Looking to grab on some early lines today to continue the decent run on the NBA picks we are having now.
GS Warriors Over 115.5 points v BOS Celtics @ 1.90 (MarathonBet) – 4 points
The Golden State Warriors are in terrific scoring form off late, scored over 122 points in their last 4 games in a row including 3 straight at home against good teams like Houston, Denver and Sacramento. They posted a 115 scoreline in their 5th game against a strong OKC Thunder team.
The Warriors have 4 out of their 5 starters averaging in double digits, while in particular Klay Thompson and Steph Curry have been shooting lights out of teams averaging around 22-23 points per game each. Klay Thompson particularly had a career night last time around against Sacramento scoring 52 points; including 37 in one quarter itself (more than the Sacremento team in that quarter). They are ably supported by Barnes and Green as well as Bogut on the defensive end, who can also net a few along the way. The bench strength of the Warriors when compared to the most of their opponents when you can call on Iguadola, Lee, Barbosa, Livingston, Speights among a strong second unit to help the team continue building their scoring momentum.
The Celtics haven’t defended particularly well conceding an average of 104 points per game, but average get thrown out the window when you take on the Warriors who well surpass those expectations, and I expect another high scoring encounter for the Bay Area team.
DAL Mavericks -2.5 to beat NO Pelicans @ 1.83 (Bet365) – 3 points
The Dallas Mavericks are taking on the New Orleans Pelicans have seen that their new team has yet to gel in a proper way, have still manage to secure crucial wins to maintain a 30-14 record so far in the NBA including a 16-7 road record for the 2nd highest wins away from home.
The Mavericks core 5 of Chandler, Nowitzki, Parsons, Ellis and Rondo are surely championship material; and its just a matter of each one of them finding their appropriate role in the offense especially when Ellis and Nowitzki generally like to do the bulk of the scoring. The Mavericks have come out of a good stretch of games beating Minnesota, Denver and Memphis; before falling by 4 short points to Chicago 2 nights ago; and will fancy their chances against a New Orleans team who do not have Jru Holiday to run their offense.
The Pelicans have been led all season by Davis, Evans and now the final scoring breakout form from Eric Gordon; who had a disastrous 2014. He has stepped up, averaging 18 points per game over the last 3 games and the team will rely on his offense. The Mavs have won both the matchups against the Pelicans by keeping their complimentary scorers quiet, as you need a pretty dynamic player to take care of Anthony Davis, and you expect a similar strategy coming out tonight.
This is a tough game to call, but I think that the Mavericks will want to take advantage of this strong matchup that they have dominated over the recent history, and should look to secure the win tonight.
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