NBA Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for January 11, 2022

NBA Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for January 11, 2022

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NBA Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for January 11, 2022

The Association looks to build on an exciting start to this week with six more games tonight. 

Here's betJACK's Daily NBA Betting Guide.

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Washington Wizards (7 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: WAS -9.5

Total Points: 216.5

The Thunder look to take the Wizards by storm, OKC has had a very rough go of it this year almost halfway through the year. They sit at 13-26 while Washington sits at 20-20. All things considered, this is a matchup of the bottom third of the league with the Wizards ranking in terms of points scored, OKC is 30th. Last game out for both sides, OKC lost their fourth straight to Denver and Washington snuck out a win in Orlando. I am taking Washington and the points here.

Inactives for tonight are as follows:

Oklahoma City: Isaiah Roby and Kenrich Williams (COVID-19 Protocols)

Washington: Anthony Gill (COVID-19 Protocols), Tremont Waters, Thomas Bryant (knee)

Phoenix Suns @ Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: Suns -4

Total Points: 224

This is a fantastic matchup. Phoenix is the darling story of the past few years and it looks like the West could run through Phoenix. I love Phoenix here as Devin Booker is a stud (much comparable to Evan Mobley in my opinion) but D-Book is not the end all be all. there's a great veteran prescence in Chris Paul in Phoenix and Chris has done well to mentor Devin Booker. Toronto has done well to this point, can't give these guys any disrepect here because there's no big time "A-List" type of player. I expect this to be a game that goes to the last possession and whoever has the ball last wins. I'll take Toronto to cover the spread of four but the Suns to win.

Notable inactives are listed as follows:

Phoenix: Frank Kaminsky (knee), Abel Nader (COVID-19 Protocols/knee), Dario Saric (torn ACL)

Toronto: Goran Dragic (personal, out indefinitely), Gary Trent (ankle) and Scottie Barnes (knee) are listed as day-to-day

Golden State Warriors @ Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: GSW -2.5

Total Points: 220

Another great game. The Warriors playing another team I'd say is a Western Conference darling type of team in the Memphis Grizzlies. I am locked in on this incredible point guard duel between Ja Morant for Memphis and Stephen Curry for Golden State. This is another game that will go back and forth and I think will have a high score and little defense to be played. I'm taking the over on total points, which will be 220. This game can also go either way much like the Phoenix and Toronto matchup but I will refrain from picking a moneyline bet just after what I saw from both teams when they played Cleveland.

Notable inactives are as follows:

Warriors: Draymond Green (calf)

Grizzlies: Steven Adams and Yves Pons (COVID-19 Protocols)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: MIN -3.5

Total Points: 227

This is a game I'd stay away from betting wise in terms of the spreads and totals, but props are fun for games like this. For what it's worth match up wise, you have a team in New Orleans who is clearly down their luck through the halfway post and in Minnesota, I can't get a gauge on them through 40 games. They lack a consistent product which drives me insane. I don't get the sense that heads will roll there quite yet, but it's going to become that sooner than later if this team makes a 180 degree turn south. 

Notable inactives are as follows:

Minnesota: Patrick Beverley is questionable and listed as day to day (groin).

New Orleans: Zion Williamson (foot), Kira Lewis Jr. (torn ACL/grade 2 MCL sprain)

Detroit Pistons @ Chicago Bulls (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: CHI -14

Total Points: 220.5

Pistons pulled out the upset win over Utah in Detroit after being down big time. However, that earns them zero respect from Vegas, they're 14 point dogs in Chicago as they face off against the Bulls. Can't say too much bad about the Bulls who stand at 26-11 while the Pistons record sits at 9-30. Another game I don't touch the spread on but I look for Chicago to dominate like I looked for Utah to do.

Notable inactives are as follows:

Detroit: Kelly Olynyk (knee), Jerami Grant (torn ligament in thumb)

Chicago: Alex Caruso (foot/health and safety protocols)

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: DEN -2.5

Total Points: 213

The late game I think is the most evenly matched game on the slate tonight so this would be a fun one to keep an eye on throughout the night. Denver took down OKC in their last game out 99-95 and the Clippers took down the Hawks in a blowout 106-93. The Clippers have had both highs and lows throughout this season and they look to streak a big time winning streak, because this team is phenominal at riding the wave I think. I still look for Denver to win but I have a sneaky feeling that the Clipper can also win and cover the spread at the very least.

Notable inactives are as follows:

Denver: Jamal Murray (knee), Michael Porter Jr., P.J. Dozier (torn ACL)

Clippers: Paul George (torn ligament in elbow), Kawhi Leonard (recovery from torn ACL), Luke Kennard (COVID-19)

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