“Always buy the extra half-point.”
“The Picker” says that a lot in our communications, and in the comments sections of his pick posts. It is standard operating procedure for him, and it made a difference in one of his picks last night.
Wes Mathews hot a meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer last night in Portland, meaningless only to those who did not have action on the game. It made the final score 97-94 in favor of Dallas, causing one of the picks from”The Picker” to turn from a win to a push.
The Picker also had Miami -9 (first half) against the Bobcats, the Bucks -5 against Detroit, and Atlanta on the money line (1.85 to 1) against Orlando — all of which were winners.
His loser was the Bucks-Pistons under 202.
This 3-1-1 night brings his 10-day record to 14-8-2.
If you bought the extra half-point (usually costs 10 percent), that record shifts to 16-8.
Tonight, “The Picker” likes Oklahoma City -6 1/2 (first half) at Minnesota, and the Bucks on the money line (-150) at home against Indiana.
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