Today’s picks include 2 NBA games. After a very eventful trade deadline, The Slate today includes Raptors (-7.5) @ Rockets and Bucks @ Suns (-2.5).
Raptors (-7.5) @ Rockets
The Raptors have been rolling lately coming into this game on a 7 game winning streak, longest in the NBA. Along with that, Toronto has now won 15 games in the calendar year 2022, second to only Phoenix (17). The Rockets, coming off a 110-97 loss to the Pelicans, have now allowed 100+ points in 34 consecutive games. Despite a 15-39 record, the Rockets have managed to make 715 3-pointers this season, good for 8th most in the NBA.
Bucks @ Suns (-2.5)
In a rematch of the last years NBA finals, this will be the first time these two teams have met since the Bucks pivotal game 5 victory. Dating back to the start of the 2019/2020 season, the Suns are 4-1 (80%) against the spread vs. the Milwaukee Bucks at home. The Suns have a 32-1 record while leading after the first quarter this season, equating to a .970 winning percentage when winning after the first 12 minutes. On the other hand, the Bucks are averaging 135 points per game over their last 3 contests, the highest three-game scoring span by any team this season. In Milwaukees last win over the Lakers, Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 44 points without committing a turn over.