Today's Free Picks for
Posted at 10:30 AM EST odds are subject to change.
Oklahoma City +130 over Chicago
The Thunder are losers of three straight and four of five, which does little for one’s curb appeal. OKC was a small 1½-point favorite at home to Denver on Wednesday night, but lost in overtime, 131-126. On Monday night, the Thunder were favored over the Knicks, but dropped that game, 129-119.
Chicago has won two straight over a pair of Eastern Conference juggernauts in Milwaukee and Boston. The wins were nice, but Chicago is still just the #17 ranked team in offensive efficiency, and the #13 ranked team in defensive efficiency. The Bulls were an underdog in both of those games (5½ v the C’s and 7½ v the Bucks), and for good reason. However, after knocking off the best that the conference has to offer, Chicago is favored tonight against the Thunder. That can’t be. Not only is the Bulls’ change in role (from dog to favorite) an appealing position for us to attack, the Bulls will also play red hot Utah in their next game, setting up a nice sandwich spot. Thunder outright is the call. Let’s eat.
Oklahoma City +130 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.60)