Nuggets @ Bucks
Despite a tremendous winning streak by the Memphis Grizzlies, the Nuggets are still the number-one team in the Western Conference. After a win last night in New Orleans, the Nuggets take a two-and-a-half game lead into Milwaukee.
The Bucks are having a fantastic season, but they are still four games out of Boston in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee has played .500 basketball over their last 6, so I can’t figure out why they are such a heavy favorite.
The Bucks are 16-7 at the spread at home, but eight is a lot against the number one team in the West.
Michael Porter Jr. is questionable, but more times than not, questionable players end up playing.
I cannot find a single reason to bet on Milwaukee.
Denver +8 (-110) Jrue Holiday Under 20.5 Points (-120)
Grizzlies @ Warriors
The Memphis Grizzlies are on the fourth leg of their five-game road trip, trying to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Grizzlies have followed up their eleven-game winning streak with a three-game losing skid, and they will be hard-pressed to avoid a fourth L here in Golden State.
A healthy Warriors team is hard to beat, and a healthy Golden State team at home is almost impossible to defeat.
I called it on the Rundown, Memphis was going to lose in Sacramento, and they would lose again at the Chase Center. I’m sticking with that prediction.
Hopefully, this stretch will humble Memphis, as Ja claimed they were the best team in the West. They are a fantastic team, but they haven’t won anything yet.
Golden State -3.5 (-110) Under 245.5 (-110)