NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for February 17, 2022

NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for February 17, 2022

Barry Devoe
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Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) looks to get by Sixers Guard Danny Green (14) in a November 2021 matchup between the two teams in Philadelphia.

One more night before All Star Weekend here in The Land. Five games on the slate tonight! Let’s hop into betJACK’s Daily NBA Betting Guide!

Miami Heat @ Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: MIA -4.5

Total Points: 224.5

The Miami Heat will travel to the Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets. These teams are playing for the third of four times, and the Heat won both games by an average of 16.5 points.

The Hornets are leading the NBA in scoring with 113.9 points per game this season. However, the Heat are fifth in the NBA on defense as they are giving up 104.4 points per game this season, so they will limit the amount of open baskets.

Center Dewayne Dedmon (back), shooting guard Tyler Herro (knee), shooting guard Victor Oladipo (knee), and power forward Markieff Morris (neck) are all ruled out, while power forward Jimmy Butler (shoulder), power forward Udonis Haslem (eye), and small forward Caleb Martin (Achilles) are listed as questionable for Miami.

The Heat are 11-5-1 Against The Spread in their last 17 games against the Hornets. The over has hit in five of the previous seven games. 

Washington Wizards @ Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: BKN -4.5

Total Points: 216.5

The Washington Wizards will travel to the Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets. This is the fourth and final game as the Nets are 2-1 against them this season.

Both teams are dealing with their impact players injured as Washington is dealing with power forward Kristaps Porzingis (knee), shooting guard Bradley Beal (wrist), and power forward Daniel Gafford (illness) out while power forward Rui Hachimura (ankle) is questionable.

Brooklyn will be without point guard Kyrie Irving (personal), shooting guard Ben Simmons (conditioning), small forward Kevin Durant (knee), and shooting guard Joe Harris (ankle) are all out. The Nets are riding a two-game winning streak after coming back down 28 points against the Knicks yesterday.

The Wizards are 3-7 Against the Spread in their last ten road games against the Nets so go with Brooklyn to cover the spread at home and the under to hit. 

Dallas Mavericks @ New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: DAL -3

Total Points: 215

The Dallas Mavericks will head to the Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans in a Western Conference matchup. The Mavs are 2-1 against the Pelicans this season, but both teams have been stagnant as of late.

Point guard Luka Doncic has been on fire in his last ten games as he is averaging 32 points, 9.8 rebounds, 10.5 assists, 0.6 blocks, and 1.1 steals in that stretch. The Mavs are 7-3 Against the Spread in their last ten games against New Orleans, and the over has hit in 10 of the last 14 games between them played in New Orleans.

All in all, go with the Mavericks to cover the and the over to hit.   

Philadelphia 76ers @ Milwaukee Bucks (8:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: MIL -7

Total Points: 223.5

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Milwaukee Bucks will clash in a battle of dominant Eastern Conference teams. These teams played once this season, with the Bucks winning on the road 118-109.

Milwaukee is third in the NBA with 46.5 total rebounds per game this season and preventing second-chance opportunities against them. Shooting guard James Harden (hamstring) is out for the 76ers while center Brook Lopez (back), point guard George Hill (neck), and shooting guard Pat Connaughton (finger) are all ruled out for the Bucks.

The Sixers are without help outside of Joel Embiid right now and are 1-5 Against the Spread in their last six games against Milwaukee. Bet the under to hit in this game.  

Houston Rockets @ Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: LAC -10.5

Total Points: 229

The Houston Rockets will travel to the crypto.com Arena to take on the Los Angeles Clippers in a West Conference matchup.

The Rockets are on a six-game losing streak heading into this game and are rebuilding. These defenses have been on two completely different sides as Houston is giving up 132.7 points in their last three games, and Los Angeles is allowing 104 points in their previous four games.

Go with the Clippers to cover the points and the over to hit as it hit in the last five games between them played in Los Angeles.

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