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