I hope your afternoon/early evening is going just as splendid as mine. Luckily for you guys, I don’t have a lot of class this semester. Some would argue this is no different from previous semesters. Laughs aside, let’s get this show on the road and analyze some gut-wrenching Wednesday Night hoops action.
While there are certainly some interesting games this evening, Wednesday’s slew of games doesn’t seem that enticing for investment purposes. Tough calls include Indy @ Phoenix, Dallas @ Toronto and OKC @ San Antonio. Nevertheless, I’ll find something for you to degenerates to salivate over. It’s time to make lemonade out of lemons.
Chicago Bulls (+4.5) at Cleveland Cavaliers: If any of you have had the pleasure of watching a Bulls game with me this season, you’d know that I root for the Bulls to lose every single night. In a league where being middle-of-the-pack is the ultimate nightmare, it behooves the Bulls to be as bad as possible. In a feeble Eastern Conference, my hope is not exactly coming to fruition. Unfortunately, tonight should be no different. Led by a spirited Joakim Noah, there’s no way the Bulls lose by 12 in Cleveland. Book it. If I were a gambling man, I’d probably pounce on the +165 Chicago money line. But, we know this isn’t the case.
Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards (-9): While the Whiz have certainly not lit the world on fire with their .500 record, Washington should have no problem handing the Celtics this evening. In my estimation, this pick has more to do with Boston’s situation rather than Washington’s. After losing in a nail biter in Miami last evening, the Celts will be without Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley this evening. If you think Phil Pressey can lead the Celtics to an upset, think again. John Wall and Bradley Beal should put up big numbers tonight.
Sacramento Kings (+10) at Houston Rockets: If you guys have read my prior pieces, you probably know that it isn’t necessarily my style to take big “dogs” on the road. And that’s why I’m not. I’m under the impression that Sacramento isn’t the dog they used to be. And I think Vegas hasn’t incorporated this belief into their algorithm just yet. Ever since Rudy Gay has suited up for the black and purple, the Kings have played with more gusto. With the Boogie Man, DeMarcus Cousins, playing his best ball of his career, the Kings are actually pretty fun to watch. I’m guessing that this affair will be very high scoring and a surprising nail biter down the stretch.
Recap: CHI +11.5, WAS -2, SAC +17
Season Teaser Record: 9-2
Game Record: 30-2-1