Coleman’s 2/29/12 NBA Game Picks

This is my second post here on the Meloship, and I am going to start making NBA picks with spreads from time to time. It’s the second night of the NBA following All-Star Weekend, and 24 teams are in action this evening. The Knicks are back in action at home against the Cavaliers, and that is just one of the few very intriguing games this evening. The Sixers, following their blowout win over the Pistons last night, host the Thunder who shares the league’s best record with the Heat. The Sixers have struggled of late losing 7 of 9 before beating lowly Detroit last night, and I expect the Thunder to be able to handle them on the road. The Cavaliers are coming off a last minute loss to the Celtics last night, and head to the Garden to take on our Knicks. Good young point guard matchup with Lin and Kyrie Irving, who I think is without a doubt the rookie of the year in the league so far. The Western Conference has some intriguing games later in the night, with the Mavs heading to Memphis, the Bulls visiting the Spurs, the Nuggets hosting the Blazers and the Timberwolves facing the Lakers, coming off a win against the other Los Angeles team last night.

Wizards +7 over Magic

Thunder -3.5 over Sixers

Pistons -5.5 over Bobcats

Warriors +6.5 over Hawks

Bucks +6.5 over Celtics

Cavaliers +10 over Knicks

Hornets -3.5 over Raptors

Grizzlies -2 over Mavericks

Jazz -2 over Rockets

Bulls +2 over Spurs

Nuggets -2.5 over Blazers

Timberwolves +6 over Lakers