Thursday July 8th VIP Picks

Predictions NBA Tips

9:00 PM EST
Rotation #503
Bucks +5 over Suns (loss)
Bucks/Suns Over 220.5 (win)
I think the Bucks played well in Game 1.  This game was decided from the foul line.  When you make a bet sometimes you are at the mercy of how the refs want to call it.  I think the entire nation believes the Bucks got hosed on many calls and I believe they will get calls of their own tonight and the foul shots won’t be as lopsided.  The Bucks shot the three ball well which is a huge plus for them moving forward.  Milwaukee also won the rebounding edge despite Deandre Ayton having an incredible night grabbing 19 rebounds.  Ayton and the 25 for 26 in foul shots were the difference in that game and I just don’t see those types of being duplicated.  The Bucks also missed a ton of wide open bunnies in Game 1 as well.  I believe Milwaukee will take advantage of their size and physical ability to get easy points and themselves get to the foul line.  Phoenix is a quicker team that has guys like Chris Paul and Devin Booker who will adjust to any defense you throw at them.  I think we get another high scoring game, but this game Milwaukee will be on the winning end.  Take the Bucks and the Over.

8:10 PM EST
Rotation #959
Reds +105 over Brewers (loss)
Both pitchers are about average with their ERA, but Tyler Mahle has been a strikeout machine.  Mahle pitched great in his last outing against Milwaukee and he is striking out these Brewers hitters at a great clip.  This should be a good pitchers duel, but the edge has to go to Mahle as he can get more outs without contact.  Take the Reds.