O'Sullivan's Wednesday 1.19 NBA Picks: Cavaliers vs Bulls, Raptors vs Mavericks, Pistons vs Kings, plus a parlay
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Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls, 8 pm Eastern
The Pick: Cleveland -148, bet $18.50 to win $12.50
I rode the Bulls for a few days a couple of weeks ago, but that was before they got saddled with a bunch of injuries (that’s enough wordplay, there). Chicago has lost Zach LaVine and Lonzo Ball, who join Alex Caruso on the bench tonight to watch their squad play the rising Cavaliers. Cleveland’s won five straight, and are 6-3 against the spread in their last nine against Chicago. More importantly, they’ve got the crux of their team back, ready to make a go at the playoffs. The Bulls are currently in the top spot in the Eastern Conference, but they’re gonna have to ride out a rough patch over the next few weeks. The Cavaliers are only 1.5 games out of that top spot; they make a move tonight.
Toronto Raptors at Dallas Mavericks, 8:30 pm Eastern
The Pick: Dallas -156, bet $23.40 to win $15; Dallas -3.5 (-110), bet $11 to win $10
Dallas has won three in a row and nine of their last ten games. They’ve also won five games in a row at home. They’ve also won 15 of their last 20 games against Toronto. The Raptors are playing their fourth game in six nights on the road, and are still without point guard Goran Dragic, an underrated cog in their offense. They’ve been playing valiantly and I still like them to do some damage come the spring, but tonight they’ll be playing on fumes.
Detroit Pistons at Sacramento Kings, 10 pm Eastern
The Pick: Sacramento -7 (-114), bet $11.40 to win $10
Detroit is also playing their fourth game in six nights, and their second of a road back-to-back. They’ll be without Jerami Grant, Kelly Olynyk, and Killian Hayes. Sacramento has had three days rest and needs to win these games if they have any shot at the playoffs. While I wouldn’t recommend the Kings for any type of “Greatest Team Ever” award, they do score an average of almost nine more points per game than the Pistons and shoot the ball 45.36% versus the Pistons’ 41.6%.
Parlay: Cleveland (-148) w/Dallas (-158) w/Sacramento (-275), true price +273, bet $7.50 to win $20.48