betJACK Best Bets: NBA Slate October 28
Will the Lakers fall to 0-5 tonight? Will the 76ers fall to 1-5? The start of the new NBA season has brought tons of surprises early on, and it's only going to get better as the season progresses. We have a pretty loaded slate of games on the schedule tonight, so let's hit the lab and cash some slips.
Celtics over Cavaliers
While I hope I am dead wrong when it comes to this pick, the Boston Celtics are an extremely good basketball team. The Cavs are good as well, I just think it is going to be tough sledding considering they are missing their $200 million dollar point guard. Anything can happen as we know with this Cavs team. Either way, it should be a very good game.
Hawks over Pistons
While I want to go Pistons here, the past two times I've had a bet involved with them, they have let me down. The Hawks are the better team, and they should take care of business tonight depsite being on the road again.
Magic over Horners
Yes, I am taking the Magic to get their first win of the season tonight over the Hornets. The 0-5 Magic are young and competitive, depsite what their record says. Coming off of a game against the Cavs where they battled for almost three quarters, I'll take them at home on a Friday night.
76ers over Raptors
Who would've thought we would be sitting here today and the 76ers would be 1-4 with Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey and James Harden? Despite them losing by 10 to the Raptors on Wednesday, they must find a way to get it done tonight.
Wizards over Pacers
While the Pacers are another team that are better than what their record shows, the Wizards are a good basketball team. At home off of a nights worth of rest, I'll take the Wizards.
Bucks over Knicks
The Bucks are 3-0 depsite being without Kris Middleton to start the season. He will be out again tonight, but I think the Bucks find a way to get to 4-0 at home.
Timberwolves over Lakers
Simply put; until the Lakers show me they are capable of winning a game, I will not bet on them. It looks like Russell Westbrook will be back tonight, but Anthony Davis and LeBron James are currently listed as day-to-day. Even if they do play, again, they have to show me they can win first.
Bulls over Spurs
The Bulls have had an up-and-down start to the new season, but they have an impresssive win over the Boston Celtics already. The Spurs are off to a better start than what most expected, but I'll take the Bulls in this one.
Nuggets over Jazz
Despite the Jazz and their surprising 4-1 start, not all good things can last forever. Nuggets will roll tonight, and I think they could possibly cover the 8.5-point spread.
Suns over Pelicans
Brandon Ingram did not make the trip with the Pelicans due to injury, so they are already without one of their top scorers. The Pelicans injury report is already eight players deep just five games into the season. Give me the Suns at home.
Rockets over Trail Blazers
This is another upset pick from the slate, as this is final game of the night. Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will be out for at least a week due to injury, which kills the vibe as the Trail Blazers are off to an unexpected 4-1 start. I'll take the Rockets tonight, considering they are overdue after starting their respective season 1-4.
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