NBA Free Picks March 21-27Josh Bailey
Most everyone’s eyes will be on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen this week. That’s too bad. There is a lot of value in NBA betting this week if you use my free picks. New York takes on Chicago in one of the better rivalries in the NBA on Wednesday, March 23. Later that night, the Los Angeles Clippers travel to Oakland to battle the Golden State Warriors. Then, on Saturday, it’s Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard versus Kevin Durant and Russell Wesbrook when the Oklahoma City Thunder hosts the San Antonio Spurs.
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Analyzing NBA Free Picks March 21-27
New York at Chicago
When: Wednesday, March 23 at 8:00 pm ET
At 35 and 33 as of March 20, the Chicago Bulls look like a given to make the playoffs. At 28 and 42, New York looks like a given to not make the playoffs. The best New York can do is hope to take Chicago down a peg in this matchup. In the last game between these 2, Chicago beat New York 108 to 81. The Bulls have been playing without center Pau Gasol. Gasol is out indefinitely. It looks like Chicago has adjusted to life without the All-Star Center. The Bulls are 3 and 1 straight up in their last 4 games to start the week. One of the wins was a road victory against Atlantic Division leading Toronto on March 14.
New York has gone 2 and 4 straight up in their last 6 games. Chicago should roll over the Knicks in this matchup.
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State
When: Wednesday, March 23 at 10:30 pm ET
After the Chicago game Golden State hosts the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors are 62 and 7 with 13 games left. Golden State battles San Antonio and Memphis twice each in their last 4 games. The Warriors aren’t a shoo-in to beat the Bulls’ record of most wins in a season just yet.
Versus the Clippers on Wednesday, Golden State should be okay. The Warriors are likely to win the game by at least 4 to 6 points. The Clippers are 2 and 1 ATS against the Warriors this season, though. That makes the Clippers the play ATS while Golden State is the play on the moneyline.
Pick: L.A.Clippers ATS
San Antonio at Oklahoma City
When: Saturday, March 26 at 8:00 pm ET
The Spurs enter the week having beaten Golden State 87 to 79 in San Antonio on March 19. The Spurs showed in that game that they have the ability to take down the Warriors in the playoffs. The Spurs have lost only 10 games on the season. It’s doubtful that they win their next 13 games to tie the Bulls, but you never know. The only team that the Spurs battle in their next 13 that they lost in the last matchup to is the Toronto Raptors.
Oklahoma City could very well beat San Antonio on Saturday. But it’s unlikely. The Spurs easily handled the Thunder 93 to 85 in the last game between these 2 on March 12.
Pick: San Antonio