NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for February 2, 2022

NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for February 2, 2022

Ryan Knuppel
2 years ago
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Stanley Johnson (in purple and blue) drives past the TrailBlazers Larry Nance Jr. (in white) in an earlier 2021-22 NBA contest.

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

Orlando Magic @ Indiana Pacers (7 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: IND -5

Total Points: 224

The Pacers are dealing with a lot of players ruled out as small forward TJ Warren (foot), shooting guard Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles), power forward Domantas Sabonis (illness), point guard T.J. McConnell (wrist), and center Myles Turner (foot) are all missing this game for the team.

However, they still have good players like Caris LeVert and Justin Holiday as well and are the better team right now. Indiana is good down low as they are tied for second in the NBA with 5.8 blocks per game. The difference is in the last four games as the Magic are scoring 107 points while the Pacers are averaging 116.5 points per game.

Go with the Indiana Pacers to cover the spread. The over has hit in seven of their last eight games, so the over feels like a safe pick as well. 

Washington Wizards @ Philadelphia 76ers (7 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: PHI -11

Total Points: 216.5

Shooting guard Bradley Beal (wrist) is still out for this game, and that means there is no way the Wizards can score enough to stay competitive in this game.

Center Joel Embiid has been playing incredibly well as in his last nine games; he is averaging 35.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.6 blocks per game.

Washington does not have the scoring capability to keep up so go with the Philadelphia 76ers to cover the spread as well as the under hit in seven of the last eight 76ers games following an ATS win.

Charlotte Hornets @ Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: BOS -4.5

Total Points: 222.5

Offensively in the last three games, the pendulum swings toward Charlotte as they are scoring 121.7 points while Boston is averaging 107 points per game. Charlotte is leading the entire sport in points per game while Boston is all the way down at 19th.

The Celtics have been playing well as they are 4-1 in their last five games, but the Hornets have been covering the spread as they covered in each of the last four games as an underdog.

All in all, go with the Charlotte Hornets getting a handful of points and go with the over as both offenses have been shooting well. 

Memphis Grizzlies @ New York Knicks (7:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: MEM -3.5

Total Points: 217

The Memphis Grizzlies are playing extremely well this season and disrupting the Western Conference, while the New York Knicks are outside of the playoffs looking in right now and playing a tough part of their schedule.

Point guard Ja Morant has been playing at an MVP level, while power forward Julius Randle has taken a step back after winning the Most Improved Player last season.

The Knicks are 1-7 Against The Spread in their last eight home games against teams with a winning road record. Go with the Grizzlies on the road to cover the spread as they are the more dominant team in this game.

Also, go with the under as the Knicks are scoring just 104.1 points per game this season.

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Houston Rockets (8 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: CLE -5.5

Total Points: 219

The Cavs have been playing incredibly well this season with a young core while the Rockets are trying to get to that point in a couple of years. Point guard Darius Garland and center Jarrett Allen have been a solid duo this season, while the Rockets do not have much NBA talent outside of center Christian Wood.

Cleveland is 4-1 in their last five games while Houston is riding a four-game losing streak. The defenses are showing that the under should be heavily considered as Cleveland is allowing 96.8 points in their last five games while Houston is giving up 121.5 points in their previous four games.

All in all, give me the Cleveland Cavaliers covering the spread and the under so far.

For more on the Cavs vs Rockets matchup tonight, click here for an expanded preview! 

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas Mavericks (8:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: DAL -12

Total Points: 209

Point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) and power forward Kristaps Porzingis (knee) are both out, so the top player is going to be point guard Luka Doncic. In his last ten games, Doncic is averaging 28 points, 10.2 rebounds, nine assists, 0.6 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game.

Go with the under, as it has hit in at least 29 games for both franchises this season already. Oklahoma City is also 1-7 Against The Spread in their last eight games played in Dallas.

Denver Nuggets @ Utah Jazz (10 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: UTA -1.5

Total Points: 224.5

Denver's center Nikola Jokic has been one of the best players in the sport in his last ten games as the former MVP is averaging 27.3 points, 13.1 rebounds, 10.7 assists, and 1.8 steals during that stretch.

With shooting guard Donovan Mitchell (concussion), small forward Joe Ingles (knee), and center Rudy Gobert (calf) all out for this game, I do not like the chances of Utah in this game.

These two franchises have been scoring as the Nuggets are averaging 122.8 points in their last four games while the Jazz are scoring 102.6 points in their previous five games.

Go with the Denver Nuggets to win outright and the over to hit here. 

Brooklyn Nets @ Sacramento Kings (10 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: BKN -4

Total Points: 231.5

Brooklyn has struggled without power forward Kevin Durant (knee), but they should control this game as point guard De'Aaron Fox (ankle) is out for Sacramento in this game.

Both teams are on losing streaks, and this game should be the chance for the Nets to get back on the right track on the second half of a back-to-back with Kyrie Irving and James Harden leading the charge.

These offenses have been at two completely different levels in the last four games as the Nets are averaging 107.8 points while the Kings are scoring just 94 points.

Go with the Brooklyn Nets to cover the spread and the under to hit. 

Portland Trail Blazers @ Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: LAL -3.5

Total Points: 222.5

The Lakers are going to be without small forward LeBron James (knee) while the Trail Blazers are without point guard Damian Lillard (abdominal), power forward Cody Zeller (knee), small forward Nassir Little (shoulder), and small forward Larry Nance Jr (knee) are all out as well.

The combination of Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook should be able to control this game and win by more than one possession.

Te under has hit in four of the last five games against one another, and with two of the top scorers out for this game, the under seems really good for this game.

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