January 7, 2021 | Posted in: Publishing

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Five games scheduled

Philadelphia @ Brooklyn (+1.5)

Cleveland @ Memphis (-5)

Minnesota @ Portland (-10)

Dallas @ Denver (-2.5)

San Antonio @ Los Angeles Lakers (-7)

Truths to be self evident

Last night, the Charlotte Hornets winning outright legitimized some of our efforts when combined with the Orlando Magic easily covering six points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Philadelphia is playing on a back to back where their best player, Joel Embiid, may rest and coming off a grueling 141-136 victory over the Washington Wizards seeing Bradley Beal score 60 and Russell Westbrook dislocate his finger.

The Cavaliers are on a back to back playing their third game in four nights, fourth game in six nights, and fifth game of a six game road trip. If there was ever a “throw” game on the schedule, this is it against a Memphis team who played the Lakers relatively tough the past two games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are ten point underdogs to the Portland Trailblazers who probably shouldn’t be ten point favorites over anyone right now.

The Dallas Mavericks face the Denver Nuggets in a game that could go either way. The Nuggets return Michael Porter Jr. from health and safety protocols while the Mavericks are still without Kristaps Porzingis.

Finally, the Spurs play the Lakers for the third time inside a week. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are both questionable with one expected to sit.

The Computer

The computer, whom we respect, went 5-6 against the spread and 4-7 on over/unders. Perhaps more importantly, the computer went 2-1 on A rated action, correctly predicting the Clippers by 5 and over 228.5 in the Bulls/Kings game. A rated predictions are now 8-9 on the season with the computer missing on over 231 in the Clippers/Warriors game.

Tonight’s Predictions

Memphis -3.5

Dallas/Denver o223

Dallas +2.5