Before I get to the NBA picks against the spread I have to comment on Phil Jackson.

It’s easy to say that the Lakers made a mistake by not getting the Hall-of-Fame coach, but think about a few things. Jackson would have been around for a two-year stint at most and would have not only wanted a bunch of money, but control the teams decisions.

Instead by choosing Mike DAntoni the Lakers get a coach that is respected and loved by current Lakers Steve Nah and Kobe Bryant. Was this decisions fueled by ego? Sure, but it’s not as bad as people make it out to be. The Lakers will make

NBA Picks against the spread: Lakers Made Right Move

NBA Picks against the spread: Lakers Made Right Move

the playoffs as a high seed and have a shot at the championship.

Now it is time for the NBA picks against the spread for Monday night.

Current Record Against the Spread: 2-4-3, -2.40

Slow start to the season but it’s a grind and in the end profit is all that matters. I track all of my best bets for record keeping purposes.

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BEST BET Utah vs Toronto

The NBA season is a grind and there is nothing more taxing on a team than traveling cross-country to play basketball. This is the start of a grueling four game east coast trip for the Jazz and they will be lagged for this game. The Jazz are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and the Raptors win as my best bet.

BEST BET Raptors +3

Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls

The Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls play a similar type of basketball with the focus on defense. Watching injuries is another important aspect of betting on basketball.

The Bulls could be without Kirk Hinrich after he suffered a strained right hip in the first half of Saturday’s 87-80 win over Minnesota. This is bad news for a team short on point guard players with Derrick Rose still sidelined.

This will be good news for Rajon Rondo and the Celtics as the win as small underdogs on the road. The Bulls are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and lose big at home to Boston.

Boston +2.5

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