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Max’s Sports Bet Picks for 1/25/22
CHA (3) at TOR (-3)
Pick: Bet $10 CHA ML
Total: 221.5 (Lean Under – 204)
Predicted Score: CHA 105 – TOR 99
Notes: Both teams will look to shake off losses and avoid losing 2 in a row. The Hornets currently sit at the 7th seed in the East and will look to move up in order to avoid a play-in game.
Toronto has bounced back after a terrible start to the year. At .500, they are still in the playoff race in the East.
Charlotte is just 13-14 on the road this season but Toronto, much like their overall record, is just 12-12 at home. So neither team has an advantage in home and road splits.
But Charlotte still has the edge, in my opinion. The Hornets are the 10th best shooting road team and the 3rd highest scoring team on the road.
The one thing that Toronto does very well is get extra scoring chances each game. They lead the league in that category. So if the Hornets can avoid turnovers and prevent the Raptors from getting offensive rebounds, they should stay right in this game.
I like the Hornets here to get the straight-up win so a $10 moneyline bet on Charlotte.
LAL (-3) at BKN (3)
Pick: Bet $10 BKN ML
Total: 226.5 (Lean Over – 228)
Predicted Score: LAL 112 – BKN 116
Notes: The Nets are back home. Which means no Kyrie. They are already without KD. Can Jimmy James Harden lead this team to a win?
Against this Lakers team, yeah, it’s possible.
LA is on their 3rd road game in a row. The rumors around the job security of Frank Vogel and the roster of this team continue to swirl. So either this team is on the verge of imploding or they will go on to win a title.
LA is just 8-12 on the road this season and in the bottom half of the league when it comes to road effective field goal %. They average 3 points less per game on the road and currently rank 27th in the league in overall defense.
I get that that the Nets are missing two star players – but I like their overall roster better than the Lakers. At home, getting points, this seems like a Brooklyn play to me.
But I won’t take the points.
$10 moneyline bet on Brooklyn.
LAC (5) at WAS (-5)
Pick: Lean LAC
Total: 215.5 (Lean Over – 218)
Predicted Score: LAC 108 – WAS 110
DEN (-7) at DET (7)
Pick: Lean DET
Total: 219 (Lean Under – 212)
Predicted Score: DEN 108 – DET 104
NOP (4) at PHI (-4)
Pick: Lean NOP
Total: 212.5 (Lean Under – 212)
Predicted Score: NOP 105 – PHI 107
SAC (8.5) at BOS (-8.5)
Pick: Lean SAC
Total: 219.5 (Lean Over – 231)
Predicted Score: SAC 114 – BOS 117
SAS (-3) at HOU (3)
Pick: Lean HOU
Total: 235.5 (Lean Under – 214)
Predicted Score: SAS 108 – HOU 106
MIN (-3) at POR (3)
Pick: Lean POR
Total: 227.5 (Lean Over – 228)
Predicted Score: MIN 113 – POR 115
DAL (3) at GSW (-3)
Pick: Lean DAL
Total: 211.5 (Lean Under – 204)
Predicted Score: DAL 102 – GSW 102
Florida Panthers (-155) at Winnipeg Jets (135)
Pick: Bet $10 Florida
Notes: The Jets have lost 4 games in a row. Florida is coming off a loss to the Kraken. Somehow that seems worse.
This is Florida’s 5th straight road game. One more and then enter into New York Islanders territory on the season. The Panthers have not found much success on the road this year.
And for a team that is nearly unbeatable at home, if they could find some more road success, they would be the favorite for the Cup this year.
Winnipeg is returning home after a long road trip themselves. And you almost have to feel bad for them. They had games against Washington, Nashville, Boston and Pittsburgh and now have to host the Panthers.
The implied probability is razor thin here and I don’t have much margin here. But it’s the only game on the board for me that is even close.
$10 bet on the Panthers.
Buffalo Sabres (155) at Ottawa Senators (-180)
Pick: Lean Ottawa
Arizona Coyotes (340) at Pittsburgh Penguins (-425)
Pick: Lean Pittsburgh
Dallas Stars (-130) at New Jersey Devils (110)
Pick: Lean Dallas
Vegas Golden Knights (146) at Carolina Hurricanes (-178)
Pick: Lean Carolina
Philadelphia Flyers (160) at New York Islanders (-185)
Pick: Lean New York
Edmonton Oilers (-130) at Vancouver Canucks (110)
Pick: Lean Edmonton
Nashville Predators (-160) at Seattle Kraken (140)
Pick: Lean Nashville