NBA Picks — Oct. 21 (Sacramento at Oklahoma City; Houston at L.A. Clippers)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Sunday’s NBA games between the Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder, and Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers for Winners and Whiners.

A link to the full preview is below, and confidence ratings are in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Sacramento at Oklahoma City:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Kings +10 (-110) 2/5 — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 217 points (-110) 3/5 — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Thunder Under 113.5 points (-110) 4/5 — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Thunder -300 5/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 111 points (-110) 3/5 — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Thunder Under 30 points (-110) 3/5 — LOSS!

Houston at Los Angeles Clippers:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Rockets -+2 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 225 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Clippers Under 112 (5/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Rockets +1 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 113.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Rockets first to 20 (1/5) — LOSS!

Previous Day’s Record: 1-11 (.083)
October Record: 2-22 (.083)
Season Record: 2-22 (.083)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-1 (.000)          (0-1 (.000) in October)
2-Star Pick Record: 1-0 (1.000)        (1-0 (.000) in October)
3-Star Pick Record: 0-6 (.000)        (1-13 (.071) in October)
4-Star Pick Record: 0-2 (.000)          (0-4 (.000) in October)
5-Star Pick Record: 0-2 (.000)          (0-4 (.000) in October)

Author: Chris Altruda

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