Best Bets: BasketballNews' picks and fantasy advice for 2/28/22

Best Bets: BasketballNews' picks and fantasy advice for 2/28/22

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Without further ado, let’s go ahead and dive into Monday’s best NBA betting action.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (-3)

Cleveland will remain without Darius Garland tonight, which will be a big-time blow against the resurgent Timberwolves. Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley will make it difficult on Karl-Anthony Towns inside, but who will stop D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards on the perimeter? For that reason, we feel confident locking in a road victory for Minnesota.

Pick: Timberwolves -3

PrizePicks Power Play: Karl-Anthony Towns over 22 points, Anthony Edwards over 18.5 points, Evan Mobley over 15.5 points, Jarrett Allen over 10.5 rebounds

Miami Heat (-4) vs. Chicago Bulls

The DeMar DeRozan scoring barrage continues with his 30-plus point streak expanding. Will it be the case in Miami? We’re betting it will, but can the Bulls pull off the upset as underdogs? That’s where we go against that idea, because Miami is so well-coached and versatile on both ends of the court. The Heat make a statement in South Beach on Monday night.

Pick: Heat -4

PrizePicks Power Play: DeMar DeRozan over 29.5 points, Zach LaVine over 23.5 points, Bam Adebayo over 19.5 points, Jimmy Butler over 6.5 assists

Memphis Grizzlies (-8.5) vs. San Antonio Spurs

A fun battle between two ascending stars in Ja Morant and Dejounte Murray happens tonight in Memphis. Expect both to put up monster stat lines, but in the end we’re rolling with the favorite here. The Grizzlies continue to be one of the Association’s best stories of the season, and that train continues to roll against San Antonio.

Pick: Grizzlies -8.5

PrizePicks Power Play: Ja Morant over 30.5 points, Dejounte Murray over 21.5 points, Steven Adams over 12 rebounds, Jakob Poeltl over 8.5 rebounds

Milwaukee Bucks (-10.5) vs. Charlotte Hornets

Surprisingly enough, the Hornets have already defeated the Bucks twice this season. Will they make it three in a row tonight on the road in Milwaukee? Very doubtful, which is why betting on the Bucks is the smart play to do here. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee’s high-powered attack will overwhelm Charlotte from the opening tip-off. Hammer the Bucks at -10.5.

Pick: Bucks -10.5

PrizePicks Power Play: Giannis Antetokounmpo over 31.5 points, LaMelo Ball over 20.5 points, Khris Middleton over 19.5 points, Miles Bridges over 6.5 rebounds

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