Today's Free Picks for
Posted at 2:00 PM EST odds are subject to change.
Sacramento -6 over Orlando
10:00 PM EST. The Magic just completed their season sweep over the world champion Warriors, after knocking off the Dubs in San Francisco, 115-101, on Saturday night. Orlando has now won two of its last three games, adding a double digit (126-115) win over the Thunder back on January 4. Sandwiched in between those wins was a loss to Memphis, but there is no shame in dropping one v the Grizzlies. Moreover, the Magic have also won 10 of their last 15 games, including back-to-back victories in Boston. There is no doubt Orlando's stock is at a season high.
Meanwhile, the Kings have lost two straight games after dropping decisions to the Lakers (136-134) and Hawks (120-117), but they were a bucket or two from winning one or both of those games. If you read up on Sacramento in advance of this game, you’ll see they are taking heat for giving up a pile of points, but that isn’t a big deal when you can keep pace with any offense in this league. Do you know who is not one of the great offenses in this league? The freakin’ Magic.
The Kings do not have the reputation in the market or the media that the big dogs in the West do, but that serves us well tonight because they are short priced here at home against an absolute dreg. In their loss to the Lakers last time out, the Kings were a -7½ point favorite with LeBron in the Lakers lineup. Is there any planet where the Magic should be taking back fewer points than the G.O.A.T. and whoever plays with him? Yeah, that’s a big fat no. Underlay.
Sacramento -6 -110 (Risking 2.20 units - To Win: 2.00)