The TNT games tonight are a couple of doozies. First, we get the talked about Pelicans going to take on the Rockets. Then, we go to LA where the Lakers welcome Embiid and the boys to town. There is money to be made in these games so let’s get to it.
Pelicans @ Rockets is the first game on TNT and I don’t know exactly what to think. Always tough when your best player asks to be traded but sometimes teams can react differently to that type of noise. Holiday may say “Hey AD, look at me, I can score. Maybe we recruit someone here?” AD still says nah I’m good, but the idea of points galore tonight is there. For that reason, I’m taking the over in this game even though its set at 234. CP3 still needs to get his rhythm back but thats gonna happen tonight when the Rockets go for 140 and the win. It’s always nice getting an over 230 game to match with a TNT Tuesday. For the Sixers/Lakers matchup, there are a few things to take a peak at. When I say a few things, I mean one, and his name is Joel Embiid. He’s the best big man in the NBA bar none and there’s nobody on the Lakers that can stop him. That, on top of Ben Simmons and no Lebron James, is the reason Sixers -6.5 is a lock tonight. Sixers will handle the Lakers and soon the team will be blown up as they make a move for AD. Mark my words, if he’s not traded by the deadline it’s cause the Pelicans want our 3 first round picks, Terry, Smart, and maybe Brown. Who knows, I’d throw Hayward in too if they would take him.
For the college game, we’re going to ride with the hot team and by that I mean the #1 team in the country, Tennessee. The Vols go to South Carolina to take on the gamecocks in a little Tuesday night college duel. The SEC has had a great year for basketball and that will continue for Tennessee against a mediocre SC team. The Vols are -8.5 and they’ll continue on as the best team in the country, for now.
Recap: Pelicans/Rockets over 234, Sixers -6.5, Tennessee -8.5. Those are the three games that I like tonight so let’s hope we got some winners. There may be more picks coming later so keep an eye out.