Free NBA Picks for October 24, 2017 by Professor MJ



University Professor. PhD in stats. Proud dad of 2 boys.



Hello basketball fans, how are you doing? Today’s point spreads in the NBA are pretty much in line with my own projected lines, so we only have one small play. I cannot wait to have strong profitable bets again, but you can’t force these things (if it’s not there, it’s not there!). We need to stay patient.

PICK: Indiana Pacers +11 at Minnesota Timberwolves (rated 2 stars)

The Pacers are benefiting from two days of rest, while the T-Wolves only had one (and they had to travel too). Minnesota is coming off a dramatic win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road, as Andrew Wiggins’ buzzer-beater sealed the victory. Playing at home against a mediocre Pacers team doesn’t sound as exciting at all, so I expect a letdown from Minnesota, especially in the first half.


Indiana’s starting center, Myles Turner, will miss his third straight game. Domantas Sabonis has been getting more playing time in his absence; he racked up 18 points in Indiana’s 4-point loss at Miami.


The Pacers have won the last 3 meetings in Minnesota! Over the past 9 matchups overall, Indiana is 6-3 against the Timberwolves.

The line has not moved yet, despite 62% of the wagers going on Minnesota.

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