Thursday Free NBA Picks - 3-5-09

Welcome back to, where all good things find their start!!  This week will be a quick write-up, so don't blink or you might miss the picks.  On to the matchups...

Dallas Mavericks (37-24) vs. New Orleans Hornets (37-22)
Dallas won a tough game Wednesday at home against in-state rival San Antonio.  The Hornets are on a 5 game winning streak, have had the last two days off, and have a 21-9 record at home.  Hmmm...common money is probably on New Orleans.  But since NO has a terrible record ATS, I'll take Dallas.
Pick: Dallas

Portland Trail Blazers (37-22) vs. Denver Nuggets (39-22)
Denver is 17-11-1 ATS at home, while Portland is 12-18 ATS on the road.  Done.
Pick: Denver

So there you have it.  Quick.  Clinical.  Tasty.  I'll be flying to Florida tomorrow for some fun in the sun, so won't have a chance to update my picks when the spreads come out.  So all of you reading out there...chime in with your comments and opinions.  Help out the community.  Now's your chance to make your picks heard!!  See you next week.  Until then...