Top 3 NBA Betting Picks for Friday, January 7th (2022)

The regular season of the NFL is winding down this weekend. That means tonight is a great night to start betting the NBA if you haven’t already. There is plenty of betting value on the NBA today. The spreads are tight, and that is good for bettors. Pay attention to the betting spread throughout the day because there is a chance that these lines change. When the lines start to change, bettors can lose or gain value, and it is valuable to watch these lines move. Bettors can watch line movement throughout the day on by looking at the odds section. Let us look into the best bets for tonight. 

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Dallas Mavericks -2  -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Dallas is a talented team that has been mediocre all year. There is no doubt about it. They are 20-18 and on a four-game winning streak going into this game. Luka Doncic will be available tonight, and he is one of the most talented players in the NBA. The Mavericks have plenty of talent and depth on their team to win games. Tonight they go against the 11-28 Houston Rockets. Houston is 2-8 in their last ten games. During that span, the Rockets are losing by an average of 15 points per game. The Rockets are one of the worst teams in the league, which means this bet is due to them struggling just as much as it is about the Mavericks heating up. This game is a buy-and-sell game. 

Cleveland Cavaliers -6  -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

In this game, the line will change throughout the day. That Cavs have surprised everyone this season. They have had some injuries, but they play a Portland team that is missing its two best players right now. The Cavs are a tall team, and Portland will struggle with this. Portland has one player in their starting lineup over 6’ 7”. The Cavs have one starter under 6’ 7” and three over 6′ 11″. Cleveland has the height and rebounding advantage in this game. Plus, the majority of their starters will play in this game. Take the value in this betting line before it moves. 

Jarrett Allen Over 17.5 Points  +100 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Cavaliers play through their big men. The Cavs favor Jarrett Allen when it comes to scoring. He averages 17.1 points per game and has scored over 18 points in his last four games. Before those four games, he was injured and sat out. The Cavs have a height advantage in this game. That benefits Allen on scoring opportunities. This game is an opportunity to take the betting value on a player that is starting to heat up. Portland is struggling, and that helps the betting value. I like Jarrett Allen as a double-double bet too. The betting value is on Jarrett Allen tonight.

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