Another profitable day on Thursday means we're looking to continue our streak into the weekend.
Current Record - 4-3-1 (win/lose/push) +0.64u
Sam's NBA picks will reguarly giving you picks for the day's hoop action. I recommend backing these individually but you're welcome to parlay them too. Each pick is staked at one unit
Heat @ Cavaliers
The Cavaliers are in full blown tank mode. They're still missing Kevin Love alongside Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance Jr, which doesn't bode well. Home Court advantage also means very little to a Cavs side who are 5-18 in Cleveland and the Heat are .500 on the road. This will reach double digits so I'm taking the Heat with a single digit spread.
James Harden is in the midst of one of the all-time MVP seasons. He's putting up insane numbers with a bunch of guys around him that you'd expect to see on an expansion team. Clint Capela and Chris Paul are still absent meaning that The Beard will have to do it all by himself, again.
This time he'll be coming up against fellow-All Star starter Kawhi Leonard, who'll be fresh after being rested for four games. I'm taking a fit and healthy Raptors all day over Harden and four guys,
The Clippers have won two of their last three on the road, including 12 and 8 point wins over the Heat and Spurs respectively. The Clippers are 12-12 on the road this season with Tobias Harris and Lou Williams having great campaigns. Meanwhile the Bulls are part of the East's race to the bottom with the Knicks and Cavaliers. The Clippers at -5.5 looks very gernerous. I'm taking it.