A 1-1 day yesterday.
We had the Bulls/Hawks Under 221.5 points. That one came in nice and easy. And it was nice to actually see the Bulls play well. They played like the team I hoped they would play like this season.
Not enough for me to back them for the forseeable future, but hopefully we’ll see some consistency from Zach LaVine and company over the next little while.
We lost with Raptors -7.5. They beat the Sacramento Kings but only by 4. Raptors started hot as I thought but the Kings came back strong and stayed in it. Was disappointed in the Raps honestly – that was a game that just didn’t have to be that close. The Raptors perimiter defense is weak and that’ll be something to pay attention to going forward.
The Rockets ran all over the Warriors as expected. Sad state of affairs for Golden State right now. The Magic continue their run of not winning on the road as the Mavs pippe them 107-106. And the Bucks had a tough battle against the Clippers but a 42-29 2nd quarter was the difference there.
Clippers vs Blazers Betting Tips:
The big story was the LA Clippers resting Kawhi Leonard for the second time this season. They are resting him on the first leg of back to back games. Last time they did that they got owned by the Utah Jazz however defeated the Spurs 103-97 when Kawhi returned.
It’s an interesting dynamic as you have a fresh Kawhi but the rest of the team are a bit tired so he has to carry the load more. He put up 38 points against the Spurs that game while he hasn’t went over 30 in any other games this season. Expect another beast mode performance from him tonight.
I like the Clippers to cover this game, but the story is Kawhi Leonard and I think that regardless of win or lose, he puts up the points again.
Blazers haven’t looked good defensively and have been struggling after losing Zach Collins. He’s out until the Spring. Brutal luck there.
I’m going to take Kawhi Leonard Over 29.5 Points.
Vin killed it on the weekend and he will be back from Friday to Monday with tips. I wanted to note that earlier he backed the Celtics -7 and Clippers -5.5 over at the site we will be moving to shortly.
He feels the Hornets are all smoke and mirrors and it’s based more on their schedule than anything. And with the Portland defense missing Jusuf Nurkic and Pau Gasol, then add Collins to the list and yep he believes Clippers cover.