Thursday Free NBA Picks - 3-19-09

Welcome back to your hot spot for all the picks you'll need over the next few!!  We have FREE NBA picks, Fantasy Baseball advice, and a list of all the NCAA games where you can make your voice heard!  I'll be heading off to Las Vegas tomorrow, so I'm primed for some action.  I'll be building up my bank roll on NBA games, and then doubling down on some March Madness.  Don't shy away now.  On to the matchups...

Dallas Mavericks (41-27) vs. Atlanta Hawks (40-28)
40-28.  To see it in print is actually impressive.  Atlanta has put together quite the season.  Add to that a 19-13 record ATS at home, and I'm sold.  Oh, and FYI, down with the Mavs this year.  They have done nothing but crush me when I vote for them.
Pick: Atlanta -6

Portland Trailblazers (43-25) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (54-13)
Cleveland has a little cushion on Boston as the #1 Eastern Conference seed.  Portland is just a smidge away from a #3 seed in the West.  Both teams are fighting for something.  Portland has a 13-20 record ATS on the road, while Cleveland has a 22-8 record ATS at home.  I'll ride the Cavs to cover.
Pick: Cleveland (spread tbd)

Golden State Warriors (24-43) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (53-14)
This will be the fourth matchup between the two teams.  LA has won all three, by a difference of 17, 8, and 8.  The Lakers aren't a great team against the spread at home (16-18), but the Warriors are just too bad ATS on the road (11-21-1) for me to respect their scoring punch.
Pick: LA Lakers -14

So there you have it.  Me taking the favorites.  Uh-oh.  Don't forget the NBA in these times of March Madness overdose.  Enjoy ALL the games tomorrow, and don't get caught by your boss checking scores.  See you next week!  Until then...