NBA, College Basketball, Champions League, La Liga Picks for Feb. 17, 2021 | Odds Shark’s Guys & Bets (Episode 314)

We’ve got a wide variety of bets in store here as Joe Osborne, Andrew Avery and Iain MacMillan have some moneyline, first-half, totals and spread picks lined up.

In the Association tonight, the Miami Heat, losers of back-to-back games, face a Golden State Warriors squad that has won three of its last four games. Miami may have been affected by COVID protocols and injuries more than any other team so far in the NBA season. The Heat have looked off and, quite simply, not in sync. Joe is looking at the total for his bet in this game.

The biggest surprise in the NBA this season has to be the New York Knicks. The stingiest defensive team in the league, New York is in Orlando to face the Magic. The Knicks currently sit sixth in the Eastern Conference, just one game below .500. The Magic are dinged by injuries with Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier and Cole Anthony listed as out. Instead of looking at the full-game spread or total, Joe has a bet on the line for the first half.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are home to the Indiana Pacers and that is where Joe is going for his next bet. Karl-Anthony Towns leads the way for the T-Wolves, but rookie Anthony Edwards has been playing more consistently of late. Edwards is coming off a career-high 28 points against the Lakers, including 5-for-10 from beyond the arc. Indiana is 7-5 on the road and 2-5 in its last seven.

We’re on to the knockout stage in Champions League, with the first leg between Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund going today. Dortmund finished atop Group F with a 4-1-1 record, and Sevilla had the same record while finishing second in Group E. The Spanish squad comes into this match on an absolute tear, winning eight in a row in all competitions. During that stretch, they’ve only surrendered one goal. Ninja has a spread bet for this match.

In La Liga action, Atletico Madrid takes the pitch against Levante and Ninja has a moneyline bet for this game. Atletico sits atop La Liga, five points clear of Real Madrid and with two games in hand. There is a big discrepancy in goals against with Levante allowing 32, compared to just 13 for Madrid.

In college hoops, it’s time to look at the Atlantic 10 with first-place VCU hosting Richmond. The Spiders average four more points per game than their counterparts but allow nearly four more points. Richmond features four players averaging double-digit points, led by senior guard Blake Francis, who averages 17.9 points per game on the road. The key for the Spiders is stopping sophomore guard Nah’Shon Hyland, who averages 22.6 points at home. Iain is looking at the line for his bet in this game.