NBA Picks - 4/17/2011

Last Updated: 4/14/2011 8:30 PM ET

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Against the Spread Picks (Based on Games Played 50,000 times - Print Table):
Rot Time (ET) ATS Pick Opponent Line Margin Win% ATS Calc Play
709 1:00 PMMEM @SAS 6 -3.5 58.1 Calc --> Play
714 7:00 PM@BOS NYK -6.5 8.0 55.0 Calc --> Play
715 9:30 PMDEN @OKC 5 -3.6 54.4 Calc --> Play
712 3:30 PM@LAL NOR -10 10.4 51.4 Calc --> Play


Straight-Up Picks (Based on Games Played 50,000 times - Print Table):
Rot Time (ET) Favorite Opponent Points For Points Against Win% Play
712 3:30 PM@LAL NOR 97.4 87.0 80.5 Play
714 7:00 PM@BOS NYK 101.1 93.1 73.6 Play
710 1:00 PM@SAS MEM 98.3 94.9 60.8 Play
716 9:30 PM@OKC DEN 103.6 100.0 60.5 Play


Over/Under Picks (Based on Games Played 50,000 times - Print Table):
Home Rot Time (ET) Matchup Line Total Points Pick Pick% Calc Play
714 7:00 PMNYK @ BOS 198 194.2 Under 56.3 Calc --> Play
716 9:30 PMDEN @ OKC 200.5 203.6 Over 54.9 Calc --> Play
710 1:00 PMMEM @ SAS 195 193.2 Under 53.0 Calc --> Play
712 3:30 PMNOR @ LAL 183.5 184.4 Over 51.5 Calc --> Play

In the picks above, Margin, Points For, Points Against and Total Points are averages from 50,000 games played. The Win% ATS is the percentage of games in which the team picked covers the noted spread. Similarly, the Pick% in the Over/Under table is the percentage of time that the Over or Under pick covers the total. These values represent the Predictalator's confidence in the pick and are used in the Play Value Key and Calculator. With all plays assumed to be -110, anything less than 52.38% confidence is not considered to be a worthwhile pick. To alter odds, click on "Calc" and adjust the Odds in the Play Value Calculator. Clicking on the "Play" button will allow you to run that game through the Customizable Predictalator. An "Upset Watch" icon will appear next to games where we believe the underdog is more like than not to win outright. Picks will be updated as needed due to injury (up to one hour before game time).

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