Top 3 NBA Betting Picks for Friday, April 1 (2022)

Tonight there are plenty of NBA games to go around. The premier matchup tonight is the Pheonix Suns Vs. Memphis Grizzlies. Both of these teams have been phenomenal this year. Devin Booker has looked like one of the top scorers in the NBA this year, and when Ja Morant has played, he has looked like an MVP candidate. These teams have a high chance of making deep runs into the playoffs. Let us peek into tonight’s games and see what other games we can find. 

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Minnesota Timberwolves +4 -110 at Draftkings Sportsbook

The Timberwolves have been one of the best teams since the All-Star break. They have been in a slump their last few games, but they have played the best teams in the NBA. The Timberwolves have played the Suns, Mavericks, and Celtics. The NBA teams that Minnesota played are in the top five of the power rankings right now. The Nuggets are 4-1 in their last five games, but their only top twenty wins in those five games were against the Hornets. The Hornets are the most inconsistent team in the NBA. The Timberwolves are in a buy-low spot right now, which means they are the value play in this matchup. 

New Orleans Pelicans Moneyline +115 at Draftkings Sportsbook

The Lakers are without Lebron and Anthony Davis in this matchup. That gives the Pelicans a massive advantage tonight. Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum have looked great together since McCollum arrived in New Orleans, and with both of them on the floor again, they have an opportunity to upset the Lakers tonight. This Pelicans team is a different team than the one that we saw at the beginning of the year. They are winning games consistently and can spread the ball out. The plus money value is available in this game. 

Sacramento Kings -1 -110 at Draftkings Sportsbook

The play tonight is more against the Houston Rockets than for the Sacramento Kings. Both teams have been playing poorly this year, but the Kings have been more consistent, and Houston will be without three starters; Christian Wood, Eric Gordon, and Dennis Schroder. Houston will struggle to score without these three players. That gives the Kings an advantage with veterans like Harrison Barnes and Jeremy Lamb on the roster. Tonight is about betting on consistency. 

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