Heading into another day with a full NBA bubble slate Last Word on Hoops NBA Gambling picks are looking to give you some winners today. Yesterday’s picks went 2-1 and ended up winning .82 Units. Hopefully, today’s NBA gambling picks will bring you more of the same.
August 3rd NBA Betting Picks
Indiana Pacers (-7.5) vs Washington Wizards (-108)
Indiana Pacers fans have to be thrilled with the team’s performance in their opening game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Now, it can be assumed that T.J. Warren will not score another 53 points today, but I fully believe the Pacers are capable of handling their business against the Washington Wizards. The Wizards are coming off back to back losses, and look to be as depleted as experts thought they would be heading into the bubble. The unexpected return of Victor Oladipo has certainly given the Pacers a jolt as they head towards the playoffs. If the Pacers can carry over their energy from Saturday’s game they could be a team to look out for to make a potential playoff run.
The Play: Indiana Pacers (-7.5) – 1 Unit to Win .93 Units
Los Angeles Lakers (-6) vs Utah Jazz (-108)
A manager for a small paper company in Pennsylvania once said, “Fool me once, strike one. Fool me twice, strike three.” That is exactly how people may be starting to feel about betting on Los Angeles Lakers spreads. In their last game, the Lakers entered as a 3.5 point favorite and promptly lost outright by 15. This would cause a few people to shy away from tonight’s line against the Utah Jazz. If you ride with the Lakers for one more strike you are banking on the fact that the Jazz will continue their run of sloppy play. Utah is coming off a 16-point loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Lakers need a big bounceback tonight to squelch any potential dissent among NBA pundits.
The Play: Los Angeles Lakers (-6) – 1 Unit to Win .93 Units (-112)
LeBron James Points/Rebounds/Assists OVER 42.5
Harkening back to the last pick, if the Lakers are going to have that big game tonight they are going to need a big performance from LeBron James. This Points/Rebounds/Assists lines have been producing some wins lately and this line seems poised to do the same. One could argue that LeBron may have his largest scoring output of the bubble in this game, and if you couple that with his normal assist and rebound totals, it provides an attractive bet for tonight’s tough slate. LeBron has played well but will look to provide a little more production to push the Lakers over the top in tonight’s game.
The Play: LeBron James Pts/Rbs/Ast OVER 42.5 – 1 Unit to Win .89 Units
As always, here is a parlay for today’s games to try to maximize your units.
The Play: Toronto Raptors (Moneyline), Indiana Pacers (ML), Philadelphia 76ers (ML), Los Angeles Lakers (ML). This parlay is +300, which means 1 Unit will Win 3 Units.
NBA Bubble Return Stats
Record to date: 5-4
Units to date: +.45 Units
Bonus Parlay: 0-3
Parlay Units: -3
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