NBA Best Bets, Odds & Picks for January 6th, 2022: Overs Rule the Night

Betsperts analyst Jennifer Eakins gives a few best bets for Friday, January 6th, 2023.

With 11 games on tap for Friday, January 6th, I thought I’d mix it up for my picks and go with a few game totals instead of focusing on just one contest. I’ll be covering the Chicago Bulls vs. Philadephia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center (7:00 PM ET tip-off), along with the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse (7:00 PM ET tip-off).

Bulls vs. 76ers Betting Odds

Bulls 76ers
Spread +4.5 -4.5
Moneyline +160 -190
Over/Under 231

*Lines accurate at time of publication

Bulls vs. 76ers Best Bet

Game Total Over 231 (-110 DraftKings)

Both of these teams have been putting points on the board in recent contests, with the 76ers averaging 121.3 per game in their last three (7th in the NBA) and the Bulls’ 119.0 points per tilt in that time frame sits 10th in the association. Joel Embiid remains sidelined but Philly proved they can win without him on Wednesday, where four players put up 19 or more points on their way to 129 total in an overtime win against Indiana. This contest also showed vulnerability defensive-wise without Embiid, where the 76ers surrendered 126 to the Pacers. Chicago has yielded 120 points per game in their last three contests, (115.5 on the season) so a high-scoring affair could be in the cards tonight. The over looks pretty enticing here.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

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Trail Blazers vs. Pacers Betting Odds

Trail Blazers Pacers
Spread +1.5 -1.5
Moneyline +105 -125
Over/Under 237

*Lines accurate art time of publication

Trail Blazers vs. Pacers Best Bet

Game Total Over 237 (-110 DraftKings)

This is a contest between two high-powered offenses, as they both rank within the top 12 in the NBA in offensive efficiency. The Blazers have scored an average of 117.7 points their last three times on the court, while the Pacers have put up 126.3 per game in their last three efforts. This should be a fast-paced game with lots of scoring, so grab the over in this one, too.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

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