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Free NBA Picks: NBA Best Bets and Money Line Selections For 1/21/22
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Free NBA Picks: NBA Best Bets and Money Line Selections For 1/21/22

Last night was a mixed bag as we hit the Best Bet of the Day evening out our record to 13-13 for the season. The Suns rallied late, just as we predicted, because they were rested and the Mavericks were playing their 5th game in 7 days. However, the Money Line went to Hell when the heavily-favored Golden State Warriors lost at home to Detroit. We went 1-2 on the night and our record stands at 56-37 in that category. There are a lot of games on the Friday night schedule so let’s see what we can come up with.

Papa Dudes Best Bets for the NBA Today

Miami 29-16 at Atlanta 19-25 (-1.5): This one jumped out at me and I usually trust my first instincts. Yes, I know the Heat are banged up and the Hawks have won two in a row and are starting to play better. I just can’t go against a team that has a record that much better than their opponent. How high is my confidence level? How about a 4 out of 10. I considered several others and almost took the Nets over the Spurs, but this is the one I kept coming back too.


Oklahoma City 14-30 at Charlotte 25-20 (-8.5): Hornets are playing well and the Thunder are coming off of a tough loss. I like the Hornets to cover this spread.

PAPA DUDES BEST BET: Charlotte -8.5

Money Line and Score Projections for the Rest of the NBA Slate

LA Lakers 22-23 (-5) at Orlando 8-38: Lakers favored by 5 shows how bad they are. – THE PICK: Lakers 112 Orlando 106

LA Clippers 22-24 at Philadelphia 26-18 (-8.5): Will the Sixers show up? – THE PICK: 76ers 121 Clippers 110

Portland 18-26 at Boston 23-22 (-8): Celtics win but fail to cover. – THE PICK: Boston 107 Portland 102

Chicago 28-15 at Milwaukee 28-19 (-10.5): Bulls are really banged up. – THE PICK: Milwaukee 124 Chicago 115

Toronto 21-21 at Washington 23-22 (-1): This is a toss-up. – THE PICK: Raptors 124 Wizards 120

Brooklyn 28-16 at San Antonio 17-28 (-1): It’s so hard to gauge the Nets without KD. – THE PICK: Brooklyn 123 Spurs 117

Memphis 31-16 at Denver 23-20 (-3.5): Grizzlies have a couple of guys out. – THE PICK: Denver 120 Memphis 116

Detroit 10-33 at Utah 29-16 (-13): I don’t see the Jazz covering. – THE PICK: Utah 118 Detroit 109

Houston 14-32 at Golden State 32-13 (-11): Warriors can’t be trusted the way they are playing. – THE PICK: Warriors 123 Houston 118

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