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Top 3 NBA Betting Picks for Saturday, January 8th (2022)

by January 8, 2022
Ja Morant

There are plenty of sports to watch and bet on today. The NFL, NHL, and college basketball all play today. Don’t forget about the NBA with all of these events going on. The NBA has some of the highest betting value today. The betting lines are tight again today, and there is a chance that they move throughout the day. Enjoy watching all the sports and make sure to check out other picks at, but do not ignore the betting value that the NBA has today. Let us look into the best plays of today. 

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Memphis Grizzlies -1  -110 at Draftkings Sportsbook

The Grizzlies are 26-14 and on a seven-game winning streak. Memphis has not had an easy schedule during this stretch either they played the Nets, Cavs, and Suns. Ever since Ja Morant got back into his grove after his injury, he has been one of the best players in the NBA. He averages thirty points per game during the streak and has a phenomenal supporting cast around him. That means if Ja Morant does not play, the Grizzlies still have a chance to win this game. This game is a great time to buy the Grizzlies. They are playing the Clippers tonight, which the Clippers have been up and down all season. That makes it hard to get a great read on how good they are. The inconsistency is why the Grizzlies is the best play in this game.

Milwaukee Bucks Moneyline  -105 at Draftkings Sportsbook

Milwaukee is another team this it is time to start buying. They are 7-3 in their last ten games and can dominate teams at times. People forget that the Bucks won the championship last year. They have a talented lineup, and Giannis is one of the best players in the NBA. They are also the fourth-best defense in the NBA. That means a lot in this game because the Hornets struggle to win against good defensive teams. That has been their weakness all season. This game is a good matchup for the Milwaukee Bucks team that is getting healthy and better every game.

Miami Heat +9  -165 at Draftkings Sportsbook

The Heat is finding ways to win games lately. They have had plenty of players out for safety protocols and injuries but continue to find a way to win and stay in games. Miami has plenty of talent and depth to compete against this Suns team. Jimmy Butler is questionable, which means he could add betting value to this play. When his status gets disclosed, this betting line will move in one direction or the other. I think +9 is a good number without Butler available. That means if Butler does play in this game, bettors will get a couple of extra points to cushion themselves. Take the betting value on today’s plays. 

Cameron Lynch is a featured writer at BettingPros. For more from Cameron, check out his archive and follow him @captron26.

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