NBA Picks Restart Thursday, July 30th
The NBA kicks back off for the NBA Restart after four and a half months with no action.
Quite a few teams can still have an impact on the final standings, and it was good to see some of their form with some warm-up games in Florida.
To kick off the Restart, the Utah Jazz take on the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Los Angeles Clippers.
Check out some of the Highlights from the Warm-up games last week below.
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Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans
Utah Jazz 41-23 (4th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans Pelicans 28-36 (10th in the Western Conference)
January 16th 2020, Utah Jazz 132 @ New Orleans 138
Last 5 Meetings
Utah – 2 Wins
New Orleans – 3 Wins
Utah – $2.18
New Orleans – $1.68
The New Orleans Pelicans have a chance to make a late playoff run and were impressive in the warm-up games with three wins including a massive 124-103 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
A couple of injury concerns for both sides with the Jazz losing Bojan Bogdanovic to injury and Zion Williamson has been in quarantine, but he will likely suit up.
The Pelicans need this win to stay in the playoff hunt, and the loss of the Jazz small forward is significant as Bogdanovic is a decent defender.
Our Pick – New Orleans (Win)
Game Total Pick – Over 226.5
The average between these two sides over there last three matches has been 257 points in high scoring matches. This trend may continue.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers – 44-20 (2nd in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles Lakers – 49-14 (1st in the Western Conference)
March 8th 2020, Los Angeles Lakers 112 @ Los Angeles Clippers 103
Last 5 Meetings
Los Angeles Clippers – 3 Wins
Los Angeles Lakers – 2 Wins
Los Angeles Clippers – $2.52
Los Angeles Lakers – $1.52
A few injury concerns for both sides for this clash with the Clippers being without Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, and feisty defender Patrick Beverley is doubtful.
For the Lakers, Lebron and Davis have some injury concerns but are both expected to play.
Both sides won two out of three matches during the warm-up phase, and the Lakers won their last matchup by 9 Points.
The Lakers will want to finish top of the West, and this game is a chance to get some breathing space between them and the Clippers. They have been shooting the ball well from the 3 point line during the warm-up games and go into this game as favourites.
Kawhi Leonard may have something to say about it though. The Lakers should get this one done with the Clippers missing a couple of critical scorers.
Our Pick – Los Angeles Lakers (Win)
Game Total Pick – Under 216.5
These sides generally crank up the defence when they play each other, and the average has been 215 in their last three games. The under looks better here.
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