NBA Picks Tuesday Night 18/12/12

nba-logoToday there are two bets that I like – one in very interesting game between Nets and Jazz and one in what should be one sided game between Lakers and Charlotte.

LA Lakers – Charlotte Bobcats

Kobe is in great form this season, but I don’t have to tell you that. What’s more important is that Meeks and Artest been playing much better lately and that Gasol probably back tonight.

With Lakers finally getting back home, I fully expect them to score 110+ points against high pace Charlotte.

The problem is that I don’t see Lakers doing well on defense as well. Walker can easily score 30+ points against aging Duhon and unbalanced Morris. Gordon can also score at will.
Both teams been having 200+ games lately and I don’t see that changing tonight. Obviously there is always a chance that Lakers will come a bit sluggish in their first game after road trip in the East and their always a chance that Cats will have problems shooting on the road in Staples Center (73 points last game against Lakers in LA), but in the end, I can’t see Charlotte, worst defense in the league, stopping Dwight or Kobe and on the other hand, Cats backcourt can do some damage to the Lakers.

Lakers 113 – 117 points, Charlotte 93 – 97 points sounds about right here I believe.

Over 206.5 points, 1.95 odds – 7 units play – Pinnacle

Brooklyn Nets – Utah Jazz

Nets didn’t have a lot of luck against Utah lately. Having said that, this is the strongest Nets roster in a while and Jazz are a very poor road team.

I’m sure that Deron Williams really wants to win Utah, after losing three of their last four meetings, including both games last season.

Nets have a look ahead to Knicks game tomorrow night, but I believe that the last thing they want to do is come to MSG with two losses in a row.

Jazz also have a game tomorrow and both teams come of long rest.

Nets should score around 99 – 103 points, while Jazz should score 91 – 93 points I believe.

Nets -5, 1.97 odds – 4 units play – Pinnacle

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