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Top 3 NBA Betting Picks for Friday, January 21st (2022)

by January 21, 2022
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Not much happened in the NBA yesterday. The association had three games, and the only one that stood out was Indiana’s victory over Golden State in overtime.

Today, there are plenty of NBA games for bettors to use to their advantage. We’ve got eleven games to work with, and all of the spreads are tight. That’s great for betting value, and tight spreads mean closer moneylines. Bettors should make sure to exploit today’s card. 

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Heat ML | +105 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Miami has been a solid team all year. They have some starters sitting out, but that’s normal for the Heat. They have had injuries all year and have found ways to continue winning. The Heat are 6-3 in January, and they are 2-0 against the Atlanta Hawks in those games. Their average winning margin in those games was 15 points. Miami has a deep roster that can win them any game. The Hawks have been a disappointment this year. They are 19-25 and are 3-6 in January with no signs of improvement. This game is a great value spot to target the Heat. 

Grizzlies ML | +145 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Grizzlies are a new team since Ja Morant returned from his injury. They are 8-2 during January and 12-2 in their last 14 games. When Morant plays, the Grizzlies have a chance to win any game, and that will remain the case tonight against the Nuggets. Denver is a fantastic regular-season team, but Memphis is heating up and will prove extremely hard to stop right now. That means they have all the betting value in this game. Bettors have to take the moneyline with Morant playing.

Los Angeles Lakers -5 | -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Lakers are a better team with LeBron playing. He is playing at an MVP level, and they can win any game with him in the lineup. The Lakers will face a banged-up Orlando Magic team. Orlando has gone 1-9 in January and looks like the worst team in the NBA right now. They are losing by an average of eight points per game. The Lakers can and should win this game, so the moneyline is a great bet too. The Magic have won eight games this season, and betting against them has been profitable. This bet is more against the Magic than on the Lakers. 

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