NBA Picks Tuesday Night 01/01/13

Today we are getting very interesting card with some question marks that will be getting answers (at least partially after today).


New Orleans Hornets – Atlanta Hawks

 

I have a strong feeling that Hornets will be a decent team in the near future. Having said that, they are still a sub 500% team, that should be short dogs even at home, against one of the best teams in the East.

Hawks are 6 – 1 ATS in B2B spots, they play today their second of three games road trip and this is without a doubt, their best chance to get that road win.

With all the respect to Lopez and Davis combo, I feel that while they are a defensive force that needs to be respected, they don’t have the fire power that Horford and Smith combo posses.

Gordon comes after long injury and while he had a great game in Charlotte, no doubt that he will have bad games as well, after being so long out with his injury.

As long as Teague and Vasquez will have similar production and I see no reason to assume otherwise, Hawks should win this one and cover the short line as well.

Hawks -2, 2.00 odds – 6 units play – Pinnacle

 

Denver Nuggets – LA Clippers

 

Clippers have 17 games winning streak, but today they start their 4 games in 5 nights nightmare, playing Nuggets and Warriors on the road, one day break and facing the Lakers and Warriors at home. If they manage to go 4 – 0 during that span, I will take my hat off, but I believe that they will finish 2 – 2 at best ATS and SU.

Denver matches up Clippers nicely. They also have a very deep bench, athletic front court with McGee and Faried, two good point guards and variety of options in 2 – 3 positions – just like the Clippers.

Denver at home have formidable 9 – 1 record and while Clippers done outstanding job H2H in this match up recently, both in Denver and overall, I do feel that it’s a must try for small units.

Denver -1, 1.94 odds – 5 units play – Pinnacle

 

Washington Wizards – Dallas Mavericks

 

Dallas without a doubt gets their biggest chance to get the first W since Dirk’s return. I hate taking teams where there is a big suspicion of bad team chemistry, but I will give them one more chance, before excluding them from teams to bet on, in case the fail tonight.

To all the other Wizards problems and injuries (and they got plenty of both), notJordan is a big question mark after hurting his ankle.

Without him, Wizards have maybe the weakest backcourt I can remember to ever play in this league. Temple, Beal and from the bench comes Mack. If you asking yourself what are those names, you probably not the only ones. Beal is decent prospect, but a young rookie with question marks that still didn’t give Wizards fans even one reason to feel good about their future. The other two even not worth the mention.

Dallas get a great chance and it’s up to them, not to squash it.

Dallas -3, 1.89 odds – 5 units play – Pinnacle

 

Two 1st quarter system bets:

 

LA Lakers -2.5, 1.91 odds – 6 units play – Unibet

Knicks -2.5, 1.90 odds – 6 units – Marathonbet

 

One other thing is that starting today, there will be NBA record posted, starting from today and hereinafter.

 

Good luck everybody!!!

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