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NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards

02.10.2017     09:31 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
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Indiana at Washington -5.5 O/U 214.5
Recommendation: Washington


John Wall and Bradley Beal did a very classy thing following the conclusion of their 17-0 SU run at home, losing to the Cavs in overtime on Monday.  The Wizards backcourt duo put together an Instagram post thanking Washington’s fans and promising another win streak upcoming: “We just wanted to thank all of the Wizards fans or giving us one of the best homecourts in the NBA.  The atmosphere last night was amazing, the best since we’ve been in DC…we’re in this together so we’re counting on you to continue that tremendous support on Friday when we look to start a new streak…”

The Wizards weren’t sharp at Brooklyn following their loss to the Cavs; lucky to escape with an overtime win.  Head coach Scott Brooks: “Two things happened tonight: We gambled because we wanted to go for steals for layups, and we didn't box out. Brooklyn got offensive rebounds, and that was the game. That gave them a chance every time we had the lead by 10 to 12 points. ... We're glad we got the win, but we still have to Read more



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NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors

02.08.2017     10:49 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
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Chicago +14 at Golden State O/U 223.5
Recommendation: Chicago


Betting the Warriors off a rare loss was a real moneymaker last year.  That has not been the case here in 2016-17.  Golden State is coming off their eighth loss of the season, at Sacramento last weekend. Following their first seven defeats, the Warriors won their next game by 8, 10, 29, 8, 10, 11 and 10 points.

Note the lack of big blowouts – only once in those seven contests did the Warriors win by enough of a margin to cover tonight’s spread.  And the Warriors 3-4 ATS mark in those contests must come with an asterisk. Two of the three pointspread covers came when Golden State was -9.5 in games they won by exactly ten points.  And with Draymond Green dealing with a bum knee while Zaza Pachulia and David West are both out, this Warriors front court rotation is awfully thin right now.

My clients and I cashed a pair of Big Ticket winners with the Bulls last week, in their blowout win at OKC and their wire-to-wire spread covering loss in OT at Houston.   And there’s every reason to think that the Bulls remain a bet-on Read more



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NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Lakers at Washington Wizards

02.02.2017     10:14 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
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Los Angeles at Washington -11 O/U 219.5
Recommendation: Washington


People are FINALLY starting to notice, and this streak will not go on forever.  But my clients and I have cashed in repeatedly backing the Washington Wizards throughout their 15-0 SU, 14-1 ATS run at home over the past eight weeks.  And there’s absolutely no reason to jump off this profit train until we’ve seen legitimate evidence that the markets have caught up with Washington’s improved play.  So far, the markets haven’t made the appropriate adjustments.

Washington wasn’t very good in November, opening the season with eight losses in their first ten games.  They weren’t much better in their next ten games, going 5-5 SU, including losses to the likes of Orlando and Miami.  On the heels of last year’s disappointing campaign, that was all the betting markets needed to see – Washington’s power rating was set in near bottom feeder range, a below average NBA team.

The results don’t lie.  Since that 7-13 SU and ATS start, Washington is 21-7 SU, 22-6 ATS – the best SU record in Read more



Tags: NBA Los Angeles Lakers Washington Wizards Teddy Covers




NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls

01.27.2017     11:50 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
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Miami +7.5 at Chicago O/U 204
Recommendation: Miami


It’s not hard to make a case for betting against the Chicago Bulls tonight; a team who’s internal chemistry has clearly fallen off a cliff in recent weeks.  The Bulls late game meltdown against Atlanta on Wednesday – a true ‘Moose’ for their pointspread backers, as the Hawks closed out the game on a 19-4 run over the last three minutes, erasing a ten point deficit in the process – made a bad situation worse.

Dwayne Wade ripped into his teammates following the loss: “Everyone don’t care enough…I don't know how you fix it. It just doesn't mean enough for guys around here to want to win ball games. It pisses me off. Games are supposed to hurt. You're not supposed to sleep. You're not supposed to want to talk to anybody. I don't know if that is in guys in this locker room.”

So did Jimmy Butler:  “Something is wrong. I want to play with guys who care, guys who play hard, who want to do well for this organization, who want to do whatever it takes to win.”
Then Rajon Rondo went off on his teammates on Read more



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NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets

01.20.2017     10:23 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
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Golden State -5 at Houston O/U 239.5
Recommendation: Golden State


When these teams met for the first time this season, the Warriors were laying -11 to the Rockets at home.  Golden State never led by more than four points at any point during that game, eventually losing outright in overtime.  The key to Golden State’s weakness that night?  Nothing more than a rare poor shooting game from their starting backcourt, as Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined to hit just 13-of-42 from the floor.  Meanwhile, Houston role player Ryan Anderson came off the bench to score 29, including five backbreaking three pointers.

Anderson has missed the last two games with the flu, no sure thing to suit up or be effective this evening.  Here’s the quote from Rockets head coach Mike D’Antonio, following Houston’s loss in Miami earlier in the week with an injury depleted roster: “These are dog days. We're going to have to find some energy and see if we can sneak one out."

It’s been an impressive first half of the season for the Rockets, currently sitting at #3 in the West – this is Read more



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NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Memphis Grizzlies at Washington Wizards

01.18.2017     10:32 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
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Memphis at Washington -2 O/U 207
Recommendation: Washington


The markets haven’t come close to catching up with the Wizards in recent weeks, particularly on their home floor.  The Wizards are 15-7 SU since their 2-8 start.  At home, the numbers are even more impressive: 12-0 SU, 11-1 ATS ; a streak that dates back to early December.  Shooting guard Bradley Beal: “We have that extra urge here, that will to want to win. We want to be a great team here and home, we want to have home court when playoff time comes around."

Washington’s run of success is no fluke.  Point guard John Wall is playing at a superstar level, ranked #5 in the NBA (behind Westbrook, Curry, Lowry and Paul) in REAL plus/minus for point guards.  Small forward Otto Porter has come into his own as well, ranked #6 at his position in REAL plus/minus, behind the likes of LeBron, Kawhi, Greek Freak, Durant and Jimmy Butler.  Marcin Gortat is cleaning up in the low post, Beal is draining three’s, and despite a relatively weak bench, Scott Brooks has a surging, confident team right now.

The Wizards are rested and Read more



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NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Charlotte Bobcats at Philadelphia 76ers

01.13.2017     12:31 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Charlotte at Philadelphia +5 O/U 209.5
Recommendation: Philadelphia


This is a tale of two teams headed in opposite directions right now. Charlotte is slumping, losers of three straight on their current road trip and five of their last six overall.  The lone win during this entire stretch came in a game against OKC in which the Hornets got to the free throw line a whopping 49 times, compared to only 23 attempts for the Thunder.

Charlotte’s Nicholas Batum doesn’t attract much attention in the betting world, but he’s got a HUGE impact on the floor for the Hornets.  Here’s what forward Marvin Williams had to say about his teammate:

"I can't say enough about how much this team needs Nic Batum. Not only offensively what he brings to the table for himself and the rest of us, but defensively as well. He's such a smart player, such a great player, on both ends of the floor. When you (lose) a guy like that, who does so many things, the team does struggle a little bit in his absence. If he's back out there, it will make a huge difference."  Batum is VERY questionable tonight, still Read more



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NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Philadephia 76ers at Boston Celtics

01.06.2017     12:25 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Philadelphia +11.5 at Boston O/U 213
Recommendation: Philadelphia


The Celtics consistently step up in statement games, bringing energy and execution against top notch foes.  But Boston is not a ‘win by double digits and blow teams out at home’ type of squad; 0-fer the season ATS as favorites of -8 or higher.  

In fact, Brad Stevens squad is just a 40% ATS proposition at home – Boston is a 'back ‘em on the highway, fade em at home’ type of squad.  They faced Miami on this floor as nine point chalk last week; my clients and I cashing a winning bet when the Celtics only won by three.  Once again tonight, I’m not expecting Boston to bring their ‘A’ game for energy and effort.
The last time Boston played Philly on this floor, they won 84-80, never sniffing a pointspread cover as -12 point chalk.  And when these two teams met up in Philadelphia last month, the Celtics barely escaped with a one point victory on an Isaiah Thomas layup in the final minute as ten point favorites.  The Celtics are well aware that they don’t need their ‘A’ game to Read more



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NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets

12.07.2016     02:40 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Detroit at Charlotte -5 O/U 202
Recommendation: Charlotte


Let me start with the basic concept here.  Yes, Detroit got their starting point guard Reggie Jackson back on the floor for their last two games after Jackson missed the first six weeks of the season due to injury.  But while getting Jackson back running the point is a good thing for Stan Van Gundy’s squad in the long term, in the short term it does NOT make them a better squad.  For at least the next few games, while Jackson gets re-acclimated with his teammates, the Pistons base power rating number must be lowered, not raised.  Yet the markets have moved in the opposite direction.

Van Gundy, following Jackson’s first game back on the floor, a loss to Orlando: “We were terrible defensively, terrible. We didn’t put enough into it to win the game. They deserved to win. I think most nights we bring a decent effort. But we’ve been just too up and down defensively. We looked really slow tonight.”

Jackson’s quote: “It's going to take some time to get acclimated with my teammates again, but (the knee) felt good. I Read more



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NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Indiana Pacers at Portland Trail Blazers

11.30.2016     11:16 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Indiana at Portland -7.5 O/U 209.5
Recommendation: Portland


The Blazers have been a major early season disappointment.  After finishing with the #5 seed in the West last year, Portland is just 9-10 SU, 6-13 ATS to open the new campaign.  That includes six losses in their last eight games.  Twice in their last three contests, the Blazers have allowed their opponent to score 130+ against them! 

Less than 12 hours following the latest loss – at home against Houston on Sunday – head coach Terry Stotts had his team back on the practice floor.  All Star point guard Damian Lillard: “This is the first time we've had a real practice in what seems like forever. It was good for us to try to sharpen up, (to have) coaches challenge us. It's to the point now where our pride has to kick in. We have to show how much we actually care about ... being better defensively."

Lillard continued: "We scored 125 points against Cleveland. That's a lot of points to score and not win a game. Right now, we're not getting it done on the defensive end. That's what it comes down to.”

Shooting Read more



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