A 2-0 night last night and we are undefeated in March.
The games that we picked ended up being two of the best games of the night which is always nice. The Blazers went into their game against the Raptors with the best record against East teams (among Western Conference teams) and they really gave them a run for their money. I said the back court would be a problem and it was as C.J. McCollum went off for 35 points in this one. Of course, Kawhi Leonard answered with his own 38. This game came down to the final seconds and the Raps won by two, but that was alright with us at Blazers +5.
Another great game was the Lakers taking on the Bucks. I watched this one start to finish and I was honestly worried at times. The Lakers looked like a completely different team and Brandon Ingram absolutely went off with 31 points, and LeBron James also had 31. Didn’t matter. The Bucks showed why they are where they are as they closed this one out strong, a 38-26 fourth quarter, with Eric Bledsoe carrying the load with 31 points, 9 rebound and 5 assists. He signed a big extension with Milwaukee before the game and he really earned it last night.
A big night tonight so let’s put our undefeated record on the line and see what happens.
Golden State Warriors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Tips:
The Warriors have been just garbage of late. They’ve lossed the last two games to the Magic and Heat and really have looked disinterested in the game. They will most likely be without Klay Thompson for this one and I think that hurts them a lot here. This is the one team that can really match up with them superstar for superstar. I don’t really trust this team as a favorite, they are 23-33 against the spread this season when favored.
Philly is one of the better home teams at 24-8 and this is a national TV game for them. Jimmy Butler, Ben Simmons, J.J. Reddick and Tobias Harris is a really nice match-up for Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodola. Outside of Durant, the Sixers will have a big size advantage and the shooting is almost fair (which is all you can really ask for against a Curry-led team). The Sixers getting points at home is a great play tonight.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Tips:
Both of these teams played last night and they both lost to better teams, but one of the looked so much better. If the Lakers can even get 3/4s of last night’s performance then they should definitely win this one. Ingram and James really have something cooking and there is no one on Phoenix that can defend that. This team is in desperate need of a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. They currently have just a 5% chance of making the playoffs and a win is crucial here.
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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Utah Jazz Betting Tips:
The Bucks March schedule is brutal and this is their fourth game of a five game road trip. That said, they have won their past seven games and are *getting* points here. I just can’t go against them right now. Giannis Antetokounmpo is getting healthier and that version of Bledsoe we saw last night is one of the scariest players out there.
Utah is only 14-13 against the spread as a home favorite this year and like I said, I can’t go against Milwaukee here. There is enough chance that they win and enough points they are getting to make this worth a bet.