NBA Picks & Parlays Monday 04/29
Let's get stuck into the action tonight.
Sam's NBA picks will regularly be 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.
76ers @ Raptors
If you're a regular follower of these picks you'll know how much I admire the Sixers starters. The 'big four' and JJ Reddick are amongst the best in the league, but their issue has been depth, the rest of their rotation just isn't that good. If the big four are firing then the Sixers can beat anybody and with the the Sixers needing to break Toronto to win the series that may well be today.
Philly could just win here but I think they'll certainly cover the spread, which at +6.5 is very appealing.
Trail Blazers @ Nuggets
Portland were superb against OKC, witgh Lillard showing a level of calmness and clutch shooting that has only continued to highlight what an incredible player he is. The Nuggets are a good team but besides the Joker they lack a real star.
If Portland aren't swept up in the emotion of winning the last series then they should easily cover here and in my view, win outright.
Trail Blazers +3.5