Oklahoma City and Golden State put on a clinic this past Saturday. Golden State’s best player, Steph Curry, showed why he may end up as the greatest NBA Player of all time. OKC and GS throw down again this Thursday night in a game that made my best bets of the week article.
I also like the Wednesday matchup between Detroit and San Antonio. The final game that I think can produce a winner has Houston battling Chicago on the road in Saturday night’s marquee matchup.
A Closer Look At My NBA Free Picks Feb 29th – March 6th
Detroit at San Antonio
When: Wednesday, March 2 at 8:00 pm ET
San Antonio is 50 and 9 straight up to start the week. Any other year and we’d already have anointed the Spurs as NBA Champions. The problem is that Golden State has made the rest of the NBA look like the D-League.
As far as the sports book is concerned, the Spurs are better than Golden State when it comes to game to game ATS backing. San Antonio is a stellar 19 and 9 ATS at home. The Spurs beat Detroit 109 to 99 the last time that they played against them. Detroit’s 13 and 18 ATS record to start the week won’t give their backers any confidence. San Antonio should roll in this matchup unless Pop decides to rest Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard.
Pick: San Antonio
Oklahoma City at Golden State
When: Thursday, March 3 at 10:30 pm ET
Oklahoma City had Golden State on the ropes. A bad play by former MVP Kevin Durant led to Golden State tying the game in regulation. In overtime, it was the Steph Curry show after Durant fouled out.
OKC is a good team, but they don’t have Steph Curry. No other team in the NBA has Steph Curry. He’s impossible to guard. He’s so good that he’s already broken his own record for three-pointers in a season with 24 games to go as of Feb. 28. That’s how good of a player this guy is. OKC ended up pushing in the 121 to 118 loss this past Saturday night because the Thunder went from being a -2 point favorite in the morning to being a +3 point dog before tip-off.
It’s just hard to see Golden State dropping this game against the team that’s turning out to be their top rival in the Western Conference. The Warriors should win.
Pick: Golden State
Houston at Chicago
When: Saturday, March 5 at 8:30 pm ET
So, now it comes out that James Harden has a lot more pull in the Rockets Organization than many believed he had? What? How can you let Harden decide to fire a coach like Kevin McHale? If the rumors are true, that was all Harden’s influence. There’s also been a report that Harden pushed management to trade Dwight Howard.
Houston is 29 and 30 straight up to start the week. They are 26 and 33 ATS overall to start the week. They have lost 4 out of their last 6 straight up as of Feb. 28. Chicago hasn’t been playing all that well, but they should have no trouble beating Houston on Saturday because Houston is a mess of a team both on and off the court.