O'Sullivan's Black Friday NBA Picks: Twolves at Hornets, Blazers at Warriors, Steph Curry, Andrew Wiggins prop
Seattle O’Sullivan 2021-2022 NBA Season so far: 70-82-2, -$211.27
(Standing Caveat: The universe is chaotic. Life is unpredictable. Things happen. Like injuries. In following Seattle O’Sullivan’s betting advice, be advised that you should always monitor your bets during the day to make certain unforeseen things have not occurred which might change your wagering opinion. Thank you.)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Charlotte Hornets, 7 pm Eastern
The Pick: Minnesota +2.5 (-114), bet $11.40 to win $10
Minnesota impressed me with their win over Miami on Wednesday, pulling away from the Heat and winning by double-digits after trailing by eight at halftime. The Timberwolves have won five in a row and are 6-0 against the spread in their last six, but the win over the Heat might be a turning point, proving they can compete against good NBA teams. Defensively, they give up 7.6 fewer points than Charlotte. I think the Hornets are a solid team but I think these two squads are even, so I’ll take 2.5 points here.
Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors, 10 pm Eastern
The Pick: Golden State -255, bet $16 to win $6.27; Golden State -6.5 (-110), bet $3.30 to win $3
All of a sudden, Golden State looks like the favorite to win the NBA Championship, and they don’t even have Klay Thompson back yet. They’ve won five in a row, four of those by double-digits, are 5-0 ATS and 5-0 ATS in their last five at home. They lead the NBA in scoring per game, and in holding the other team’s points. I don’t see Steph Curry shying away from a battle with Portland’s Dame Lillard; Curry’s the early favorite for the league MVP. I think the Warriors continue cruising against a Portland team that’s struggling to stay over .500.
Player Prop Parlay: Steph Curry 20+ points w/3+ made threes w/4+ assists w/Andrew Wiggins over 2.5 assists, +175, bet $5 to win $8.79
The biggest concern here, and the leg of the parlay providing the value, is Wiggins, who averages only 1.6 assists per game so far. In a spotlight matchup on a Friday night, I expect a shootout, and Wiggins to increase his anemic assist average.