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On Thursday, 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 Thursday!

NBA Matchup: Boston Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Thursday, March 22nd, 8:00 ET
Location: Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
NBA Betting Odds: Milwaukee -3
NBA TV Schedule: NBA TV

The Bucks are definitely a team that has a lot more to work with now that Monta Ellis is in the fold. The team has rolled off six straight wins, and it has scored at least 105 points in all six games, and there is no reason to think that this winning streak, especially with eight covers in a row, is going to stop. Boston is just 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games played on the road, and though it is coming off of a win at Phillips Arena against the Atlanta Hawks, we just don’t see this one happening more often than not. Expect to see Ellis get some more shot opportunities, and when that happens, we know that we are going to be watching a team that really can explode for big time points on a regular basis.

NBA Pick: Milwaukee -3

NBA Matchup: Memphis Grizzlies @ Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Thursday, March 22nd, 10:00 ET
Location: Rose Garden, Portland, OR
NBA Betting Odds: Memphis -1
NBA TV Schedule: Comcast

The Blazers were able to come out and win their very first game after firing Nate McMillan, but over the course of the last few weeks in general, this is a team that just doesn’t have any mojo whatsoever. In the first home game since the start of the NCAA Tournament, the Milwaukee Bucks came to town and blasted Portland 116-87 with a ton of boos coming from the Rose Garden faithful. That being said, these Grizzlies aren’t nearly as hot as Milwaukee is, and we tend to think that the Trail Blazers are going to figure out how to win this game at least half the time.

NBA Pick: Milwaukee +1

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.