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Our expert hoops handicappers Dan Canova gives his best picks for today's games

In Sunday’s NBA action, DeMar DeRozan finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the San Antonio Spurs in a 107-102 victory over the Miami Heat. LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points, four rebounds, three assists and two blocks for the Spurs.

For the Indiana Pacers, Domantas Sabonis had 22 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a 115-107 win over the Denver Nuggets.

Here are Today’s NBA Picks:


Philadelphia 76ers @ Brooklyn Nets

· Since the 2011-12 NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets have a 9-20-1 against the spread record in day games at the Barclays Center. (Stat courtesy of Statschecker)

The Philadelphia 76ers are looking for a fourth straight victory in their game against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday afternoon.

Ben Simmons finished with 21 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals for the Sixers in a 90-87 win over the New York Knicks last time out.

The 76ers are 8-14 in road games, but they enter Monday allowing 104.9 points per contest this season, which is one of the best in the entire NBA.

The Sixers are getting 1.5 points in this matchup. Take Philadelphia and the points on the road here.

2u – 76ers (+1.5) @ -110

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Houston Rockets

· The Oklahoma City Thunder have a 6-3 against the spread record at the Toyota Center since the 2016-17 NBA season. (Stat courtesy of Statschecker)

The Oklahoma City Thunder are looking for consecutive wins in this game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Chris Paul led the Thunder with 30 points, seven assists and four rebounds, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 119-106 win over the Blazers.

Houston has lost four of its past five games, including a huge defeat to the Thunder back on Jan. 9.

In that matchup, Danilo Gallinari had 23 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for Oklahoma City in the 113-92 win.

The Thunder are the seventh seed in the Western Conference and they continue to be one of the most impressive teams in the NBA, even after trading away Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

I am unsure if the Thunder get this win, but I do love them plus the 6.5 points.

Roll with Oklahoma City.

1u – Thunder (+6.5) @ -110

Los Angeles Lakers @ Boston Celtics

· Since the 2013-14 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers have an 8-4 against the spread record against the Boston Celtics. (Stat courtesy of Statschecker)

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a huge win over the Rockets on Saturday night.

LeBron James finished with 31 points, 12 assists, five rebounds and two steals, and Kyle Kuzma contributed 23 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers in a 124-115 win.

The Lakers have won 10 of their last 11 games and they have an 18-3 road record, which is by far the best in all of basketball.

Look for James, Kuzma and the Lakers to take care of business on Monday night at the TD Garden in Boston.

Roll with Los Angeles.

1u – Lakers (-1.5) @ -110

By Dan Canova

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Expert handicapper known for his deep knowledge of all things NBA and his ability to pick winners.


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