Saturday NBA: Fats Baller picks the Sixers vs Knicks at MSG and Ja Morant to double-double against the Hawks
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant shoots against San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. AP Photo/Brandon Dill

Saturday NBA: Fats Baller picks the Sixers vs Knicks at MSG and Ja Morant to double-double against the Hawks

Hawks at GRIZZLIES 5:10 pm EST, 76ers at KNICKS 7:40 pm EST

Yesterday was essentially a break-even day on the wallet but a bankrupt day in terms of good basketball. While I went 4-4, the NBA went 0-5 as the Five (Blowout) Games of Christmas were decided by a combined 116 points and saw enough bricks to build a lot of chimneys. I'm really going to have to factor in starters not playing the 4th quarter.

Tonight I'm hoping the Hawks/Grizzlies is competitive enough for the 4th quarter to matter, but I'm leaning on the game I'll be watching, Sixers/Knicks. $10 bets. You wager what you can afford.

Hawks at GRIZZLIES 5:10 pm EST, 76ers at KNICKS 7:40 pm EST

3-pointer: Ja Morant double-double +159 (returns $25.90)

2-pointers: Sixers ML AND Over 215 parlay +138 (returns $23.80)

Free throw: Ben Simmons Over 30.5 (points, rebounds, assists) -110 (returns $19.10)

Steal: RJ Barrett Over 26.5 (points, rebounds, assists) -115 (returns $18.70)

Christmas Day Results:

Winners:

Steal: Kyrie Irving Over 33.5 (points, rebounds, assists) -117 (returns $18.60). Kyrie was crazy good and put up 51 PRA in only 33 Minutes.

Steal: Dennis Schroder Over 24.5 (points, rebounds, assists) -122 (returns $18.20). A late Schroder bucket got him over the number, finishing with a 26 PRA.

2-pointers: Nikola Jokic Over 39.5 (points, rebounds, assists) -120 (returns $18.40). Jokic struggled, but even struggling he came up one rebound short of a triple-double, finishing with 43 PRA.

Free throw: LeBron James Over 7.5 assists -121 (returns $18.30). LeBron had 10 assists.

Losers:

3-pointer: DeAndre Jordan Over 8.5 rebounds +100 (returns $20). Jordan had 7 boards in 19 minutes but the game was such a blowout he didn't play in the 4th quarter.

3-pointer: Clippers ML and Under 225.5 parlay +210 (returns $31). Clippers easily covered, but a D-free 69-point 2nd quarter killed the Under.

2-pointers: Joe Harris Over 16.5 (points, rebounds, assists) -114 (returns $18.80). Harris did little and the Nets didn't even need him to do that much.

Free throw: Steph Curry Over 37.5 (points, rebounds, assists) -107 (returns $19.40). The same problem as with DeAndre Jordan. Curry had 29 PRA in 28 minutes of action, but didn't play in the 4th quarter with the Warriors getting getting pasted.

$80 wagered (4-4), $76.95 returned.

Day 3: -$3.05

Total: -$32.75 (7-9 off 16 $10 wagers)

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