Degen Show Part (3/1/21)
Your favorite Degens give you their NBA Bet Picks for 3/1/21 and there’s some hockey picks below too. Listen to their NBA win totals episode for more NBA action.
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Max’s NBA Bet Picks for 3/1/21
Denver (-5.5) at Chicago (5.5)
Pick: Bet $20 Chicago
Total: 228.5 (Lean Under – 227)
Predicted Score: Chicago 114 – Denver 113
Overview: Chicago scored a whopping 16 points in the 4th quarter in their loss to the Suns on Friday. It was a mix of going cold from the field and playing a tougher Phoenix defense. The Bulls will get a fairly good defense tonight if the Nuggets play their game. Prior to their last few games, Denver’s defense looked extremely beatable. But when they play their game, it’s a top 10 defense.
Despite that gaff against the Suns, I am still high up on this Bulls team. This is a dynamic offense and if their defense continues to be consistent, they should be able to compete even against the better teams in the league. Is Denver one of the better teams in the league?
They should be. But they are only 3 games above .500 and for a team that prided itself on depth last season, it’s been exposed as needing a bit more depth this season.
I’ll bet $20 on the Bulls here to keep this close.
Cleveland (4.5) at Houston (-4.5)
Pick: Bet $20 Cleveland
Total: 217.5 (Lean Over – 219)
Predicted Score: Cleveland 108 – Houston 111
Overview: Let’s talk about the game of the night. The Cavs head to Houston to play the potentially John Wall-less Rockets. Wall is listed as doubtful today. Houston is a team in flux as they deal with the post-Harden era. Victor Oladipo is on the trade block and DeMarcus Cousins has already been waived.
Cleveland is planning on moving on from Andre Drummond but they look to have a solid big man instead of him. The Cavs are kind of clicking right now and while I agree with Rich, at times, they are garbage to watch. They aren’t the flaming dumpster that is the Rockets right now.
Betting $20 on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Dallas (-6.5) at Orlando (6.5)
Pick: Lean Orlando
Total: 223 (Lean Under – 221)
Predicted Score: Dallas 112 – Orlando 109
Indiana (5.5) at Philadelphia (-5.5)
Pick: Lean Indiana
Total: 223.5 (Lean Over – 226)
Predicted Score: Philadelphia 115 – Indiana 111
Notes: Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris are listed as questionable.
Utah (-6.5) at New Orleans (6.5)
Pick: Lean New Orleans
Total: 235.5 (Lean Under – 228)
Predicted Score: Utah 115 – New Orleans 113
Brooklyn (-3.5) at San Antonio (3.5)
Pick: Lean Brooklyn
Total: 234.5 (Lean Under – 228)
Predicted Score: Brooklyn 116 – San Antonio 112
Charlotte (7.5) at Portland (-7.5)
Pick: Lean Charlotte
Total: 235.5 (Lean Under – 229)
Predicted Score: Charlotte 115 – Portland 114
Notes: Portland on a 4-game losing streak and Charlotte is playing in a back-to-back (5th straight game on the road).
Max’s Salty NHL Bets for 3/1/21
Pretty good day again. 4-2 in picks and 1-0 in bets (up $16.26). On the season, 178-134 in picks, 49-39 in bets and up $188.06. The last 7 days have been really good: 32-22 in picks, 10-4 in bets (up $130.14).
Calgary Flames (-149) at Ottawa Senators (134)
Pick: Lean Calgary
Carolina Hurricanes (-115) at Florida Panthers (104)
Pick: Bet Florida
Vancouver Canucks (118) at Winnipeg Jets (-130)
Pick: Lean Vancouver
St. Louis Blues (-132) at Anaheim Ducks (120)
Pick: Lean Anaheim
Toronto Maple Leafs (-110) at Edmonton Oilers (-102)
Pick: Bet Toronto
Minnesota Wild (125) at Vegas Golden Knights (-138)
Pick: Bet Vegas
Colorado Avalanche (-212) at San Jose Sharks (187)
Pick: Lean Colorado