Start the New Year with a boom! Use my 2019 New Year’s week NBA betting picks to cash in big.
NBA Picks New Year’s Week
Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors
When: Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON, CA
TV: NBA TV
Analysis: The Utah Jazz and Toronto Raptors ring in the New Year with what should be an entertaining battle. At 26-11, the Raptors are now only 2 games ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers and 3 games ahead of Boston in the deep Atlantic Division.
Toronto’s won a lot of games. They haven’t made profit for their backers, though, going 16-21 overall. In home games, the Raptors are only 7-10. They play a team on Tuesday night with a .500 18-18-1 ATS record.
Utah’s road record is a losing one, 9-11-1, but the Raptors figure to be over valued again. The Jazz are the play.
Pick: Utah Jazz
Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors
When: Thursday, Jan. 3 at 10:30 pm ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Analysis: The Golden State Warriors take on the rival Houston Rockets in a strange position. They’re only 2 games ahead of the Clippers, and 3 games ahead of the Lakers and surprising Sacramento Kings in the Pacific Division. The Warriors have gone 15-22 against the spread overall.
Traditionally, Golden State’s over bet at home. This season’s no different so far with the Warriors facing massive spreads at Oracle Arena. Golden State’s only 8-12 ATS at home heading into their Dec. 31 game against the Phoenix Suns.
Houston’s got a 7-11 road record against the spread. Although that’s not great, the Rockets dominated the Warriors in the last meeting 107-86. Because Houston should be awarded way more points in this battle than they should, they’re the pick.
Pick: Houston Rockets
Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics
When: Friday, Jan. 4 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Analysis: Likely NBA Rookie of the Year Luca Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks head to the Garden to battle the Boston Celtics on the first NBA Friday of 2019. Doncic averages 19 points, 5 assists, and 6.6 boards.
He’s the reason the Mavericks are not only 22-12 straight up, but also 21-13 against the spread. Dallas is 13-4 ATS at home. They have a decent record against the spread on the road, though, going 8-9 this season.
Boston’s 10-6 ATS at home. Because of the hype surrounding Docic, the Celtics could face a much smaller spread here than they normally would. Boston should cover in their second game at the TD Garden after a 3 game road trip.
Pick: Boston Celtics