Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) drives around Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

SGG Picks of the Day, Jan. 14

Nathan Hursh

Magic at Hornets over 223.5 (FD -110)
In this matchup, we have the second highest-scoring offense in the league (Charlotte) against a team giving up just under 111 points per game (Orlando). I fully expect the Hornets to score at least 120 in this game. That means that the Magic would have to score at least 104. Against the Hornets, who allow 115 points per game, this should be doable. I’ve leaned on Hornets’ game overs in the past and feel comfortable in doing so tonight, even against an offense as bad as Orlando.


Warriors ML at Bulls (FD +138)
The Warriors have lost four of five games. Tonight, they will be without Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. Meanwhile, the Bulls are 15-5 at home this season and will be at full strength tonight. Why do I like the Warriors tonight? Value. This may not be the smartest of bets, but I do like Golden State getting plus odds in this matchup. Being losers of four of five, I expect the Warriors to bounce back tonight on national television. Steph Curry, whose shooting percentages are at career lows, will shine in the spotlight. I think Golden State pulls out the win.

Kings -5 vs Rockets (FD -110)Here is a simple one to close us out. The Rockets are terrible. On the road, they are 5-18. Although the Kings are not particularly good either, they are decent enough at home (11-14) to be able to win comfortably tonight. Five points is not a lot. The Kings just beat the Lakers by nine two nights ago. The Rockets are coming off of a win two nights ago as well at the Spurs. That said, in the three games previous to that, they lost by at least 18 in all of them. Sacramento should cruise easily in this one.

Bonus Same Game Parlay:
Joel Embiid 30+ points (-120)
Joel Embiid 10+ rebounds (-162)
Jayson Tatum 25+ points (-128)
Seth Curry 3+ made threes (+138)

Total Parlay: +1092 (FD)

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