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Free NBA Picks, Best Bets, and Parlays for 4/9/22
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Free NBA Picks, Best Bets, and Parlays for 4/9/22

We head into the final weekend of the NBA season with still some playoff seeding to be settled. These two days will be almost impossible to figure out and get right, especially in games involving teams with nothing to play for. Go easy on your betting for sure.

We cashed the Best Bet as Vegas gave us a free one, so to speak. Milwaukee was only a 5-point favorite against the Pistons and we made 75 easy dollars. That improved our Best Bet of the Day record to 68-33 since Jan. 1st.

We were an average 6-3 betting the MoneyLine, and our overall record now stands at 418-210 for 2022.

There are only 4 games on the schedule for tonight and there will be some surprises for sure as these games continue to be very unpredictable. Let’s see if there is anything worthwhile to bet.

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  • #1 Miami 53-28- They will be the #1 seed in the Eastern conference playoffs. They wrap up the season at Orlando.
  • #2 Milwaukee 51-30- The Bucks are champions of the Central division and are currently the #2 seed. Milwaukee ends the season at Cleveland.
  • #3. Boston 50-31- The Celtics are battling for the Atlantic division lead with the 76ers. Boston finishes the season at Memphis.
  • #4. Philadelphia 49-31- The Sixers and Celtics are in a battle for the Atlantic division lead. Philly ends the season at home against Indiana and Detroit.
  • #5. Toronto 48-33- Toronto is currently the #5 seed. Tha Raptors finish the season at New York against the Knicks.
  • #6. Chicago 45-36- The slumping Bulls will be the #6 seed in the East. 5th. Their last game will be on the road with Minnesota.
  • #7. Brooklyn 43-38If the Nets can beat the Pacers in their final game they will get the #7 seed and host a Play-In game,
  • #8. Cleveland 43-38The Cavs are on a freefall and have dropped all the way to 8th and need a win against Milwaukee at home to end the season to avoid dropped farther.
  • #9. Atlanta 42-39- The Hawks lost a tough one in Miami last night and they finish the season in Houston against the lowly Rockets.
  • #10 Charlotte 42-39- The Hornets are hoping for the #9 seed and a home game in the Play-In round. Their end the season at home against the Wizards.



  • #1 Phoenix 64-17- They have clinched the #1 seed in the Western conference playoffs. They wrap up the season at home against Sacramento.
  • #2 Memphis 55-25- The Grizzlies will be the #2 seed. They finish at home against New Orleans and Boston.
  • #3. Golden State 51-29- The Warriors are currently the #3 seed but they could fall to 4th. They finish the season at San Antonio and New Orleans.
  • #4. Dallas 51-30- The Mavs sit at #4 and could still finish 3rd. They end the season in Dallas against the Spurs.
  • #5. Utah 48-33- The Jazz are in 5th but could still fall to 6th. They need a win at Portland on Sunday
  • #6. Denver 48-33- They are safely out of the Play-In games and could finish as high as 5th. They are at home against the Lakers to end the season.
  • #7. Minnesota 46-35- Denver’s win assured the T-Wolves of the 7th seed and a home game against the Clippers in the Play-In round. They finish with home games against San Antonio and Chicago.
  • #8. LA Clippers 40-40- They will be the #8 seed. They finish the season at home against Sacramento and Oklahoma City.
  • #9. New Orleans 36-44- The Pelicans are fighting for a home game against the Spurs and need one more win or a Spur’s loss. They have Golden State at home and Memphis on the road.
  • #10 San Antonio 34-46- Their loss at Minnesota hurts their chances to host a game in the Play-In tournament. They finish at home against Golden State and a road game at Dallas.

Papa Dudes Best Bets for the NBA Today

Golden State 51-29 (-6.5) at San Antonio 34-46: Before going any farther, I am not very confident on anything as a Best Bet today. This game is the one I have the most confidence in, of the 4 on the schedule. The Warriors still need a win to secure the #3 seed in the Western Conference and hold off the Mavericks. They should be ready and motivated for this one. Meanwhile the Spurs could still finish 9th, but it is likely they will be the #10 seed starting Tuesday. Golden State is obviously better than the Spurs and should be more focused. That is my angle for this one. PAPA DUDES BEST BET: Golden State -6.5



3-Team Parlay:

We are going with 2 upsets and 1 favorite tonight.

Leg 1: Indiana at Philadelphia (-14): Bet the Pacers +14

Leg 2: New Orleans at Memphis (-7): Bet the Pelicans +7

Leg 3: Golden State (-6.5) at San Antonio: Bet Golden State -6.5

Bet $10 for a Payout of $58.24

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