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Top 3 NBA Betting Picks for Saturday, January 22nd (2022)

by January 22, 2022
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Today is a big day in sports. Two divisional playoff games with phenomenal teams are going on in the NFL. College basketball has great matchups and two games with top 25 teams going against each other. The American Express tournament is going on in the PGA Tour. Only three games are going on in the NBA today. Even with three games, there is still plenty of betting value in the NBA today. Make sure to take advantage of the best NBA betting picks for today.

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Darius Garland Over 20.5 points -125 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Garland is playing great for the Cleveland Cavaliers this year. Garland has stepped up with Collin Sexton out. He is averaging 19.8 points per game, and the last time the Cavaliers played the Thunder, Garland had 27 points and 18 assists. The Thunder have given up 20+ points to an opposing guard every game but two in January. The Thunder is the 27th ranked defense in the NBA and gives up a ton of points to opposing teams. That means this game is an opportunity for Garland to score over 20 points. The betting value is all on Garland for this game. 

Phoenix Suns -12.5 -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Pacers are missing Myles Turners and Domanta Sabonis in this game. The Pacers do not have a lot of team depth. That means these players sitting out hurts them even more going into this game. The Suns are heating up again. They are on a five-game winning streak and 8-1 in January. Their average winning margin in January is 17 points per game. Earlier this month, when they played the Pacers in Indianapolis, they won 112-94, now they are playing them in Phoenix without some of their best players. Phoenix has the upper hand going into this matchup.

Devin Booker Over 25.5 points -120 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The best part of the Sun’s success the last month has been Devin Booker. This year he is averaging 24.6 points per game. That number has gone up to 26.1 points per game in January. This month he has scored 25+ points in six out of nine games. The Pacers have some of their best players and defenders out for this game. That will give Booker additional opportunities to score more points. This game is an opportunity for bettors to get value out of Booker. He’s a player to buy until he starts cooling down. 

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