The NBA and NHL continue to ramp up as we move through the first half of the year. With a few big games scheduled, let’s take a look at how we think three games will play out.
Orlando Magic (+8) over Golden State Warriors
It’s strange that we’d be taking the Orlando Magic over the Golden State Warriors today. However, the Warriors have lost three games in a row, including one to the Detroit Pistons. They have an 0-4 record on the road as well so they’re not very trustworthy.
The Orlando Magic aren’t doing very well either but they’re being spotted eight points. Their most recent win was a few games ago when they beat the Charlotte Hornets 113-93. If they were able to win by that much against Charlotte, they should be able to cover tonight. They likely won’t win this game but we’ll take them to cover the spread.
Denver Nuggets (-6) over Oklahoma City Thunder
With a 4-3 record this season, the Denver Nuggets are sixth in the Western Conference. Today, they play another 4-3 team in the Oklahoma City Thunder. Leading the Nuggets in points is Nikola Jokic, who’s averaging 21 points per game. They’re coming off a 121-110 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, so redemption is on the menu.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have won their last four games. Their most recent win was over the Orlando Magic, 116-108. They’ve already played the Nuggets once this season and lost 122-117. We think the Nuggets will pull off another win here and cover the six-point spread.
Dallas Stars (-238) over Arizona Coyotes
Coming into the game as heavy favorites, the Dallas Stars have a record of 6-3-1. They’ve had an impressive season and recently beat the LA Kings 5-2. As a team, they’re scoring 3.30 goals per game while allowing just 2.30.
The Arizona Coyotes have a record of 3-5-1 this season and are 1-1-1 at home. They average 2.89 goals per game while giving up 4.00 goals per game. They did pull off a big win over the Florida Panthers recently, however. Still, the Dallas Stars at -238 is the best pick in this one.
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