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Top 3 NBA Betting Picks for Saturday, January 29th (2022)

by January 29, 2022

Yesterday was an okay start to the weekend. We started the weekend 2-1 with the Memphis Grizzlies winning and Miami Heat covering six points. The loss was the Chicago Bulls losing to the San Antonio Spurs, and that was because the Bulls struggled to make three-pointers. When it comes to NBA betting, the key is to find the betting value in a team and stick with them until they start slowing down. The NBA season is long, and bettors will not win every game. That means bettors need to take the numbers to come out ahead in the end. 

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Indiana Pacers +10 -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Indiana Pacers have hit a rough patch in their season. They don’t have a talented roster. The lack of talent is showing later in the season. This month they are 4-9, but they are losing close games. The Pacers had a bad loss to the Hornets by 32 points. The Hornets put up big numbers against teams in the lower half of the NBA like the Pacers. When you take that one outlier out, the Pacers lose by an average of eight points a game. That is against some of the best teams in the NBA. The Mavericks are a talented team, but they have been keeping games tight lately. Ten points are too much for this game.

Memphis Grizzlies -5 -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

I love the Memphis Grizzlies. There has been no doubt about that. They have been one of the best teams in the NBA since Ja Morant has come back. Last night showed us that even against the best teams in the NBA, they should be automatic right now. They show no signs of slowing down either. Tonight is the second part of a back-to-back, but this team has a younger roster that can handle the minutes down the stretch. They play the Wizards, which is not the same Wizards team that was a great buy at the beginning of the season. They have regressed and are on a four-game losing streak. Continue to buy the Grizzlies tonight.  

Miami Heat -5  -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Miami Heat are another team that I continue to ride through the season. They are on their second half of back-to-back games too. The Heat have the depth to win back-to-back games. Miami is getting healthier every week. That will only make them better later in the season. The Toronto Raptors are a team that is getting better and will soon be a team I start to buy. They have more to prove until that happens, but there is a stretch in February that they can be a great team to buy if they continue to get better. Until the Raptors prove they can hang with the best teams in the NBA every night, the Heat have an advantage. 

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