After a brutal performance on Monday, we bounced back in a big way with a sweep on Tuesday night in our NBA best bets.
Tonight, I’m all about the favorites, especially because I’m fading some of the worst teams in the NBA. Plus, it wouldn’t be the NBA best bets column without a prop!
Let’s keep the good vibes rolling on Wednesday:
NBA best bets record to date
NBA best bets today
- Jayson Tatum OVER 13.5 Rebounds and Assists (-105)
- Memphis Grizzlies -5 (-110) vs. Portland Trail Blazers
- Oklahoma City Thunder -5 (-115) vs. Houston Rockets
- Sacramento Kings -7.5 (-115) vs. San Antonio Spurs
Jayson Tatum OVER 13.5 Rebounds and Assists (-105)
This has been a prop I’ve bet a lot, and I think Jayson Tatum is undervalued against a Brooklyn Nets team that ranks 29th in the NBA in rebounding percentage.
Tatum had 11 rebounds and five dimes in his last game against Brooklyn, and he’s cleared this line in nine of his last 10 games. With Marcus Smart out of the lineup, Tatum is being relied upon more to create in the Boston offense.
Since the start of the new year, Tatum is averaging 10.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game across 14 contests. This is a value number against a bad rebounding team on Wednesday.
Memphis Grizzlies -5 (-110) vs. Portland Trail Blazers
The Memphis Grizzlies are the best home team in the NBA, going 21-3 on the season at FedEx Forum.
I love the Grizzlies to stay hot at home, especially since Portland is just 9-9 against the spread as a road dog, losing those games by an average of 6.3 points.
There is a huge advantage for Memphis on defense, where it ranks second in the NBA this season. Portland is just 26th in the same statistic, and the Blazers have really fallen off after a fast start to the season.
I’ll lay this small number with the Grizz.
Oklahoma City Thunder -5 (-115) vs. Houston Rockets
When am I not betting on the Oklahoma City Thunder?
OKC didn’t cover on Monday, but the team takes on the Houston Rockets, the worst team in the NBA as road favorite.
The Thunder have not covered as road favorites this season, but I think they buck that trend with Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. out for Houston. The Rockets are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating, and now they are down their two best guards.
OKC is 13th in the league in net rating, and it should have no problem getting shots against a bad Houston defense. The Thunder (third in pace) can push the action against Houston, and I don’t think a banged up Rockets team will be able to keep up.
Sacramento Kings -7.5 (-115) vs. San Antonio Spurs
The Sacramento Kings beat the San Antonio Spurs by double-digits in San Antonio the last time these teams played, yet they’re laying just 7.5 points here.
The Spurs are in the middle of a six-game skid, losing nine of their last 10 games as well.
Meanwhile, Sacramento ranks No. 1 in the NBA in net rating over its last 10 games, playing one of the best offenses in the NBA.
Not only that, but the Kings are an impressive 6-2 ATS as road favorites this season. Let’s lay the points with another superior team on the road.
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