In Sunday’s NBA games, James Harden finished with 40 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Houston Rockets in a 117-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Russell Westbrook added 22 points, seven assists and six boards.
For the Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points, 19 rebounds and nine assists and Khris Middleton added 25 points, eight boards and six assists in a 129-108 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Here are Today’s NBA Picks:
BET OF THE DAY:
Dallas Mavericks @ Indiana Pacers
- Since the 2015-16 NBA season, the Dallas Mavericks have a 61-41-3 against the spread record as an away team coming off 1 day of rest. (Stat courtesy of Statschecker
The Dallas Mavericks will look to win back-to-back games when they visit the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
Jalen Brunson finished with a team-high 27 points to go with eight assists and four rebounds and Dorian Finney-Smith contributed 22 points, seven boards, four assists and two steals for the Mavericks, who were without Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis in a 123-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
The Pacers, on the other hand, are coming off a loss to the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
Domantas Sabonis finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and two assists for the Pacers in the 92-85 home loss. Despite the defeat, the Pacers have an impressive 18-6 home record this season.
The Mavericks will have their work cut out for them, especially if they don’t have Doncic and Porzingis.
However, the Mavericks plus the points is the pick here.
Roll with Dallas in this matchup.
2u – Mavericks (+4.5) @ -110
Philadelphia 76ers @ Miami Heat
- The Miami Heat have a 64-40-1 against the spread record in games played during February since the 2010-11 NBA season. (Stat courtesy of Statschecker)
The Miami Heat enter this game against the Philadelphia 76ers as one of the best home teams in the NBA.
The Heat, who have a 21-3 record at American Airlines Arena, are coming off a road win against the Orlando Magic.
Jimmy Butler had 24 points, three rebounds and three assists and Bam Adebayo chipped in a little bit of everything with four points, 14 rebounds, five assists, three steals and four blocks in a 102-89 win.
This is a premiere matchup between two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
I give the Heat the advantage in this game because they will be playing on their home court.
Roll with Miami minus the points in this one.
1u – Heat (-3) @ -105
San Antonio Spurs @ Los Angeles Clippers
- Since the 2010-11 NBA season, the San Antonio Spurs have a 23-17 against the spread record at the Staples Center. (Stat courtesy of Statschecker)
The San Antonio Spurs are eyeing a third straight win in this game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
In their last game against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night, DeMar DeRozan finished with 24 points, six assists, two steals and two boards and Dejounte Murray chipped in nine points, 10 rebounds, two assists and four steals for the Spurs, who overcame a 19-point deficit to win 114-90 in San Antonio.
It was the final home game for the Spurs before an eight-game road trip that begins in Los Angeles against the Clippers on Monday night.
San Antonio plus the points against the Clippers is the pick in this basketball game.
Roll with San Antonio here.
1u – Spurs (+10) @ -105
By Dan Canova