Our man who likes to “play” basketball is weighing in with five picks tonight, hoping to improve upon his 11-7-1 record built over the past nine nights.
Here is a link to the odds on tonight’s games. It’s a great link because it shows where the line opened, and where it has moved. (Last night, “The Picker” shrugged off the move from 5 to 7 1/2 points in the Clippers-Timberwolves game and went with Los Angeles, which covered. His other pick, Miami, would have come in if a certain someone had hit a free throw — not that we’re singling LeBron James out for criticism or anything.)
Tonight, the line on the Denver-Lakers game has moved from Los Angeles by 7 to Los Angeles by 3 1/2 with the news that Kobe Bryant (shin) will not play.
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Tonight, the picker likes Miami -9 (first half) against the Bobcats, the Bucks -5 and under 202 against Detroit, Dallas -3 at Portland, and Atlanta on the money line (1.85 to 1) against Orlando.