Happy MLK day everybody! While some of you may be on holiday, Greg Gamble is open for business 365 days a year. After picking both pigskin games on Sunday, I’m rolling into the week with some extra coin and more confidence than David Hasselhoff strollin’ the beach for hotties. I’m jumping all over the NBA tonight and look to start the week off hotter than Kobe Tai in sweatpants…Holla at your boy…www.insideplays.com
MILWAUKEE BUCKS @ CHARLOTTE BOBCATS (-5)
I can hear the bewilderment in your voices…how the hell are the Bobcats giving 5.5 points and why hell are you betting on them. It’s simple; the Bucks are the new Greg Gamble’s favorite injured team to play against. Leading scorer Michael Redd-out, 2nd leading scorer and playmaker Mo Williams-out, 4th leading scorer and inside/out threat Charlie V-out, and newcomer Earl Boykins will be playing his second game with the Bucks…and in-charge of running the offense. As for the Bobcats, they’ve won 3-in-a-row and are just starting to play with the confidence you need to get the support from Greggy G!...Bobcats by 7-13 points.
TORONTO RAPTORS (+1) @ PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
I know the Raptors lost a heartbreaker last night at home to Dallas, but it was great to see the Raptors playing so well together. While it’s usually a tough call to invest on a team playing on the road the night after a last second loss at home, Bosh and his crew of youngsters and foreigners know how important every game is with the Nets tied with them for the best record in the division. Oh yeah, and 76ers are not that good…Raptors by 5-11 points.
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES (+4) @ DETROIT PISTONS
The Pistons have lost 6 out of their last 9 and have struggled all season to find any scoring from their bench. Billups (Questionable) hasn’t played since Dec. , Sheed has been inconsistent all year, and no matter how you cut it…Nazr Mohammed doesn’t compare to the presence Ben Wallace once was. As for the T-Wolves, they’ve quietly won 6 out of 7 with some dominating play by KG and finally settling on normal lineup/rotation. Even if Chauncey is back tonight, I like how Hassell & Davis match-up with Prince & Hamilton…Timberwolves by 1-6 points
PHOENIX SUNS (-9) @ MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
Did you watch the Grizz against the Bulls on Saturday? I’ve never seen a team play worse. As for the Suns, they’re on another crazy win streak (9) and seem determined to dominate every team they play. Oh yeah…and this game is on TNT tonight so I have to play something!...Suns by 14-20 points
GREG GAMBLE’S HOOP TOTALS- NBA 50-28 ATS ; NCAA 14-12 ATS