Sunday, February 28

Washington Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves, 11 am
Wolves +5.5

Over 80% of the action has come in on Washington so far, which is largely why I’m opting for the Wolves here. The line has already moved from 4 points to 5 and I’m expecting to see a few 5.5’s before tip.

This is a terrible situational spot for the Wizards, who are playing their first game back at home after an extended West Coast road trip. They’re a poor home side at the best of times, going just 5-9 straight up and 6-8 ATS. They’ve also been terrible as a favourite this season, covering just twice in seven games.

While it isn’t a great spot for Minnesota, they’ve at least gotten a full two days of rest here. The return of Jarrett Culver also gives them another playable option on the perimeter.

The Wizards aren’t stopping anybody, so I’d expect Towns to feast here. I’m expecting his teammates to do enough to at least keep this within 5.

Orlando Magic vs Utah Jazz, 12 pm
Jazz -10

The Jazz are coming off a rare loss last night and I’m expecting them to bounce back at the first opportunity. Laying 10 points isn’t ideal, but Orlando’s offense is so poor right now that this could easily be a blowout.

Utah have been an excellent road option for bettors this season, going 11-5 straight up and 10-6 ATS. They’ve also been excellent on no rest, covering 4 out of 5 times. The injury report is essentially empty here, so I’m expecting their full complement of players.

Injuries are really catching up to Orlando and they’ve been terrible of late. I think the Utah scheme will do a good job at limiting Vucevic and Evan ‘Don’t Google Me’ Fournier. I’m not confident in the Magic role players getting it done and I’m expecting a relatively comfortable Utah win.