This will now be the 3rd week where we present the BEAT BRANDON CHALLENGE. And this time we’re going into the weekend with it, it had just been a Friday thing, but with the final 4 being played on Saturday…we’re stretching it out until Saturday night.
·Raptors (-8.5) @ Magic- No Wendell tonight, gotta be on the Raptors. The Magic have a tendency to cover at an alarming rate for those that go against them, but without WCJ and going up against a team with size, it’s an issue. This line is already up to -11.5 but we locked in the 8.5 this morning on Bettor Edge.
·Suns (-3.5) @ Grizz- The Grizzlies are all beat up, but at the same time you have the Suns who are locked into that top spot in the West. I’ll take Memphis, but its hard to feel good about either side.
·Pacers (+15) @ Celtics- The Celtics were demolishing teams night in and night out there for a minute, but in the last 5 games, 1-4 ATS. I like them to get back on track tonight, big # doesn’t scare me.
·T-Wolves (+4.5) @ Nuggets- A regular season game that matters! If Minnesota is going to escape the play-in, they have to win this game. The Nuggets can basically put their play-in concerns behind them with a win. Feels like it’ll be tight, I’ll take the points with Minnesota.
·LAFC @ Orlando City – pick em- I’ll take the road team here. LAFC is the top team in the league, they haven’t suffered defeat yet this season, and they’ve got arguably the most dangerous scorer in the game in Carlos Vela. LAFC’s goal differential is 5+ on OCS.
·Villanova vs Kansas (-4)- I have bounced back and forth several times on this one. But I’m on Nova. Its really about coaching for me, I just trust Jay Wright more. Nova is 4-0 ATS in this tournament and Jay Wright is 7-1 ATS against Bill Self lifetime.