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October 31st, 2017 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

It was a big winning night last night as we went 3-1 with the NBA Betting Tips.

We finally got on the right side of a close one. We’ve lost every 0.5-2 point game so far this season, however last night we were celebrating as while the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Miami Heat 125-122, we had the Heat +3.5 in that one. That half point was vital for us as it got us the win.

That was a great game that went to overtime and the T’Wolves notched up 2 wins in a row. Heat have now lost their last three and that isn’t good at all for them.

We also had the Warriors -5.5 and that was one of our favourite games this season. we were pumped for that one and were so ridiculously confident in the Warriors. We knew the Warriors would come in fired up and they dominated that one start to finish for our 2nd win of the night.

We also had the Jazz -8 vs the Dallas Mavericks. Utah shut the Mavs down in the 2nd half and dominated that one to win 104-89. It was a great performance from Utah who piled more misery on the Mavericks.

Our loss was the Grizzlies -6. They’d been playing some good ball going into the Hornets game but Charlotte won 104-99. The Hornets had a late rally with big thanks to Kemba Walker there which caused the Grizzlies to lose their first home game of the season.

It’s October 31st, 2017. Happy Halloween! Let’s hope for no scares with the betting tips tonight. All treats, no tricks.

Pistons vs Lakers Betting Tips:

This is one of those games where I talked myself out of a pick enough that I have to take the other side.

I wanted to take Pistons -4 but you’re talking about their 3rd game in 4 nights all of which they are in California. That’s tricky. The Lakers have been quite poor this season of course but the Pistons may be suffering from overconfidence too after two massive wins.

Plus they had that win over the Timberwolves.

I think when you look at the stats for this season so far then yeah you gotta go with the Pistons – the ylook the better team. But I think fatigue and overconfidence is going to be enough to see the Lakers at least stay competitive in this one.

Don’t forget the Lakers were also leading the Raptors by 17 points in the 3rd quarter before losing that one too. Walton said he wants his team to play faster and that could be bad news if they can bring that out against the Pistons.

I’m going with Lakers +4 tonight.

Nets vs Suns Betting Tips:

Nets regressed after that big win over the Cavs with bad losses to the Knicks and the Nuggets.

Time for them to turn it around tonight.

I like Russell and the Nets to get back into it tonight with a nice big win over the Suns. Phoenix have lost both their road games so far and after the Watson firing since are still not too impressive. This team is unhappy.

I’ve got to think the Nets see this as a huge bounce back game tonight.

Nets -5.

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October 29th, 2017 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

It was a disappointing 0-1 night last night as our lone pick, the LA Clippers, lost.

The Clippers had a dominant first half against the Detroit Pistons. However they fellt apart in the 2nd half and it was a really bad team performance. 19 freaking turnovers. Unreal. And you could tell they were all angry at each other about it.

Very disappointing one. Always frustrating to see things go so well initially then just crap out like that.

7 games today in the NBA with it all kicking off at 3:30pm EST. Love those early Sunday afternoon games as it’s a great way to spend your Sunday.

Let’s get to it:

Nets vs Nuggets Betting Tips:

The Nets go into this one with a perfect 3-0 home record. They’ve taken the scalps off the Cavaliers, Hawks and Magic with some great performances and I’m going to back them to do it again here.

I’m taking Nets +4.5.

Nuggets haven’t been too impressive yet this season with their only wins being over the Hawks and Kings. The Nets will be in bounce back mode – they were an utter disaster against the Knicks and the only way to go after losing to the Knicks is up.

I’d said to Vin earlier in the season that motivation is going to be a big factor for the Nets this season. When they’re motivated, they should be a good team to back. Unfortunately against the Knicks they weren’t motivated – they thought they could just show up and the Knicks would roll over.

After that performance I like them to be motivated here. D’Angelo should play more today too. If you’re a fan of historical matchup betting trends the Nets have won 6 of the last 7 against the Nuggets.

Personally I like them to win this one but we’ll take the points to be safe.

Nets +4.5 is the play in this one.

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Pistons vs Warriors Betting Tips:

The Pistons are getting 13.5 points in this one and I’m going to take Pistons +13.5.

That’s just too many points for me. The Warriors are not doing a good job at shutting off teams and wrapping up games. They’ve only had one really blowout victory which was against the Mavericks. They’re not as dominant as one would expect down the stretch.

The Pistons are on the 2nd half of a back to back which is most likely why they’re getting that many points but I like the run they are on at the moment. The momentum they will carry from that 2nd half against the Clippers will be huge.

Warriors have been slow starters this season I’ve found for the most part. So that momentum will help the Pistons who hopefully can keep it close in the first half then ride it out.

Those are the two picks today. Enjoy the games!

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October 26th, 2017 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

It wasn’t a good night last night with the NBA Tips unfortunately. Pity as I was feeling pretty good after the tips write-up as well.

We had the Pacers +13.5 against the Thunder. That was one where Oklahoma City just kept chugging along and Melo and Westbrook stepped up big for them. Thunder win by 18 points overall. I’d said yesterday George wasn’t fitting in too well yet and that continued last night – but Westbrook and Melo more than made up for it.

Annoying to have a good read about something like that but then have it go tits up regardless.

The Mavericks came out hot against the Grizzlies and even though the next 3 quarters were what we expected – a close battle – Gasol & co couldn’t pull back that big lead that the Mavs got early on in the game.

The one that really peeved us off though was the Rockets -3. We were excited for that one as we felt it was a mis match but man – it just didn’t happen. Have to feel bad for the 76ers actually just for losing that one as that musta been a brutal feeling.

Let’s hope for a better night tonight. With only 5 games it’s allowed us to really analyze them that much more.

Celtics vs Bucks Betting Tips:

Maybe I’m a sucker but I have to take the Bucks -4 tonight. They’re playing at their old home – the MECCA. It’s a one night only sort of thing and Brogdon is also apparently playing tonight which is nice.

They beat the Celtics to open their season and while the Celtics are making some good adjustments I’m not quite sold on them yet.

I hope they don’t pull a Milwaukee and ruin the party tonight. Just can’t see them stopping the Greek Freak.

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Clippers vs Blazers Betting Tips:

The Clippers have an issue with depth at the moment and they’ll be fun to bet on the 2nd leg of back to backs. Not that this is one tonight but they did have to play a lot on Tuesday night and they’ll be feeling it still I think.

The Blazers are solid throughout and I like the Blazers to really push the Clippers all over the court here. They all seem to be producing and although the Clippers have been dominant in the Blazers with 10 wins in the last 14 meetings, I like that to remain 10 wins in 15 meetings after tonight.

I’m loving everything right now about the Blazers and I like Ed Davis as well – he’s been performing very well and I’m going with Blazers -2.5.

Kings vs Pelicans Betting Tips:

We lost with the Pelicans the other night when Davis went out injured. HHe’s not playing again tonight so I’m going to go with Kings +2.5.

The Kings have had some tough losses but I see them matching the Pelicans here and playing a lot better. They were unlucky against the Suns but seemed to be clicking very well.

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October 25th, 2017 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

Unfortunately we couldn’t make it another winning night in a row as we went 1-2 last night.

We had the Celtics -9 and that one was wrapped up in the first half. Boston got off to a hot start and lead by 21 points at the break. They kept strong in the 2nd half and got the easy W and the cover.

We took the Jazz +4.5 who started off well enough against the Clippers. However LA came out strong in the 2nd half and that was all she wrote. We aldo had the Pelicans +4.5 and boy that was a fun one – they blew a lead in the 4th and lost the game by 10 points. It was tied with a couple minutes left too AND the Pelicans lost Davis so overall nothing we could do about that one – just got lunlucky.

It’s a busier schedule tonight with 10 games on the board and we have 3 tips for you:

Pacers vs Thunder Betting Tips:

The Thunder are 1-2 but are a whopping 13.5 point favourites going up against the Indiana Pacers tonight and we’re riding our hats with Pacers +13.5.

It just seems like too many points considering the way the Thunder are playing at the moment. Paul George isn’t fitting in as well as Oklahoma City hoped. I’m sure eventually they’ll be killing it but right now they really do seem to be struggling to get this offense rolling – especially with Melo in there as well.

The Pacers offense is looking surprisingly hot at the moment and I have to hope they keep riding this wave against the Thunder here with a big effort.

Grizzlies vs Mavericks Betting Tips:

I’m taking Grizzlies -4 here. Is it possible to go full on tank mode 4 games into the season? If so that’s what the Mavericks are doing. Man they do not look good at the moment. They’re going against a beastly Grizzlies team who have taken the scalps off the Warriors and Rockets – that’s damn impressive.

The big concern is if the Grizzlies underrestimate the Mavs or not but hopefully not. They just look solid at the moment and their bench is stepping up big as well. That’s an important one and should hopefully keep things going for them here.

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Rockets vs 76ers Betting Tips:

Final bet of the night is Rockets -3 I think that’s a nice line – Harden should run the court here and I think he is going to have a big game. Rockets aren’t having the best performances offensively yet still are a 3-1 team. This really seems like a low line and I think the Rockets go to town on Philly here to be honest.

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October 24th, 2017 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

It was a nice winning night last night as we went 2-1 with the NBA Tips.

We took Over 214.5 points in the Warriors vs Mavericks game and that one went over with ease. At 127 points in the first half we knew we were good there and the Warriors absolutely creamed the Mavericks. Golden State look like they’re out to prove something and they’re going to be a dangerous team for the next little while.

We also took Spurs -2.5 which was a good one. A lot of people thought the Raptors were the team to take that one but the Spurs won it. It was a bit tight but thankfully San Antonio did the business for us.

We lost with the Nuggets -3.5. That was a frustrating one at the end because of the Jokic/Brooks incident. not to say Nuggets would have won or covered but it put the nail in the coffin there and that was annoying. John Wallhad a poor game although made up for it with his free throws there. But you can’t win a game with that many turnovers. Ridiculous.

Also how good is Giannis? What a player and he is just killing it for the Bucks at the moment.

We turn our attention to tonight with 6 games on the board. The Clippers look to remain unbeaten as they host the Utah Jazz and the Bulls and Knicks are on the road against two of the top teams in the East looking for their first W.

Celtics vs Knicks Betting Tips:

The Celtics haven’t had the best start to the season with 2 tough games to start and that injury to Hayward. That was a big loss to them for sure however teams like the Knicks are where the Celtics should be making a statement againt.

Kyrie has been disappointing this season thus far but against the Knicks I don’t think he needs to drop those all star numbers anyway. The defensive pressure the Celtics put on the Knicks will be too much and I just see this being a very solid defensive performance from the Celts. I don’t think the Knicks will have any answer for them.

Defense will be the name of the game in this one and the Knicks really don’t have any. We like Celtics -9 tonight.

Clippers vs Jazz Betting Tips:

The Clippers have been awesome this season so far with big wins over the Lakers and the Suns. However they haven’t yet faced a tough defense and that’s what is going to happen tonight against the Jazz.

Utah have a great defense and that’s going to make it tough for the Clippers. They won’t be used to this. Look at how the Jazz shut down the Thunder on the weekend. That was impressive.

This is going to be a very tight game with two big defensive performances expected and we’ll be happy taking the team with the points in this one. Jazz +4.5

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Pelicans vs Blazers Betting Tips:

Performance wise you’d think the Blazers would be the team to back here – and you may be right. But I like everything going on with the Pelicans right now. They seem to have some solid team chemistry going on both on and off the court.

It’s just little things like Nelson signing that contract then stepping up to help them get the W against the Lakers. Small things like that can really help a team.

I’m taking Pelicans +4.5 tonight.

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October 19th, 2017 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

It was a 2-1 winning night last night with the NBA Tips.

We went with Under 203 points in the Hornets vs Pistons game and that one came in with points to spare. The final score was Detroit 102-90 for a total of 192 points. With Eminem in town, it was nice for the Pistons to get the W for sure. There was some great energy in the crowd and we were concerned that’d help the teams put the score over but thankfully it did not.

We also had the Grizzlies -2.5 over the Pelicans and that was another easy one. New Orleans started strong but Memphis took over in the 2nd and that was all she wrote. Was nice to see Brooks step up like that and that’s the sort of thing Memphis will need this season – guys like that to really step it up.

Our loss was with the Heat to cover as the Magic were just too good for them. it got exciting at the end too as the Magic almost blew the 17pt lead they were holding but Evan Fournier stepped up big time for them.

We move onto tonight as the 6 remaining teams play their first game of the season. In the early game, the Raptors with a lot of big expectations take on the Bulls. The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Knicks and the Lakers go up against the Clippers.

Thunder vs Knicks Betting Tips:

Big game tonight as Carmelo Anthony plays against the Knicks. Vegas are expecting big things with the Thunder 12 point favourites. The Over/Under is 215.5 points.

This is such an interesting move for Melo – and good for him. The Knicks are just a dumpster fire and leaving there is the best thing for him. This new roster is quite exciting and it looks like a really solid rebuild since KD left.

Honestly the Thunder are one team I’m super hyped to watch this season. I love the changes there and I think their offense is going to be electric. I’ve been counting down the days to this game and I can’t wait to watch it.

We’re going to take Thunder to cover the spread tonight. So the bet tonight is Thunder -12.

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Clippers vs Lakers Betting Tips:

The Clippers are -6 favourites and the over/under is 217pts.

The Clippers lost Chris Paul during the off-season but honestly the offense looks like they won’t miss him at all. But then they could lose their entire roster and it wouldn’t matter as long as Blake Griffin was healthy. We like Beverley tonight – we feel he is highly underrated and he’d going to lead to a lot of turnovers for the Clips tonight which is why we’re happy with that point spread.

The Lakers are really inexperienced and while this may be a team for the future, this is one that the Clippers if they’re on should rock with ease.

We think it’s going to be a bad night for the Lakers. Clippers -6

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October 18th, 2017 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

We had an incredible start to the NBA season with a lot of headline worthy events taking place last night.

Of course the Hayward injury was the most notable event. That was absolutely brutal and such a crappy thing to happen – what a negative way to start off the season.

Thankfully both games were good enough and had such thrilling finishes that it took the headlines away from that somewhat.

The Cavs got an early big lead against the Celtics but Boston came back and it was very tight at the end. How sweet would it have been if Irving scored that 3 pointer at the end? It’s going to be quite an adjustment for the Celtics losing Harding.

Lebron had a big 4th quarter as the Cavs got the W there.

Rockets/Warriors was another very interesting contest. Warriors were dominant early on and won the first 3 quarters however the Rockets came back hard in the 4th – with Chris Paul sitting on the bench for the majority of it! Although really it was mostly due to the Draymond Green injury – that was a tough one and it really affected the Warriors defensively.

We have a big slate tonight with 11 games on the board. It’s always tough early but we’ve analyzed the games and this is our thoughts on them:

Pelicans vs Grizzles Betting Tips:

Pelicans are 2.5 point underdogs in this one. The over/under for Pelicans vs Grizzlies is 206.

The Grizzlies are in a tough spot – they’re a damn good team but the West is just stacked. They’ve got some incredible players and although they lost Allen and Randolph they should still be battling hard.

Obviously it’s going to make for some interesting changes in Memphis, however with a lot of tough teams to go up against we like them to take games like this more seriously. Teams like the Pelicans are teams that they really need to beat up on and we’re going to back them to do just that.

Grizzlies -2.5 is the betting tip in the Pelicans vs Grizzlies game.

Heat vs Magic Betting Tips:

Heat are -3 favourites here. Over/under is set at 205.5.

The Heat didn’t make the playoffs last season but they were still a solid team. I enjoyed watching them play and feel they have a great chance this year. They still have their core from last season and are going to be more focused.

Magic looked solid in pre-season but hey it’s pre-season. I am looking forward to seeing Aaron Gordon this year – I think he’s going to be damn solid in that power forward role.

However I just don’t think the Magic have what it takes. Gordon is the only real bright spot for them and I feel the Heat are the team to take this one.

Heat -3

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Hornets vs Pistons Betting Tips:

The over/under on this one is 203 points with the Pistons 3 point favourites.

I look at both teams and the changes to the teams and I just think what a mess it is. Players are missing and neither coach seems to be sure who the hell is actually starting.

Pistons should probably be able to control this game but I don’t have much faith in either teams offenses. I’m going with Under 203 Points.