Happy Friday. It’s the weekend, kind of. And what a week it’s been. Last night brought a big hit on the cross-league parlay, which was +646. That’ll make a night, and it kept me in the green despite a 1-4 NBA record (yikes) and a 5-5 CBB day.
NBA record: 115-118-5 ATS (16-29 Underdog ML), 12-15-1 O/U, 3-5 parlay, 0-2 props
- Celtics -8.5
The Pistons played last night and lost by 11, and the Celtics have won five of six, including four double digit wins. I think this is a decent bet. Detroit has lost by 9+ in eight of sixteen games against the East’s top seven, and three of the games where they kept it closer or won came against the Heat, for whatever reason.
- Bulls -3
The Pacers are very quickly turning into my current anti-bet team. Always bet against them. Since they won two in a row to halt a 1-10 stretch, they’ve lost five of seven. Three of those losses came by double digits, and a fourth came against the Magic in Indiana. It doesn’t help that half the team is out right now. The Bulls will bounce back from last night’s loss in this one.
- Hawks +118
I like this bet. The Hawks have won eight of nine, and they didn’t go to overtime last night like the Raptors even if they played a big game against the Suns. At plus value, I’ll take them. They get revenge for Toronto’s win in Atlanta the other day.
- Thunder +8.5
OKC has played five straight games without losing by more than seven, and they’ve won two in a row. Portland has lost five of six. This is a pretty big line based on the version of the Blazers that went on a run a few weeks ago and has mostly disappeared since.
CBB record: 183-196-5 ATS (25-30 Underdog ML), 0-3 parlay
It’s an ugly board for Friday night college basketball but…
- Oakland -3.5
Took this yesterday at -3 before the game was pushed back a day. I’m guessing it’s safe to rule out an elephant invasion of northern Kentucky for the second day in a row. In any case, we’re running it back.
- Toledo -8
Toledo is 11-1 in their last twelve with ten wins of 8+ points. I will keep betting on them.
NBA/CBB PARLAYS: 2-3
Yale, VMI, Akron, Princeton, Cleveland State, Penn, Toledo, Celtics MLs (+646)
+646 again? Seems like fate. Let’s have a Friday.
(Disclaimer: inclement weather caused the Oakland game to be moved to today)