Steam added at 12:04 ET! Thanks to the biggest acquisition ever of super systems, balanced by the two best simulation models, and an avalanche of bad beats a distant memory, America’s only Grandmaster Sports Handicapper is back to normal. 47-31 for 60 percent in the NBA this calendar year. Seven NBA winners led by Wise Guy continues our clockwork winning. Both of our side angles qualify as “use the oddsmaker’s knowledge against them” and would qualify as counterintuitive. We explain in the analysis. Get the picks now
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CHICAGO +1 Oklahoma City
The Bulls have lost three straight on long road trip. But road teams off three straight road losses are 323-244-18. Road teams on road trip yet much more rested are 246-180-9. When one team is more rested, happens with home team almost exactly twice as much as road team. With two days more rest, it favors the home team by just short of a three-game margin. So when the road team has at two more days rest, no wonder they cover at 53.5 percent rate.
Our second best simulator gives Chicago a 56.3 percent chance of covering. Our top model a modest edge to Bulls. Darius Bazley, solid PF for OKC is questionable. He averages double-digit scoring. Bulls star Lauri Markkanen is probable. Ryan Arcidiacono likely too.