NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for February 1, 2022
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New Orleans Pelicans @ Detroit Pistons (7 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: DET -2
Total Points: 214.5
Small forward Brandon Ingram (ankle) is out for this game, and that is a huge blow as this gives the Pistons a chance to cover the spread.
The Pelicans are 17th in defense with 109.6 points allowed per game, while the Pistons are 25th with 111.6 points. Cade Cunningham is getting into a roll lately after recording a triple-double on Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Give me Detroit in this game to cover and the over as it is 11-4-1 in their last 16 games against each other.
Washington Wizards @ Milwaukee Bucks (7:30 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: MIL -11.5
Total Points: 227
The Wizards have been struggling and will continue as shooting guard Bradley Beal (wrist) is out for the next couple of games at least.
Milwaukee is sixth in the NBA, averaging 111.8 points, while Washington is 21st, scoring 107.6 points per game, but losing Beal's 23.2 points per game is going to hurt and allow Milwaukee to smother different role players. The Bucks should be able to roll against the Beal-less Wizards team and cover the spread.
Also, go with the under as I do not see Washington reaching their 103 implied points in this game.
Miami Heat @ Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: TOR -3
Total Points: 210.5
These teams just faced off on Saturday in Miami, and the Raptors won 124-120 in triple overtime. However, this is not going to repeat as this seems to be a more low-scoring game.
Small forward PJ Tucker (knee) and power forward Jimmy Butler (toe) are both listed as questionable for the Heat, but I fully expect both to play and produce big games.
Point guard Fred VanVleet has not shot 42 percent from the floor in any of his last ten games, and that is a huge cause for concern. Miami is 11-5 Against The Spread in their last 16 games against the Raptors, and the under is 5-2 in their last seven meetings.
All in all, Miami +3 and the under seem to be the plays for this game.
Orlando Magic @ Chicago Bulls (8 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: CHI -9
Total Points: 222.5
Orlando is a struggling team thus far but are riding a two-game winning streak and defeated this Chicago team at home on Jan 23 114-95.
They have proven to play tough despite their record and are gaming a little bit of chemistry and confidence with one another as the season continues on for this young team. Chicago has taken their foot off the gas as they are 3-2 in their last five games and dealing with some injuries to Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso until March.
The Magic are 5-2 Against The Spread in their last seven games against each other so go with Orlando to cover the spread and not lose by double digits.
Also, the under is 37-16 in their last 53 meetings, so go with the under in this game as well.
Denver Nuggets @ Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: MIN -5
Total Points: 230
The Denver Nuggets will go on the road to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves in this game, and they have split the first two matchups this season as the road team won both games.
Point guard D'Angelo Russell (shin) is questionable for this game and if he is able to play, go with this Minnesota team to cover the spread. Center Nikola Jokic (toe) is also questionable, and all chances for Denver go out the window if he is out this game.
The under has hit in six of the last seven games between these teams played in Minnesota, so do that also.
Golden State Warriors @ San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: GS -2.5
Total Points: 224.5
The Warriors are a solid team that is on a roll right now as they are currently riding a six-game winning streak into this game.
Golden State is leading the NBA with 102.1 points per game allowed, while San Antonio is 24th, giving up 111.4 points so far. Steph Curry is coming off a 40 point performance last night against the Rockets and should be able to carry that into this game.
Even without Draymond Green still, give me the Golden State Warriors -2.5 as well as the under as it is 3-0-1 in their last four games against each other.
Brooklyn Nets @ Phoenix Suns (10 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: PHO -6
Total Points: 229
There are a good amount of injuries heading into this game as the Nets will be without center LaMarcus Alridge (ankle), shooting guard Joe Harris (hand), power forward Paul Millsap (personal), and power forward Kevin Durant while the Suns are going be without point guard Landry Shamet (ankle), small forward Jae Crowder (wrist), center DeAndre Ayton (ankle), small forward Abdel Nader (conditioning), power forward Frank Kaminsky (knee), and small forward Dario Saric (knee) are all out.
These teams have been on opposite sides of the win column lately as Brooklyn is on a four-game losing streak while Phoenix is currently on a 10-game winning streak.
The Nets, however, have been covering and are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games against the Suns so go with them getting a handful of points.
The over is 9-2 in their last 11 games in Phoenix, so go with the over here and watch the points fly.
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