Pistons at 76ers
Detroit has lost 4 in a row as they head to Philadelphia where the Sixers are 28-2 on the season. They are playing without Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons but even so, they’ve done well at home without them. Philly returns home after a 1-4 toad trip and play a Pistons team that is still without their leading scorer in Derek Rose. But without their big two I think this line is too much for the Sixers. They still get the win but they don’t cover. I’ll bet the Pistons.
Knicks at Hawks
The Knicks played last night and lost to the Bullets and now turn around to play a Hawks team that was lucky to escape with a win against the Hornets on Monday. Atlanta has rarely been a favorite this season but is only 3-4-2 in that situation. John Collins is listed as probable tonight. The money is coming in hard on Atlanta and the line is getting better for them. I just think this is a closer game than the line shows. I’ll lean New York.
Hornets at Heat
The Heat went 1-1 on their little road trip and now return home where they are 27-4 straight up and 20-11 ATS. They are hosting a dangerous Hornets team that is 7-2-1 ATS over their last 10. Jimmy Butler is listed as questionable for tonight’s game and Charlotte is still dealing with Malik Monk’s suspension. I think Charlotte is playing above their heads and this is a Miami play but Butler’s availability is enough to keep this as a lean on Miami.
Jazz at Thunder
Utah’s winning streak was stopped on Monday with a home loss to the Raptors. They are back on the road to play the Thunder today. The Jazz were quite successful on their last road trip but are playing a Thunder team that is 20-13 at home. OKC has won 3 in a row and return after a successful road trip from the East. This is a close one for me. I’ll lean the Jazz here.
Nuggets at Mavs
The Mavs took a bad loss in San Antonio last night and now head back home to host a Nuggets team that beat a Giannis-less Bucks team on Monday. Both teams are only 5-5 over their last 10. The Nuggets are better on the road than Dallas is at home but I like Dallas to show up tonight. I hate that it’s a back to back but Luka tends to show up big after a loss like last night. I’ll bet Dallas.
Pelicans at Kings
The Kings are coming off a loss but are 7-3 over their last 10 and have wedged themselves into the playoff conversation along with the Pelicans and 3 other teams. New Orleans has won 2 in a row and have improved their road record to 15-17. Both teams have been off since Saturday and aren’t dealing with any significant injuries other than the Bagley injury for Sacramento. The money is hard on New Orleans and line has gotten better for them. I’ll lean the Kings here.
Sharks at Blackhawks
The Sharks have lost 3 in a row and head to Chicago where the Blackhawks have lost 2 straight. Chicago is a big favorite here and the line has gotten a lot worse for them despite money and public being about 50/50. The Blackhawks have a winning record at home and should get this one but too chalky for me. I’ll lean Chicago.
Jets at Oilers
I hit on the Jets on Monday and still feel dirty from that. But they have won 4 of 5 and play an Edmonton team that has lost some close games recently. The Oilers are 20-14-3 at home this season and Winnipeg is just a decent road team. I’ll lean Edmonton here.
Rangers at Avalanche
The Rangers got the win yesterday in Dallas and now head to Colorado to play an Avalanche team that has lost 3 of 4. Two of those losses were on the road where they are actually better record wise. Their home record is pretty good but the Rangers are another team that thrives on the road. I can see Colorado getting the win tonight but I like the value in New York. I’ll lean the Rangers.
Blues at Ducks
The Blues lost on Monday to the Panthers and it was a rare home loss. They hit the road to Anaheim today to resume a game from February 11th that was postponed after a Blues player had a heart attack on the bench. I don’t have any lines on this or data but I’ll lean St. Louis.
Senators at Kings
The Kings have won 6 in a row after beating the Avalanche on Monday. They find themselves as big home favorites over the Senators today. Ottawa is 4-5-1 over the last 10 and has a dreadful 7-20-6 record on the road this season. Betting a team -162 that is sub .500 and has a goal differential of -35 on the season is not a smart move. But it’s the move I’m making today. Betting LA.