NBA Sunday: Warm O'Sullivan picks Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings
With my night at 3-0 and the Los Angeles Clippers leading at halftime, I went to bed thinking I made a nice chip towards getting back to even. I wake up this morning to discover the Clippers had lost, and while I still made money on the night, I learned a valuable lesson: never go to sleep, ever.
Seattle O’Sullivan 2021-2022 NBA Season so far: 12-15, -$74.23
Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets, 7 pm Eastern
The Pick: Boston -245, bet $24.50 to win $10; Boston -5.5 (-110), bet $8.25 to win $7.50
After how they performed against Toronto on Friday, I believe the Celtics owe me this one. Granted, it’s possible Boston hasn’t really thought of it that way. But they should be thinking, “We’re supposed to be a playoff team, and Houston is supposed to be one of the worst teams in the league. Yet we’re 0-2 (and 0-2 against the spread). Isn’t that infuriating? Let’s all do what we’re supposed to do, for once.” Again, the price is a little steep, but I’m gonna try to “steal” one to start shoring up my portfolio. (shrug) There are things we’re supposed to be able to trust, right?
Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings, 9 pm Eastern
The Pick: Sacramento +3.5 (-110), bet $11 to win $10; Sacramento +140, bet $7 to win $9.80
Here’s a nice home dog to take on a Sunday night. Golden State’s Stephen Curry has begun the season on fire; he’s averaging 33 points per game. But it’s been two games. Sacramento beat a tough Portland team on the road, then hung in at home against Utah, who could very well win the Western Conference. Again, it’s early and last year is last year, but the Kings are 4-1 against the spread when playing the Warriors at home. A few days ago, I snarked that Sacramento was dysfunctional because of Marvin Bagley’s agent’s whining. Well, it may have been more accurate to say Marvin Bagley and his agent are dysfunctional. I’ll take the points tonight, and a little taste for a possible “upset.”