Guys & Bets (Episode 242): Four NBA Picks and Two Premier League Picks

Joe Osborne makes his triumphant return to Guys & Bets after missing the past two shows and will help get you sorted ahead of a busy NBA card that features some great matchups, including the Raptors hosting the 76ers.

The Utah Jazz are in the Bay Area to face the Golden State Warriors and that’s where Joe will get us started. For the last month or so, the Jazz have been playing the type of basketball that most experts expected from the beginning of the season. But even this stretch would’ve been tough to forecast. The Jazz have dropped only two of their last 19 games, and the Warriors aren’t exactly world-beaters anymore. Joe breaks down his case on the spread in this one.

Joe and Ninja each have a bet on the Toronto Raptors hosting the Philadelphia 76ers. The injury to Joel Embiid has the potential to hamper the Sixers offense. They can’t be the same team without their star big man roaming the court. You mix that with the Raptors’ ability on defense and the total looks like an interesting wager. Joe has a bet lined up for the total while Ninja likes a side here.

Up next for Joe is a game that involves a Guys & Bets darling. The Memphis Grizzlies are in Beantown to face the Boston Celtics. The Celtics are coming off a beatdown of the Los Angeles Lakers in which Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker led the way for Boston. But Joe’s got a little something different lined up for this one.

Time for some footy picks for Ninja. Leicester City enters a match with West Ham having lost its last two EPL fixtures. This Leicester squad can fill the net, though. They currently have the third-most goals in the EPL with 48 and West Ham is hovering around the bottom of the EPL and is in need of points.

Ninja wraps up the show with a bet in the Tottenham vs Norwich fixture. Norwich occupies the basement of the EPL and has scored 23 goals in 23 matches. Tottenham, on the other hand, is only three points behind Manchester United for a spot in the Europa League. This one could turn into a possession match that doesn’t contain a lot of flair. The wager here is on a goal total.

As always, the show wraps up with a Q&A session for our viewers, so if there’s anything you’ve always wanted to ask, you should be joining us live every weekday at noon ET on our YouTube channel!