It’s time to tip off another great day of NBA betting action here at Cappers Info, and we are set to make our free basketball picks for some of the best games on the docket on Tuesday, 2/28/12.
NBA Matchup: Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 7:00 ET
Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
NBA Betting Odds: Boston -3.5
NBA TV Schedule: FOX Sports
This definitely isn’t a great spot for the Celtics to be in. Sure, the time off had to help a team that has been banged up and is aging not-so-gracefully all of a sudden, but what we have to realize is that this is a team that is below .500 right now in spite of the fact that it has a heck of a lot of road games to play. Cleveland is a decent home team, and Kyrie Irving still has his sights set on getting the Cavs into the playoffs this year, perhaps in a series against LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the first round… Irving and the gang take a huge step in the right direction to start the second half of the season against the C’s.
NBA Pick: Cleveland +3.5
NBA Matchup: New Orleans Hornets @ Chicago Bulls
Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 8:00 ET
Location: United Center, Chicago, IL
NBA Betting Odds: Chicago -13.5
NBA TV Schedule: NBA TV
The Bulls are clearly the better of these two teams, and they are a tremendously athletic bunch that are just getting back together again. Sure, New Orleans is going to have all sorts of trouble trying to figure out how to match up with all of the Chicago bigs, but we think that the Hornets have turned the corner just a bit. They won four of their final six games before the All Star Break, and they covered all six games. Chris Kaman looks like a renewed player, and even though he is probably getting dealt before March 15th, he is still going to help this team at least figure out how to stick within a dozen or so of the Bulls in the Windy City on Tuesday night.
NBA Pick: New Orleans +13.5