Degen Show Part (2/1/2021)

Your favorite Degens give you their NBA Bet Picks for 2/1/21 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 2/1/21

Sacramento (3.5) at New Orleans (-3.5)

NBA Bet Picks for 2/1/21

Pick: Bet $20 Sacramento

Total: 233 (Lean Under – 232)

Predicted Score: Sacramento 115 – New Orleans 117

Overview: Earlier in the season, New Orleans leaned on defense to try to win games. It didn’t work. So now their gameplan is to not play defense and try to outscore their opponents. That helped them win against the Wizards and Bucks but burned them Saturday against the Rockets.

Sacramento has played pretty good ball the past week. They lost a close one to the Heat on Saturday but still covered ATS. It was their 4th straight ATS cover. The Kings are on game 4 of their road trip and that’s always concerning, but the Pelicans aren’t sensational at home and aren’t great at covering spreads as a favorite.

Sacramento’s effective FG% has been outstanding recently and they are top 5 in offensive efficiency over the past week. Defense has been a problem for them all season, but even that has picked up the past week. The problem is that they have turned the ball over a lot recently. Hopefully that can balance out with some stellar offensive rebounding to create some second chance points.

I’m going to bet $20 on the Kings here and hope that their road weariness doesn’t kick in.


New York (4) at Chicago (-4)

NBA Bet Picks for 2/1/21

Pick: Bet $20 Chicago

Total: 218 (Lean Over – 221)

Predicted Score: Chicago 115 – New York 106

Overview: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. So here I am. Betting on a Knicks game and backing a Bulls team that ripped my heart out just a few nights ago. I have been off on betting Knicks games all season. Which is a testament to how frustrating a team they can be. Some days, Thibs has them playing like world beaters. Other days, they look like the lottery team that many expected them to be.

As for Chicago, yeah, I can say just about the same as the Knicks. Only instead of focusing on great defense, this is a team that plays no defense and has the ability to play great offense.

Thibs will be motivated to take it to his old team. And I went through the litany of issues that the Bulls have playing at home. But New York is not stellar on the road and someone has got to win this game. So I’ll toss $20 on the Bulls here.



LA Lakers (-6) at Atlanta (6)

Pick: Lean Atlanta

Total: 219 (Lean Under / Dumb Push – 219)

Predicted Score: LA Lakers 110 – Atlanta 109


Charlotte (5.5) at Miami (-5.5)

Pick: Lean Charlotte

Total: 217.5 (Lean Under – 216)

Predicted Score: Charlotte 110 – Miami 106


Minnesota (5.5) at Cleveland (-5.5)

Pick: Lean Minnesota

Total: 217.5 (Lean Over – 221)

Predicted Score: Minnesota 112 – Cleveland 109


Houston (-5) at Oklahoma City (5)

Pick: Lean Houston

Total: 224 (Lean Under / Dumb Push – 224)

Predicted Score: Houston 115 – Oklahoma City 109


Portland (9.5) at Milwaukee (-9.5)

Pick: Lean Portland

Total: 233.5 (Lean Under – 233)

Predicted Score: Milwaukee 119 – Portland 114


Memphis (3) at San Antonio (-3)

Pick: Lean Memphis

Total: 222 (Lean Under – 220)

Predicted Score: Memphis 111 – San Antonio 109


Phoenix (1.5) at Dallas (-1.5)

Pick: Lean Phoenix

Total: 219.5 (Lean Under – 218)

Predicted Score: Phoenix 110 – Dallas 108


Detroit (9.5) at Denver (-9.5)

Pick: Lean Detroit

Total: 220.5 (Lean Over – 225)

Predicted Score: Denver 115 – Detroit 110


Max’s Salty NHL Bets for 2/1/2021

We are 19 days into the NHL season and I have had sub .500 picks only 5 times. Yesterday was one of them. But I did manage to eek out a profit betting wise as I went 1-1 and made $4.40. So on the year, I am 81-53 on my total picks, 22-18 on bets and up $47.


Vancouver Canucks (143) at Montreal Canadiens (-159)

Pick: Lean Vancouver


Pittsburgh Penguins (-104) at New York Rangers (-106)

Pick: Bet New York


Nashville Predators (152) at Tampa Bay Lightning (-169)

Pick: Lean Tampa Bay


Boston Bruins (-143) at Washington Capitals (129)

Pick: Lean Washington


Calgary Flames (-120) at Winnipeg Jets (108)

Pick: Bet Calgary

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