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February 27th, 2018 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

It was a nice 2-1 night last night.

It’s never fun laying 10 points but the Raptors dominated as we expected. We had them -10 and Lowry stepped up big.

We also took the Rockets -2.5 and they woke up with a big 2nd half to crush the Jazz 96-85 and make it 13 wins in a row for this beast of a team.

Our loss was with the Pacers -3.5 as the Mavs had a huge 4th quarter. Honestly with everything going on with them at the moment props to their players for just going out there and putting up a performance like that.

Hey be sure to head on over and check out my Golf Betting Tips. 2 weeks ago I got a +2200 win and a +1000 win, and just last week I logged a +6600 win and a +1650 win!

Tonight is the Wizards vs Bucks game. Both these teams give us nightmares as they are the two top teams we’ve been wrong on this season.

Back the Bucks to cover the spread? They don’t. Bet against the Bucks? They win. Same deal with the Wizards. Time and time again we swear to stay off these teams.

Now they’re playing each other I just HAVE to tip that one – and I’m going to freaking WIN this one damnit.

Let’s get to the tips:

Americans: Where To Bet the NBA Playoffs

Sportsbook: Reason:
Bovada 50% to $250 Welcome Bonus
5Dimes Best odds, reduced juice.

Bucks vs Wizards Betting Tips:

Seriously you might want to avoid this one but I’m going to go with Wizards +3.

The Wizards are a top 5 road team and win or lose, the games are always close enough that I’m happy bgetting the points here.

Bucks have been stuttering a little bit lately and the Wizards have been on a nice roll for the most part. Even losing Wall hasn’t stopped them with a 9-3 run since the John Wall injury. They then got that huge win over Philly.

This is a big big clash but I’ll go with the Wizards tonight. I think they either one or keep it within the one score required.

Blazers vs Kings Betting Tips:

These two teams played in Sacramento and the Blazers won by 18 but I’m going to take KIngs +12 here.

I like what I’ve seen from the Kings since that game. They’ve had some better performances and that game was really down to a huge Lillard performance. I mean yeah the dude is still hot going into this one but I think the Kings will be more motivated to stop Damian Lillard tonight.

They got to experience the Lillard show once and should be much better prepared here. Labissiere will be a good help as well here and I like the Kings to cover the point spread.

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February 22nd, 2018 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

Whew – that was quite the long break.

I hope everyone enjoyed NBA All Star Weekend. It was a fun enough experience overshadowed somewhat by the whole drama involving Riddick. Thankfully that seems to have all settled down now and we can get back to enjoying us some basketball.

Interesting stat I saw is that the Spurs need to go at least 15-8 on the rest of the schedule, and it’s a tough one, to finish with a win percentage of .610. They haven’t finished below that in 20 years.

First of all – holy crap there’s only 23 games left in the season? Um that’s not a lot!!! Where has this season gone? Second of all it’s always interesting looking at things like that and seeing if it picks up on the mainstream media. I mean I saw it on /r/nba/ but it’s good paying note to things like that and seeing if the players catch wind of it and if they pay attention to it.

Silly as it seems, little things like that can really add to a teams drive.

Anway let’s get to the NBA tonight, with a decent card on the go.

Nets vs Hornets Betting Tips:

Not sure if the Nets will end their losing run here with 7 in a row lost however I think they at least keep this one tight.

D’Angelo Russell is starting for the Nets which will be the first time he starts since November and that’s huge for them.

They’ve had the all star break to realize that yup – no playoffs this year – and that’s where I think they’ll come out here relaxed and raring to go.

Both teams will be rusty too after the break and I think will take a bit to get going. I’m taking Nets +8 tonight.

Americans: Where To Bet the NBA Playoffs

Sportsbook: Reason:
Bovada 50% to $250 Welcome Bonus
5Dimes Best odds, reduced juice.

Magic vs Knicks Betting Tips:

Honestly with Magic -3.5 this one seems like a trap play but I gotta go with it. They’ve got Aaron Gordon and Ikola Vucevic back and I believe both are starting tonight. it may disrupt things a little bit but the Knicks are trahs.

The Magic took their foot off the pedal prior to the all star break but I mean they had some real solid wins in there including over the Cavs and Heat. Knicks are getting their clocks cleaned on a regular basis.

Magic -3.5 is my other play of the day. That’s all I’ll back here as I want to fully monitor how the teams are following the all star break.

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February 15th, 2018 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

Boy did we get screwed last night. Which is usually good on Valentines Day but not when it comes to basketball.

We had the Pistons -8.5 and that one looked like a lock. The Pistons had three massive quarters and amassed a 20+ point lead. It looked all over. And over it was in terms of who won – but not in terms of the bloody point spread.

The Hawks had a big 37-22 4th quarter as the Pistons took their foot off the gas, and the Pistons covered by exactly 8.

Coming on the back of the previous night where we lost due to two big 4th quarter runs – UGH.

Brutal.

It’s NBA All Star Weekend and we close out the NBA season temporarily with 2 games. We then won’t have any games until Thursday February 22nd.

It’s a quiet night with the Bucks hosting the Nuggets and the Timberwolves hosting the Lakers.

Just the one play:

Bucks vs Nuggets Betting Tips:

Both teams come into this one on the back of two wins and are looking to enter the break on a high note.

I feel the Bucks are the team that will want it more.

It’s a close match up but the Nuggets on the road are very poor with a low record. Bucks are a top 10 home team and have been very good there especially with Prunty in charge.

It should be a good game and I’m tempted by the over but I’m going to stick with the team that I believe will have all of the energy.

Bucks -3 is my lone play this evening.

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February 14th, 2018 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

Well I was able to pick both winning teams yesterday, but unfortunately neither of them was able to cover the 7.5 point spread.

The Raptors were up by 17 points going into the 4th quarter and completely blew it. Hell they almost lost the freaking game. The Miami Heat rallied hard in that one and it was an absolutely brutal way to the end the game for the Raptors.

Just listening to the post game interviews you can tell they were all pissed about that.

We had the Bucks -7.5 and they won by 5. They were up by 7 and Middleton missed a free throw with less than a minute left that would have made it 8. The Hawks kept it close. Yet another team who blew it in the 4th quarter although this one wasn’t as bad as the Raps.

Oh well – two very unlucky games but looking at it I’m still happy with those picks. Just bad luck and variance there and it seemed those were the best sides to be on.

And if I’m sad I just go back and watch this clip over and over;

Much busier night tonight let’s get to it.

Pistons vs Hawks Betting Tips:

Everything was going great since the Pistons picked up Griffin but things have dropped off a fair bit. They lost to the Lakers, Hawks and then Pelicans. They now have the chance for revenge against the Hawks.

I like it.

Those last 3 games were very disappointing and I have to wonder if over confidence had set in, then losing to a team like the Hawks hurt them but the Pistons are going up against the Hawks tonight and the Hawks are the worst road team in the NBA.

Atlanta shot great against Detroit last time out but I can’t see it happening this time.

I think the Pistons will be motivated and will play this game from start to finish hard.

Pistons -8.5

Magic vs Hornets Betting Tips:

Magic go into this one on a 2 game losing streak and the Hornets have a 4 game losing streak.

System likes Magic +5.5 tonight. We know the Magic have what it takes – they had that 3 game burst where they beat the Heat, Cavs and Hawks. The Bucks are always a hard team to take down and they lost there then had that close one against the Bulls.

I like the performances of Orlando lately. They fought hard to come back against the Bulls when they could have let their heads go down. With the all star break coming up we often see big performances from teams and I like the Magic to be right up there battling all the way.

Magic +5.5

Americans: Where To Bet the NBA Playoffs

Sportsbook: Reason:
Bovada 50% to $250 Welcome Bonus
5Dimes Best odds, reduced juice.

Lakers vs Pelicans Betting Tips:

The Lakers have been on a great run as of late and I like them to put pressure on the Pelicans here and keep things going.

I did like the Pelicans performance against the Pistons. The new “big three” are looking good but I’m not ready to hang my hat on them after just one big game.

It honestly wouldn’t surprise me to see the Lakers get a win here. They’re a solid road team and are playing well.

Lakers +5

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February 13th, 2018 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

It was a perfect 2-0 last night.

One thing we generally shy away from is big spreads as that’s where the highest variance can be. However when we looked at them yesterday, I really liked both of them to just outright dominate and they did so.

The Knicks had a poor game and Philly took full advantage, with a dominant 108-92 victory to cover the spread. Philly are a big 1st quarter team and they showed that again last night with a 31-21 Q1. That was a big one and the Knicks couldn’t claw their ways back from that. T.J. McConnell got his first triple double and came close to a freaking quadruple double. Off the bench. That was impressive.

We also had the Warriors and theirs was the opposite as they started a bit slow but finished so strong with a tremendous performance.

It’s February 13th, 2018 let’s get to tonights NBA Tips:

Heat vs Raptors Betting Tips:

The Raptors go into this one hoping to make it six in a row and I think they’re going to do that while covering the point spread. Tonights play is Raptors -7.5.

Raptors will be out for revenge tonight. Only 4 losses this season at home and one of those losses is to tonights opponents, the Miami Heat. That was a clinic that game where the Heat came to play and won 90-89 with a final second layup by Wayne Ellington.

That one killed the Raps streak – it was at 7 at the time – but Idon’t like history to repeat itself tonight.

Kelly Olynyk is confirmed out for tonight and really the big one for me is that when the Raptors win, they win big. Look at their recent victories over teams and how big they are. Anything less than a double point spread and the Raptors is a team we should always look at taking.

If history does repeat itself so be it but that’s the only negative I see about tonights picks which s why I’m backing Raptors -7.5.

Americans: Where To Bet the NBA Playoffs

Sportsbook: Reason:
Bovada 50% to $250 Welcome Bonus
5Dimes Best odds, reduced juice.

Bucks vs Hawks Betting Tips:

A lot of this is based on the home form vs the road form and I’m going to take Bucks -7.5.

I don’t feel great about it – Hawks are a feisty bunch – but they usually when losing on the road get pounded. Bucks have been performing at home for the most part lately with some solid victories and some big dominant ones.

Since Kidd has left the Bucks have looked solid and while they slip on occasion they’re generally the much better team. They’ll be motivated with it being NBA All Star Weekend and going into it on a winning run. Jabari Parker is expected to be back tonight and that’s good – he missed the Magic game but they’re just resting him. He’ll take a bit to get in there but I like him to help them out tonight with the rust off.

So two 7.5 plays tonight both on the favourites. Let’s do it!

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February 8th, 2018 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

Man I am really kicking myself at that Heat +4.5 tip yesterday.

Initially I was going to go with the Rockets on that one but the more I looked into it, the more I decided I liked the Heat better. However if you read the intro paragraph to yesterdays tips you’ll see I was hyping up the Rockets – I already had started writing them to cover before changing my mind.

Very frustrating.

Big big day in the NBA where the Cavs are imvolved. The big trade is sending Isaiah Thomas to the Lakers and Channing Frye in return for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. Dwyane Wade has been sent back to the Heat and we’re going to see a lot more craziness in the next few hours I expect.

Let’s try and ignore all that and get on with the tips. How about LeBron last night btw? Scoring the game winner was one thing but my god that clutch block:

Absolutely freaking sick. If you had the Timberwolves to win outright there you couldn’t even be mad.

Thunder vs Lakers Betting Tips:

I already liked the Thunder -3.5 tonight and with everything going on with the Lakers I like it even more.

Lakers got the W over the Thunder last time out but the Thunder will be up for this one. Carmelo Anthony is questionable but I’m not too concerned I think they can take them down.

This is a big game for the Thunder and I like them to cover the spread.

Thunder -3.5 is the play in that one.

Americans: Where To Bet the NBA Playoffs

Sportsbook: Reason:
Bovada 50% to $250 Welcome Bonus
5Dimes Best odds, reduced juice.

Blazers vs Hornets Betting Tips:

3 brutal games on the road but the Blazers are returning home where they’ve racked up quite the win streak.

This will give them confidence against a Hornets team that really struggles on the road.

For those wondering Willy Hernangomez is NOT playing tonight for the Hornets.

Blazers -3.5 is the play.

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February 7th, 2018 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

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

Our first win was with the Bucks -1.5 and they duly delivered with a good old fashioned thumping of the Knicks. Unfortunately it wasn’t the sort of win you want – as it came at the expense of Kristaps Porzingis.

Porzingis landed bad off a dump and has torn his ACL.

Absolutely nasty injury – always hate seeing that. It one really hurt the Knicks.

Here’s the injury:

And then what about the greek freak? Poor Tim Hardaway got absolutely dunked on hard by Giannis Antetokounmpo – I mean just look at this:

Pretty sure I’ll be blindly betting the Knicks in their next game.

Also won with the Lakers -8. I said yesterday Brandon Ingram was looking solid in his new role and he brought it last night with a big game.

Warriors failed us. That was nice. What can ya do.

Let’s get on with tonights tips:

Pistons vs Nets Betting Tips:

The Detroit Griffins are surging at the moment with 4 wins in a row and I like them to keep it going and get a nice big win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Sure Blake Griffin is stepping up big but what makes players like him great is when they impact everyone around them and that’s what he is doing with players such as Andre Drummond.

Everyone is performing well right now for the Pistons and Griffin has settled in very well.

Nets are in that “trade phase” where the players can’t really concentrate on the game itself. Guys like DeMarre Carroll and Joe Harris are expected to leave.

So let’s go with Pistons -8.

Rockets vs Heat Betting Tips:

We’re going to back another surging team in the Heat +4.5.

Only 5 games till the All Star Break and the Rockets will see that as a goal and really push these next 5 games. They got two huge victories over the Cavs and Spurs on the road and beaten quite a few tricky teams lately.

However I think it’s more about the Miami Heat. They’re a solid bounce back team as is and after losing to one of the really crappy teams, they usually come out pumped. They lost to the Magic and so I expect them to do the same tonight.

Kelly Olynyk will be limited if he plays as he has strained his shoulder which sucks but I still think Heat as a team have what it takes.

Jazz vs Grizzlies Betting Tips:

The Utah Jazz are a joy to watch right now and I’ll back them Jazz -7.5 against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Jazz are on a tear and they’re one of those teams who are just killing it with every player on the team performing well. Ricky Rubio has been absolutely sensational and teams don’t seem to know how to stop him. And what about Rodney Hood – what a return he has had.

The Jazz have been bad on the road overall but I can’t see past them tonight.