NBA and NHL Bets! March 2nd Degeneracy

NBA

Jazz at Cavs

The Jazz broke their losing streak on Friday – something they needed as they hit the road now. Donovan Mitchell has been playing very well lately but the team has struggled as a cohesive unit. They head to Cleveland today to face a Cavs team that has lost two in a row after winning two games against playoff bound teams. Utah is 16-13 straight up and 15-14 against the spread on the road this season. All of the money is on Utah and line is moving the right way. This line is pretty spot on to me so I’ll just lean the Jazz.

Rockets at Knicks

The Knicks got a win over the Bulls but now welcome a Rockets team that is fresh off a win over the Celtics. Houston has won 6 in a row and 8 of their last 10. The Rockets are 18-12 straight up on the road but that drops to 14-15-1 ATS. It does seem that the Westbrook and Harden combination is working right now. But it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out in the playoffs. The Rockets are 6-3-1 ATS over their last 10 and beat the Knicks by 10 last week. But this is a tad too many points for my liking. I’ll lean the Knicks.

Blazers at Magic

Portland has lost 3 in a row and 7 of their last 10. They head to Orlando where Vucevic and crew won on Friday night. But then they traveled to San Antonio on Saturday and returned back home to play their third game in four nights. The Magic are 16-14 at home and the Blazers are 10-22 on the road. I think Orlando gets the win but I can’t trust them to cover. I’ll lean the Blazers.

Grizzlies at Hawks 

Atlanta has won two in a row – both by double digits. They welcome Ja Morant and crew into town tonight, fresh off their win over the Lakers. But the Grizzlies are only 12-17 on the road this season. The money is on Memphis but the line is getting better for them. Traps don’t mean much in the NBA and I think Memphis has a chance to win this one. Maybe Atlanta is on the verge of showing us what they can do with Trae and Collins healthy but I’ll still bet the Grizzlies.

Bucks at Heat

This will be a big test tonight. Not for the Bucks who are completely unstoppable right now, have won 6 in a row and are 25-5 on the road. The Heat will be the ones tested tonight as they put their 25-4 home record on the line tonight. Miami has won 2 in a row – both at home but Minnesota showed they can be beat at home. And Milwaukee will do the same tonight. I’ll bet the Bucks.

Mavs at Bulls

Well, I’ve put way too mud stock in the Bulls lately and that’s been a mistake. After shitting the bed against the Knicks in New York they head back home to host the Mavs. Dallas got a 20 point win yesterday without Luka and will need to play without him again today. And possibly Porzingis too. In fact, the injury report in this game for both teams is too many to list here. The Mavs are a damn good road team but there is so much uncertainty here. I’ll still lean the Mavs.

Pacers at Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge remains out for the Spurs as they host a Pacers team that has won 3 in a row and 4 of 5 since coming back from the All Star break. Indiana hasn’t been tested that much in that span and the only winning team they faced beat them by 46. But the Spurs aren’t a team to be afraid of. They used to be unbeatable at home but are just 15-13 this season. I’ll lean the Pacers.

NHL

Avalanche at Red Wings

Colorado got a nice win on the road on Saturday – their 6th win in a row. Detroit has lost 5 in a row and are 1-8-1 in their last 10. So the question of course is if there’s any value with the Red Wings. I say no. Toss the Avalanche into your parlays and check one of those off the list.

Oilers at Predators 

These are two teams that are closer than you’d expect. Everyone is high up on the Oilers but Nashville has been a pretty decent team all season. Despite that close loss to the Avalanche on Saturday, they have played very good hockey lately whereas Edmonton has dropped off a bit. The Oilers are a solid team on the road – posting an 18-13-3 record. And the money is on them today. But I’m fading the money and following the public here and betting the Predators.