On Tuesday night, the Portland Trail Blazers look to snap a two-game losing streak as Carmelo Anthony faces off with his former team the New York Knicks.
Here’s a look at today’s NBA picks:
BET OF THE DAY:
Denver Nuggets @ Philadelphia 76ers (-4), 8:00 PM:
The 76ers have an 8-2 ATS record in night games against the Nuggets since 2014-15.
Denver has a 4-6 W/L record in night games against the Sixers since 2014-15. (Stat courtesy of Statschecker).
Philadelphia (17-7) kept the wins coming as they defeated the Toronto Raptors 110-104.
The Sixers were efficient as a team, shooting 50 percent from the field, led by the efforts of Tobias Harris who scored 26 points with six rebounds and three assists. Ben Simmons also contributed a double-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.
Philadelphia has been on a roll winning 10 of the last 12 games.
The Nuggets, on the other hand, have been beaten in four of the last five games and lost a second straight after falling to the Brooklyn Nets 105-102.
Nikola Jokic did it all for Denver, leading the team with 24 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
At some point, Denver will snap out of this funk and play at an elite level but that won’t happen on Tuesday night.
Philadelphia is undefeated at home with a 12-0 record. Take the Sixers to cover (-4).
2u - Philadelphia 76ers (-4) @ -110
Atlanta Hawks @ Miami Heat (-9), 8:00 PM:
Miami (17-6) remained unbeaten at home after edging out the Chicago Bulls 110-105 in overtime.
Rookie Tyler Herro was lights out coming off the bench for a game-high 27 points on 10-of-22 shooting, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 38 seconds left.
The Atlanta Hawks (6-17) got back on track on the road, defeating the Charlotte Hornets 122-107.
Trae Young put on a clinic, scoring 30 points on 9-of-20 shooting with nine assists and six rebounds.
The Heat have been unbeatable at home with a 10-0 record and even more unbeatable as a favorite with a 13-0 record. Roll with Miami to take care of business at home yet again.
1u - Miami Heat (-9) @ -110
New York Knicks @ Portland Trail Blazers, 10:00 PM
Portland has a 13-4 W/L record against New York since 2010-11.
The Knicks are 5-7 ATS against the Trail Blazers since 2013-14. (Stats courtesy of Statschecker).
The Portland Trail Blazers (9-15) continued to slide after falling at home to the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-96.
Damian Lillard lead the way with a game-high 26 points on 8-of-24 shooting with seven assists and three rebounds.
New York (4-19) have all but hit rock bottom after losing a ninth consecutive game when going down to Indiana Pacers 104-103.
In the team’s first game since firing head coach Dave Fizdale, Julius Randle failed to force overtime on missed game-tying free throws with under one second left. Randle totaled a double-double, scoring 16 points with 12 rebounds.
The Knicks are on a downward spiral and I can’t see them digging themselves out of this hole on the road in Portland.
1u - Portland Trail Blazers (-9) @ -110