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basketball | Friday, January 14, 2022 2:35 PM
NBA Friday Night Best Bets: January 14th
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NBA Friday Night Best Bets: January 14th
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We have a total of 9 games for tonight, but there isn’t a lot of value in the handicap market. Look for the Over/Under market for betting value this Friday night, and here are the Best Bets for tonight.

  • Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic
  • Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors
  • Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks

NBA Friday Night Best Bets:

Match Time (UK) Selection Stakes Best Odds Bookmaker
Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic 00:00 Over 224.5 8/10 1.95 Unibet
Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors 00:00 Over 215.5  7/10 2.01 Marathonbet
Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks 03:00 Grizzlies -3.0 7/10 2.01 Marathonbet

Odds available as at 3 pm January 14th 2022. Odds may now differ. 

NBA Best Bets Profit Stats:

TIPS STAKES PROFIT RETURN
90 702 49.85 6.82%

Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic

The Charlotte Hornets have established themselves as one of the top attacking teams in the NBA this season, ranking 3rd in offensive rating and averaging 115.0 points per game (2nd in NBA). With 27.1 assists per game and a 3-point percentage of 37.9%, they’ve managed to surprise everyone, and are within striking distance of the top 5 in the Eastern Conference. But their offensive-minded mentality has also cost them a lot of wins, averaging 115.5 points allowed per game and ranking 27th in the NBA in defensive rating. They are one of the fastest teams in the league and are always a threat to go off for a high-scoring game.

The Orlando Magic aren’t the most exciting team in the NBA, but they also play a fast-paced style of basketball and are capable of going off against weaker defences. The Magic allow an average of 110.9 points per game, whilst allowing opponents to shoot 36.0% from beyond the arc and 52.7% for 2-pointers. Both teams love to play fast, shoot a lot of threes and fail to play defence on a nightly basis. The line is set at 224.5 points, but there is a very good chance that this one will go way over. In fact, they went over in 4 of their last 5 meetings in Charlotte.

Tip: Over 224.5 Points at 1.95 odds

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Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors

The Detroit Pistons are 14th in the Eastern Conference with 9 wins and 31 losses. They are a fast-paced team that shoots a high volume of shots. Although they only average 101.2 points per game, they are more than capable of going off, like in their recent 126-116 victory against the Utah Jazz. But the Pistons also allow 111.3 points per game, whilst allowing opponents to shoot 36.8% for 3 and 54.0% for 2. In the past year, including their most recent meeting against the Raptors in November, the Pistons have scored more than 115 points in all 4 encounters.

The Toronto Raptors started the season off on the wrong foot, but they’ve won 7 of their last 10 games, whilst ranking 8th in offensive rating during that stretch. But their defence has been subpar, allowing almost 110 points per game in their last 10, whilst allowing opponents to shoot 38.4% for 3. These numbers get even worse in road games, giving us the perfect opportunity to back over in this one. What’s more, 8 of Toronto’s last 10 games have gone Over.

Tip: Over 215.5 points at 2.01 odds

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Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks

The Memphis Grizzlies are one of the biggest surprises of the season and with a record of 30 wins and 14 losses, they are now sitting 3rd in the tough Western Conference. They are on an 11-game winning streak and coming off a 116-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. This will be the 3rd game of their 4-game homestand, and the team has defended home court very well this year. The Grizzlies have ranked 4th in both offensive and defensive rating in the last 10 games, and home advantage will provide a huge boost against the Mavericks, who are in the middle of a road trip.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks have had a solid season so far, currently sitting in 5th place in the west with 22 wins and 19 losses. The Mavericks have won 7 of their last 10 games, but they started this road trip on the wrong foot, losing to the New York Knicks by 108-85. Their defence has been elite recently, but they have at times struggled to find their attacking stride. The Mavs are averaging 105.3 points per game, good for 25th in the NBA, and they are one of the slowest teams in the league with a pace rating of 95.7. This match-up doesn’t suit them, and the Grizzlies are coming into this game in a much better position.

Tip: Memphis Grizzlies -3.0 at 2.01 odds

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