Vik (9-6): When Anthony Davis is healthy, the Pelicans matchup well with the Warriors, as they showed in last year’s playoffs. AD is a game-time decision, but everything I’m hearing points towards him giving it a go tonight. The public is also overwhelmingly on the Warriors tonight (75%), especially after watching Klay Thompson’s record-breaking night vs. the Bulls. The Pick: Pelicans +11.5
Jason (13-17-1): The Jimmy Butler news obviously hurts, and the line is racing up, but I got -5.5 this morning. I’ll try the Bulls +8 at home against the Nuggets. And I’ll take the Nets at home -2.5 vs the Pistons, who played last night in Boston. Had some people on Instagram ask me how I can decide on NBA games nightly. Well, it’s a process. I’m doing NBA fantasy basketball, so I’m checking all the box scores. Injuries matter. Long road trips, back-to-backs – all of matters. And yes, I also look into fading the public. One of the places I go that’s part of the decision process is this site is right here. The picks: Bulls +8, Jazz -5.5, Nets -2.5.
Ryan (0-4): The Picks: Knicks-Pacers under 210.5, Pelicans +11.5