The NBA was weird last night. Steph Curry sat out at the last second after being day-to-day all day long. Paul George, who has been phenomenal, shot 8/26 from the field and 3/14 for three-point range. That caused the Clippers to get blown out by the Pelicans. Paul George has been known for having a bad game here and there. That means that bettors shouldn’t fade the Clippers yet. Let us look into today’s best bets that hold the most value in the NBA.
Utah Jazz -5 -110 at Draftkings Sportsbook
The Utah Jazz have been fantastic at covering the spread when the points are between 5-9. When the Jazz is up, they keep scoring. Tonight they are 10-5 going up against a Sacramento Kings team that is 1-6 in their last seven games. During that span, they are losing by an average of 10 points per game. With the Kings trending downward and the Jazz being phenomenal at covering the spread, this matchup has good betting value. The last time these teams played, the Jazz won by six points. That is great when seeing this five-point spread. Then in their last five wins, the Jazz is winning by an average of 15 points per game.
Atlanta Hawks -6 -110 at Draftkings Sportsbook
Atlanta is starting to trend upward. They are on a hot streak after winning three in a row. Their three wins are by 11 or more points, and their average winning differential has been by sixteen points. This game is a home game for them. That means the Charlotte Hornets that played a close game against the Pacers last night will travel to Atlanta and play back-to-back games. The Hornets are a great team, and they have won five games in a row. After playing a close game last night, there is betting value on the Hawks tonight. The Hornets have not won a back-to-back this season. This game is the perfect opportunity to bet against the Hornets.
Andre Drummond Over 10.5 Points -120 at Draftkings Sportsbook
Our player props chart predicts Andre Drummond to score 15 points in this game, and the last time these two teams played, he scored 14 points. That alone is enough to take this bet, but his recent increase in minutes with Joel Embiid out adds to the value. The Trail Blazers don’t have a center to compete with Drummond either. Nurkic and Zeller aren’t the best defenders in the league, and Drummond will get second-chance points because of this. Drummond has been good at getting rebounds which means he will have plenty of opportunities for points off these rebounds.
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