NBA Expert Picks Feb 12 – 18

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NBA Expert Picks Feb 12 – 18

With the start of a brand new week on hand and the annual NBA All-Star festivities set to get underway this coming weekend, it’s time for another round of NBA picks of the week.

Minnesota hosts Houston on Tuesday night in a matchup of Western Conference title hopefuls while Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder will host LeBron James and the revamped Cleveland Cavaliers in a nationally-televised affair the same evening.

Last but not least, Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics will look to handle their business against a Los Angeles Clippers team that has also recently undergone a significant makeover.

NBA Expert Picks Feb 12th – 18th

Houston at Minnesota
When: Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
TV: FSN

Analysis: While Minnesota has gone 22-6 at home this season, the young T-Wolves has dropped two straight and will host a Houston Rockets team that is on fire, having won seven straight games heading into the new week. The Timberwolves have lost their last two games against Cleveland and Chicago by a grand total of three combined points, so they’re clearly not playing bad basketball right now. Still, I don’t see any way they keep up with a Houston Rockets team that hung 130 points on Denver on Friday night and looks like they’ve got some serious plans of competing for the Western Conference championship this season. James Harden, Chris Paul and now, Clint Capela are all playing out of their respective minds and Houston simply has too much offensive firepower.

Pick: Houston 125 Minnesota 114

Cleveland at Oklahoma City
When: Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
TV: TNT

Analysis: The Cavaliers looked fantastic on Sunday after their roster overhaul a few days earlier. LeBron James and company quite literally blasted the Boston Celtics off the court in their 121-99 rout to deliver a huge statement to the conference-leading Celtics. However, I’m thinking they’re going to have a much tougher way to go against Russell Westbrook and an Oklahoma City Thunder team that gets up for big games against elite opponents. The Cavs are just 13-15 on the road this season and I don’t think they’ll have an answer for the unstoppable Russell Westbrook in this one, especially seeing as how Oklahoma City wants to get rid of the bad taste left in their mouths for the loss to the Lakers on Thursday night!

Pick: Oklahoma City 106 Cleveland 102

L.A. Clippers at Boston
When: Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 8:00 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
TV: ESPN

Analysis: While Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics got smacked around like a bunch of middle schoolers in their humbling 121-99 loss to Cleveland on Saturday, I like them to bounce back in a big way against a Clippers team that got completely humbled by Philadelphia 112-98 on Saturday. The Celtics play excellent defense more often than not and they’ll want to get back in the win column in a big way after getting smacked senseless by the Cavs on Sunday. Los Angeles is just 12-14 on the road this season and Boston is semi-desperate!

Pick: Boston 105 Clippers 99