NBA Expert Picks Of The Week

NBA Expert Picks Of The Week

My NBA expert betting picks this week start on Wednesday when Boston travels to San Antonio to battle the mighty Spurs. Will the Celtics take it to the Spurs or will the Spurs win the battle between East and West? On Thursday, New York heads to Oracle Arena to face off against the Golden State Warriors. Will Steph and KD have something special planned for the Knicks? Then on Friday it’s a terrific matchup between two young teams when the Lakers battle the 76’ers. Who wins in a game between L.A. and Philly?

NBA Expert Picks Of The Week

Boston at San Antonio
When:  Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 pm ET
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
TV: ESPN

Analysis: Boston, at 13-11, is behind both the Knicks and Toronto in the Atlantic Standings to start the week. The Celtics haven’t been the dominant force in the Eastern Conference that so many had expected them to be going into the NBA Season.

Do they have any shot against San Antonio on Dec. 14? Not to win, no. But to cover the spread, they have a great shot. I don’t have to know what the odds are going to be against the spread in this match to tell you that Boston is a good play. The Spurs are a terrible 3-7 ATS at home this season as of Dec. 12.

I’m backing Boston ATS.

Pick: Boston

New York at Golden State
When:  Thursday, Dec. 15 at 10:30 pm ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
TV: TNT

Analysis: The Knicks should be on their way to the Eastern Conference Playoffs in 2017. Sure, it took the Zen Master, Phil Jackson, some time to get NYK back into the playoffs. But, they’ll finally get there.
Faith in Phil could be rewarded. But, it shouldn’t be rewarded when NYK takes on the best team in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors, should it?  Maybe, it will. Although the Warriors are a terrific 21-4 straight up on the season as of Dec. 12, they are only 11-13-1 against the spread overall.

GS is 5-6 ATS at home as of Dec. 12. Then again, the Knicks only shoot 44.8% from the field as a team. Golden State’s offense should be much too difficult for NYK to handle in this match up. I think the

Warriors roll to a blowout win.   

Pick: Golden State

L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia
When:  Friday, Dec. 15 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
TV: ESPN

Analysis: The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 6 games in a row going into the week. By the time that they play Philadelphia, they will have taken on Sacramento on the road this Monday night, Dec. 12, and Brooklyn on the road on Dec. 14.

The back-to-back against Philly wouldn’t be such an issue if they weren’t the young Lakers. But, Philly is a good team at home. The 76’ers are 10-5 ATS at home. They are a terrific 14-10 against the spread overall.

I am betting the 76’ers win and cover on Friday night.

Pick: Philadelphia  

 
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