Thursday Free NBA Picks - 2-19-09

Welcome back to, where 3-0 picks are like stealing candy from a baby!  Did you pay attention last week?  I hope so, because if you did you'd be on a six game winning streak and rolling in dough!  There are only 2 games this Thursday, but let's not have that slow down our roll.  On to the matchups...

San Antonio Spurs (35-17) vs. Detroit Pistons (27-25)
This is the second matchup between these two teams this season.  Surprisingly, Detroit won the first game by 12 points in San Antonio.  Even more surprising is that the Spurs lost to the Knicks and Detroit lost to Milwaukee on Tuesday.  Manu is most likely out for this game, but I think that just hurts the ATS chances for Detroit...a team that is 7-20 at home ATS.  I won't bore you with any more details because my mind was made up five minutes ago.  DON'T BET AGAINST MR. DUNCAN!!
Pick: San Antonio

Boston Celtics (44-11) vs. Utah Jazz (31-23)
Boston goes into this matchup on a nine game road win streak, hoping to kick things into double digit territory.  But don't overlook Utah's 16-11 record at home...and that's ATS!  Boston should be favored in this one, and despite Utah giving up an average of 100 points a game this year, I see them keeping the game within reach for the spread to matter.
Pick: Utah

So there you have it.  I'm rolling with the wild wild West to take down the East.  Enjoy the matchups, and see you next week.  Until then...