Our Friday NBA picks are set to go once again, as we have our eye on the NBA odds on some of the best games on today’s NBA schedule.
NBA Matchup: Indiana Pacers @ Boston Celtics
Date: Friday, January 6th, 7:30 ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
NBA TV Schedule: FOX Sports Indiana, Comcast Sports Northeast
The start of this NBA season has been chock full of teams that are out to prove something. Quite often, the so called “little guys” have been able to look the “big boys” in the face and beat them up. Now, Indiana gets its second chance of the week to do just that when it takes on Boston in the Garden. The Pacers were humbled by the Heat on Wednesday night, but we tend to think that they are going to be the big boys in this one. Boston just isn’t all that great in our opinion, and though it hasn’t suffered a loss at home yet this year, we think that all of that could change when push comes to shove on Friday. Look for David West and the young Pacers to come on the road and steal a victory.
NBA Pick: Indiana Pacers
NBA Matchup: Chicago Bulls @ Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, January 6th, 8:00 ET
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
NBA TV Schedule: ESPN, Sun Sports
It is certainly going to be an interesting night in the City Beautiful, as the Bulls come to town and try to get the Magic reeling before they head out on a West Coast swing. We just don’t think all that much of Orlando right now, and we think that it is still only a matter of time until this team falls apart at the seams. Dwight Howard is putting up his stats, but he isn’t quite as dominating as he has been in season’s past, and the likes of JJ Redick and Ryan Anderson aren’t going to be able to continue to carry this team. Chicago is as sneaky of a team as there is in the league, and if Derrick Rose is on his game, it doesn’t get stopped. The Bulls are certainly the better team in this one, and they have already been battle tested on the road. Don’t be shocked if they are able to make the Magic disappear on Friday night.
NBA Pick: Chicago Bulls