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The NBA season is back so let’s wager on these games! Huge card today as there are nine games on today’s slate. The Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks was supposed to be today’s marquee game, but Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo are both sitting out…bummer. Either way, let’s go!
Vik (8-4): The public is all over the Lakers in this one at a 75% clip, and understandably so as TWolves are coming off an embarrassing, 30-point loss to the Bucks. While the Lakers have been fun to watch, their defense has been horrendous, allowing 122 PPG. Not to mention, their only road win this season came against the rebuilding Suns. Tom Thibodeau and Jimmy Butler are both very prideful guys, so I anticipate a much better effort from Minnesota tonight. Also, the Kings haven’t played since Friday, and have been in Miami for the weekend. You know what that means right? “Club Theory” time. Fade them. The Picks: Minnesota Timberwolves +2, Miami Heat -8.5
Jason (11-13-1): So the Thunder were up 113-89 against the Suns with 4:45 left Sunday. Up 24 points, they cover of 12 seemed easy. Then the Suns went on a 21-4 tear in garbage time and the Thunder blew it. Wow, that stings. Tonight, I’ll go with Kawhi-less Toronto -2 in Milwaukee. No Giannis, but I’ll lean on the Raptors supporting cast. I also grabbed Denver -9 facing the Pelicans without Anthony Davis. And finally, why not, Lakers -1.5 on the road in Minnesota. After their brutal loss to the Spurs Saturday, they’ll need to win this Portland and Toronto looming later in the week. The Picks: Raptors -2, Nuggets -9, Lakers -1.5.
Ryan (0-0): The Pick: Miami Heat -8.5. This game has slight reverse line movement. I wish I could give you an explanation beyond that but that’s my best bet on the board tonight.