College Basketball & NBA Picks For Monday, January 23, 2023
Duke vs Virginia Tech
Jesse Schule Pick - So Duke is 5-3 in the ACC, while Virginia Tech is 1-7 in conference play. The Hokies are coming off a 51-50 loss at Clemson, and five of their seven losses have come by five points or less. They are a solid 8-2 straight up at home, and they have won four of their last five home games versus Duke outright. The Blue Devils have failed to cover in five straight road games, and they are 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall. The Home team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings. I really wouldn't want to have to lay 2-3 points her with a team that tends to play so many close games. Gonna grab the home team on the ML. College Basketball Pick BET ON Virginia Tech .
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Memphis Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings
Matt Fargo Sports NBA Pick - This is a play on the MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES for our Monday. Memphis battled back from a 29-point deficit thanks to a big fourth quarter but fell two points short to post its second straight loss following an 11-game winning streak. The Grizzlies now trail Denver by a game and a half in the Western Conference and this is a good bounce back spot despite being below average on the road.
Memphis is 20-3 at home but just 11-12 on the road and that explains a short number here. They are facing one of the best offenses in the NBA but the Grizzlies bring in the No. 1 ranked opponent field goal percentage defense as they are holding opponents to just 44.4 percent shooting from the floor. Memphis has won 12 of 17 games following an ATS loss including a 6-0 record following consecutive ATS defeats. Sacramento had a six-game winning streak snapped with a home loss against Philadelphia which also snapped a four-game home winning streak.
The Kings are still a solid 15-10 at home and overall have struggled against the elite teams in the league, going 7-11 against teams ranked within the top ten. Despite the recent loss, Sacramento is a very surprising No. 3 in the Western Conference but is part of a group that is separated by 3.5 games for the final six spots. While the offense leads the way, the defense is a liability as the Kings are ranked No. 24 in points allowed and No. 28 in opponent field goal percentage. The Kings are 0-7 ATS in their last seven games against teams with a winning percentage above .600. Play (541) Memphis Grizzlies. NBA Basketball Pick BET ON Memphis Grizzlies .
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets
Oskeim Sports Pick - Since 2006, NBA home underdogs of more than four points are 674-896 ATS (42.9%) following a game in which 200 or more points were scored. Since 2009, NBA road favorites that allowed 100 or more points in each of their last four games are 626-522-23 ATS (55%). Since 1995, NBA road favorites of -4 to -11 are 501-350 ATS (58.9%) following three or more consecutive games in which they scored 105 or more points. Since October 30, 2015, Houston is 37-62 ATS (37.4%) as a home underdog and 28-51 ATS (35.4%) as a home underdog following a game as an underdog since May 17, 2015. Finally, Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in the past seven meetings in this series, including 4-1 ATS in its last five trips to Houston. Take the Timberwolves. NBA Basketball Pick BET ON Minnesota Timberwolves -5 or -5.5 .