NBA: 7:00 EST Celtics @ Magic The Celtics will be without Jason Tatum and Enes Kanter tonight but it looks like Jaylen Brown will be back in action to partner with Kemba Walker on the road in Orlando. The Celtics team total is sitting at 105 and I am loving that over even with Tatum out. The Celts have averaged 112.5 points per game this season. The Celts have scored 119 or more points in each of their last 4 games. The Magic have allowed 109 or more points in 4 of their last 5 games. Celtics team total OVER 105 is looking goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood on a Friday night.
7:30 EST Raptors @ Knicks The Raptors have gone 7-3 over their last 10 games. The Knicks have gone 2-8 over their last 10 games. 7 of the Knicks last 8 losses have come by 8 points or more. The Raptors already beat the Knicks by 28 points earlier this season. Raptors -8 is the play in this one.
8:00 EST Rockets @ Timberwolves The Rockets are coming off of a 16 point win against a short handed Nuggets team. The TWolves have lost 8 of their last 10 games. The Rockets have already beat the TWolves twice this season by 20 and 30. Rockets -5 is looking good tonight
10:30 EST Pacers @ Warriors The Warriors are 1-9 in their last 10 games and they have been getting BLOWN out in a few of those games. The Pacers have won 7 of their last 10 and they are 4-1 on their current West Coast road trip. I think the Pacers will pull away with this one in the second half and cover the -6.
CBB: 9:00 EST Marquette @ Butler Butler has lost 3 games in a row. Butler just lost to Villanova and Marquette beat Villanova by 11 earlier this month. Marquette plays a faster pace game than Butler and they are averaging more than 10 points more per game. I like taking Marquette with the points +6.5 tonight against a Butler team who is going through a struggle right now.