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NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets

03.25.2016     12:27 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Toronto pk at Houston O/U 212
Recommendation: Toronto


It’s not hard to make a case for betting against the Houston Rockets in any pointspread range where they’ll need to win the game in order to cover the number.  It’s been a long, disappointing season for the JB Bickerstaff’s squad, fighting for the #8 seed in the West just one year after reaching the Western Conference Finals.

Wednesday Night’s home loss to Utah was the latest frustrating defeat for Houston, as they blew an 18 point second half lead, losing on a last second dunk by Derrick Favors.  The loss marked Houston’s third consecutive defeat, and fifth in their last seven games.  Their only two wins during this two week span have come against lowly Minnesota (they still didn’t cover the spread in victory) and Memphis when the Grizzlies had only one starter healthy enough to play.  This is not a confident team; nor are they a good team.  Bickerstaff’s post-game quote following the meltdown against the Jazz  didn’t inspire much confidence in this bettor either: “The season’s not over Read more



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NBA Betting Podcast 3-23-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Erin Rynning

03.23.2016     01:45 PM     Printer Friendly
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Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Erin Rynning. ER and host Andrew Lange broke down a few games on the NBA card.

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Erin Rynning - NBA

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.

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NBA Handicapping: Atlanta Hawks getting by with defense

03.23.2016     08:17 AM     Printer Friendly
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Good article on the differences from last year's 60-win Atlanta Hawks squad to this year's group which is currently tied for the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks have taken a step back offensively but quietly boast the second-best defensive efficiency rating in the league.

2015-16
Offensive Efficiency: 103.1 (15th)
Defensive Efficiency: 98.9 (2nd)


2014-15
Offensive Efficiency: 106.2 (6th)
Defensive Efficiency: 100.7 (7th)


"Our offense hasn't been there, so our defense has had to be better," Korver said. "There has been growth in the team because of that realization. And now we're starting to figure some things out offensively. I think we peaked too early last year. Hopefully this year, our best basketball is ahead of us."






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NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns

03.14.2016     02:36 PM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Rob Veno

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Minnesota at Phoenix pk O/U 221.5
Recommendation: Over


Most recent games played by each of these young teams showcased the positive strides that they are making. For Minnesota it was an improbable 99-96 road win over Oklahoma City as +12 point underdogs which gives them a three spread covers in their last four games. In the Suns case, it was a 123-116 loss at Golden State in a game where Phoenix held a 4Q lead as +19 point underdogs. That was the second game since a 21 game injury absence for Suns starting PG Brandon Knight and he had 30 points including seven three pointers. Even though Knight admitted after the game that he’s not there yet, his return makes Phoenix noticeably different offensively. With Knight boosting the perimeter offense and HC Earl Watson’s commitment to feeding the ball inside to 7-1 PF Alex Len (10-of-18, 26 points vs GS), Phoenix is developing a balanced half court attack to go along with their up tempo style. The bench has been strengthened by Knight’s return as well. Meanwhile, Minnesota is much further along with their offensive development as the duo of rookie C Karl Anthony Towns and SF Andrew Wiggins Read more



Tags: NBA Minnesota Timberwolves Phoenix Suns Rob Veno




NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic

03.04.2016     11:29 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
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Phoenix at Orlando -13.5 O/U 215.5
Recommendation: Orlando


Sometimes a write-up is better in graphic form.  I’m going to open this write-up with a chart, detailing the Phoenix Suns on the road since their last road win – at Chicago on December 3rd.

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That’s not just a bad track record.  That’s an off-the-charts bad track record for a hopeless, injury riddled team that is now 3-30 SU in their last 33 games.  It’s surely worth noting that MOST of the losses listed above came without the opponent even taking the Suns seriously, often resting starters against this sorry squad.

When the Suns meet adversity on the highway, they’ve done one thing consistently for the last three months – they crumble like a house of cards.  With an interim, lame duck head coach in Earl Watson, it’s hard to picture a legitimate character change for the Suns in hostile environments down the stretch.

Scott Skiles Magic have notched double digit wins in each of their last two home games.  They’ve got a West Coast road trip just ahead, Read more



Tags: NBA Phoenix Suns Orlando Magic Teddy Covers




NBA Gambling: Oklahoma City Thunder make strong case for Meltdown of the Year

03.03.2016     08:44 AM     Printer Friendly
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Despite a win probability hovering around 99% and a 17-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter, the Oklahoma City Thunder managed to lose last night's game to the Los Angeles Clippers -- by five!!! It's actually pretty amazing that even without playing a lick of defense this season and Billy "I'm in way over my head" Donovan patrolling the sideline, the Thunder are 42-19. That said, things sound really messy right now and there's no time for feeling sad with a trip to Golden State tonight. Interesting that Steph Curry was upgraded from questionable to probable but the betting markets still grabbed OKC plus the points. The Warriors opened -8.5 and are now -7.5 at most offshore shops.


“I think the biggest thing we need to do is make a decision, collectively as a group, from an accountability standpoint, of what type of team we want to be. In order to do that, there has to be a high level of sacrifice by everybody.”

“We’re fooling ourselves if we want to be a great team the way that we’re

Read more



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NBA Handicapping: Chicago Bulls continue to be a mess defensively

03.02.2016     08:30 AM     Printer Friendly
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Whoa. Did you know the Chicago Bulls have allowed 100+ points in 14 straight games -- technically 13 out their last 14 if you count Utah's 93 in regulation. Last night was a gem of a performance as Miami shot 67% from the floor en route to a 129-111 win. During this span of defensive ineptitude, the Bulls are 4-10 SU and 5-9 ATS. They are also currently a half game out of the Eastern Conference playoffs -- but only two games out of the fifth seed. Second night of back-to-backs tonight as the Bulls are +4 at Orlando.


"We seem to play harder defensively in our practices," Hoiberg said. "And we got to carry that over into the games. Again, we seem to get deflated when the adversity hits us, when things go well for the other team. For whatever reason we don't get tougher during those stretches and that's what you have to do when that adversity hits."






Tags: NBA Chicago Bulls Orlando Magic Miami Heat




NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings

02.29.2016     10:43 AM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Rob Veno

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Oklahoma City -8.5 at Sacramento O/U 227.5
Recommendation: Under


It will be interesting to see how Oklahoma City responds after the heartbreaking overtime home loss to Golden State this past Saturday. Up 11 with less than five minutes to go, the Thunder looked tentative down the stretch as Golden State relentlessly charged back to ultimately tie the game. Without Kevin Durant for the final four minutes of overtime (fouled out) OKC couldn’t hang on to a five-point lead. To their credit, the Thunder while disappointed with the result are pointing toward their defense which held the GSW to 103 points in regulation as a positive and the battle cry heading into tonight’s game is to continue playing 48 minutes of that type of defense in each of their final 23 regular season games. Sacramento provides a strong offensive test for the Thunder tonight so expect them to play highly energetic defense here. Helping Oklahoma City in this one could be the absence of Kings starting PG Rajon Rondo who’s thumb injury lists him as very questionable tonight. Also, injuries to starting SF Rudy Gay (shoulder-questionable) and starting C DeMarcus Cousins Read more



Tags: NBA Oklahoma City Thunder Sacramento Kings Rob Veno




NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks

02.26.2016     10:31 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Denver +5 at Dallas O/U 209
Recommendation: Denver


Very quietly, waaaay underneath the national radar, the Dallas Mavericks have been falling apart for the better part of the last two months.  To call the Mavs poor home favorites is something of an understatement.  The results don’t lie.  Dallas has played 13 home games since the calendar turned to 2016.  They have led at the end of regulation in a grand total of three of those games.

The teams Dallas has been able to beat comfortably at home are not exactly elite.  They’ve beaten the 76ers, Nets and Suns – three of the four worst teams in the NBA (along with the Lakers, of course).  Twice Dallas has escaped with OT wins over non-playoff teams (Sacramento and Minnesota); more ‘lucky’ than ‘good’ even when stepping down in class.

In fact, the Mavs haven’t really been beating any competitive teams on any floor of late.  They are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games, with the wins coming against Philly, Brooklyn, the LA Lakers and Memphis without Marc Gasol in the lineup – not exactly an elite quartet. Read more



Tags: NBA Denver Nuggets Dallas Mavericks Teddy Covers




NBA Gambling News: Houston Rockets on the brink of implosion

02.26.2016     08:04 AM     Printer Friendly
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If you thought the Sacramento Kings were a circus, wait till you read this about the Houston Rockets. Rumors are swirling that James Harden was a key cog in the firing of Kevin McHale and he also wants the team to ditch Dwight Howard. Of course, winning cures all as the Rockets, down 21 at one point, came from behind to win at Portland, 119-105, last night. Harden went off for 46. Despite the disfunction, Houston has covered all three games since the All-Star break and remains a half game ahead of Utah for the 8th seed in the Western Conference.


“It’s really bad for the locker room dynamic,” a person familiar with the situation told CBS Sports. “If everybody knows that James Harden can fire you or trade you, are you going to pass the ball to Dwight or are you going to pass the ball to James Harden?”






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