Really bad night last night, so I hope tonight will get better with two bets that I like for today.
Washington Wizards –Portland Trailblazers
Wizards are almost healthy with Nene back and Livingston and possibly Booker will play today. On the other hand, Matthews, Leonard and Lillard are listed probable, but will play with injuries and worst bench in the league will probably miss Claver as well.
Wizards need a win and in the end, even winless team, gets their first win and it’s usually at home against weak rival just like Portland tonight.
Next three games Wizards have are against Knicks, Heat and Hawks – two of them on the road, so a loss today could mean 0 – 16 start of a season and I have to point out that Wizards aren’t that bad and probably even not the worst team in the league.
I would have made them here 1- 2 points favorites, but surely not home dogs against Portland. Easy call for me.
Wizards to win, 2.40 odds – 7 units play – Pinnacle
Boston Celtics – Brooklyn Nets
Looking at simple stats, the line should have been 192.5 – 193 points. Furthermore, Boston are 7 – 2 in favor of the Over in games not played in B2B spots.
Teams met just two weeks ago in Brooklynand scored 199 points.
Bostonwith their fast crazy pace should do just enough to pull Brooklynin to nice running game with one of the teams scoring 100+ points or getting really close to it.
The total should have been 193 – 194 points in my eyes.
Over 190, 1.95 odds – 6 units play – Pinnacle