NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for February 4, 2022

NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for February 4, 2022

Barry Devoe
2 years ago
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Demar DeRozan of the Chicago Bulls celebrates a game winner against the Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse earlier this season.

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

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: CLE -5

Total Points: 219

In a battle of NBA All-Star snubs, center Jarrett Allen and point guard LaMelo Ball will square off in an Eastern Conference matchup. These teams are split at one game apiece, with the road team winning each game, but Cleveland is doing well.

The defense of the Cavaliers are carrying the load as they are tied for the NBA lead allowing 102.5 points per game, and should slow down the top offensive team in the Hornets, who are averaging 114.3 points per game.

These teams are averaging 229 total points in their two games against each other this season, but the number should be a little lower than that.

All in all, go with the Cleveland Cavaliers to cover the spread and the under as the under hit in five of the last six games against each other played in Charlotte. 

For more on this game, click here for our Cavs/Hornets betting preview!

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

Team Favored and Spread: BOS -8

Total Points: 213.5

Small forward Jayson Tatum has been playing well on the road as he is averaging 27.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 0.9 blocks, and a steal per game away from Boston.

Detroit is 29th in scoring this year with 102.6 points, while Boston is tied for 18th with 108.1 points. Rookie point guard Cade Cunningham (hip) is questionable for this game, and that will be an issue for their ability to score the basketball.

All in all, go with the Celtics to cover the spread and the over as that number just feels too small, and are averaging 111 points in their previous three games. 

Chicago Bulls @ Indiana Pacers (7 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: CHI -3.5

Total Points: 231.5

Center Myles Turner (foot), small forward TJ Warren (foot), shooting guard Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles), power forward Domantas Sabonis (illness), and point guard TJ McConnell (wrist) are all out.

Chicago has been fighting through their injuries as they are ninth in the NBA with 111.5 points per game while Indiana is 14th with 109.1 points per game. DeMar DeRozan should dominate as he is fifth in the NBA in scoring at 32 years old and looks revitalized with the Bulls.

Chicago is 3-0-1 in their last four games as a favorite, so go with them to cover here as well as the under as this number is a little too high for my liking.  

Atlanta Hawks @ Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: TOR -2.5

Total Points: 216.5

These teams are both heating up as the Hawks are 4-1 in their last five games while the Raptors are on a four-game winning streak, including a win over Atlanta.

However, point guard Trae Young has been on fire as he is averaging 30.1 points, four rebounds, 8.1 assists, and 1.6 steals in his previous nine games. This should be a fun game but go with the Atlanta Hawks to win as the defenses in the last five games lean that way as Atlanta is allowing 107.6 points while Toronto is giving up 111.4 points per game.

Also, go with the over as these teams love to score the ball early and often.  

Houston Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: SA -3.5

Total Points: 234.5

The Spurs have a lot of question marks on their injury report as center Jakob Poeltl (concussion), center Jock Landale (head), point guard Dejounte Murray (wrist), small forward Doug McDermott (ankle), small forward Keita Bates-Diop (conditioning), and power forward Zach Collins (conditioning) are all listed as questionable right now.

Outside of center Christian Wood, the Rockets are not going to be able to keep up. All in all, go with the San Antonio Spurs to win by multiple possessions.

Go with the over as San Antonio is 245th in the NBA with 111.6 points allowed per game while Houston is last in the sport with 116.7 points per game given up so go with the over to hit. 

Brooklyn Nets @ Utah Jazz (9 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: UTA -4.5

Total Points: 229.5

The Brooklyn Nets have been struggling as they are currently on a six-game losing streak and facing off against the Utah Jazz. This is the first of two games they will be playing against each other, and shooting guard Donovan Mitchell is expected to play after clearing concussion protocols.

However, he could be on a bit of a minutes restriction after not playing since January 17. Brooklyn has scored 109 points in their last four games, while Utah is averaging 105 points in that same stretch.

All in all, go with the Nets to snap the losing streak and cover the spread as well as the under to hit. 

New Orleans Pelicans @ Denver Nuggets (9 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: DEN -6.5

Total Points: 221.5

The Pelicans finally snapped their losing streak but are going up against a solid Nuggets team. Both power forward Aaron Gordan (hamstring) and Nikola Jokic (toe) are probable for this game, and that should be enough for Denver.

Jokic has been dominating as in his last nine games; he is averaging 28.4 points, 13.2 rebounds, 10.4 assists, and 1.9 steals per game in 34.7 minutes. The Nuggets are 2-0 against the Pelicans, with an average margin of victory of 8.5 points in those games.

Go with the Denver Nuggets to cover the spread and the under as the under hit in six of the last seven games against one another.  

Philadelphia 76ers @ Dallas Mavericks (10 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: DAL -1.5

Total Points: 212

The stars are coming out as most of this game will be focused on Luka Doncic vs Joel Embiid as both are playing incredibly well right now.

The Sixers are dealing with injuries in the backcourt as shooting guard Seth Curry (back) is questionable while point guard Shake Milton (back), shooting guard Frukan Korkmaz (knee), and shooting guard Ben Simmons (holdout) are all not expected to play. Philly is 2-5 Against The Spread in their last seven games, so go with Dallas to cover at home.

These teams have been scoring well lately as the 76ers are scoring 110 points in their last five games while the Mavs are averaging 121.5 points in their previous four games, so go with the over as well.

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: OKC -8.5

Total Points: 214.5

This will be the second of four games this season, and they played a low-scoring game as the Thunder won 98-81. Both teams are dealing with some injuries as point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle), small forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot), point guard Damian Lillard (abdominal), small forward Nassir Little (shoulder), and small forward Larry Nance Jr (knee) are all out for another few weeks at the minimum.

Oklahoma City is fifth in the sport in rebounds (45.9) and should be able to cover the spread on the road. The under is 5-2-1 in the last eight Thunder games as well as in four of the previous five Trail Blazers home games, so go with the under as well in this game.

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