Straight Up: 29-18
Sacramento Kings @ Philadelphia 76ers
Straight Up: 76ers (-400)
Spread: 76ers (-9.5)
Tonight’s matchup in The City of Brotherly Love features two teams in free fall. The Kings (9-20) have lost three out of their last four games, while the 76ers (14-15) have lost six of their last seven. I’m predicting that the Kings struggle on the east coast tonight and allow Philly to get a much-needed win. Mr. Process, Joel Embiid, should be fresh tonight after having not played since Friday’s 119-117 loss to the Thunder. The 76ers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against the Kings.
New Orleans Pelicans @ Washington Wizards
Straight Up: Wizards (-145)
Spread: Wizards (-3.0)
Tonight, John Wall reunites with his college running mate, DeMarcus Cousins, as the Pelicans take a visit to the Capital City. Cousins and Davis have been one of the league’s best scoring tandems this year, averaging 26.2 and 25.2 points respectively. However, their production has not correlated with team success, as the Pelicans find themselves just inside the playoff picture in the West. The Pelicans are averaging 15.9 turnovers per game (T-27th in NBA), which is a recipe for disaster when going against a guard like John Wall. New Orleans is 1-10 SU in its last 11 and 0-5 ATS in its last five against Washington.
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Milwaukee Bucks
Straight Up: Cavaliers (-113)
Spread: Cavaliers (-1.0)
The marquee matchup of the night features the league’s third leading scoring in LeBron James against the league’s second league scoring in Giannis Antetokounmpo. Unfortunately for Milwaukee, Cleveland has been the hottest team in the league, winning 18 out of their last 19 games. Don’t get cute with this one, go with the flow. Cavs are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games on the road and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.
Cleveland (+4.5, -115)
Washington (+3.0, -109)
Pays 1.3 to 1.0