HRWager’s basketball bonus not only gives you high expectation picks but to be on the forefront of the ” I told you so!” with your friends and co-workers. To be able to dial in on teams that surprise us in a pleasant way is a trait that is envied by many a sports fan. In the NBA, two teams are ready to make a jump up in level. This means that with this “surprise” that one can pocket a tidy profit to boot. So get ready to visit valueville with HRWager in the NBA this winter.
Down but Not Out
People thought that Portland would be down and out with free agent defections from their lineup. While it did take a month or so to forge an identity, this team is capable of playing good basketball when they are on. Witness their blowout win over Golden State as testimony to this. Now with the All-Star snub sticking in his craw, Lillard is elevating his game to new heights. This team is profitable both as a buy or fade if you can get the timing right. Linesmakers were slow on the uptake to embrace this team. Now after the Warriors destruction, the models are spiking higher than they should. While ML might be a marginal buy, it is the ATS fades that the handicapper should be focusing on with Portland.
Love the Jazz
Rudy Gobert was hard to replace but now he is back after missing the early part of the season. This franchise has rebounded well from Exum being lost for the entire season. Gordon has been rock steady and Rodney Hood has progressed very nicely. This is all about defensive effort. As long as this hungry team is in the playoff race, they will outwork almost anyone. Embrace right now and keep an eye for locker room quotes. At the first hint of quit then bail but until then the Jazz should be assumed an ATS buy unless concrete handicapping for a particular game indicates otherwise.
The West is where our money will be won in the next few weeks. Portland is over valued after shocking the world. They are over achieving and do not have the depth to sustain such a push. Utah has the energy and will to crush those not on their A game. Good fortune with these trends and we will see you tomorrow here at the HRW.