NBA Basketball Picks: Handicapping Angles – Weekly Free Parlay

NBA Weekly Free Parlay Picks

There are only four games on Tuesday’s schedule in the NBA, but two of those contests come together perfectly to form this week’s parlay for Cappers Picks. The following is a brief breakdown of both of these matchups with picks based on NBA betting odds by BetOnline.

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Game 1: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons

Pointspread: Cleveland -8.5
Total Line: 205
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The Cavaliers come into this game with a 16-2 straight-up record in their last 18 games and during this successful run they have gone a profitable 14-4 against the spread.

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The last time LeBron James and Co. paid a visit to The Palace of Auburn Hills was on Jan. 27 and his team came away with a 103-95 victory, but it could not cover as an 8.5-point road favorite. Kyrie Irving went off that night with a game-high 38 points and James was a close second with 32 points to help seal the win. Since that point, Cleveland has only allowed more than 90 points in six of its last 11 contests.

Detroit has gone 6-4 both SU and ATS since that loss and it is coming off back-to-back victories (SU and ATS) at home against Chicago and Washington. While the Pistons current form is probably the best it has been this season given an overall record of 23-33, it is just 12-18 SU at home this season with a 13-17 record ATS.

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The road team in this matchup is actually 6-1 SU in the last seven meetings and 5-2 ATS. I am riding this betting trend one more time with a play on Cleveland to win SU and cover the 8.5-point spread.

Game 2: Indiana Pacers at Oklahoma City Thunder

Pointspread: Oklahoma City -5.5
Total Line: 204
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Indiana has shown some signs of life with a 6-1 record SU and ATS in its last seven games. It is coming off a huge 104-98 victory against Golden State this past Sunday as a four-point home underdog, but Stephen Curry did not play for the Warriors in that game. Rodney Stuckey is coming off a couple of big nights for the Pacers after scoring 30 point in each of his last two games. Indiana will need another big effort on Tuesday night in light of a season-scoring average of 96.2 points per game that will probably not be enough points to get a win on the road.

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Kevin Durant is back on the shelf after undergoing some minor surgery on his foot, but the Thunder have remained hot in his absence with a 119-94 victory over Denver as 8.5-point home favorites to extend their current winning streak to six games both SU and ATS. Russell Westbrook led the way with 21 points against the Nuggets and newcomer Enes Kanter added 20 points and 12 rebounds in the winning cause. Durant’s absence will help tighten up the spread for this game which works in Oklahoma City’s favor. I going with the home team to win and cover the 5.5 points in the back-end of this parlay.

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By Dave Schwab

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