Friday, brings us a seven-game NBA slate. Let’s take a look at two of my top picks against the spread. This is our first gambling article, so if you have any suggestions feel free to reach out.
Also my number one piece of advice is DON’T RISK MONEY YOU DON’T HAVE!
Let’s get started (****all spread are as of this writing****)
Pacers (-1.5) over the Heat
Indiana is coming off back to back losses to the Rockets and the 76ers, both in very low scoring games for 2018 standards. Look for them to bounce back tonight in Miami who is missing Goran Dragic. Dragic has missed two of the last three games with a knee injury. In those two games without Goran, the Heat lost to the Hawks and couldn’t crack 100 points in a win vs. the Spurs. Look for the Heat to struggle tonight and Pacers to get a quality road win.
Jazz (-6) over the Celtics
The Celtics are on the backend of a road back to back. Last night a struggling Phoenix team gave Boston everything they could handle. The C’s had to exert tons of energy to fight back and win the game in overtime. The Celtics are still far from hitting their stride. While they are still figuring it out look for the Jazz to take advantage at home. Donovan Mitchell is back to 100% after playing last game so Utah will be at full strength. Oddly, though the Jazz are 1-4 at home where they normally have a strong advantage.
The over/under is extremely low as well (205.5 points). Look for the Jazz to win comfortably in a defensive struggle.