NBA Expert Picks March 13-19

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NBA Expert Picks March 13-19

Although it’s the first week of the NCAA Tournament, the NBA still has a full slate of games. On Wednesday, ESPN shows Milwaukee versus Clippers. Will the Greek Freak take it to Blake in La La Land on March 15? On Saturday, Blake and the Clippers host Cleveland. How is Blake and CP3 going to fair against King James and Kyrie? Then, on Sunday, Indiana heads to Toronto to battle the Raptors. Can Paul George keep up with DeMar Derozan?

NBA Expert Picks March 13th – 19th, 2017

Milwaukee at L.A. Clippers
When:  Wednesday, March 15 at 10:30 pm ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: ESPN

Analysis: The Clippers have won 4 out of their last 5. They appear to have come together. That’s great because this could be LAC’s year. Golden State has had issues while San Antonio is without LaMarcus Aldridge for the near future.

But, the Clippers don’t get a pass this Wednesday versus tough Eastern Conference squad Milwaukee. As of March 12, the Bucks have won 6 in a row. That’s fantastic. What’s even better is that Milwaukee has covered the spread in all 6 games.

There’s no way the Clippers go off less than -6 favorites at home on Wednesday. I’m backing the Bucks.

Pick: Milwaukee ATS

Cleveland at L.A. Clippers
When:  Saturday, March 18 at 8:30 pm ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: ABC

Analysis: Hopefully, Tyronn Lue won’t rest 4 of his best players on Saturday. Yes, I’m talking to you, Steve Kerr. I don’t think he will. Playing the Clippers in Los Angeles is important.

LeBron wants to show L.A. fans what he’s all about. Who knows? The King might decide to leave Cleveland for L.A. in a year or two. You never know. To play for Magic Johnson? Why not? In any case, Cleveland fell apart this past week with 3 straight losses. They beat Orlando 116 to 104 on March 11 to break the losing streak.

I think that with CP3 playing as well as he has, 30 points, 7 assists, 3 boards, and 2 steals in his last, it’s going to be tough for Cleveland to win on Saturday. I like the Clippers.   

Pick: L.A. Clippers

Indiana at Toronto
When:  Sunday March 19 at 8:30 pm ET
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
TV: NBA TV

Analysis: Even though point-guard Kyle Lowry has been out, Toronto is still 10 games above .500. They’re also in second place in the Atlantic Division.

The last time the Raptors battled Indiana, they beat the Pacers 89 to 84. But, Lowry played in that game. He dished 9 assists. Without Lowry, does Indiana have a better shot against the Raptors on Sunday?

I think Indiana does. The Pacers’ point-guard, Jeff Teague, won’t have to play one on one against Lowry. Toronto’s back-up point-guard, Cory Joseph, just isn’t as good as Lowry. I like Teague to help George in this game.

I’m backing Indiana.

Pick: Indiana<