We delivered yet another solid winner with our NBA best bet on Sunday as the LA Clippers won and covered getting two points from the Houston Rockets. We felt the rebounding edge for LA provided value in the line and it played out like we thought with extra possessions for the Clippers. With our NBA top betting pick for Monday we select from the late night pro basketball game between the New Orleans Hornets and the Portland Trailblazers. The Hornets and Trailblazers will begin from Portland at 10PM Eastern Time and you can watch this pro basketball game nationally over NBA TV. With our NBA pick we will play on the New Orleans Hornets +10 ½ points against the Portland Trailblazers. The current betting line from our free pick comes courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The point spread opened in this NBA game with Portland the -11 point favorite with the total coming in at 185 ½ points. The bettors have come in early with their money on the underdog side as the Trailblazers have been bet down to a low of -10 points at several online sportsbooks. There are just a few -10 ½ points on the Portland Trailblazers in the betting shops. The total has steamed up to a high of 188 points. Those that play the home team Portland Trailblazers with a money line bet will lay -600 odds. Bettors how believe the New Orleans Hornets can win this game tonight against the Trailblazers straight up without taking points can get back +500 odds or $500 for every $100 they bet on the money line.
Since Chris Kaman has returned to the New Orleans lineup the team has responded with respectable play on the court. The Hornets have covered the point spread in 8 of their past 10 games. They are only 5-5 in those games which indicates that during some of their losses they were competitive enough to cover the underdog betting line. That is something we have seen from this New Orleans team is the fact there is no give up in this club. Head coach Monty Williams is doing a good coaching job as he is getting the most out of his roster this season. Back on March 2nd they defeated Dallas straight up at home getting 7 points. They fought Chicago on the road tooth and nail to a four point defeat getting +13 ½ points. They covered at Oklahoma City getting +10 ½ points. They have an outright win at the New York Knicks with Lin in the lineup at the height of the Knicks success.
This Portland Trailblazers team continues to underperform in games. As you know we have been betting against this squad time and time again. We simply hate teams with poor guard play because it diminishes the ability of everyone on the court. Gerald Wallace and LaMarcus Aldridge aren’t their best with subpar guards running the offense. That’s how important guard play is in basketball. Portland needs a shakeup. Take the New Orleans Hornets tonight getting +10 ½ points at the best online sportsbooks.