The Golden State Warriors take on the Washington Wizards this evening in what should be a battle of a non-conference game. The Warriors are 48-26 on the season and are 19-17 on the road this year. This year, the Wizards are 31-42 but are just 18-18 at home. Golden State has lost four of their last five games and have been struggling to get wins as of late. The Wizards are just 2-3 over their last five games. Even though both of these teams have been struggling, the Warriors are just a much better team. Take the Warriors to cover the -7.5 point spread tonight.
The Minnesota Timberwolves head to the east coast to take on the Boston Celtics this evening in what should be a very good game. The Timberwolves are 43-32 on the season, while the Celtics are 46-28. Minnesota has won three of their last five games. The Celtics have won five games in a row and have been the hottest team in the league as they have won 25 of their last 28 games to turn their season around. This one will probably come down to the wire as these teams are battling for seeding in the playoffs. Take the Timberwolves to cover the +6 point spread tonight.
The Charlotte Hornets meet up with the Brooklyn Nets tonight in what should be an excellent game. The Hornets are 38-36 on the season and sit at ninth place in the Eastern Conference. The Nets are 39-35 and are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Both of these teams are battling for seeding in the playoffs, and each of them likely wants to get out of a play-in game situation. Kyrie Irving will be available for the Nets tonight as he can now play on the Nets home floor. Look for the Nets to cover the -7 point spread this evening.
The Montreal Canadiens head off to take on the New Jersey Devils in what will look to be a tough matchup. The Canadiens are 18-37-10 on the season, while the Devils are 23-37-5. The Canadiens just had a game yesterday and now have to hit the road to play another game today. It is tough for teams to play back-to-back days with travel as well mixed in there. The Devils also had a game but do not have to travel far back home. This looks like a game that favors the Devils as they are the home team. Take New Jersey to cover the -1.5 puck line.
The Colorado Avalanche take on the Minnesota Wild tonight in a game that should be one of the best NHL games of the night. The Avalanche are 46-14-5 on the season while the Wild sit at 39-20-4. Both groups have been playing great hockey as of late as they are a combined 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Wild have won five games in a row and are amid an eight-game homestand. Look for the Wild to keep their momentum and cover the +1.5 puck line.
This evening, the Detroit Red Wings take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game that should not be very close. The Red Wings are 26-31-8 on the season, while the Penguins are 39-17-10 thus far this season. Both of these teams have lost their last two games, but the Penguins are the much better team. Look for the Red Wings to put up a fight, but the Penguins come out on top. Take the Red Wings to cover the +1.5 puck line.