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I certainly knew the first game would be high scoring, but I thought the Athletics would have the most consistency on offense. The pitching will be as bad tonight so look for a lot of offense again.
My Pick: Seattle +110 & Over 9
Celtics at Sixers betting lines, odds, trends: Boston underdogs to continue dominance over PhiladelphiaThe Celtics are under .500 straight up and against the spread since the All-Star break, but they are still comfortably in playoff position due to mediocrity in the East. https://www.betchicago.com/celtics-sixers-nba-betting-lines-odds-trends-march-20
The Southland champs will not be the first team to send Kentucky home on the first day but they won't be blown off the court either. Abilene Christian finished with 27 wins and the Southland conference is pretty weak but Abilene Christian won by big margins this year and has some talent. Jaren Lewis and Jalone Friday can light it up from the outside and should be able to keep ACU within earshot.
My Pick: Abilene Christian +22
Carsen Edwards can be too much for anyone to keep up with, especially a team that shoots a meager 44.5% from inside the arc. Thick line but a big mismatch in talent here. Purdue rolls and covers.
My Pick: Purdue -12.5
The Catamounts played respectably against Kansas and Louisville this year but the Seminoles size and athleticism is overwhelming for a team without a starter taller than 6 6. Tomahawk Chop, FSU should roll in this game.
I love targeting big games because players really come to play in environments like this. Joel Embiid is going to play so that means Al hortford is going to be needed in a big way tonight. He should see his minutes go over 30 and I like him to grab over 6.5 rebounds tonight. I haven't been posting on a daily basis because less is more and I'd rather have good plays as opposed to a lot of plays and I think he clears 6.5 easy. In his three meetings with the 76ers this year he's went over in all but the first match which was really early in the season. Hortford over 6.5 rebounds
I like the Buccaneers to win, however the Phoenix can score. They are a very quick team they just don't play defense. The Phoenix will keep it closer than 11 for sure.
My Pick: Wis.-Green Bay +12
What Pistons Team will we see tonight? The one's that let Cleveland shoot 58+ % from the field in a Loss or the team that hung around with the 2nd best team in the East and got the W nights prior? It's a tough West Coast trip and most would say this is a must win so I'm taking them to come out prepared to play against a Suns Team that had a string of wins as of recent but doesn't have the fuel of a team looking to secure a spot in the playoffs.
My Pick: Detroit -5.5
This is an important game for both these teams and I expect it to be high flying. The 76ers can find a their zone and score at will and Kyrie Irving has been in great form. I like the over on this because I'm expecting a playoff like atmosphere and when that happens at this point of the season, teams tend to show up and I think they score over 230 easy tonight.
My Pick: Over 224.5
How is Longwood even in this thing? The Big South Competition isn't enough for the C-USA. How are they at home? Anyway, they won't be able to score on this Golden Eagles 31st ranked scoring Defense. Longwood has lost 9 of their last 11 and the Eagles have had their best season since 2013. This is a LOCK.
My Pick: Southern Miss. -9
Line has moved a bit but won't matter much. Grizzlies can't hang around with a Rockets team that's been on a roll. The Grizzlies are 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings and the dog is 0-6. There is no reason for those trends to change now with the structure of these two teams at this point in the season. If you give up 135 with Bradley in the lineup against the Wizards, I don't see how you keep Houston under 120 or so. Parlay the Rockets -5 (maybe buy a point on a parlay and make it -4)/Over.
My Pick: Houston -5.5 & Over 215.5
I expect Boston to show out tonight and get the W. The last 5 years, Philly is 3-21 against the C's! Embiid is back but he never performs that well against Boston. They've won 5 in a row and had a big win against the Bucks on the road while Kyrie and Horford are looking for a statement win themselves - they get it tonight.
My Pick: Boston +3
I'll eat the 5 points and take Nebraska at home. Things aren't going good for Butler right now and Nebraska has some semblance of momentum. Butler is 1-5 ATS in its last six against winning opponents. The Cornhuskers 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 at home against opponents with losing road records.
My Pick: Nebraska -5
If WV makes a tourney at 14-20 it tells me that there are way too may tournaments out there. They not only made the CBI they got home court. The Mountaineers may be at home but the Antelopes are the better team. West Virginia is defensively is poor and Grand Canyon is effective on both ends of the floor. The Mountaineers are just 10-6 at homem this season and its hard to like them here. I'll take the points.
My Pick: West Virginia -4.5
The Sixers return home one night after a win as a short road underdog over the Hornets, 118-114. That sets up the second night of a back-to-back, a situation Philadelphia has struggled in. Gordon Hayward is out with a concussion for the Celtics tonight, and he is their leading scorer and hung 26 on Philly in their last game. So he will be missed tonight. Joel Embiid has knocked the rust off and rested after sitting out against the Hornets last night. In the three games against each other this season, the Celtics have outscored Philadelphia on average 112-103. The Unders have cashed the last 3 games. Fresh Embiid on Defense and no Hayward on the Offensive end for Celtics. I predict Philadelphia wins a low scoring game.
My Pick: Philadelphia -3 & Under 224.5
This line seems like it's a lot of points. CJ McCollum is out for Blazers and I know Blazers will win this game but I think Mavs can at least keep it within 7-9 points. I'll probably go with Blazers ML.
OKC gets Westbrook back and I look for them to bounce back after their loss to Miami at home. That was a game they should have won as Miami was on a back-to-back but I think OKC takes care of business here.