We got back into the black Wednesday with a 2-1 ATS night, losing only the Suns game after the 44-point third quarter got away from us. With college basketball dominating the basketball world, there’s value to be had in the NBA as we dial in on three spots for Friday night.
YTD Record: 92-71-5 ATS
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Friday’s Best NBA Betting Odds
(All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook)
Atlanta Hawks vs. Washington Wizards
After a back-and-forth game on Wednesday, the Hawks remained in DC and will take on the Wizards for the second time in three days tonight in our Nation’s Capitol. The Wizards had them right where they wanted them heading into the fourth quarter, but a 32-point fourth was enough for the Hawks to win by two points, pulling to .500 on the season.
This is what we’ve seen all season from this Zards team. Beal, Kuzma, and Porzingis balled out with a combined 92 points, with no other player scoring more than 10. Look for a similar result tonight, as the Hawks pull above .500 for the first time this year.
Bet: Hawks -1 (-110)
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat
We’re sticking with the rematch angle today, as the Cavaliers and Heat will square off again for the second time in three days as well. In Wednesday’s game, also in Miami, the Heat hung tough all game long, but as we’ve seen throughout the season, the Cavalier’s balanced attack proved the difference. With all five starters scoring at least 13 points, the Cavaliers showed why I believe they are a serious threat in the East despite having no superstars.
In this one, the Heat will look to regain their footing, having now lost seven of 10 and in desperate need of wins with the season fast approaching. Look for the Cavaliers to deliver another TKO in this one.
Bet: Cavaliers -1.5 (-110)
Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers
We head West for our final bet of the night as the Raptors visit the Lakers for the first time this year. Without LeBron on the floor, the Lakers have actually been playing an inspired brand of basketball, coming into this contest having now won (and covered) seven of their past 10.
Currently sitting just inside of the play-in tournament, I like for their run to continue, as they now draw a flailing Raptors team that has won just one game in regulation since February 25th.
Bet: Lakers +1.5 (-110)
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