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NBA Daily Picks: A tight Thursday slate

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Picks against the spread analysis for Thursday, October 31st.

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Wednesday results: BLOOD. ALL OF THE BLOOD. IT WAS A BLOODBATH. SO MUCH PAIN. Bobcats backdoor push, Suns and Sixers win, Bucks snuck in. Just not good.

2-11 -1 YTD: 4-12-1.

LOCK IT UP:

GAME: Knicks at Bulls
FAVORITE: Bulls (-8)

PICK: Bulls cover

Backdoor push for the Bobcats Wednesday night and our locks are 0-2. And this one isn't exactly rock solid. The Knicks are an awfully good team and eight is an awful lot here. But the Bulls are at home, for Derrick Rose's return, and the Knicks are on a back to back. Call it a soft lock.

DANGER WILL ROBINSON, DANGER

GAME: Warriors at Clippers
FAVORITE:
Clippers (-6.5)
PICK: STAY AWAY!

Surely the Clipppers get right, right? Surely the Warriors can't win on a road back to back, right? Surely 6.5 is a safe enough line, right?

The Warriors annihilated the same team that embarrassed the Clippers Tuesday. The Warriors have more cohesion in their roster and more confidence. They don't feel like they can miss right now.

The Clippers going 0-2 would be a huge story. But really, after Tuesday, do they seem like a team we can trust to cover against the hottest shooting team on the planet?

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