Zach to the Rack NBA Picks For Thursday 2/11/2021 Action
Zach’s Season Record: 30-23
Tuesday brought me back to my winning ways, and if Zion hadn’t only played 21 minutes (again, they sat him to rest his poor, 20-year-old feet) he would have scored 30 with EASE and given me
4 wins on the day. Instead, he settled for 20 points in 21 minutes. I guess it’s a new trend to NOT PLAY, be it Zion Williamson… or the Dallas Mavericks not playing the National Anthem before games… (This is a whole new era of protest and the NBA will most likely be issuing some fines for this).
Still, if we are going to ban certain songs during NBA games, I have some other suggestions besides the National Anthem. Here is my list of “Songs all NBA arenas need to cancel:”
Back to making picks…
- “YMCA” by the Village People - Let’s just stop with this 1970s disco annoyance that causes middle-aged white men to get featured on the DANCE CAM. Especially when they form the wrong letters with their arms.
- “The Final Countdown” by Europe – without fail, under a minute in a close game this hair metal anthem gets played. Nothing inspires a 20-year-old NBA player more than a power ballad from 1987.
- “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes – Alright, even I’ll admit that after 5 Bud Lights, I find myself going “Deh-neh-neh-neh-neh-neh“ during games, but isn’t it time we found another “Jock Jam” to get the crowd hype? At least it’s not the '90s anymore, when “Pump Up the Jam” was the arena anthem of the day…
NBA Picks for Thursday 2/11/2021
On the second end of a back-to-back, Toronto brings its sub-.500 Raptors team to face the sub-.500 Celtics. Betting on the Celtics seems about as risky as that woman using Gorilla Glue instead of hairspray on her head a few days ago. Especially since the Celtics have dropped five out of their last 7 games. What is happening in Boston? Injuries and COVID protocols? Sure… Mid-season malaise? Perhaps… Was it Brady and Gronk celebrating in Tampa? YES!
Do the Celtics lose to the Raptors, however – and my NEW favorite player, Yuta Watanabe? Well, if Kemba shoots 2-12 and Tatum 7-21… I think they STRUGGLE. But at times, Toronto has looked as unstable as Tom Brady wobbling around after leaving that Super Bowl party parade boat on Monday. I think this game is close, so Toronto is the bet for me – a risk, but so was tossing that Super Bowl trophy, wasn’t it Tom? TAKE TORONTO.
Point totals are surprisingly accurate. I don’t know how our TomBox sports betting algorithm picks do it, but they are quite efficient, and 0.5 points can RUIN your afternoon. I think the Celtics can get back to form here and put up some bigger numbers. Same with the Raptors, so I would say to take the OVER, as last time they played, these two scored 140 points (The Celtics won by 12). If I’m wrong, I’ll Gorilla Glue my hair to my laptop.
I hesitate to bet on the Warriors sometimes, but when the Magic make their way to Golden State’s gym, I know what’s gonna happen. Steph is near Ayesha. Draymond has the city behind him. Oubre is feeling “wavy” although he’s gotta stop blowing kisses over to opposing benches and players. The Magic, frankly, just aren’t very good… They have lost 8 of 10. Vučević is a third option player currently playing the first option role. It ain’t working.
Steph Curry is proving that he is the ONLY magician in this matchup, making circus shots in the paint after fouls that look reminiscent of Michael Jordan’s back in the day. Even Steve Kerr noticed the similarities yesterday. And when Steph is healthy, the Dubs’ success follows, and, suddenly, even the most anti-Under Armour shoe collectors start Googling, “How much are those Curry 7s?” So, look for the Warriors, even without James Wiseman, to beat the hapless Magic by 10-13. Cook it up, Chef.
You might also wanna cook up betting the under here too. Orlando has failed to reach 100 points 13 times this season. The Warriors put up 147 last week against the Mavericks. And who on Orlando can stop Curry from getting himself free and sinking threes? Vučević is going to hate picking up Curry on switches following those angry Draymond screens. These are the type of games when Curry scores 57 points. (I’d put him down for 35). Take your money and buy the Curry 7s… Or just save up for the LaMelo Ball Pumas.