We get some really solid matchups on the hardwood Saturday in the NBA, including an Eastern Conference grudge match and a matchup between two of the league’s best teams. Here are my NBA picks for January 27th. Go here for the latest NBA odds.
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NBA Picks January 27th
Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks
Tipoff – 3:00 pm EST
Spread: Knicks -5.0
Two Eastern Conference rivals hook up Saturday afternoon, live on ABC, at The World’s Most Famous Arena, New York’s Madison Square Garden. Both the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks recently made key additions to their rosters, but these two squads are headed in opposite directions. The Heat have lost five straight games, with three of those being of the blowout variety. The Knicks, meanwhile, have had the opposite results, winning five straight, with three blowouts. Plus, at 15-5, they are one of the NBA’s best home teams. The Knicks cover, and I think this game gets into the 220s, so the Over is the play as well.
Best Bet: Knicks -5.0 (-110); Heat/Knicks Over 216 (-110)
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Boston Celtics
Tipoff – 7:00 pm EST
The Boston Celtics say hold my beer to the New York Knicks’ 15-5 home record. The Celtics are 20-1 at TD Garden this year, with the reigning NBA champion Denver Nuggets sneaking by them by two points a week ago being their only blemish. The Los Angeles Clippers are playing Friday night in Toronto, Paul George is questionable due to injury, and they are only 9-10 on the road. The Celtics -6 is the play, as is the Under 235 – I think the total barely gets into the 230s.
Best Bet: Celtics -6.0 (-110); Clippers/Celtics Under 235 (-110)
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