NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for February 16, 2022

NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for February 16, 2022

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A lot of exciting NBA action tonight! Let’s hop into betJACK’s Daily NBA Betting Guide!

Atlanta Hawks @ Orlando Magic (7 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: ATL -5.5

Total Points: 228

Atlanta Hawks will travel south to take on the Orlando Magic and are riding a three-game losing streak. This will be the fourth and final regular-season games between these teams as Hawks are 2-1 this season thus far.

Point guard Trae Young has been playing extremely well in the three games against Orlando as he is averaging 33.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, nine assists, and 1.7 steals with 40 percent from beyond the arc so far.

The Hawks are 4-1-1 Against The Spread in their last six games against the Magic so go with them to cover as well as the under to hit. 

Brooklyn Nets @ New York Knicks (7:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: NY -4.5

Total Points: 218

We have a battle of the New York teams as the Brooklyn Nets will head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks. The Nets were able to snap their huge losing streak while the Knicks are riding a two-game losing streak after losing in overtime at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Power forward Julius Randle has been playing incredibly well in his last four games as he is averaging 28.5 points, 13.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists, and 0.8 steals during that stretch. However, the rest of the team is struggling as of late, so it will be a good test for them.

The Nets picked up a 112-110 home win in their only game this season thus far. Go with Brooklyn to cover on the road and the over to hit as it has hit in each of the previous four meetings. 

Detroit Pistons @ Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: BOS -12.5

Total Points: 214.5

The Detroit Pistons are struggling as they are on an eight-game losing streak and are taking on the red-hot Boston Celtics, who are on a nine-game winning streak.

Boston won the only other matchup this season so far, as it was 102-93 on the road for the Celtics. Small forward Saddiq Bey has stepped up in his last three games as he is averaging 22 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 0.7 steals during that stretch.

This number is a little too large so go with the Pistons to cover, as they have the previous five times against the Celtics. Also, the over seems to be the better play here.  

Washington Wizards @ Indiana Pacers (7:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: IND -1

Total Points: 224.5

Washington will travel to the Gainbridge Fieldhouse to take on Indiana in an Eastern Conference matchup. This will be the third of four games against one another as they split the first two games.

The Pacers are struggling as they are riding a seven-game losing streak this season and are rebuilding after their moves at the trade deadline.

Power forward Kristaps Porzingis (knee), shooting guard Bradley Beal (wrist), power forward Daniel Gafford (illness), shooting guard Chris Duarte (toe), small forward T.J. Warren (foot), shooting guard Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles), point guard Ricky Rubio (knee), center Myles Turner (foot), and point guard T.J. McConnell (wrist) are all out for this game, so it is a battle of ancillary pieces.

The Wizards are 3-1-1 Against the Spread in their last five games against the Wizards, so go with them to cover and the over to hit for the sixth consecutive game against each other. 

Sacramento Kings @ Chicago Bulls (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: CHI -5.5

Total Points: 232.5

The Sacramento Kings will travel to take on the Chicago Bulls in a non-conference matchup.

This will be the first of two games against one another and with the Bulls riding a four-game winning streak so far. Small forward DeMar DeRozan has been playing extremely well in his last ten games as he is averaging 34.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.2 steals per game thus far.

Chicago is shooting the best this season as they are 48.3 percent from the floor this season, so go with the over and the Chicago Bulls to cover the spread at home.

Portland Trail Blazers @ Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: MEM -11.5

Total Points: 227.5

The Portland Trail Blazers will take on the Memphis Grizzlies in a Western Conference matchup. Both teams are playing well recently as the Trail Blazers are riding a three-game winning streak, and the Grizzlies are on a six-game winning streak right now.

This is the final game between these teams, and the Trail Blazers have won two of three games against each other this season. Point guard Ja Morant is incredible as of late as in his last nine games; he is averaging 30.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.1 steals during that stretch of games.

Memphis is third in the NBA, scoring 113.7 points per game, while Portland is 20th in the league with 107.9 points so far. The Grizzlies are one of the best teams against the spread as the Grizzlies are 40-19 ATS so far this season.

Also, go with the under to hit as the defenses should step up. 

Toronto Raptors @ Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: TOR -1

Total Points: 230.5

The Toronto Raptors will travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves are coming off an overtime home win yesterday and could be a little fatigued there. Toronto is 10th in the NBA with 107.2 points per game allowed this season, while Minnesota is 23rd with 111.9 points per game so far.

The Raptors are 4-1 Against the Spread in his last five games against the Timberwolves, as well as the under as it hit in five of the previous seven games against each other. 

San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: SA -7.5

Total Points: 218.5

The San Antonio Spurs will travel to the Paycom Center to take on Oklahoma City.

They have played twice this season and split the first two games, with each team winning at home. Oklahoma has been struggling to score the ball as they are last in the NBA with 101.1 points per game this season.

The Thunder are going to be without shooting guard Luguentz Dort (shoulder), shooting guard Ty Jerome (hip), shooting guard Kenrich Williams (knee), power forward Mike Muscala (ankle), point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle), and small forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) are all out for this game.

Go with the Spurs to cover as they are the healthier team and the under to hit as it has hit in the last five games, so go with the under here as well. 

Houston Rockets @ Phoenix Suns (9 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: PHO -15.5

Total Points: 234.5

The Houston Rockets are on a five-game losing streak and are facing the red-hot Phoenix Suns, who are riding a six-game winning streak right now. This will be the third of four games against each other as the Suns have won both games this season so far.

The major difference as of late is the defense, as the Rockets are allowing 127 points in their last five games while the Suns are giving up 104.3 points in their previous four games.

Houston is 4-9 Against the Spread in their last 13 games against Phoenix, so go with them and the over to hit in this game.  

Denver Nuggets @ Golden State Warriors (10 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: GS -5.5

Total Points: 224.5

The Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors are squaring off on Wednesday. These two teams are facing off for the second time this season as the Nuggets picked up an 89-86 road win earlier this year.

Center Nikola Jokic has been dominant this season as he is averaging 25.8 points, 13.7 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 0.7 blocks, 1.4 steals, and a league-leading 32.63 PER. Golden State is looking weak without Draymond Green and James Wiseman in the frontcourt to stop him.

The Nuggets should be able to cover the spread on the road as well as the under to hit as it hit in each of the previous five games against each other.

Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: UTA -5.5

Total Points: 226

The Utah Jazz are traveling to take on the Los Angeles Lakers in a Western Conference matchup. Utah is riding a six-game winning streak right now, while Los Angeles is on a three-game losing streak.

Both Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert are both active for this game, and that means it should be a long day for the Lakers. However, power forward Anthony Davis could have a big game as he seems to play better against guys who have the ability to shut him down.

Utah is scoring 114 points per game, which leads the NBA, but these teams will be focusing more on the defensive end of the court.

The Jazz are 2-7 Against The Spread in their last nine games against the Lakers so go with Los Angeles to cover and the under to hit here.

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