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#41
2/24/20
7:38 PM
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Orlando Magic @ Brooklyn Nets
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Brooklyn Nets -3 @ -110
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The Magic have been mired in a slump for a while now and it must be low on confidence after getting thrashed by the Mavericks as they had no answer for Luka Doncic. The Nets have been in decent shape lately as it is seemingly playing better with Kyrie Irving on the sidelines and they will be feeling good after dismantling the Hornets on Saturday. The Magic are just 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall while the Nets are 5-0 ATS in it's last five home games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. I’m sticking with the Nets to continue it's recent surge with another win and cover against this slumping Magic team. (This review is the opinion of the writer Peter associated with Pick Dawgz)
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2/24/20
8:08 PM
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New York Knicks @ Houston Rockets
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New York Knicks +14 @ -110
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Nobody ever really wants to back the New York Knicks, but it is 15-12-1 against the spread on the road and have found ways to come away with surprising wins here and there. The Houston Rockets are playing it's most consistent ball of the season but it is only winning it's last five games by an average of just 2.8 points. The Houston Rockets are also just 4-7 against the spread as a double-digit favorite. This is a lot of points, and I'm going to take the Knicks with the points on the road. (This review is the opinion of the writerRandy associated with Pick Dawgz)
 
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#42
2/25/20
8:08 PM
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Oklahoma City Thunder @ Chicago Bulls
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Oklahoma City Thunder -6.5 @ -110
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2/25/20
9:08 PM
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Detroit Pistons @ Denver Nuggets
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Denver Nuggets -12 @ -110
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#43
02/26/20
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9:08 p.m.

Los Angeles Clippers @ Phoenix Suns
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Los Angeles Clippers -6.5 @-110
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Head to head, the over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Phoenix and the Clippers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall. The Clippers reminded us how good they can be when they put it all together as the Grizzlies found out on Monday but the Suns have been improving over their last four games and will be full of confidence after routing the Jazz on Monday. The Clippers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall

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2/26/20
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8:08 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @ Houston Rockets
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Houston Rockets -11 @ -110
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Looking at the betting trends, the Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games;1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team above .600 and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a loss of more than 10 points. The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a win of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Houston and the Grizzlies are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings overall.

Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke are both out for at least the next two weeks, while Eric Gordon is currently considered questionable for the Rockets. Both teams will be shorthanded in this one. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. It is 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and it certainly cooled off over their last three games. With that being said, I'm taking the Rockets to stay hot with a win and cover here.
 
#44
2/27/20
8:08 PM
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Portland Trail Blazers @ Indiana Pacers
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Indiana Pacers -9.5 @ -110
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Portland is a way weaker team without superstar Damian Lillard, while the Blazers are in bad form at the moment, so my pick is evident for this encounter. I am going with the Pacers, who will be eager to set the record straight after losing the previous H2H tilt in Portland. Even if Oladipo misses this encounter, Indiana is stronger at the moment at pretty much every position on the floor. Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner will battle excellent Hassan Whiteside below the rims, and I am backing the Lithuanian big guy to dominate with another double-double display. The Blazers lost six of the last seven road games, and are on a four-game losing run away from home.
 
#45
2/28/20
9:00 PM

Detroit Pistons (19-41) at Phoenix Suns (24-35)
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Phoenix -6 @ -110


I'm not trying to lay chalk with the Phoenix Suns, a team that doesn't play defense and is just 11-18 against the spread at home. However, we've been fading the Detroit Pistons left and right all season long and it continues to pay off. The Pistons can't put a complete NBA roster on the floor due to the trades and injuries, and they get blown out nightly, which includes losing their last five games by an average of 11 points. I have to lay the chalk with the Suns at home.
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10:30 PM

Denver Nuggets (40-18) at Los Angeles Clippers (39-19)
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Denver Nuggets +6 @ -110


The Denver Nuggets have won five of the last six meetings against the Clippers and enter this contest playing the better basketball. The Nuggets are winning their last five games by an average of four points while shooting 54.3 percent from the field and 40.4 percent from deep. The Los Angeles Clippers are 17-12 against the spread at home, but this team has been so up and down all year it's hard to predict which team you're going to get. I want the points with the Denver Nuggets, a game they could win outright if the current form of both sides holds true.
 
#46
2/29/20
8:38 PM
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Houston Rockets @ Boston Celtics
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Boston Celtics -1.5 @ -110

Both Boston and Houston have played well of late, as Boston has won 11 of its last 13 straight up and each of its last seven SU on its home court. In addition, the Celtics have covered the number in each of their last 5 overall and in each of their last five versus an opponent from the Western Conference. Final Score Prediction, Boston Celtics win and cover ATS 113-108.
 
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