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Spurs Star Hangs'em Up: Tim Duncan Retires - 7/11

Sunday NBA Finals Championship Game 7 Pick: Posted gameday morning. - 6/19

Thursday NBA Finals Game 6 Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers on the moneyline at -130. - 6/16

Monday: With Draymond Green out, we're not really sure how this game will play out so we're taking a pass. - 6/13

Friday Game 4 Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -2. - 6/10

Thursday: No games scheduled today. The NBA playoffs resume Friday. - 6/9

Wednesday NBA Finals Game 3 Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -1. - 6/8

Sunday Game 2 Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers +6. - 6/5

Friday: No games scheduled. - 6/3

Thursday NBA Finals Game 1 Pick: Golden St. Warriors -6. - 6/2

Tuesday/Wednesday: No games scheduled. - 5/31 through 6/1

Memorial Day: Golden State Warriors -6.5 - 5/30

Saturday: Oklahoma City Thunder -3. - 5/28

Friday: Toronto Raptors +6. - 5/27

Thursday: Golden St. Warriors -7. - 5/26

Wednesday: Cleveland Cavs -10.5. Get on this quick as we expect the line to rise throughout the day. For those who are nervous about laying points this is a great game to get down on an open ended teaser. You can knock the number down 5 points (or more) and pair it up with something else down the road. This type of wager can be found at 5Dimes. - 5/25

Tuesday: OKC +1.5. - 5/24

Monday: Toronto Raptors +6. - 5/23

Sunday: Oklahoma City Thunder +3. - 5/22

Saturday: Toronto Raptors +5.5. - 5/21

Friday: No games scheduled. - 5/20

Thursday: Tonight's Raptors/Cavs spread of -12 offers absolutely no value. Toronto is a very unpredictable team on the road that can play well and lose by a bucket or get blown out and lose by 30. When situations like this arise, it's imperative that a bettor remain patient and take a pass. We get that many feel like they "need" action, but that approach prevents you from ever having a shot of beating his game long term. If you're a guy that absolutely has to get down on games each day, we recommend scaling your bet size down to 1/10th our normal bet. That way you still have something to root for while not wrecking your precious bankroll. Hitting the ATM or redepositing into your offshore account is miserable. Be smart and play it safe, only making a move when we feel that the advantage is on OUR side! - 5/19

Wednesday: Golden State Warriors -9. - 5/18

Tuesday: We'd like to see how these teams match up prior to taking a position. We're going to pass tonight. - 5/17

Monday: Golden St. Warriors -7.5. - 5/16

Sunday: Heat/Raptors UNDER 188.5. - 5/15

Saturday: No games scheduled. - 5/14

Friday: Congrats on last night's big win! We don't have a take on today's Raptors/Heat game. It really could go either way. With no advantage to be had, we're taking a pass. Enjoy your Friday! - 5/13

Thursday: Oklahoma City Thunder +1.5. - 5/12

Wednesday: Miami Heat/Toronto Raptors OVER 188.5 points. - 5/11

Tuesday: Rough beat last night with Portland blowing a fat lead and Curry catching fire. We think tonigt's OKC/S.A. line is right on and there is no value to be had, so we're stuck with having to take a pass. There's never any need to force the action! - 5/10

Monday Game 4: Portland Trailblazers +4.5. - 5/9

Sunday: Atlanta Hawks +5. - 5/8

Saturday: Portland Trailblazers +3.5. - 5/7

Friday: Spurs/Thunder UNDER 200.5 - 5/6

Thursday: Toronto Raptors -4.5. - 5/5

Wednesday NBA Playoffs Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -7.5. - 5/4

Western Conference Semifinals Game 2: Portland Trailblazers +9.5. - 5/3

Monday Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 1: Cleveland Cavaliers -7. - 5/2

Sunday: Miami Heat -6. - 5/1

Saturday: San Antonio Spurs -6.5. - 4/30

Friday: Portland Trailblazers -10.5. - 4/29

Thursday: Atlanta Hawks -2. - 4/28

Wednesday: Houston Rockets +9. - 4/27

Tuesday: With the Pacers/Raptors series including games where each team whooped the other on the opponents home court, the series has proven to be very difficult to predict. When situations like this arise, it's always best to take a step back and either make a lunch money bet or PASS. We don't have an opinion on this game. We feel that the Boston/Atlanta spread is right on. No value here so we're taking a pass. - 4/26

Monday: Charlotte Horners -2. - 4/25

Sunday: Houston Rockets +9. - 4/24

Saturday: Blazers +1. - 4/23

Friday: Detroit Pistons +4. - 4/22

Thursday Game 3: Oklahoma City Thunder -8.5. - 4/21

Wednesday Game 2: Detroit Pistons +10. - 4/20

Tuesday: Atlanta Hawks -6.5. - 4/19

Monday: Toronto Raptors -7.5. - 4/18

Sunday: Los Angeles Clippers -8.5. - 4/17

Saturday NBA Playoffs: Atlanta Hawks -5.5. - 4/16

Thursday/Friday: Off Days. - 4/14 and 4/15

Wednesday: Detroit Pistons +1.5. - 4/13

Tuesday: Memphis Grizzlies +7.5. - 4/12

Monday: Milwaukee Bucks +4. - 4/11

Sunday: San Antonio Spurs -5. - 4/10

Saturday: Sacramento Kings +7. - 4/9

Friday: Philadelphia 76ers +2. - 4/8

Thursday: Golden State Warriors -7. - 4/7

Wednesday: Indiana Pacers -3. - 4/6

Tuesday: Chicago Bulls -3. - 4/5

Monday: No games scheduled. Be sure to check out our College Hoops championship pick for tonight. We feel really strong about it! - 4/4

Sunday: New Orleans Pelicans +2.5. - 4/3

Saturday: San Antonio Spurs -11.5. We project S.A. to win by 16-20 tonight. - 4/2

Friday: Great value today with the Detroit Pistons. Dallas has been in 6 different cities in the last 9 nights. This much travel and hotel action this late in the season is a perfect spot for a streamroller. Meanwhile, the Pistons have been at home for the last 16 days. The Pistons have beaten Dallas by 6 and 13 in their last 2 matchups. Both of these games were AT Dallas, making this even more interesting. Lastly and surprisingly, the public are siding with the Mavs at a 57% clip. The line is holding strong at -5.5 letting us know the bookmaker is very happy with his position of the Pistons at -5.5. We like the Pistons to win and cover with a projected final score margin of 12+.

Thursday, March 31st: Indiana Pacers -7. - 3/31

Wednesday: Atlanta Hawks -1. - 3/30

Tuesday: Detroit Pistons +3.5. - 3/29

Monday: Dallas Mavericks/Denver Nuggets OVER 212 points scored. - 3/28

Sunday: As of 10:15AM EST, 4 out of 5 of today's games don't have lines available. With it being a holiday and all, we don't have time to wait around so we're going to pass today. Happy Easter to all who celebrate it! - 3/27

Saturday: We scoured tonight's card from top to bottom and were close to making cases for Phoenix, Philly and Brooklyn but found too many inconsistent variables that knocked us off those plays. The best thing to do when you're unsure about something is take a pass. There's always another game! See you tomorrow! - 3/26

Friday: Tough break yesterday with Paul George going down in the 3rd quarter and missing the last 20 minutes of the game. Today we like the Atlanta Hawks (-9) to crush the Milwaukee Bucks. We forecast the Bucks to score in the mid to low nineties with the Hawks scoring 105+. - 3/25

Thursday: Congrats on yesterday's win! I wish they could all be that easy! Today we like the Indiana Pacers at -13. Historically, they've beaten up the Pelicans. Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson have both been ruled out. Where will the Pelicans offense come from? We believe this line should be closer to -18 We absolutely hate playing favorites in the NBA, especially double digit favs. This play screams value though so we're happy to grab what we believe will be 5+ points of value here. - 3/24

Wednesday: I'm kind of surprised that the Lakers won last night. We loved the play but with the "tank for a top draft pick" in play, we passed on it. Maybe their goal is to play decent at home to keep butts in the seats and then tank road games. Wouldn't surprise us a bit. Today we like the Phoenix Suns at -5. The Suns strength's play right into LA's weakness plus we get the tank factor which I truly believe in! Suns by 15+! - 3/23

Tuesday: Brooklyn Nets +6. Charlotte is coming off of a big emotional win after beating the Spurs at home last night and then had to travel to Charlotte for a game the next day. The Nets have had a couple days off and should be fresh. The last 3 meetings between these teams have been really close. Charlotte may very well win, but we don't think they cover the 6. We like the Nets at +6. The Lakers were the best play on the board tonight but we had to pass there due to not knowing whether this team will tank with hopes of getting the number 1 draft pick in the 2016 NBA draft. - 3/22

Monday: Atlanta Hawks -6.5. - 3/21

Sunday: Tough break last night with a nasty half point loss. Today we like the Utah Jazz getting a point at Milwaukee. - 3/20

Saturday: Indiana Pacers +3.5. - 3/19

Friday: Phoenix Suns +4. - 3/18

Thursday: Phoenix Suns +9. - 3/17

Wednesday: New Orleans Pelicans +4. - 3/16

Tuesday: Denver Nuggets +3. - 3/15

Monday: Portland Trailblazers +7.5. - 3/14

Sunday: Milwaukee Bucks -1.5. - 3/13

Saturday: Washington Wizards +1. - 3/12

Friday: Houston Rockets +5.5. This spread is likely to drop as tipoff gets closer so get it fast if you're going to bet it. - 3/11

Thursday: Atlanta Hawks +4. - 3/10

Wednesday: Philadelphia 76ers +10. - 3/9

Tuesday: What a brutal game last night with Charlotte who were up 17 points two different times in the game, only to get lazy and piss away their lead both times. You can't have a conscience when partaking in sports betting. For every ugly game/bad beat, there's a game where you hit a shot at the buzzer or get that freak foul with 0.6 seconds left to win your bet. So back on our horse we go! Good luck today! Today we like the Los Angeles Lakers at +2.5. - 3/8

Monday: Charlotte Hornets -9. - 3/7

Sunday: Philadelphia 76ers +14.5. - 3/6

Saturday: Indiana Pacers +2.5. - 3/5

Friday: Brooklyn Nets +5.5. - 3/4

Thursday: New Orleans Pelicans +9. - 3/3

Wednesday: L.A. Clippers -1.5. - 3/2

Tuesday: Brooklyn Nets +1.5. - 3/1

Monday: Denver Nuggets +1.5. - 2/29

Sunday: Portland Trailblazers +4.5. - 2/28

Saturday: Miami Heat +5.5. - 2/27

Friday: Toronto Raptors +1.5. - 2/26

Thursday: Brooklyn Nets -1. - 2/25

Wednesday: New York Knicks +7. - 2/24

Tuesday: Philadelphia 76ers +5.5. - 2/23

Monday: Los Angeles Lakers/Milwaukee Bucks OVER 210 points scored. - 2/22

Sunday: Philadelphia 76ers +10. - 2/21

Saturday: Los Angeles Clippers +3.5. - 2/20

Friday: Philadelphia 76ers +8.5. - 2/19

Thursday: With potential trades today, players returning from injury and players coming off a break, there are lots of uncertain variables so we're taking a pass today. - 2/18


Thursday: Milwaukee Bucks -1.5. - 2/11

Wednesday: Philadelphia 76ers +5. - 2/10

Tuesday: Milwaukee Bucks +4. - 2/9

Monday: Sacramento Kings -12 and Nets +2. - 2/8

Sunday: Passing. - 2/7

Saturday: Phoenix Suns +5.5. - 2/6

Friday: Brooklyn Nets +5.5 and Denver Nuggets -2. - 2/5

Thursday's Top Play: Portland Trailblazers at a pick'em. - 2/4

Wednesday: Miami Heat +3.5, Detroit Pistons +4, Brooklyn Nets +6.5. - 2/3

Tuesday: Miami Heat +4. - 2/2

Monday: Brooklyn Nets +7.5. This is a great spot to throw 10% of whatever you're betting on the moneyline at +260 as well! Could happen! - 2/1

Sunday: We can't find any clear edges so we're going to take a pass today. We kind of liked Minnesota but they don't have a very good history at the Moda Center and we've heard that Karl Anthony Towns may be sick. No reason to force the action so we're going to take a pass. For those who aren't aware, our college hoops picks are hitting well over 60%. Start following if you're not already! Good luck today! - 1/31

Saturday: Memphis Grizzlies -3.5. - 1/30

Friday: Phoenix Suns +8.5. - 1/29

Thursday: Indiana Pacers -3. - 1/28

Wednesday: Minnesota T-Wolves +7. - 1/27

Tuesday: Brooklyn Nets +4.5. - 1/26

Monday: Denver Nuggets +4.5. - 1/25

Sunday: Passing. - 1/24

Saturday: New York Knicks -1. - 1/23

Friday: Toronto Raptors -10.5, Milwaukee Bucks/Houston Rockets OVER 207.5, OKC Thunder/Dallas Mavericks OVER 206.5. - 1/22

Thursday: Denver Nuggets +2 and Atlanta Hawks +1. - 1/21

Wednesday: Philadelphia 76ers +7.5. - 1/20

Tuesday: Milwaukee Bucks +4.5. - 1/19

Monday: Philadelphia 76ers +9.5, Portland Trailblazers +4.5, Boston Celtics -1.5, Houston Rockets +5, Atlanta Hawks -7.5. - 1/18

Sunday: BRUTAL loss yesterday with John Wall missing a game tying layup at the buzzer. We're passing today as we can't find any value on today's card. - 1/17

Saturday: Washington Wizards +1. Lots to like here... The Celtics are playing their 4th game in 5 nights and 7th game in the last 10 days. That's pretty brutal and fatigue may play a factor here. The Wiz are heating up with wins in 4 of their last 5 games and are shooting 48% from the field during that stretch. Washington has won 3 of the last 4 at home in this matchup and should have some nice motivation here as the Celtics have blown them out in their last 2 meetings. - 1/16

Friday: Houston Rockets +1. - 1/15

Thursday: Sacramento Kings/Utah Jazz UNDER 200.5 points. - 1/14

Wednesday: Denver Nuggets +9.5. - 1/13

Tuesday: Dallas Mavericks +5.5. - 1/12

Monday: Brooklyn Nets +14.5. - 1/11

Sunday: Milwaukee Bucks/New York Knicks OVER 198 points. - 1/10

Saturday: Washington Wizards +2.5. - 1/9

Friday: Washington Wizards +2. - 1/8

Thursday: Philadelphia 76ers +9. Those who play with multiple sportsbooks should check this line at all their books because we've seen it at +9.5 at a few places. - 1/7

Wednesday: BRUTAL loss last night as our under play did so by 18 points at the end of regulation but went into OT. We were still in good shape at the end of overtime, but got scorched by another tie which put the game into double OT. Sick! Today we like the New Orleans Pelicans at -5.5. Better luck to us today! - 1/6

Tuesday NBA Pick: Sacramento Kings/Dallas Mavericks UNDER 214 points. - 1/5

Monday: San Antonio Spurs/Milwaukee Bucks OVER 192 points. - 1/4

Sunday: Passing. - 1/3

Saturday: Milwaukee Bucks +1.5. - 1/2

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