NBA Sunday Afternoon Picks: Fats wraps up the regular season with Knicks vs Celtics, Wizards vs Hornets
Hornets at WIZARDS 1:05 pm EDT, Celtics at KNICKS, 1:05 pm.
1-2 Saturday. Would have gone 3-0 if the Lakers defense showed up.
Two games, two plays. After a grueling regular season with Covid, load management, lots of star injuries and bizarre, inconsistent play, I am NOT finishing in the red. There's no way to pick a lot of these games because you don't know who's going to be trying and who's going to be playing. This looks like a fun day to make in-game bets once you can see who's in the mood.
All wagers and returns based on $10. Please check game time lineups before wagering.
Hornets at WIZARDS 1:05 pm EDT, Celtics at KNICKS, 1:05 pm
2-pointers: PARLAY: KNICKS Over Celtics AND Over 213 +112 (Returns $21.20) This game means nothing to the Celtics, who are locked in to the 7-seed and may want to rest their few healthy players. It means a lot to the Knicks, who can finish fourth and get a home court edge with a win. The Celtics have too much pride to lie down, but after playing yesterday in Minnesota, they may be ready for a nap.
Free throws: None
Steals: WIZARDS Over 116.5 points -121 (returns $18.30) The Wizards and Hornets is an odd game. Both teams are in the play-in and they could soon be playing each other again. Will they want to rest guys or send a message? If Scott Brooks decides to give Russell Westbrook a breather this game could end up any score, but the Wizards are home and had a day off and the Hornets lost a tough overtime game in New York yesterday with key guys playing a lot of minutes. I hate picking Overs in 1 pm games but the Wizards haven't been below 116 since April 10 at Phoenix.
Free throws: KNICKS -5.5 Over Hornets -110 (Returns $19.10) They had to go to OT, but the Knicks win 118-109.
3-pointers: PARLAY: Lakers at PACERS Under 227.5 AND Bulls at NETS Under 233.5 +275 (Returns $37.50) Lakers win 122-115 and Nets win 105-91. Lakers game went over.
2-pointers: PARLAY: Lakers Over PACERS AND Under 227.5 +148 (Returns $37.50) Lakers win 122-115 = 237.
$30 wagered (1-2), $19.10 returned.
Day 128. -$10.90
Total: +40.65 (252-324 off 576 $10 wagers)