On Monday, there are a handful of games on the basketball television schedule that we have circled that should be good ones. Check out our NBA picks for Monday!
NBA Matchup: Chicago Bulls @ Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, January 16th, 1:00 ET
Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
NBA Betting Odds: Chicago -4NBA TV Schedule: ESPN
The Bulls were able to beat the Grizzlies by 40 when these two teams met the first time around this season, and Memphis has really struggled offensively. That being said, the team has played three straight relatively big offensive games, and with Richard Hamilton out of the fold in all likelihood for Chicago, there could be a very, very different result when these two teams duke it out on Monday.
NBA Pick: Memphis +4
NBA Matchup: Oklahoma City Thunder @ Boston Celtics
Date: Monday, January 16th, 8:00 ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
NBA Betting Odds: Oklahoma City -2NBA TV Schedule: TNT
The Celtics are really in bad shape right now, and they are on a terrible losing streak that has to have the team wondering whether it is really going to be okay for the playoff push or not. Oklahoma City is every bit as good as its 11-2 record suggests this year, and we think that the Thunder are going to get the job done by sending a Boston team that just isn’t all that great to another loss.
NBA Pick: Oklahoma City -2
NBA Matchup: Dallas Mavericks @ Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Monday, January 16th, 10:30 ET
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
NBA Betting Odds: Los Angeles -4NBA TV Schedule: TNT
Lamar Odom and the Mavericks are going to want to take it to the Lakers. However, Kobe Bryant is just playing at a different level right now with four straight 40+ point efforts. There is no reason to think that he might not do the exact same thing this time around, and this time, unlike against the Los Angeles Clippers in the team’s most recent game, getting an effort like that should be good enough to get the job done.
NBA Pick: Los Angeles -4