NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for February 24, 2022

NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for February 24, 2022

Barry Devoe
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Nikola Jokić backs down Pelicans forward Willy Hernangomez in a January 2022 NBA matchup between the Nuggets and Pelicans.

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

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons (7 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: CLE -6.5

Total Points: 208.5

The Cleveland Cavaliers will travel to the Little Caesars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons as they are tied 1-1 this season. Cleveland has shooting guard Caris LeVert (foot), point guard Darius Garland (back), and point guard Collin Sexton (knee) are all out here, and Detroit is trying to figure out how to be a decent team.

Cleveland is leading the NBA with 102.5 points allowed and should be able to dominate here. The Cavaliers are 34-22-2 ATS (Against The Spread) this season and should be able to cover the sprea d on the road in this game. The over is 12-3-1 in the last 16 games against one another, so go with the over as well here.

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Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: BOS -7.5

Total Points: 213.5

The Boston Celtics will head to the Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets out of the All-Star break.

The Nets are going to be without small forward Joe Harris (ankle), point guard Kyrie Irving (COVID mandate), power forward Kevin Durant (knee), point guard Goran Dragic (conditioning), and point guard Ben Simmons (conditioning) in this game. They have split the first two games this season against one another.

These two teams are scoring well in the previous five games as Boston is scoring 117 points while Brooklyn is averaging 109.2 points in that same stretch. Go with the Nets to cover the spread at home against one of their biggest rivals. 

Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls (8 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: CHI -4

Total Points: 235

The Atlanta Hawks will travel to the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls, and the Bulls have won both games thus far by double digits. Small forward DeMar DeRozan has been incredible in his last three games as he is averaging 38.7 points, five rebounds, six assists, and 0.7 steals per game.

The Bulls are far and away the better team, even with the injuries, and should have no trouble covering the spread. The under has hit in 14 of the previous 20 games played in Chicago between these teams, so go with the under here as well. 

Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: MEM -2.5

Total Points: 239.5

The Memphis Grizzlies will travel to the Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Looking at the offensive production of the five games prior to the All-Star break, Memphis averaged 126.4 points while Minnesota averaged 117.4 points.

Point guard Ja Morant has taken an incredible leap in his production as in his last nine games; he is averaging 31.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 0.9 steals in 33.9 minutes while shooting 51.5 percent from the field. The Grizzlies are 17-5 Against the Spread in the 22 meetings against the Timberwolves so go with them to cover as well as the over. 

Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: PHO -10

Total Points: 217.5

The Phoenix Suns will head to the Paycom Center to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Phoenix won the first two games, each by at least 12 points, but the Suns are going to be without point guard Chris Paul (thumb), point guard Cameron Payne (wrist), small forward Dario Saric (knee), and power forward Frank Kaminsky (knee).

Point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed as probable for Oklahoma City and should play and control the game offensively enough to keep it relatively close.

Go with the Thunder to cover as they are 8-3 Against the Spread in their last 11 meetings as well as the over as it hit in all but four of their previous 21 games played in OKC. 

Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: GS -9.5

Total Points: 223.5

The Golden State Warriors will travel to the Moda Center to take on the Portland Trail Blazers here, and they should be dominating here. The Warriors are fourth in the sport with 103.7 points per game allowed this season and should limit what the Trail Blazers have offensively.

Golden State has won the first two games against Portland thus far, and point guard Steph Curry should have a great game. He is averaging 27 points, 4.5 rebounds, five assists, and a steal while shooting 45.5 percent from the floor, 37.5 percent from the three-point line, and 66.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Go with the Golden State Warriors to win by double digits and the under to hit as it hit in four of the previous five games.

Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings (10 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: DEN -4.5

Total Points: 233

The Denver Nuggets will be on the road to take on the Sacramento Kings in the Golden 1 Center. Center Nikola Jokic is playing extremely well in his last nine games before the All-Star break as he is averaging 24.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, nine assists, 0.7 blocks, and 1.1 steals in 32.4 minutes with a shooting split of 56.2/35.7/80.4 in that stretch.

Go with Denver to cover the spread on the road as the better team and no way to stop the Joker.

The over has hit in each of the previous five games against one another, so go with the over here as well.

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