Degen Show Part (1/25/2021)

Your favorite Degens give you their NBA Bet Picks for 1/25/21. Listen to their NBA win totals episode for more NBA action.

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Max’s NBA Bet Picks for 1/25/21

Bets

San Antonio at New Orleans

NBA Bet Picks for 1/25/21

Spread: NO -3 (Bet San Antonio)

Total: 222 (Lean Over – 223)

Predicted Score: Spurs 112 – Pelicans 111

Overview: Not sure if it’s time to raise the alarm for the Pelicans, but after 3 straight losses – including an embarrassing one to the T-Wolves on Saturday – I do think this is a team that needs a shake-up. That could be admitting the mistake of hiring Stan Van Gundy or it could be a trade (possibly of Lonzo Ball).

Ball and Bledsoe are one of the more underwhelming backcourts in the league. While Ball’s scoring is up a bit, he’s shooting poorly – including some terrible 3 point shot selection. Trading Ball – especially since it doesn’t seem like they plan on re-signing him – for someone like Lauri Markkanen from the Bulls – would allow Bledsoe to be the primary point guard and avoid forcing time for a player who just isn’t a fit.

As for the Spurs, they bounced back yesterday after losing 2 in a row. While I am hesitant to bet on them in a back to back, this is the only game I like on the day and I have to have a little faith DeMar DeRozan and crew. Betting $20 on the Spurs.

Leans

Charlotte at Orlando

Spread: ORL -2 (Lean Charlotte)

Total: 213.5 (Lean Over – 215)

Predicted Score: Hornets 109 – Magic 106

 

Philadelphia at Detroit

Spread: PHI -6.5 (Lean Detroit)

Total: 215.5 (Lean Over – 224)

Predicted Score: Sixers 114 – Pistons 110

 

Toronto at Indiana

Spread: IND -3 (Lean Toronto)

Total: 217 (Lean Over – 219)

Predicted Score: Raptors 110 – Pacers 109

 

Miami at Brooklyn

Spread: Brooklyn -7.5 (Lean Miami)

Total: 234.5 (Lean Under – 233)

Predicted Score: Nets 119 – Heat 114

 

LA Lakers at Cleveland

Spread: LAL -10.5 (Lean Cleveland)

Total: 215 (Lean Over – 216)

Predicted Score: Lakers 112 – Cavs 104

 

Denver at Dallas

Spread: DEN -1.5 (Lean Denver)

Total: 222.5 (Lean Over – 224)

Predicted Score: Nuggets 113 – Dallas 111

 

Boston at Chicago

Spread: BOS -7 (Lean Chicago)

Total: 228.5 (Lean Over – 229)

Predicted Score: Bulls 118 – Celtics 111

 

Oklahoma City at Portland

Spread: POR -5.5 (Lean OKC)

Total: 222 (Lean Over – 223)

Predicted Score: Blazers 113 – Thunder 110

 

Minnesota at Golden State

Spread: GS -8.5 (Lean Minnesota)

Total: 225.5 (Lean Under – 225)

Predicted Score: Warriors 113 – Timberwolves 112

 

Max’s Salty NHL Bets for 1/25/2021

A 1-2 day for bets which sucks since I was 7-4 in my overall picks. Time to bet them all! I am 49-35 on my NHL picks this season but only 14-15 in bets. That puts me in the red for $56 on the season. Only one game on the board today.

 

Ottawa Senators (134) at Vancouver Canucks (-148)

Pick: Lean Vancouver

Notes: My metrics have Vancouver winning this one but with the money coming in on them, the line has gotten better. So I am going to avoid a potential trap here and just lean them. The Canucks defense is one of the worst (if not, the worst) in the league so that gives even the worst of offenses a chance to score on them.

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