Nobody wants to mess with the Miami Heat right now. Even though several rotational guys are out of the lineup, the wins have slowly started to arrive for them.
Good days are on the horizon, and it seems that they are a team we all need to take a bit more seriously. The Anthony Davis-less Lakers could not solve Miami, taking the loss to them on Saturday night.
Oklahoma City does enter here off a win on Sunday against Cleveland, but everybody has been doing that. The Thunder are 2-6 in their past eight games, which should not inspire any confidence in picking them as an underdog here.
Nothing about how they have been playing for the last few weeks has stood out in a positive way, really. It's great that they beat the Cavs, but they hope to lose more than they win so that a superstar can come via the draft in 2021.
Choosing Miami -5 is safe, and Jimmy Butler will make sure you get this correct with another big performance.
It isn't a surprise to see the spread of a game featuring a .500 team and the Utah Jazz be so steep. But it is a mistake. The Hornets enter action here off an impressive win over Golden State, where Terry Rozier sank the game-winning jumper at the buzzer.
The team is starting to find its rhythm, looking better and better by the game. Gordon Hayward is an All-Star-caliber wing, while LaMelo Ball is already starting to run away with the Rookie of the Year award.
Utah finally took a loss over the weekend, just its second in over 20 games played. To think that the Jazz opened the year 4-4 is just crazy.
Every team gets hot at some point, but to parlay that into the best record in the NBA not even a month later is just as impressive as it gets. Donovan Mitchell should be able to make it to the All-Star Game and possibly have his teammate Rudy Gobert there with him. Jordan Clarkson looks like a runaway Sixth Man of the Year.
If the moneyline is your intention, ride with Utah -835. But Charlotte +12.5 is going to allow some wiggle room in a game that will be close.
If the Wizards and Lakers played two weeks ago, betting the Los Angeles moneyline, spread, over, and everything else would be a no-brainer. But the beauty of the NBA is that the landscape is constantly shifting over the course of the year.
The Lakers' offense has been far less effective without Davis and Dennis Schroder, leading to some mixed results in past weeks. LeBron James can only do so much by himself.
The Wizards enter this one having won four games in a row. They have defeated the mighty Nets not once but twice on the year.
Russell Westbrook is starting to figure out where he's most effective. The Wizards last lost to the upstart Knicks nine days ago.
They have been doing a nice job of late, with Scott Brooks changing the rotations to work more effectively. It's really great to see this, as Bradley Beal has just experienced so much losing in these last several seasons.
Wizards +7 is the bet here as they enter hot and hungry. They will make this game with Los Angeles very close.
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