PICK OF THE DAY: (2u) Nets +7.5 @ -110
Brooklyn Nets @ Boston Celtics, 7:30 PM:
- Since the 2010-11 NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets have a 41-27-2 against the spread record as an away team coming off 2 days of rest. (Stats courtesy of Statschecker).
The reason we’re backing the Nets
The Brooklyn Nets will look to put an end to a four-game losing streak on Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics.
Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 25 points, 12 assists and four rebounds and Caris LeVert contributed 15 points, four assists and three boards in a 116-113 loss to the Miami Heat.
Not only have the Nets lost four in a row, they have been defeated in five out of their last six games but after facing the Celtics, Brooklyn will return home to the Barclays Center for its next game.
Despite their recent slide, the Nets are clinging onto the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.
I don’t think the Nets are necessarily going to win this game at the TD Garden, but I’m loving Brooklyn plus the 7.5 points in this matchup.
Take the Nets here.
(1u) Thunder +3 @ -110
Los Angeles Clippers @ Oklahoma City Thunder, 8:00 PM:
- The Oklahoma City Thunder have a 22-15 against the spread record against the Los Angeles Clippers since the 2011-12 NBA season.
The reason we’re backing the Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to bounce back after a brutal away loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Chris Paul led the Thunder with 18 points, five assists and three rebounds and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander contributed 11 points, but Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points, 13 rebounds and six assists for the Bucks in a 133-86 beatdown - the worst loss in the franchise’s history.
The Thunder will definitely bounce back at home in this game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Roll with Oklahoma City plus the 3 points here.
(1u) Lakers -13.5 @ +100
Philadelphia 76ers @ Los Angeles Lakers, 10:00 PM:
- Since the 2017-18 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers have a 33-23-1 against the spread at the Staples Center after a win.
The reason we’re backing the Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers will look to win consecutive games when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.
On Sunday night in New Orleans, LeBron James finished with an incredible 34 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds with two steals and Kyle Kuzma contributed 20 points with four boards in a 122-114 victory over the Pelicans.
Zion Williamson led New Orleans with 35 points and seven rebounds.
This will be the first of six straight games at the Staples Center for the Lakers.
The last time the Lakers squared off against the Sixers was back on Jan. 25 when James had 29 points and passed Kobe Bryant for No. 3 all-time on the NBA’s career scoring list, but the Sixers escaped with a 108-91 win.
The Lakers entered Monday with a 5.5 game lead for first place in the Western Conference over the Denver Nuggets and the Clippers, both of whom are tied for second.
Ben Simmons will be out and Joel Embiid might miss game action as well for Philadelphia.
I believe the Lakers will dominate this matchup and there’s no doubt Los Angeles minus the points is the pick here.
Roll with the Lakers minus the 13.5 points.