NBA Sunday: After whiffing Saturday, Fats feels good about the Bucks, Durant and the Nets, and James Wiseman
Fats' picks yesterday were as bad as the Knicks' shooting. Instead of starting each game with the National Anthem, they should play "Brick House." If it rained for a month, the racetrack at Aqueduct wouldn't be this sloppy. But I need to do better. Or you need to bet against me.
Today, my book has such a poor selection of player props 3 hours before game time (actually none for most games), I've got to make my wagers from three games. $10 wagers.
Nets at HORNETS 7:10 pm EST, Bucks at KNICKS 7:40 pm, Warriors at BULLS 8:10 pm
3-pointer: Kevin Durant Over 34.5 (points, rebounds, assists) +100 (returns $20)
2-pointers: Nets -10.5 over Hornets -110 (returns $19.10)
Free throw: Bucks Over 117.5 points -114 (returns $18.80)
Steal: James Wiseman Over 20.5 (points, rebounds, assists) -118 (returns $18.50)
3-pointer: Ja Morant double-double +159 (returns $25.90). Morant came up 3 assists short, but with 4 assists at halftime I at least thought I was in it.
2-pointers: Sixers ML AND Over 215 parlay +138 (returns $23.80). The Sixers W was just a formality and with 115 points in the first half, I was feeling great about the Over. Then the Knicks scored 16 in the 3rd quarter and the game slowed to a crawl, Toast.
Free throw: Ben Simmons Over 30.5 (points, rebounds, assists) -110 (returns $19.10). For the second time Simmons has let me down, again coming up half a point short. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Steal: RJ Barrett Over 26.5 (points, rebounds, assists) -115 (returns $18.70). If Barrett shot the ball blindfolded he couldn't have done worse. 2-15 from the field, 0-6 from three. In his first game he was 9-9 for in the first half. Last night he was 0-9. I've heard of reverting to the mean, but that's ridiculous.
$40 wagered (0-4), $0 returned.
Day 3: -$40.00
Total: -$72.75 (7-13 off 20 $10 wagers)