Jumbo’s NBA Picks 11/12/14

Last night’s brutal 1-5 (48-27) leaves me banged up, but not broken.  I know I’ll get to recover with tonight’s action.

Pistons+6@Wizards,  Detroit’s front court is too strong to let the Wiz get away.

Blazers+3@Nuggets,  The Blazers cover and get the win on the road in Denver.

Rockets-6.5@TWolves,  The hobbled Wolves got nothing for the Rockets.  Big win on the road.

Magic+6@Knicks,  Please don’t watch this game…  Just bet on it.

Nets+5@Suns,  Nets keep it close on the road and take advantage of Phoenix’s suspect D.

I’m on the road teams to cover on 4 of my 5 picks.


Jumbo’s NBA Picks 11/11/14

Only six games on the docket tonight, but the betting is still good.  Here’s where I’m hitting.

Magic@Raptors-11, Toronto is a defensive vice north of the border.  Magic don’t score 90.

Thunder+3.5@Bucks, I like the Thunder to win here too.  Ibaka and Adams will key the Thunders’ 1st road win of 2014.

Lakers@Grizzlies-9.5, The Grizz rebound from their first loss with by putting a beating on the Lakers.

Kings+6.5@Mavericks, The Kings might not break their 20 games losing streak in Dallas, but they keep it close.

Hornets+7.5@Blazers, Jefferson is poised for a big game vs. Portland and he gives the Hornets a chance.

I’m staying off the Spurs@Warriors-7.5 tonight for a few reasons.  I don’t know if Pop is going to rest his vets on the back end of back-to-back games or is he going to put it on his former student, Kerr.

I Hope Ryan Newman Crashes The Chase With A Winless Championship Season



In NASCAR’s new “Winning Matters More” Chase format, winless Ryan Newman is on the verge of winning a championship and for the sake of chaos I NEED this to happen.  If Ryan Newman was to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Title, it would clearly make this the most worthless championship that anyone has ever won.  Think about it.  The driver that won a series leading 8 races in 2003 to finish 6th in the standings could now earn a series championship by not finishing out front once.  I love it!  NASCAR is so messed up.  How can you explain a driver who ranks tied for 14th in victories (0), 15th in top 5 finishes (4) and 10th in top 10 finishes (15)?  You can’t!  He doesn’t even have a 2nd place finish this season.  This scenario is so crazy that I may have to actually watch the race instead of NFL football on Sunday.  Not really though, but GO NEWMAN, GO CHAOS and GO NASCAR STUPIDITY!

FYI.  I don’t dislike Newman one bit and would really love to see him get a title.  I just think they way he may “earn” one is ludicrous.