Here is something not every NBA basketball will know. With the Washington Wizards having covered the spread eight straight times (10 out 11 also) they are now the best bet in The Association at 25-14-1, 64.1 percent against the spread.
While the jury is out on where John Wall ranks among the top young points guards, his contributions to the Wizards have been immense. Since Wall’s return from injury, Washington is scoring 98.9 points per game on 46.0 percent shooting, improving their league-low averages to 90.9 and 41.7.
After assembling six-game winning streak earlier this month (5-1 ATS), the Celtics are in full retreat with five consecutive losses, failing to cover the spread once. Coach Doc Rivers has been so displeased with the effort; he threatened to hand out one-way tickets out of town if a few of his players didn’t get their acts together. Things have gotten so bad, even the Knicks ended their 11-game losing streak in Bean-Town in Thursday evening.
Why are so many people dogging New Orleans for changing their name to the Pelicans? This is the name of the state bird in Louisiana and it makes perfect sense. Besides, it is way better than Scottsdale (AZ) Community College, whose nickname is the Fighting Artichokes.
Do you want to know why the Orlando Magic are 2-14 and 5-10-1 ATS since Dec. 23? It’s nothing magical; Orlando is just not playing any defense. In these last 16 outings, the Magic are permitting 106.4 points a contest. With Orlando averaging 95.2 points a game on offense, this horrible defense is nearly impossible to overcome.
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To use the NBA Power Ratings, subtract the current numbers and add the home court advantage which is next to the team name.
|Boston +3||117||116||115||Denver +5||118||118||120|
|Brooklyn +3||116||117||118||Minnesota +3||115||116||115|
|New York +4||116||119||119||Oklahoma City +4.5||120||121||123|
|Philadelphia +3||116||116||114||Portland +4||114||117||115|
|Toronto +3.5||113||112||113||Utah +4.5||115||117||117|
|Chicago +3||116||117||118||Dallas +3||116||114||115|
|Cleveland +2.5||113||111||110||Houston +3.5||113||118||116|
|Detroit +3||113||112||113||Memphis +4.5||117||121||120|
|Indiana +4||117||118||118||New Orleans +3||112||112||114|
|Milwaukee +3||114||116||116||San Antonio +5||119||122||123|
|Atlanta +3||115||118||116||Golden State +3.5||114||119||120|
|Charlotte +2.5||112||109||109||L.A. Clippers +5||117||122||122|
|Miami +4.5||120||122||121||L.A. Lakers +3||119||115||115|
|Orlando +2.5||111||113||111||Phoenix +3||113||112||112|
|Washington +3||112||107||109||Sacramento +3||113||112||112|