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
San Antonio at New Orleans
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.
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.