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NBA PICKS: 12/10/07

After a disappointing 5-5 night last Friday night, we took the weekend off to re-group (and focus on NFL). Our season record stands at 59-69-2. Here is what we like tonight:

Rockets @ 76ers +6:  Rockets got SMOKED last night by a battered Raptors team. They play back-to-back nights tonight against a high energy Sixers team that is fresh off of back-to-back beatdwon of the the Knicks. Not that that is an impressive feat, but they did look good. We think the Rockets right their ship and win tonight, but we think the Sixers keep it with 6. Take the Sixers +6.

Hawks @ Magic -9.5: The Hawks have been terrible ATS on the road. However, they have been good recently in Orlando. We don’t think it matters tonight. The Magic are rested. We think they roll. Take the Magic -9.5.

Mavs -8.5 @ Knicks: This is a lot of points to give a home team. Not when that team is the Knicks. Eventhough the Mavs are the softest team in the NBA, we think they cover. Take the Mavs -8.5.

Heat @ Suns -11.5; OVER/UNDER 216.5: The Heat have actually been surprisingly decent ATS in back-to-back games (4-2). That said, they are still not a good team. The last time they were in Phoenix, they lost by 28. It won’t be that bad tonight, but it will still be a beatdown. Take the Suns -11.5. We also love the OVER 216.5.

Good luck.

Flash & Runny

December 10, 2007 Posted by | 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Free NBA Picks, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia, Philly, Phoenix Suns | 1 Comment

NBA PICKS: 12/7/07

1-3 night last night dropped us to 54-64-2 on the season. We are in a bad rut right now, but we know it will change. It has happened before. We know we need to keep working. We like 10 plays tonight. This is what we recommend:

Bucks +1 @ Sonics: The Sonics are really fun to watch and the Bucks have been terrible against them in their recent meetings. However, we think the Bucks front court will get the job done and cover. Take the Bucks +1.

Bulls @ Pistons -8: The Bulls are smokin’ hot right now. We think this line is a trap. It is begging you to take the Bulls. That is why we are taking the Pistons. Take the Pistons -8.

Clippers @ Kings -5: The Clippers are terrible. We LOVE the Kings at home. Take the Kings -5.

Heat +8.5 @ Warriors: The Heat looked terrible last night in Portland. They are not a good team right now. No energy. The Warriors have been just the opposite. That said, we think the Heat get their heads right tonight and muster enough to cover the 8.5. Take the Heat +8.5.

Jazz @ Spurs PICK ‘EM: The Spurs showed a lot in their Duncan-less win against the Mavs. They are a very good, very well coached team. The Jazz will give them a run for their money in this game, but they are a much different team on the road. Much different. Home court gives the Spurs a big edge in this one. Take the Spurs Pick ‘EM.

Rockets -4.5 @ Nets: The Nets are just a mess. The Jason Kidd sick day and trade demand rumors are causing a major headache with this team (we know that is a terrible joke). Regardless of the recent Kidd stuff, the Nets just have not been a good team all year. We love this spread. The Rockets will get after them and take this one. Take the Rockets -4.5.

Pacers @ Magic -8; OVER/UNDER 212: The Pacers have opened eyes this year. Since trading away the trouble makers from last year’s team, they are playing much, much better. That said, we just love the Magic at home. Dwight Howard is a manchild. The Magic front court should out rebound the Pacers and the Magic back-court can handle the Pacers. Take the Magic -8. Also, the OVER is too high for these teams. They match-up well and we think they both play good D. We think they will keep it relatively low scoring. Take the UNDER 212.

Suns -6.5 @ Wizards: The Suns are rollin’ on this road trip. They own the NBA LEast. They roll in this one. Take the Suns -6.5.

Raptors @ Celtics -12:Injuries played a major role in this play. If Bosh and Bargnani were healthy, this would be a different pick (granted the line would be much different, too). The Celtics have been unstoppable at home. TJ Ford cannot do this on his own. Take the Celtics -12.

December 7, 2007 Posted by | Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Chris Bosh, Detroit Pistons, Free NBA Picks, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indianapolis Pacers, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Seattle Sonics, Tim Duncan, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards | Leave a comment

NBA PICKS: DAY 12/5/07

2-3 last night brings our season record to 51-58-1. Very, very bad. We apologize. However, we know we just need to ride it out. We will. Here is what we like tonight:

Celtics -10

Raptors +7

Knicks +6

Pistons/Hornets OVER 193

Mavs -3

Rockets -10

Six games. Good luck.

Flash & Runny

December 5, 2007 Posted by | 76ers, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit, Detroit Pistons, Free NBA Picks, Houston Rockets, Memphis, Memphis Grizzlies, nba, NBA Picks, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, NJ Nets, NY Knicks, Philadelphia, Philly, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors | Leave a comment

NBA PICKS: 11/29/07

3-2 last night finally got us a winning night. Baby steps. Baby steps. Our season record stands at 43-46-1. Inching closer to .500. There are three games tonight. We like one of them. Here it is:

Rockets -1.5 @ Warriors: Both teams played last night, so they will be travelling. Houston looked impressive last night against the Suns. The Warriors pulled a win out of their hats against the Kings. We think the Rockets are playing better. They have Yao in the middle. They will win the board battle and they have enough scorers to win by 2. Take the Rockets -1.5.

As always, good luck with your picks.

Flash & Runny

November 29, 2007 Posted by | Free NBA Picks, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, nba, NBA Picks, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings | Leave a comment

NBA PICKS DAY 22 (11/21/07)

Disappointing 1-1 last night brings our season to 35-36-1, F’ing terrible! We like 4 games tonight:

Wizards @ Bobcats -5.5: Wizards looked great last night. Especially given that they played without Agent 0. They will be tired tonight. The Bobcats will be ready. We love them at home. Bobcats own their recent meetings ATS. Take the Bobcats -5.5.

Mavs +2 @ Rockets: Rockets are banged-up. We love the mavs getting points. Take the Mavs +2.

Magic +5.5 @ Spurs: We will never doubt the mighty magic again!! The Spurs are terrible ATS. We think the Magic win outright. Take the Magic +5.5.

Kings @ Suns -13.5: We are taking this simply because we think it is a trap. After last night, everything says take the Kings. That is why we are taking the Suns. Take the Suns -13.5.

Good luck!

Runny & Flash

November 21, 2007 Posted by | Charlotte Bobcats, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards | Leave a comment

NBA PICKS: DAY 19 (11/17/07)

0-5 night last night really hurt us. 30-32-1 on the season. Terrible. Terrible. Terrible. Looking to rally tonight. Here’s who we like:

Blazers +6.5 @ Wizards: The Wiz were impressive last night in Minnesota. The Blazers lost on the road to a decent Sixers team. Interesting game here. The Blazers cover a lot for us, even though they have been terrible ATS in ther recent road games. However, the road team in this meeting is 8-2 ATS in the last 10. This is too many points. Take the Blazers +6.5.

Sonics @ Bobcats -8: Durant is bursting on to the scene!!!! Can only build confidence from last night. However, the Bocats are just too good. Especially at home and rested. Take the Bobcats -8.

Jazz -5.5 @ Pacers: Pacers sucks. Jazz will rebound. Take the Jazz -5.5.

Hornets -6 @ T’Wolves: The Hornets are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 meetings with the Wolves. The Hornets will rebound from last night. Take the Hornets -6.

Suns -6 @ Rockets: Rockets have hit the wall. No McGrady. The Suns are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 meetings and the road team is 9-3 ATS in their last 12. Take the Suns -6.

There you go. Good luck with your picks.

Runny & Flash

November 17, 2007 Posted by | Charlotte Bobcats, Free NBA Picks, Houston Rockets, Indianapolis Pacers, Minnesota, nba, NBA Picks, New Orleans Hornets, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trailblazers, Seattle Sonics, Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Wizards | 1 Comment

NBA PICKS: DAY 15

2-0-1 last night brought our season record to 23-22-1. Glad to be back on the winning side. Hopefully you are, too. Let’s keep it going. Here are our picks for tonight:

Celtics -7 @ Pacers: The spread is high for a road team, but the Celtics are rested and are destroying teams. We are riding with them until they hurt us. Take the Celtics -7.

Heat +1.5 @ Bobcats: Bobcats already beat them down in Miami earlier in the season. We like them to do the same at home. Take the Bobcats -1.5.

Rockets @ Grizzlies +6.5: Rockets are a different team on the road. They are terrible ATS on Tuesday, too. Take the Grizzlies +6.5.

Pistons -5 @ Blazers: This game scares us a little because the Pistons are a terrible road team. However, the Blazers have been terrible ATS against Central teams. We think the Pistons have enough and will cover. Take the Pistons -5.

There’s our picks for tonight. Good luck.

Runny & Flash

November 13, 2007 Posted by | Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats, Houston Rockets, Indianapolis Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, nba, NBA Picks | Leave a comment

NBA PICKS: LUCKY #13

Greetings. 2-0 last night brinning us to 21-18 on the year. If you read our blog yesterday, you’ll remember that we wrote that yesterday, Day 12, was the first step in our road to recovery. Day 13 is our lucky day and is step two. Here are our picks for today:

Hornets @ Sixers +2.5: The Six are playing RIDICULOUS D. They seem to be better without Iverson. The New AI, Andre Igoudala,  is the real deal and is flourishing in his new role as the team go-to-guy. The Hornets have opened eyes this year, too. However, we like the Six at home getting points. Their D is strong enough to keep it within 2.5. Take the Sixers +2.5.

Pistons -6.5 @ Sonics: Sonics have played every bit like the young team they are-flashes of brilliance but usually ending in losses. The Pistons come to town as a heavy veteran favorite. It is justified. Although this is a lot of points to give, we think it is legit. The Pistons will cover. Take the Pistons -6.5.

Rockets -6.5 @ Bobcats: The Rockets have stormed out of the gate this year. They are playing sick D and McGrady is loking like the early favorite for MVP. The Bobcats seem to be putting it together (off an impressive win against the Pacers last Friday). The Rockets just have too much. Take the Rockets -6.5.

Cavaliers @ Clippers Pick ‘EM: The Cavs have not looked good at all. They squeaked out a win against a bad Kings team in their last game. Not good. The Clipp have been the exact opposite. With the exception of the beatdown they caught in Detroit on Friday, they have been real good. We like them at home. Take the Clippers Pick ‘EM.

There you go. Good luck with your picks

Runny & Flash

November 11, 2007 Posted by | 76ers, Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, LA Clippers, nba, NBA Picks, New Orleans Hornets, Philadelphia, Philly, Seattle Sonics | 1 Comment

NBA PICKS: DAY 7

Disappointing 1-1 yesterday. Brought our season record to 12-9. Not bad, but not where we want to be. Still haven’t figured out the Jazz and the Lakers, but there is plenty of time. Only one game on the docket tonight and we like it.  Here we go:

Rockets @ Mavericks -4.5: The Rockets roll into town undfeated. They are playing SICK D right now and have the NBA Co-Player of the Week in T-Mac. The Rockets couldn’t have scripted and better start to their season. The have been awesome. Thier confidence is high and you know they want to lay it thick on the Mavs. The Mavs have been good, too. With the exception of their terrible loss in Hotlanta, they have been as good as they were last year. They are fresh off their incredible shooting night on Saturday where they DECIMATED the Kings (who can’t).

Where does that leave us for this one? The great D against the great O? We think O wins this one. The Rockets are good, but they are playing about the best they can. The Mavs are doing the same, but really aren’t doing all that they can. They are loaded and since Josh howard came back, they look more like the team of last year than the team that was handed their bums by the Hawks the 2nd game of the season. They can cause problems for the Rockets and will do so. This will not be a blowout, but the Mavs will cover (even if it is only a half a point). Take the Mavs -4.5.

Good luck with your pick.

Runny & Flash

November 5, 2007 Posted by | Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, nba, NBA Picks | 1 Comment

NBA PICKS: 5 FOR 5

Season record is a disappointing 7-7. Not bad for the first week, but not even close to our standards. It takes some time, but we are feeling out the teams and will get on the right track. In honor of day 5 of the NBA season, we got 5 locks for you. Here we go:

Magic +2 @ Wizards: The Magix got a Motor City beatdwon at home last night. The Wiz took part in their own masacre in Beantown last night, too. Who will give? We love us some Agent 0, but the Magic just have more talent. They will rebound and win this game outright. Take the Magic +2.

Bulls -2.5 @ Bucks: The Bulls just haven’t put it together yet. Tough losses to the Nets and the Sixers to start the season (the later being their home opener). Maybe the Kobe talk has got in their heads. The Bucks are also 0-2. The jury is still out on the Yi Jianlian, but we think he will be legit with a little more time. Which team goes 0-3 to start the season? We think it is the Bucks. It will be a close one, but we like the Bulls to cover. Take the Bulls -2.5.

Kings @ Mavs -14.5: The Mavs caught a beatdwon from a HYPED Hawks team in Hotlanta. Wow! The Hawks wanted that game and it showed. The Mavs looked lifeless. They also probably will be without Devin Harris (brusied leg). However, they will get Josh Howard back on Saturday. His suspension will be done just in time to face the Kings-the team he was playing when he got the suspension.  The Kings are probably the worse team in the league right now. They just have no talent, but given the heat from their last match-up, this should be a pretty heated game. We have been on the Mavs wagon for every game so far. Although we generally don’t like to do that, we think it works here. Take the Mavs -14.5.

Warriors @ Jazz -8.5: Jazz opened their season by giving the Warriors a beatdwon in Oaktown.  Rematch time. They will not beat them as bad at home, but they will cover the 8.5. Take the Jazz -8.5.

Trailblazers +12 @ Rockets: The Blazers caught a beatdown in New Orleans. The Rockets have been locked in against the lakers and the Jazz-two solid teams. However, the Blazers were our darlings last year. We like them to cover. Take the Blazers +12.

There’s our 5. Good like with yours.

Runny & Flash

November 3, 2007 Posted by | Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA Picks, NJ Nets, Orlando Magic, Portland Trailblazers, Sixers, Utah, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards | 1 Comment