THREE picks on Friday night for the in-form Alex Buffett (@alexbuffett33). Let’s find out how many winners he can land.
Golden State Warriors @ Toronto Raptors | Saturday 00:35
The Warriors travel to Toronto to play the Raptors in what should be a very close match. Toronto have the second best record in the East and a very impressive 21-9 record at home.
Although they’ve lost three in a row, the Raptors will hope to get back to winning ways and take care of business against the best ranked team in the NBA.
The Warriors really struggled on Thursday night which enhanced my bank balance substantially and I feel they’ll be beaten again tonight at the Air Canada Centre. Back Toronto Raptors on the Money Line.
San Antonio Spurs @ Sacramento Kings | Saturday 03:05
Defending champions the San Antonio Spurs continue to play on the road tonight as they take on the Sacramento Kings.
It’s almost unheard of for the Spurs to lose four games in a row but that is the case as they head into this game. The Kings have nothing to play for here, currently ranked 12th in the Western Conference with no chance of making the play-offs.
The Spurs desperately need to bounce back. They have struggled to close out matches, however tonight is when they get their winning mentality back and comfortably take care of the Kings. I’ll be backing them on the Point Spread.
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Portland Trail Blazers | Saturday 03:35
Finally, my banker of the day comes from an interesting Western Conference match up between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers.
The Blazers have an excellent 24-6 home record whilst OKC come into this game following Thursday night’s overtime loss to the Suns. Tired and struggling, OKC will find it very hard to match the level of intensity and energy that the Blazers are known to play at home.
Without Kevin Durant, there is almost no chance for OKC to win tonight unless Russell Westbrook scores 50+ which I don’t see happening. I’m getting with Portland on the Point Spread.
Golden State @ Toronto – Toronto to win (20/21 Paddy Power)
San Antonio @ Sacramento – San Antonio -4.5 (8/11 Betfair)
Oklahoma @ Portland – Portland -4.5 (10/11 Paddy Power)
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