NBA Basketball Picks: Handicapping Angles – Weekly Free Parlay

NBA Weekly Free Parlay Picks

Tuesday’s schedule in the NBA features a pair of matchups that come together perfectly to form a solid parlay play ahead of the league’s annual All-Star break later this week. The following is a brief look at both games based on lines by BetOnline.

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Game 1: Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets

Pointspread: Charlotte -2
Total Line: 191
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The Pistons are on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoffs in the Eastern Conference standings at 20-32 on the year, but they have shown some signs of life lately with a 3-2 record both straight-up and against the spread in their last five games.

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Detroit is 10-15 SU on the road this season and it has failed to cover in four of its last five road games.

Brandon Jennings leads the team in scoring with 15.4 points per game, but the Pistons ate ranked 24th in the league in scoring with 98.3 PPG.

Charlotte is holding down the seventh spot in the East at 22-29 on the year.

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It followed-up a stunning 89-81 loss to Philadelphia this past Sunday as an eight-point road favorite with a tough 103-102 loss to Indiana at home as two-point underdogs. The Hornets have a SU losing record at home this season at 13-14 but they are 4-2 ATS in their last six home games.

Kemba Walker was nowhere to be found in the fourth quarter of that loss to the Pacers, but I am looking for a much better effort across all four quarters this Tuesday night to help get his team a much needed win at home that covers the two-point spread.

Game 2: Sacramento Kings vs. Chicago Bulls

Pointspread: Chicago -10.5
Total Line: 197
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Sacramento is a team that has gotten used to losing this season with a SU record of 18-32, but it is coming off a huge 85-83 victory against Phoenix this past Sunday as a 7.5-point home underdog.

It was just the Kings second SU win in their last 13 games and they have gone 2-7 ATS in their last nine outings.

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They will now have to go back on the road where they are 7-15 SU this season with a 10-11-1 record ATS.

The Bulls are coming off back-to-back road wins against New Orleans and Orlando to improve to 32-20 SU on the year.

However, after failing to cover as 6.5-point favorites against the Magic they are a costly 23-29 ATS. They have been an even tougher bet at home with an 8-16 record ATS in 24 previous games. Despite these shaky betting trends, Chicago should have a significant edge in Tuesday’s matchup behind an offense that is averaging 101.9 PPG.

The Bulls should also have the edge under the boards with an average of 45.8 rebounds that is ranked third in the NBA.

The betting odds are still “off the board” due to injury concerns with both teams, but look for Chicago to return the Kings to their losing ways in a game that the Bulls should cover all the way up to a double-digit spread at home.

Check out our Updated NBA Betting Odds.

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By Dave Schwab

David Schwab is a regular contributor to the Cappers Picks Blog. While not cheering for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles David can be found working on his blog at David wants to hear from you so please comment below.