Another day of Summer League, another day of picks. I didn’t love the card yesterday as I only had one pick and it crashed and burned with the hopeless Knicks. Even with a full team against a Raptors team playing a back to back they couldnt get it done only shooting 34 percent and had 19 turnovers. I really like today’s card…
So lets flip the page as it sit at 6-5 on the current Summer League season:
Timberwolves +1 vs Heat-
Two 3-0 teams here in one of the biggest games of the day I have bet on the Twolves team twice and both successful. Keita Bates-Diop and Josh Okogie have been a fantastic tandem. They also have a particularly good supporting cast with players like Naz Reid, Jared Terrell, Mitchell Creek and Jordan Mclaughlin. The Heat are on a back to back and this is their first tough scheduling spot. Tyler Herro, Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson all played 30 plus minutes last night and I would expect a few of them to sit and we are gonna get a good Twolves team at full strength.
Pelicans -5.5 vs Cavs-
I have said it all Summer League, FADE the Cavs. This team is awful and is without Darius Garland and Kevin Porter. They have no NBA talent on this team and are really bad. They have had an issue scoring points ranking 4th worst in the SL. When sporting a full roster the Pelicans are fantastic, plenty of talent and a huge front line with Jaxson Hayes who showcased a huge 28 points Monday night in a blowout win against the Bulls. Fade Cleveland here with a talented Pelicans team that features a few big time NBA players.
Knicks/Lakers OVER 174-
I know I said the Knicks were hopeless last night, but it was just one of those games, the turnovers did them in, gotta put something together here and I believe in the talent they have. They can score and I expect them to here .The Lakers are among the worst teams in this tournament but i expect both teams to just run run and run and offense should be plentiful here. Both teams defensively have given up over 90 ppg so far in SL. Expect a high scoring game here. OVER 174
Tail or fade at your own risk.. Good luck