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After, to what amounted to a day off, with just two games on the schedule, we are back at it with 13 games on tap tonight. This will be a nervous night of scoreboard watching, with so many teams in action, and this league is so balanced and difficult to predict.. Yesterday we didn’t like either game as a Best Bet so we passed and that leaves our Best Bet of the Day record at 11-12. We split the two games on the Money Line and we are holding steady at 47-30 in that category. Let’s see what we have as far as betting goes for tonight. `
Indiana Pacers 15-29 at Los Angeles Lakers 22-22 (-4.5): What worries me the most about this game is the fact that the Lakers have been losing to this kind of team. The Pacers are good enough to beat them if they aren’t ready to play. All of us keep waiting for LA to take off and start rolling but they have played 44 games and it hasn’t happened yet. They are coming off one of their best games of the year after disposing of Utah on Monday. I’m going with them to keep it going at home tonight.
PAPA DUDES BEST BET: Lakers -4.5
Toronto 21-20 at Dallas 25-19 (-4): The Mavs are playing very well, having won 12 out of their last 14. This is a game against a team from the East that they need to beat, especially at home. The Raptors are a bit unpredictable and fully capable of pulling off an upset in this one. But, we are banking on Dallas to get another win at home.
PAPA DUDES BEST BET: Dallas -4
Orlando 8-37 at Philadelphia 25-18 (-11.5): Philly plays down to their competition sometimes. – THE PICK: 76ers 117 Magic 108
Brooklyn 27-16 at Washington 23-21 (-2): How will the Nets play without Durant? – THE PICK: Washington 113 Brooklyn 109
Minnesota 22-22 at Atlanta 18-25 (-2): Timberwolves won last night; Hawks have fresh legs. – THE PICK: Atlanta 124 Minnesota 121
Charlotte 24-20 at Boston 23-22 (-3.5): Both teams have won 5 out of their last 6. – THE PICK: Charlotte 122 Boston 120
Portland 18-25 at Miami 28-16 (-8.5): Blazers are playing better but the Heat are tough. – THE PICK: Miami 122 Portland 112
Cleveland 27-18 (-3) at Chicago 27-15: No Zach LaVine for the Bulls. – THE PICK: Cleveland 123 Chicago 118
Memphis 31-15 at Milwaukee 27-19 (-6.5): Grizzlies have COVID issues. Holiday questionable for the Bucks. -THE PICK: Bucks 112 Grizzlies 10
Oklahoma City 14-29 at San Antonio 16-28 (-6.5): Two mediocre teams in this one. – THE PICK: San Antonio 122 OKC 113
Houston 13-32 at Utah 29-15 (-12): Jazz trying to get back to winning. – THE PICK: Utah 126 Houston 108
LA Clippers 22-23 at Denver 22-20 (-7.5): It seems like these two play all the time. – THE PICK: Denver 117 Clippers 109
Detroit 10-33 at Sacramento 18-28 (-5.5): Kings should win this one. -THE PICK: Kings 123 Pistons 113
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