We’re still working through the first half of the NBA and NHL seasons. With a few big games scheduled today, let’s take a look at how we think three matches will play out.
Chicago Bulls (+3.5) over Atlanta Hawks
The first game we’re going to go over is the Chicago Bulls at the Atlanta Hawks. The Bulls have a record of 11-14 this season and are 4-9 on the road. However, the injuries that Atlanta is dealing with make them our choice for this game. If DeMar DeRozan can have a strong game, the Bulls should be able to pull this one off.
The Atlanta Hawks will be without Dejounte Murray again in this game. Not only is Murray out but De’Andre Hunter has been ruled out as well. The Hawks have lost their last three games in a row including a recent one to Oklahoma City. With the trouble their having, we think the Bulls are the much better choice here.
Milwaukee Bucks (-10) over Houston Rockets
With a record of 19-6, it’s clear the Milwaukee Bucks are one of the best teams in the league. They’ve won four of their last five games including a recent win over the Dallas Mavericks. Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing top-tier basketball right now, averaging 31.9 points per game. Even with Joe Ingles and Wesley Matthews out, they’re our pick for tonight.
The Houston Rockets have a record of 7-18 this season and are 4-5 at home. They’ll be without Jae’Sean Tate when they host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight, however. Having lost three of their last five games, the Rockets are in a tough position. Even though they’re being spotted ten points, they’re not likely to cover that spread.
Boston Bruins (-149) over Vegas Golden Knights
This game should definitely be an entertaining one. The last time these two played it resulted in a 4-3 shootout win for the Vegas Golden Knights. That win snapped a consecutive home win record that the Bruins had. This time, however, the Bruins are looking to beat the Golden Knights in Las Vegas.
Both of these teams have pretty high-scoring offenses, with the Bruins getting the edge. Averaging 3.92 goals per game, the Bruins are one of the best in the league. They also have a defense that allows just 2.15 goals per game. Even after a loss to Arizona, we think the Bruins are the better pick here.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.