NBA West Odds and Picks

By James F.

The NBA season resumes tonight. BetOnline has odds on tonight’s Western Conference games:

Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons- Memphis is currently in the fourth position in the standings, which is the last home court spot for the opening round. So every game is a big one for the Grizzlies. Detroit is playing out the string and looking forward to the draft lottery.  Memphis -2 -110 while Detroit is +2 -110. Moneyline has the Grizzlies -135 and the Pistons +115. Over/Under is 186.5 -110 on both over and under. We like the Grizzlies -2 -110 and the over -110 in this one.

Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Hornets- Chicago is fifth in the East put only 1.5 games out of the third spot and the Central Division lead. The Hornets are looking forward to the lottery. The Bulls need this one badly, but the Hornets have not been laying down lately for anybody.  The Bulls are -2 -105 while the Hornets are +2 -115 ATS. Moneyline is Bulls -130 or Hornets +110. Over/Under is 181.5 with both being -110. We like the Hornets at home +110 and the under -110.

Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets– The Celtics are in the seventh position in the Eastern Conference while the Nuggets are fifth in the West. Both are trying to improve their position before the regular season ends and both have been red hot lately. The Celtics are +8.5 -110 while the Nuggets are -8.5 -110 ATS. Moneyline has the Celtics +250 and the Nuggets -425. Over/Under is 203 with both at -110. We are going to take Boston +8.5 -110 and the Over -110.

Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz– Both of these teams are in the playoffs as of now, but neither can afford too many slip ups. The Warriors are in the sixth spot while Utah is in the seventh position. Golden State is +3.5 -110 while the Jazz is -3.5 -110 ATS. Moneyline has the Warriors +145 and the Jazz -165. Over/Under is 203.5. We like the Warriors +145 and the over -110.

Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers– The Suns are dreadful this year and looking forward to ending the season and the draft lottery. Portland is in ninth position right now and needs to gain three games on the Houston Rockets to get back into contention. The Suns are +6.5 -110 while the Blazers are -6.5 -110 ATS. Moneyline has the Suns + 220 and the Blazers -260. Over/Under is 195.5 with both at -110. We like the Blazers -6.5 -110 and the under -110.

San Antonio Spurs at Sacramento Kings– The Spurs are trying to maintain the top spot in the West. Right now they have a 2.5 game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder who is is second place and a four game lead over the third place Los Angeles Clippers. The Kings are playing out the string in Sacramento and getting ready to move on to Seattle. The Spurs are -9 -110 while the Kings are +9 -110 ATS. Moneyline has the Spurs – 500 while the Kings are +405. Over/Under is 209 with both at -110. We are going to go with the Kings +9 -110 and the over -110. We also like the Spurs -500.