Degen Show Part (3/23/21)

Your favorite Degens give you their NBA Bet Picks for 3/23/21 and Max’s salty NHL picks too. Listen to the Degen’s NBA win totals episode for more NBA action2

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 Max’s NBA Bet Picks for 3/23/21


DEN (-7.5) at ORL (7.5)

NBA Bet Picks for 3/23/21

Pick: Bet $20 DEN

Total: 217 (Lean Under – 223)

Predicted Score: DEN 116 – ORL 107

Overview: The Orlando Magic have 14 wins this season. 9 of those have come at home. So it is safe to say that they are a better home team than they are a road team. The problem is, they aren’t a very good home team either. In fact, they aren’t a very good team at all.

Orlando did stun Brooklyn just 4 days ago at home. But that’s because I bet on the Nets. Denver has played much better on the road recently – despite a loss to the Kings to end their last road trip. But considering the Kings just beat them at home, maybe it’s a matchup problem with Sacramento causing the losses.

I like Denver on the road today to win and cover this game by about 9 points. Denver is the better shooting team and despite being a mid-tier defense – ranking 16th in defensive efficiency – they still play better defense than Orlando.

$20 bet on the Nuggets.


PHX (1.5) at MIA (-1.5)

NBA Bet Picks for 3/23/21

Pick: Bet $20 PHX

Total: 215.5 (Lean Over – 223)

Predicted Score: PHX 114 – MIA 109

Overview: Miami had won 11 of 12 and many people thought that they were turning things around for a playoff run like last season. The problem was they were winning mainly on defense and took advantage of some lesser teams. The Heat shooting has been pretty bad this year and if they want to make noise in the playoffs, they need to get their shooting right.

Phoenix is a team that has been shooting the hell out of the ball both on the road and at home. They also rank 5th in defensive efficiency and only a tick below Miami in that category. The Suns should come out and win this one. Insert some stupid joke about the Suns burning the Heat or some shit.

$20 bet on the Suns.


PHI (-3.5) at GSW (3.5)

NBA Bet Picks for 3/23/21

Pick: Bet $20 PHI

Total: 220.5 (Lean Over – 227)

Predicted Score: PHI 117 – GSW 110

Overview: Steph Curry remains out for the Warriors so in solidarity, his brother Seth Curry has decided not to play for the Sixers. The latter Curry joins Joel Embiid on the bench as the Sixers head West for a continuance of their road trip.

Even without Embiid, the Sixers have managed to win. Tobias Harris has stepped up but the true depth of this team – from Danny Green to Shake Milton – shows why the Sixers could be a threat in the East.

Philly is still a mediocre road team but they have played better as of late. Granted, it’s been against some less-than-stellar competition. And I am dealing with a dumb push from the last time I bet them.

But screw it. $20 bet on the Sixers.


LAL (6) at NOP (-6)

Pick: Lean NOP

Total: 223 (Lean Under – 217)

Predicted Score: NOP 112 – LAL 105

Notes: LeBron James and Anthony Davis are out and Marc Gasol is questionable for LAL. Lonzo Ball is questionable for NOP.


WAS (2.5) at NYK (-2.5)

Pick: Lean NYK

Total: 225.5 (Lean Under – 222)

Predicted Score: NYK 113 – WAS 109

Notes: Austin Rivers is out, Derrick Rose is doubtful, Elfrid Payton is questionable, Mitchell Robinson and Immanuel Quickley are probable for NYK.


BKN (2) at POR (-2)

Pick: Lean BKN

Total: 236 (Lean Under – 227)

Predicted Score: BKN 114 – POR 113

Notes: Kyrie Irving is out and James Harden is questionable for BKN.


Max’s Salty NHL Bets for 3/23/21

New Jersey Devils (141) at Philadelphia Flyers (-157)

Pick: Bet Philadelphia


Florida Panthers (-145) at Chicago Blackhawks (131)

Pick: Bet Florida


Detroit Red Wings (135) at Nashville Predators (-150)

Pick: Lean Detroit


Tampa Bay Lightning (-161) at Dallas Stars (145)

Pick: Lean Dallas


Colorado Avalanche (-225) at Arizona Coyotes (185)

Pick: Lean Colorado

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