We have an eight-game slate tonight with a lot of high spreads. Three games have lines of double-digits and three others are at least eight points. Five games have a total of at least 228 points. 

Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets (-3.5), 7 p.m. ET

The Nets have been playing very well and we often get them at good value, as is the case tonight. The Nets have been one of the better teams against the spread recently and have made me money over the last few weeks. In their last 10 games, they are 8-1-1 ATS and 7-3 overall. They have won five straight home games and are 5-0 ATS. The Magic have lost nine of 12 games and are 2-10 ATS. The Magic are 9-18 on the road.

Milwaukee Bucks (-13) at Washington Wizards, 7 p.m. ET

I rarely take big road favorites, but the Bucks are an exception. The Wizards played last night and lost against the Bulls, 126-117. Thomas Bryant has been ruled out and Davis Bertans is questionable for the Wizards. Brook Lopez is out for the Bucks. The teams have met once this season with the Bucks winning, 151-131. The Bucks rank No. 1 in defensive efficiency. The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in the last five games. Coming out of the All-Star break, the Bucks beat the Pistons by 20 and the 76ers by 21. 

Atlanta Hawks (+8) at Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m. ET

The 76ers are much better at home with a 26-2 record, but will be without Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris was upgraded from doubtful to questionable. The Hawks have been competitive against some good teams this season, especially with Trae Young and John Collins on the court. They have beat the Mavericks and Heat since the All-Star break. The teams have met twice this season with the 76ers winning 105-103 on Oct. 28 and the Hawks won at home 127-117 on Jan. 30. Look for the Hawks to keep it close and cover the spread.

 

Friday: 3-0

Season: 22-11-1