Thursday Free NBA Picks - 4-2-09

Welcome back to!  This week we have a couple Eastern Conference teams basically going through the motions.  But don't let that get you down!  There is still money in them there hills.  Mine the gold and riches will be yours.  Remember, there are only two weeks left in the season.  On to the matchups...

Milwaukee Bucks (32-44) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (38-35)
The Bucks held tough against the Lakers on Wednesday, and actually were ahead at half and at the end of the 3rd quarter.  But LA was not about to lose three in a row for the first time this season.  Philly had Wednesday night off, and is coming off a victory against a solid Atlanta team on Tuesday.  Looking at ATS, the Bucks are 19-18-2 on the road, while the 76ers are 15-20-1 at home.  Hmmm.  I think my choice will depend on the spread.  Bucks +6 sounds about right to me.
Pick: Milwaukee (spread tbd)

Cleveland Cavaliers (61-13) vs. Washington Wizards (17-59)
The Cavs are on a 13 game win streak.  Including their loss against Memphis on Wednesday, the Wizards are 1-8 over their past 9.  Oh man the spread might be 20 in this game!  Alright, ATS time.  Cavs are 19-17-1 on the road, and Washington is 15-23 at home.  Again, I think my choice will depend on the spread.  But Wizards + 14 sounds right, doesn't it?
Pick: Washington (spread tbd)

Utah Jazz (46-28) vs. Denver Nuggets (49-26)
The Jazz suck on the road, whether it's straight up or ATS.  Denver is strong at home...again, both SU and ATS.  Can this one really be this easy?
Pick: Denver -4

So there you have it.  This week, the spread will be keep your eyes open and react accordingly.  ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT IN THE SEASON!  I'll save the tears for next week.  Until then...