Denver Nuggets +2 (27-34, 11-18 away) @ New Orleans Pelicans (25-37, 14-14 home)
I recommend a play on the Denver Nuggets plus the points (+2) in the NBA tonight. Both teams come into tonight’s game looking for their third consecutive victory, which is a long winning steak for each team as both teams have struggled for most of the year. I like the Nuggets to reach this three game win streak because of the return of their floor general, Ty Lawson. Lawson is the engine to this team and without him on the court they have struggled mightily this year. With him on the court, they are actually a pretty decent ball club. Since Lawson has been back the team has been clicking and playing well and I expect this play to continue tonight. Lawson will be able to exploit the Pelicans back court of Roberts and Evans with his electrifying speed and play making ability. These teams have split the season series this year each winning on their home floor. With Lawson back in full force, the Nuggets are in my opinion, a much better ball club than the Pelicans. I will take the better ball club in this match up getting a bucket as I feel they go into New Orleans and come away with a nice road win, which is why I am making the Denver Nuggets plus the points (+2) one of my NBA plays of the day.
Nuggets 111 Pelicans 107
Toronto Raptors +4.5 (34-26, 16-14 away) @ Minnesota Timberwolves (31-30, 17-12 home)
I recommend a play on the Toronto Raptors plus the points (+4.5) in the NBA tonight. Two of the hotter teams in the NBA are matching up tonight in Minnesota when the TWolves welcome the Raptors to the Target Center tonight. The Raptors have won 8 of their last 10 while the TWolves have won 7 of their last 9. Both teams are fully healthy as they were the first time they faced off this year in Toronto when the Raptors came out victorious in a 94-89 victory. The Raptors are firmly in the Eastern Conference playoffs while the TWolves sit on the outside looking in in the Western Conference. The Raptors come in more rested as this will be only their 2nd game in the last 7 nights while this is Minnesota's 4th game in the last 7 nights. The Raptors are a better defensive ball club and have the firepower on offense to score with Kevin Love and co. Minnesota does have same season revenge on their side and are playing @ home but in my opinion the Raptors are the better squad this year and have had more impressive wins in this recent stretch than Minnesota has. I expect this to be a very entertaining up and down type ball game with the Raptors making just enough stops and coming away with the outright victory, which is why I am making the Toronto Raptors plus the points (+4.5) one of my NBA plays of the day.
Raptors 102 Timberwolves 101
Phoenix Suns +7.5 (36-25, 14-13 away) @ Golden State Warriors (39-24, 19-10 home)
I recommend a play on the Phoenix Suns plus the points (+7.5) in the NBA tonight. Two of the more entertaining and explosive teams in the NBA square off tonight when the Phoenix Suns head to Oakland to take on the Golden State Warriors. The Suns are two games back of the Warriors for sixth place in the Western Conference. The Suns have pretty much been successful this year because of the pace they play at and they can outscore teams. The Warriors have been successful because they are very good offensively, but their defense has been the primary aspect that has carried them this year. This is the 4th time these teams are playing this year with the Suns leading the series 2-1. This could be looked at as a let down and look ahead spot for the Suns as they just had a huge home win vs the league leading Thunder and take on the LA Clippers tomorrow night looking to avenge a home loss to them earlier this week. Also Golden State has full motivation to win this game tonight as they want to keep their lead on the Suns in the standings and want to even the season series with them. I expect the Warriors to get the job done tonight but really believe they are laying too many points. The Warriors are too inconsistent in my opinion to be laying this much weight to a playoff team. I expect this to be a back and forth game with the Suns ultimately coming up short but will keep it close enough to cover this big number, which is why I am making the Phoenix Suns plus the points (+7.5) one of the my NBA plays of the day.
Warriors 117 Suns 113