Degen Show Part (3/19/21)

Your favorite Degens give you their NBA Bet Picks for 3/19/21 and Max’s salty NHL picks too. Listen to the Degen’s NBA win totals episode for more NBA action.

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Max’s NBA Bet Picks for 3/19/21


BKN (-8.5) at ORL (8.5)

NBA Bet Picks for 3/19/21

Pick: Bet $20 BKN

Total: 224.5 (Lean Over – 225)

Predicted Score: BKN 117 – ORL 108

Overview: I have bet on Brooklyn in 3 straight games and they finally helped me out of my losing streak. Of course Kyrie once again decided to sit out and I needed the MVP to Strippers to single-handedly win for me. Kyrie should be back tonight. That is, until I say the magic word “bet” and he is then summoned to his flat Earth home planet to save them from lizard creatures with his sage scepter.

So yeah, Orlando. I bet against them yesterday and they kept it close to New York. But that New York offense is nowhere near as good as Brooklyn’s. Orlando’s effective FG% is substantially lower than Brooklyn’s as is their offensive rebounding %. To make matters worse, Orlando also turns the ball over more as a percentage of their total possessions – meaning that Brooklyn should rout them tonight.

I don’t quite have it as a major blowout – but enough for me to confidently bet Brooklyn. $20 bet on the Nets and now watch Twitter for Kyrie’s impending injury or some shit.


SAS (-1.5) at CLE (1.5)

NBA Bet Picks for 3/19/21

Pick: Bet $20 CLE

Total: 216.5 (Lean Under – 215)

Predicted Score: SAS 108 – CLE 107

Overview: Both of these teams are teams in flux and are considering trades of key players. I would venture to say that San Antonio is in more of a flux lately. The decision to sit Andre Drummond has been made long ago and their lineup has stayed relatively consistent – other than the injuries to Kevin Love and Taurean Prince.

For San Antonio, it was a recent development to sit LaMarcus Aldridge to trade him and now they are dealing with DeMar DeRozan still being out. The Spurs have some young players who could make them competitive eventually – but for now, it’s kind of rebuild mode for them.

Neither team has shot exceptionally well lately but Cleveland has looked better as of late at home.

Not much that I love today. And I don’t love this. But I like Cleveland enough to bet $20 on them.


DET (2.5) at HOU (-2.5)

NBA Bet Picks for 3/19/21

Pick: Bet $20 DET

Total: 216.5 (Lean Over – 217)

Predicted Score: DET 113 – HOU 104

Overview: Houston will win eventually. In fact, they could win tonight. It’s a winnable game against a sub .500 team. The problem is, I don’t have them winning. In fact, I have them losing to Detroit by 9.

The Pistons have not played very good basketball lately and they have some road woes. But they can shoot the ball much better than Houston and while I cannot name a single player on Detroit, the players I can name on Houston tend to be injured or subject to trade talks.

$20 bet on the Pistons.


Meaningless Leans

SAC (7) at BOS (-7)

Pick: Lean SAC

Total: 234 (Lean Over – 236)

Predicted Score: BOS 120 – SAC 116

Notes:  Tristan Thompson is out for BOS and is subject to trade talks.


GSW (9.5) at MEM (-9.5)

Pick: Lean GSW

Total: 223.5 (Lean Under – 218)

Predicted Score: MEM 111 – GSW 107

Notes: Steph Curry is doubtful (more than likely out) as is Kelly Oubre Jr. for GSW.


UTA (-5) at TOR (5)

Pick: Lean TOR

Total: 229.5 (Lean Over – 235)

Predicted Score: UTA 119 – TOR 116


IND (4.5) at MIA (-4.5)

Pick: Lean MIA

Total: 214.5 (Lean Over – 215)

Predicted Score: MIA 110 – IND 105

Notes: Miami’s effective FG% has not been good lately and is trending down while Indy’s is trending up. Miami is solid at home and has been winning a lot lately. But the shooting could be a problem / indication of a slide.


CHI (7.5) at DEN (-7.5)

Pick: Lean CHI

Total: 227.5 (Lean Under – 227)

Predicted Score: DEN 115 – CHI 112


DAL (-3.5) at POR (3.5)

Pick: Lean POR

Total: 234 (Lean Under – 225)

Predicted Score: DAL 113 – POR 112


MIN (11) at PHX (-11)

Pick: Lean MIN

Total: 231 (Lean Over – 236)

Predicted Score: PHX 121 – MIN 115


Max’s Salty NHL Bets for 3/19/21

5-5 in picks and 1-1 in bets yesterday. Nothing I am in love with today but I got a few plays I like.



Vegas Golden Knights (-164) at Los Angeles Kings (147)

Pick: Bet Vegas


New York Rangers (120) at Washington Capitals (-133)

Pick: Bet New York


Calgary Flames (145) at Toronto Maple Leafs (-161)

Pick: Lean Toronto


Vancouver Canucks (158) at Montreal Canadiens (-177)

Pick: Lean Vancouver


St. Louis Blues (-137) at San Jose Sharks (123)

Pick: Lean San Jose

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