Friday NBA Picks: Fats like De'Aaron Fox, Trail Blazers vs Bucks, Kings vs Lakers, and Knicks vs Mavericks
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard drives to the basket against the Dallas Mavericks.Associated Press Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer

Friday NBA Picks: Fats like De'Aaron Fox, Trail Blazers vs Bucks, Kings vs Lakers, and Knicks vs Mavericks

Mavericks at KNICKS 7:35 pm EDT, Lakers at KINGS 10:05 pm, Bucks at TRAIL BLAZERS 10:05 pm.

1-2 last night. There are nights I hate picking NBA games and last night was one of them. Actually, it's not the picking that I hate, it's watching the picks play.

Thursday picks

Three games, four plays.

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

Mavericks at KNICKS 7:35 pm EDT, Lakers at KINGS 10:05 pm, Bucks at TRAIL BLAZERS 10:05 pm.

3-pointers: None

2-pointers: TRAIL BLAZERS Over the Bucks (moneyline) +120 (returns $22.00) The Blazers are coming off four straight road wins against lesser and now have this statement game. The Bucks, playing their third on the road, are 30-17 . . . but seem inconsistent, following recent home losses to the Knicks and Celtics.

Free throws: KINGS -4.5 Over Lakers -108 (returns $19.30). The Kings and Luke Walton need to take every chance they can to beat the Lakers. This is one of those chances.

KNICKS vs Mavericks over 212.5 -112 (returns $19.00) The Knicks return home after blowing a 17-point lead to the Timberwolves. The Mavericks have won two straight. This number seems low.

Steals: De'Aaron Fox (Kings) Over 37.5 points, rebounds, assists -113 (returns $18.90) Fox was okay in the two road games against the Spurs, but in the three home games before them he went for PRAs of 42, 53, 46.

Thursday Results

Winners:

CAVALIERS Under 101.5 points vs Sixers -108 (returns $19.30) The Cavs had 56 at the half and I was a little nervous. That 17-point 3rd and 21-point 4th eased the nerves.

Losers:

Ben Simmons (Sixers) double-double +140 (returns $24.00) The game got so out-of-hand late, Simmons never came back in, going 5-13-5 in only 24 minutes.

Steals: Tobias Harris (Sixers) Over 21.5 points -113 (returns $18.90) The game got so out-of-hand late, Harris never came back in, scoring 12 points in only 15 minutes.

Canceled:

PELICANS Over 115.5 points vs Magic -108 (returns $19.30) When I made the pick, was unaware that Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram would both be sitting. Need to check those game-time lineups.

$30 wagered (1-2), $19.30 returned.

Day 86: -$10.70

Total: +$11.65 (184-219 off 403 $10 wagers)

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