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Free Picks: NBA Best Bets and Money Line Selections For 1/17/22
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Free Picks: NBA Best Bets and Money Line Selections For 1/17/22

Slowly but surely, we are gaining ground on our NBA selections. The Utah Jazz broke their 4-game losing streak and dominated the Nuggets in a 125-102 victory. That was our Best Bet of the Day and we have closed the gap and are now at 10-11 for the season. We hit three out of four betting the Money Line and raised our record to 38-25 as we head into a new week. To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, there are 12 games on tap today. Let’s see if we can find something to bet.

Papa Dudes Best Bet for the NBA Today

Indiana Pacers 15-28 at LA Clippers 21-23 (-1.5) : The Pacers have lost 10 out of 11 and have some players banged up. Still, they are due for a win, if you believe in the law of averages. On the other hand, the Clippers are anything but reliable, and are one of those teams that a bettor learns not to depend on. But they should cover this line and they still are in the playoff hunt in the West.

PAPA DUDES BEST BET: Clippers -1.5

Philadelphia 76ers 25-17 (-3.5) at Washington Wizards 22-21: The Sixers have won two straight, including an impressive 109-98 win at Miami on Saturday. That gives them 10 wins in their last 12 games. Joel Embiid has been unstoppable during this stretch and they are climbing up the ladder in the East playoff picture. Meanwhile, the Wizards wrapped up a 4-game stretch against inferior teams and eked out three wins before losing to a mediocre Portland team at home on Saturday. I’m banking my dollars on Philly to show up and be motivated to keep up this winning trend.


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

New Orleans 16-27 at Boston 22-22 (-5.5): Two teams playing better. – THE PICK: Boston 113 New Orleans 107

Charlotte 23-20 at New York Knicks 22-21 (-1): Knicks go for 4 in a row. – THE PICK: Hornets 121 Knicks 116

Brooklyn 27-15 at Cleveland 26-18 (-3): Nets a hard team to figure out; Cavs are hot. – THE PICK: Nets 116 Cavs 113

Chicago 27-14 at Memphis 30-15 (-8.5): Bulls are banged up; Grizzlies start a new winning streak. – THE PICK: Memphis 123 Bulls 112

Milwaukee 27-18 (-5.5) at Atlanta 17-25: Bucks should keep the Hawks spiraling downward. – THE PICK: Bucks 125 Hawks 112

Portland 17-25 (-2) at Orlando 8-36 : Magic going for victory No.9. – THE PICK: Portland 110 Orlando 108

Toronto 21-19 at Miami 27-16 (-3): Heat bounce back from a loss – THE PICK: Miami 117 Toronto 110

Oklahoma City 14-28 at Dallas 24-19 (-11.5): Mavs are playing much better and should cover – THE PICK: Dallas 125 OKC 114

Phoenix 33-9 (-4.5) at San Antonio 16-27: Suns are just better than the Spurs – THE PICK: Phoenix 125 San Antonio 117

Utah 29-14 (-4.5) at LA Lakers 21-22: Are the Lakers going to turn it around? – THE PICK: Utah 120 Lakers 11

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