NBA Daily Picks: Maniac Monday

By Matt Moore | NBA writer
Picks against the spread analysis for Monday, November 25th.

Weekend results: Since the last time we checked in before the Holiday, I'm on a 29-12 run. Knocking down shots, playing solid defense, even hitting a few heat checks. Really feel like the team's coming together. PS: Fade the Knicks forever.

Sunday: 7-1 YTD: 135-105-5

LOCK IT UP

Game: Rockets at Jazz
FAVORITE:
Rockets (-7.5)
PICK: Rockets

Utah's played better but they're catching Houston at the wrong time. The Rockets have hit their stride, James Harden looks healthy, and the Jazz don't have a lot of weapons on the perimeter defensively. You have to like Houston's chances here.

DANGER WILL ROBINSON, DANGER

GAME: Pacers at Blazers

FAVORITE: Pacers (-1.5)
PICK: STAY AWAY

Double back-to-backs with the best team in the league vs. one of the best offenses in the league, no major injuries on either team. Enjoy this game. But keep your wallet away from it.

Hey, Good Lookin'

GAME: Magic at Wizards
FAVORITE:
Wizards (-6.5)
PICK: Wizards

Against all odds, the Wizards have been playing better without Bradley Beal. This line's just low enough to make Washington attractive. Orlando has struggled on the road and the Magic don't have the defensive sets to stop John Wall.

I've Got a Bad Feeling About This

GAME: Pelicans at Bulls
FAVORITE:
Pelicans (-7)
PICK: STAY AWAY!

Pelicans on the road on a back to back without Anthony Davis. Bulls without Derrick Rose after getting clobbered by Cleveland. You can't predict either of these teams or how they'll react, especially with a seven-point spread. Nope, nope nope.

 
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