NBA Friday: Fats tries to break a slump with Chuma Okeke, Nikola Jokic, the Trail Blazers, Grizzlies vs Jazz
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends against Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic.(Associated Press Photo/Rick Bowmer

NBA Friday: Fats tries to break a slump with Chuma Okeke, Nikola Jokic, the Trail Blazers, Grizzlies vs Jazz

Trail Blazers at MAGIC 8:05 pm, Nuggets at PELICANS 8:05 pm, Grizzlies at JAZZ 9:05 pm.

1-3 last night. I've been on a bad run. May skip the parlays tonight – or not – and just try to win some bets.

Friday picks

Three games, five picks.

All wagers and returns based on $10. Please check game time lineups before wagering.

Trail Blazers at MAGIC 8:05 pm, Nuggets at PELICANS 8:05 pm, Grizzlies at JAZZ 9:05 pm.

3-pointers: Chuma Okeke (Magic) Over 13.5 points +225 (returns $32.50) Okeke is coming off a career high 17 points and, barring foul trouble, tonight should see a career high in minutes played with the forwards who were ahead of him now traded.

2-pointers: Trail Blazers Over MAGIC and Under 217 +132 (returns $23.20) The Blazers are playing without Damian Lillard and the Magic are playing without their team. I guess this could become an ugly run-and-gun game, but I'm picking against that.

Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) Over 1.5 made threes +110 (returns $21.00) Jokic is coming off a goose egg from deep against the Raptors, but knocked down to or more threes in the three games before that.

Free throws: Memphis at UTAH Over 229.5 -108 (returns $19.30) The Jazz score. The Grizzlies will need to score to keep up.

Trail Blazers -9 Over the MAGIC -110 (returns $19.00) I have no idea who's even playing for the Magic. That probably leaves me a lot in common with Magic coach.

Steals:

Thursday Results

Winners:

Free throws: Trail Blazers vs Heat Over 217.5 -112 (returns $19.00) The Blazers won 125-122 = 247 and crushed the Over.

Losers:

3-pointers: Ben Simmons (Sixers) triple-double +900 (returns $100.00) The Sixers won 109-101 but Simmons shot 17 from the floor and went 9-7-12.

KINGS -3 Over Warriors and Under 226.5 +260 (returns $36.00) Oh, the Kings easily covered, but that 141-119 = 260 final obliterated the Over.

Steals: Julius Randle (Knicks) Over 5.5 assists -118 (returns $18.50) Randle had 3 assists in the first quarter and I was feeling good. He ended up with 4 and I was feeling bad. Knicks won 106-102 after a big comeback.

Canceled:

None

$40 wagered (1-3), $19.00 returned.

Day 80: -$21.00

Total: +$11.25 (169-203 off 372 $10 wagers)

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