We’ve been on a roll with our NBA picks, cashing 4 of our final 5 in opposition to the unfold after a 2-for-3 day on Wednesday. It helps when Jayson Tatum goes off for 49 factors to beat the Heat and the Rockets … nicely, the Rockets do what the Rockets do.
Both Miami and Houston are in motion once more on Monday, however we’ve obtained our eyes on a trio of matchups with questionable traces, given how at the very least one facet has fared as of late.
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NBA Monday odds, picks (by way of BetMGM)
- Thunder +6.5 @ Hawks
- Suns +3.5 @ Mavericks
- Warriors -11.5 vs. Pacers
Hawks vs. Thunder prediction and analysis (7:30 p.m. ET)
What has already been a dysfunctional season for the Hawks reached a fever pitch this weekend with the newest rumblings concerning the feud between celebrity guard Trae Young and head coach Nate McMillan – stemming from a reported argument about Young’s participation in Friday’s win over the Nuggets.
He’s anticipated to play on Monday, however he’ll be with out teammates John Collins (ankle) and De’Andre Hunter (hip), which is a tricky blow for this crew after dropping three of its final 5 video games. Atlanta has gained its final two, however so has Oklahoma City, which scored a significant highway win over the Timberwolves forward of this one.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is again to his MVP methods, averaging 31.2 factors over his final six video games to key a Thunder squad with a stellar 8-2 ATS report as a highway underdog. Don’t be shocked if this one comes all the way down to the wire.
Hawks vs. Thunder choose: Thunder +6.5 (BetMGM)
Mavericks vs. Suns prediction and analysis (8:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV)
There’s no manner round it: the Suns’ house loss on Friday to the Rockets (+11.5) was one of many worst losses by any crew all year. Stll, this looks like an overreaction to that one outcome and to those groups’ notorious playoff conflict to finish final season.
In actuality, Phoenix has been scorching recently, profitable seven of its final eight video games (5-3 ATS) after a 38-point drubbing of the Spurs in its final outing. Devin Booker has been merely sensational in the previous couple of video games particularly, averaging 39 factors over his final 4 video games on a dirty 62.8% from the ground.
Luka Doncic has carried out at an MVP stage, too, however Mavericks are nonetheless an NBA-worst 6-15-1 ATS to point out for it, together with a depressing 3-8-1 ATS as house chalk. Phoenix gained the primary time in an exhilarating comeback and owns the league’s second-best internet score (+8.4) throughout all the season, so I wouldn’t be shocked to see one other outright win right here.
Mavericks vs. Suns choose: Suns +3.5 (BetMGM)
Warriors vs. Pacers prediction and analysis (10 p.m. ET)
When seeking to wager on or in opposition to the defending champions, it’s usually so simple as checking one factor: are they at house?
That’s a discount, clearly, nevertheless it’s a fairly dang worthwhile one for these Warriors, who’re a stellar 9-2 ATS at house and a league-worst 2-10 ATS on the highway. Golden State is outscoring opponents by 11.4 factors per recreation at Chase Center and has gained 5 of its final six house video games by double digits after Saturday’s 19-point win in opposition to Houston.
I’d count on more of the identical in opposition to the Pacers, who’ve lost three straight by at the very least 16 factors and are with out celebrity guard Tyrese Haliburton (groin) for Monday’s affair. The Dubs have gained their final two as double-digit favorites by a mixed 36 factors and will make fast work of Indiana right here.
Warriors vs. Pacers choose: Warriors -11.5 (BetMGM)