NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for February 9, 2022
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San Antonio Spurs @ Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: CLE -6
Total Points: 212.5
The San Antonio Spurs will travel to the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in a non-conference matchup.
This is the second and final game between these teams as the Cavs won on the road 114-109 in their other game. Shooting guard Caris LeVert is questionable to make his Cleveland debut and pair up once again with Jarrett Allen.
These defenses, as of late, are at two completely different levels as the Spurs are allowing 115.8 points in their previous five games while the Cavaliers are giving up 97.8 points in their last four games. San Antonio is 1-4 Against The Spread in their previous five matchups.
Chicago Bulls @ Charlotte Hornets (7:30 p.m., ESPN)
Favored Team and Spread: CHI -3
Total Points: 231.5
Small forward DeMar DeRozan has been red-hot in their last two games as he is averaging 41.5 points, seven rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.5 steals and that was against Phoenix and Philadelphia, two great defenses.
Charlotte has been scoring the second-most points as they are averaging 113.3 points per game this season, and Chicago is tied for the league lead, with 47.8 percent of their shots falling. In their only other game against one another, they combined for 252 total points.
The Bulls have covered in each of the previous four games against the Hornets and the over hit in 12 of the previous 17 games against one another, so go with the over, despite a large total.
Toronto Raptors @ Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: TOR -9.5
Total Points: 208.5
Toronto is riding a six-game winning streak and are traveling to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder.
The Thunder are struggling without point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle), small forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot), and shooting guard Aaron Wiggings (ankle) are all out and need to step up against a team that is heating up. Shooting guard Fred VanVleet is averaging 20.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 1.8 steals in his previous eight games.
The Raptors are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games in Oklahoma City, so go with Toronto to cover as well as the over as it is 8-3-1 in their last 12 games.
Golden State Warriors @ Utah Jazz (10 p.m., ESPN)
Favored Team and Spread: UTA -3
Total Points: 221.5
Shooting guard Donovan Mitchell has two games under his belt post-concussion as he is averaging 29.5 points, five rebounds, six assists, one block, and two steals per game.
However, he is not going to step up by himself against the second-best defense this season as the Warriors are allowing 102.6 points per game. Shooting guard Klay Thompson (rest), shooting guard Andre Igoudala (back), power forward Nemanja Bjelica (back), center James Wiseman (knee), and power forward Draymond Green (calf) are all out. I expect Stephen Curry to have an overall better game, and getting three points seems like a gift.
Also, go with the over as it hit in all, but one of the last nine games against one another and the other main defensive pieces are all out here.
Los Angeles Lakers @ Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: LAL -8.5
Total Points: 225
Los Angeles is not a good team, but they are in a lot better position than Portland currently is.
With the trade being official as Portland traded away shooting guard CJ McCollum there are a lot of players not playing here. Numerous mainstays on the roster like Josh Hart and the aforementioned CJ McCollum are gone via the trade, small forward Didi Louzada (COVID protocols), shooting guard Keon Johnson (ankle), small forward Nassir Little (shoulder), and point guard Damian Lillard (abdominal) are all missing this game for Portland.
There is no way the Trail Blazers should be able to cover the spread in this game so go with the Lakers -8.5 as well as the under as Portland does not have the options to score the ball available.
Minnesota Timberwolves @ Sacramento Kings (10 p.m.)
Favored Team and Spread: MIN -9.5
Total Points: 233.5
The Kings traded for Domantas Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb, and Justin Holiday yesterday, but all are expected to miss this game as shooting guard Terence Davis II (wrist) and power forward Marvin Bagley II (ankle) are also out.
Minnesota has been incredibly well offensively as they are averaging 127.2 points in their last five games. These teams are not on equal playing fields, so Minnesota should dominate.
The Timberwolves are 4-0-1 Against The Spread in their last five games, so go with the T-Wolves to cover the spread. Also, go with the over to hit in this game.
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