 @ -110

Charlotte Hornets @ Phoenix Suns 8:08 p.m.
Spread
Phoenix Suns -8 @ -110
 
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#18
January 15, 2020

Detroit Pistons @ Boston Celtics 7:08 p.m.
Spread
Boston Celtics -9.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units

I like the Boston Celtics to win and cover the spread. The Pistons have been awful ATS this year and even worse as of late, going 3-12 ATS their last 15 games. The Celtics have been a great team this year and will win easily.

Charlotte Hornets @ Denver Nuggets 9:08 p.m.
Spread
Charlotte Hornets +11 @ -105

I am loving the road underdog in this inter-conference showdown Wednesday night. Charlotte may not be winning very many games as of late but they have certainly been competitive in most and they have played well against the spread. Denver's offense only averages 4.9 points more per game than the Hornets and Charlotte has played well against the Nuggets in recent years.
 
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#19
January 2, 2020

Detroit Pistons @ Washington Wizards
Spread
Washington Wizards -1 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Orlando Magic @ Charlotte Hornets
Spread
Orlando Magic -4 @ -105
1.00/0.95

New York Knicks @ Cleveland Cavaliers
Spread
Cleveland Cavaliers -1.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Indiana Pacers @ Utah Jazz
Spread
Utah Jazz -7 @ -110
1.00/ 0.91 units
 
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#20
January 22, 2020

Los Angeles Lakers @ New York Knicks
Spread
New York Knicks +11 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Chicago Bulls
Spread
Chicago Bulls -1 @ -105
1.00/0.95 units
 
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#22
January 27, 2020
8:08 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Spread
Dallas Mavericks -1 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit Pistons
Spread
Detroit Pistons -7 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units
 
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#24
January 29, 2020

Chicago Bulls @ Indiana Pacers
Spread
Indiana Pacers -9 @ -110 Push
1.00/0.91 units

Memphis Grizzlies @ New York Knicks
Spread
Memphis Grizzlies -2.5 @ -115 Won
1.00/0.87 units
 
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#25
January 30, 2020
7:08 p.m.

Charlotte Hornets @ Washington Wizards
Spread
Washington Wizards -3.5 @ -110 Won
1.00/0.91 units


Philadelphia 76ers @ Atlanta Hawks
Spread
Philadelphia 76ers -7 @ -110 Lost
1.00/0.91
 
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#26
Feb 1, 2020

Miami Heat @ Orlando Magic
1st Half Line
Miami Heat 1st Half -0.5 @ -105 Won
1.00/0.95

Atlanta Hawks @ Dallas Mavericks
Game Winner
Dallas Mavericks @ -205 Won
1.00/0.49 units

Philadelphia 76ers @ Boston Celtics
Spread
Boston Celtics -2.5 @ -110 Won
1.00/0.91 units

New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers
Spread
New York Knicks +11 @ -110 Won
1.00/0.91 units

Brooklyn Nets @ Washington Wizards
Spread
Washington Wizards -1 @ -110 Won
1.00/0.91 units
 
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#28
February 3, 2020

Philadelphia 76ers @ Miami Heat 7:38
Spread
Miami Heat -3.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Sacramento Kings
Spread
Sacramento Kings -2 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units

Golden State Warriors @ Washington Wizards
Spread
Washington Wizards -5.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units

Boston Celtics @ Atlanta Hawks 7:30 p.m.
Spread
Boston Celtics -6 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units

Phoenix Suns @ Brooklyn Nets
Spread
Phoenix Suns +2.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units

New York Knicks @ Cleveland Cavaliers
Spread
Cleveland Cavaliers -1 @ -110
1.00/0.91 units
 
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#29
February 4, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks @ New Orleans Pelicans 7:38p.m.
Spread
New Orleans Pelicans +6 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Milwaukee Bucks @ New Orleans Pelicans
Spread
Milwaukee Bucks -6 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Portland Trail Blazers @ Denver Nuggets
Spread
Portland Blazers +4.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91

San Antonio Spurs @ Los Angeles Lakers
Spread
San Antonio Spurs +12 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Charlotte Hornets @ Houston Rockets
Spread
Charlotte Hornets +14 @ -110
1.00/0.91
 
#30
February 5, 2020

Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors 7:30 p.m.
Spread
Toronto Raptors -6 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Atlanta Hawks @ Minnesota Timberwolves 8:08 p.m.
Spread
Atlanta Hawks +6 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Memphis Grizzlies @ Dallas Mavericks
Spread
Memphis Grizzlies +4.5 @ -105
1.00/0.91

Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Clippers 10:08 p.m.
Spread
Miami Heat +6.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Golden State Warriors @ Brooklyn Nets
Spread
Brooklyn Nets -7 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Orlando Magic @ Boston Celtics
Spread
Boston Celtics -7.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Spread
Oklahoma City Thunder -12.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Denver Nuggets @ Utah Jazz
Spread
Denver Nuggets +8.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Phoenix Suns @ Detroit Pistons
Spread
Detroit Pistons +2.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91
 
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#31
February 6, 2020

San Antonio Spurs @ Portland Trail Blazers 10:08 p.m.
Spread
Portland Trail Blazers -3 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Philadelphia 76ers @ Milwaukee Bucks 8:08 p.m.
Spread
Milwaukee Bucks -9 @ -110
1.00/0.91

New Orleans Pelicans @ Chicago Bulls 8:08 p.m.
Spread
New Orleans Pelicans -4 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Orlando Magic @ New York Knicks 7:30 p.m.
Spread
Orlando Magic -3 @ -110
1.00//0.91

Houston Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers 10:30 p.m.
Spread
Los Angeles Lakers -7 @ -110
1.00/0.91
 
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#32
February 8, 2020

Brooklyn Nets @ Toronto Raptors 7:38 p.m.
Spread
Brooklyn Nets +7 @ -110
1.00/0.91

San Antonio Spurs @ Sacramento Kings 10:08 p.m.
Spread
San Antonio Spurs -2.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Milwaukee Bucks @ Orlando Magic 5:08 p.m.
Spread
Milwaukee Bucks -9 @ -110
1.00/0.91

New Orleans Pelicans @ Indiana Pacers 7:30 p.m.
Spread
New Orleans Pelicans +2 @ -110
1.00/0.91

New York Knicks @ Detroit Pistons 7:00 p.m.
Game Winner
New York Knicks @ -115
1.00/0.91

Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns 9:00 p.m.
Game Winner
Denver Nuggets @ -165
1.00/0.91

Los Angeles Lakers @ Golden State Warriors 8:30 p.m.
Spread
Los Angeles Lakers -14 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Los Angeles Clippers @ Minnesota Timberwolves 8:00 p.m.
Spread
Los Angeles Clippers -8.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Dallas Mavericks @ Charlotte Hornets 7:00 p.m.
Spread
Charlotte Hornets +4.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91
 
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#33
February 9, 2020

Utah Jazz @ Houston Rockets 7:08 p.m.
Spread
Houston Rockets -4 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Memphis Grizzlies @ Washington Wizards 6:08 p.m.
Spread
Memphis Grizzlies -2 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Boston Celtics @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Spread
Oklahoma City Thunder -1 @ -110
1.00/0.91

New York Knicks @ Atlanta Hawks
Spread
Atlanta Hawks -3 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Chicago Bulls @ Philadelphia 76ers
Spread
Philadelphia 76ers -10.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91
 
#34
February 10, 2020

Brooklyn Nets @ Indiana Pacers 7:08 p.m.
Spread
Brooklyn Nets +7 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Phoenix Suns @ Los Angeles Lakers 10:38 p.m.
Spread
Phoenix Suns +12.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91

San Antonio Spurs @ Denver Nuggets 9:08 p.m.
Spread
Denver Nuggets -7.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Atlanta Hawks @ Orlando Magic
Spread
Orlando Magic -7 @ -110

Utah Jazz @ Dallas Mavericks
Spread
Utah Jazz -1 @ -110
1.00/0.91


Charlotte Hornets @ Detroit Pistons
Spread
Charlotte Hornets +2 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Sacramento Kings @ Milwaukee Bucks
Spread
Sacramento Kings +11 @ -110
1.00/0.91

Miami Heat @ Golden State Warriors
Spread
Miami Heat -6 @ -110
1.00/0.91
 
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#35
February 11, 2020

Los Angeles Clippers @ Philadelphia 76ers 7:08 p.m.
Spread
Philadelphia 76ers -1 @ -105
1.00/0.91

The under is an excellent play here because head to head, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall, the Clippers are 0-7 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and the Clippers are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Philadelphia but I will go with the 76ers here. Coming into this match up, the team in better form is clearly the Clippers who should have Leonard back after he was rested on Sunday. However, the 76ers are coming off two wins and they've been tough to beat at the Wells Fargo Center where they are 24-2 on the season. The Clippers are also 0-7 ATS in the last seven meetings overall, so while I'm still not sold on the 76ers, I'm backing them to just sneak over the line in a close one

Boston Celtics @ Houston Rockets 9:38 p.m.
Spread
Boston Celtics +2.5 @ -110
1.00

The Celtics have quietly been one of the hottest teams in the league as they've won 10 of their last 11 games and they're getting it done with contributions from multiple sources which makes them so hard to guard. The Rockets have been in a bit of a rut as they've lost two straight, but I'm sure they will come out firing after getting burned at the buzzer on Sunday. This looks like a great spot for the Rockets to bounce back with a statement win, but I don't see that happening against this consistent Celtics squad who are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games. This should be a close one, but I'm sticking with the Celtics to pull off the minor upset here.

Chicago Bulls @ Washington Wizards 7:08 p.m.
Spread
Washington Wizards -3 @ -110
1.00/0.91

New Orleans Pelicans @. Portland Trail Blazers 8:00 p.m.
Spread
New Orleans Pelicans -2.5 @-110
1.00/0.91


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs 8:00 p.m.
Spread
Oklahoma City Thunder -6.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91
 
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#37
February 12, 2020

Detroit Pistons (19-37) at Orlando Magic (23-31)
Match Winner
Orlando Magic -7.5 @ -110


The Detroit Pistons aren't winning, aren't covering and none of that is going to change with a roster that's missing so many key pieces. However, we can say the same about an Orlando Magic squad that's not playing a lick of defense, is 10-16-1 ATS at home and has lost 10 of their last 13 games overall. This is a spot where I'd usually lean the points simply due to not wanting to back either side, but the Orlando Magic are the better, healthier team, and they need a win to avoid starting to fall out of the playoff race. The Magic should roll in this game, but I wouldn't touch it.
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Miami Heat (35-18) at Utah Jazz (35-18)
Match Winner
Miami Heat +4.5 @ -110


The Jazz are on a nice little run as they've just claimed wins over the Trailblazers, Rockets and Mavericks, but each of those wins came by four points or less. Meanwhile, the Heat haven't been playing at their best lately, but they looked great in their win over the Warriors, especially Butler who didn't miss a step in his return. I'm really expecting a close contest in this one, so I'm leaning towards the Heat and the points in a game they could easily win.
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Golden State Warriors (12-42) at Phoenix Suns (21-33)
Match Winner
Golden State +7.5 @ -110


The Warriors were able to acquire Andrew Wiggins at the trade deadline, but that hasn't helped so far as they are coming into this one off a tough loss to the Heat. The Suns have been in terrible form themselves as they're struggling with injuries to their big men and they haven't been particularly good at home all season. I think the Suns get the much-needed win here, but the Suns are just 1-8 ATS in their last nine home games, so I don't know why they're so heavily favored in this one. Give me the Warriors with the points in a close one.
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Washington Wizards (19-33) at New York Knicks (17-37)
Match Winner
Washington Wizards +2.5 @ -110

The Washington Wizards are on the end of a back to back, but they're also playing the better basketball and have a chance to fight for a playoff spot if they want it. The New York Knicks shouldn't be favored against most teams in this league and it's hard to lay points with them regardless of the situation. The Wizards have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Knicks. I want the bucket, as I'm never looking to lay chalk with the Knicks.
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Los Angeles Clippers (37-16) at Philadelphia 76ers (33-21)
Match Winner
Philadelphia -1 @ -110
 
#38
February 13, 2020

Los Angeles Clippers @ Boston Celtics 8:08 p.m.
Spread
Boston Celtics -1.5 @ -110
1.00/0.91

The Celtics are the better defensive team and they play tough basketball at home this season. LA has struggled at times on the road this season and this one is going to be a tough mountain to climb. Give Boston a slight advantage on their home floor as they prevail here.
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Oklahoma City Thunder @ New Orleans Pelicans 8:08 p.m.
Spread
New Orleans Pelicans -2 @ -110
1.00/0.91

The Thunder were playing some of their best basketball of the season before dropping their last two games which has taken the wind out of their sails. Meanwhile, the Pelicans have been a team on the rise and they will be full of confidence after thrashing the Trailblazers with Williamson leading the way with his first 30-point performance of his career. The Thunder are 21-5 ATS in their last 26 road games while the Pelicans are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games, but momentum is a valuable commodity and Pelicans have plenty of it at the moment. These two squads have already met three times this season with the Thunder winning each game, but the last two contests were decided by five points and three points respectively. In a close one, I think the Pelicans can avoid the season sweep with a win and cover here
 
#39
February 22, 2020
7:08 p.m.

Brooklyn Nets @ Charlotte Hornets
Spread
Brooklyn Nets -3 @ -110
2.00

Looking at the betting trends, the Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a loss, ,3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games, overall. The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last five Saturday games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games following a road trip of 7 or more days. Head to head, the under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Charlotte. The Nets are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall and the Nets are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Charlotte. The Nets were on a nice run before falling to the 76ers in a tough overtime loss in their last outing while the Hornets have quietly strung together three straight victories to inject a bit of life into their season. The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a loss and 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Charlotte While I think the Hornets will put up a good fight, I’m taking the Nets to bounce back in this one. (This review is the opinion of the writer Peter associated with Pick Dawgz)
 
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#40
2/23/20
9:08 PM

Detroit Pistons @ Portland Trail Blazers
Spread
Portland Trail Blazers -4.5 @ -110

The Portland Trail Blazers have it's work cut out for itself with all of the injuries on top of Lillard sidelined for another week at least. The problem is the Detroit Pistons are unbackable with the roster they're throwing out there. That includes losing it's last five games by an average of nine points while shooting just 43.6 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons are 10-16-1 against the spread on the road this season. With or without Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers should and need to win this game. No excuses.
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2/23/20
6:08 PM

Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors
Spread
Toronto Raptors -5 @ -110

The Pacers haven’t been at it's absolute best lately but it's building nicely with Oladipo slowly working himself into the rotation. The Raptors have been on fire for a while now and it's feeling good after bouning back from a rare loss with a dominant win over the Suns on Friday. This should be a close contest as the Pacers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games while the Raptors are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games. However, the Pacers are 13-27 ATS in the last 40 meetings in Toronto and I think that trend continues as I think the Raptors will be too tough to beat at home.
 
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