Tonight, January the 22nd, throws 13 NBA games at you after a slow night last night containing just 2 games on the NBA slate. Tonight’s featured games include the Atlanta Hawks playing host to the Charlotte Bobcats, the Boston Celtics welcome the impressive Portland Trailblazers to town, and the basement-dwelling New Jersey Nets will travel to Golden State to take on the Warriors. The continued action does not stop in the NBA all season, as the second half of the season begins to heat up. Do not miss out on tonight’s NBA action and be sure to get your FREE NBA predictions and picks below.
Charlotte Bobcats @ Atlanta Hawks – The Bobcats come into tonight’s game sitting just two spots behind the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Standings. However, Charlotte has one of the the worst road records in the NBA, sitting at 3-15 on the season away from home. Atlanta boasts a 17-5 record on home court this season, and are 15-7-1 ATS in Atlanta this season. The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS off of 1 days rest, and the home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meeting between the Hawks and Bobcats. I like Atlanta to crank up the heat on a bad road team tonight.
Free Pick – HAWKS -7 at -110
Portland Trailblazers @ Boston Celtics – Two solid teams collide tonight in Boston as the Celtics sit 2nd in the East, and Portland sits 5th in the stronger Western Conference. As good of a year as Boston is having, their ATS numbers are not so impressive. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall, at home, and as a home favorite. Boston is also 0-4 vs. the Western Conference this season. Portland holds a very respectable 10-10 road record this season in a tough Western Conference. The Trailblazers are also 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games on Friday night. Take the Blazers to beat a large spread tonight in Boston.
Free Pick – TRAILBLAZERS +10.5 at -110
New Jersey Nets @ Golden State Warriors – Two basement teams meet tonight in Golden State as the Nets bring a league-worst 1-21 road record into tonight’s action. On the other side, 8 of Golden State’s 12 wins on the season have come on home court. The Nets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games as a road underdog, and 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games on the road. The Warriors are 15-3 in their last 18 vs. the NBA Atlantic, but what I like most tonight is the offense. Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two in Golden State. OVER is 12-5 in the last 17 for the Warriors as a home favorite, and OVER is 4-0-1 in the NETS last 5 Friday games. Look for a lot of points to be scored tonight from Golden State.
Free Pick – OVER 216 at -110
* BONUS PICK – WARRIORS -7.5 at -110