January 10, 2022 NBA Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets 1/10/2022
The NBA is kicking off the week with a seven game slate tonight. The Cavaliers are part of that seven game slate, they will take on the Kings from Sacramento.
Here's betJACK's daily NBA bet guide for January 10, 2022.
Milwaukee Bucks @ Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. NBA TV)
Favored Team and Spread: MIL -2
Total Points: 234.5
The Bucks remain in Charlotte to take the Hornets after the two faced off Saturday night. Charlotte won 114-106. Right off the rip, I look for the hornets to least cover the spread, the Hornets this year are 24-16 ATS (Against The Spread). On the Milwaukee side, Giannis is off the injured list as he played Saturday night dropping 43 in the losing effort, so he definitely will have a thing or two to say about that following the loss.
Speaking of inactives for both teams, they are as follows:
Milwaukee: Jrue Holiday (ankle), Pat Connaughton along with George Hill and Grayson Allen (COVID-19 Protocols), and Brook Lopez (back surgery)
Charlotte: Vernon Carey Jr. (COVID-19 Protocols)
Utah Jazz @ Detroit Pistons (7 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: UTAH -11
Total Points: 224.5
Out of the seven game slate, this is your clunker of a matchup right here. Pistons getting a little bit of a generous spread here as they are 11 point dogs to the Utah Jazz. In the last ten games looking at Detroit, they are 2-7-1 ATS (Against The Spread) and 0-10 in their last ten games. The Jazz are the inverse, 7-2-1 ATS and 10-0. I expect the Jazz to stroll through this one with a win and I'll take the under on total points as Utah are missing some key contributors.
Notable inactives for this game are as follows:
Utah: Rudy Gay and Rudy Gobert (COVID-19 Protocols)
Detroit: Jerami Grant (torn ligament in thumb) and Kelly Olynyk (knee)
Indiana Pacers @ Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: BOS -6.5
Total Points: 213
Two teams that seem to have sputtered out of the gate, Indiana moreso than Boston. Both teams were in the play-in tournament for thre NBA postseason last season with the Pacers getting bounced and Celtics making it in only to get bounced out in the two vs seven matchup with Brooklyn. Considering the inactives (and lack of inactives for Boston) and the fact that Boston is at home, I like Boston and the points here.
Notable inactives for Indiana include: Malcom Brogdon (achilles), Caris Levert (COVID-19 Protocols), T.J. McConnell (torn ligament in wrist)
San Antonio Spurs @ New York Knicks (7:30 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: NYK -6
Total Points: 212.5
These are two teams that are very much down on their luck right now and they will face one another at Madison Square Garden. I've always like Pop and his style because it garnered him a lot of championships and deep playoff runs. Especially in the days of Parker, Ginobli and Duncan and teams of the like. Unfortuantely, that isn't this team. I will, however, pick them to cover the six point spread. On New York's side, they already play against a tough division, as this is being written, the Atlantic Division houses four of the ten teams in the playoffs if playoffs were to start today. So that is why they will win this game
Notable inactives are as follows:
San Antonio: Zach Collins (ankle surgery), Thaddeus Young, Devin Vassell and Tre Jones (COVID-19 Protocols)
New York: Kemba Walker (knee), Nerlens Noel (conditioning), Derrick Rose (ankle surgery), Evan Fournier (thigh, is questionable)
Philadelphia 76ers @ Houston Rockets (8 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: PHI -10.5
Total Points: 227.5
Here's another clunker for you with a spread I won't touch. Philadelphia has been solid. Now, albeit, that is without Ben Simmons as he continues to hold out and Philly tries desparately at this point to find a trade partner for Ben Simmons but they have done well which shows to the depth the team has. The Rockets are still in the trenches of a rebuild. John Wall has not taken the court this season which has not helped Houston in any way and that's why the Rockets are where thery're at. Stay the course Rockets fans, the end of the rebuild will be a euphoric place and this team will be good again.
Notable inactives are as follows:
Philadelphia: Ben Simmons (personal)
Houston: John Wall (conditioning), Alperen Sengen (ankle)
Brooklyn Nets @ Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: BKN -9
Total Points: 228
Starting off our pair of late games is a game that will feature Kyrie Irving for the Brooklyn Nets. Not much I think needs to be said on this one, Nets have Kyrie, Blazers missing their four best players due to injury makes this an easy pick.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Sacramento Kings (10 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: CLE -5
Total Points: 219.5
The Cavs play in the second night of a back to back in Sacramento after dropping one to Golden State last night in San Francisco. The Cavs to the surprise of everyone have been the darling story of the season. At one point in the season this team was a wagon team (meaning the same thing has hit in consecutive games or nights) and all of a sudden, they are the sixth seed in the East should playoffs begin today so they would avoid the play-in tournament. I'm picking Cavs and the points.
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