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Without further ado, let’s dive into our favorite NBA betting plays for Friday’s fun slate.
Memphis Grizzlies (-9.5) vs. New York Knicks
Quietly, the Grizzlies continue to stay near the top of the Western Conference hierarchy. Ja Morant has taken the leap to superstar, plus their young core is all ascending simultaneously as well. In this matchup against the Knicks, who have to be one of the Association’s most inconsistent teams, this is setting up well for a Grizzlies blowout win at home. If Morant gets going early, this isn’t going to be close. Hammer with emphasis Memphis in this spot.
Pick: Grizzlies -9.5
PrizePicks Power Play: Ja Morant over 30.5 points, R.J. Barrett over 23.5 points, Steven Adams over 10 rebounds, Julius Randle over 9 rebounds
San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz (-6)
After a nightmare January stretch, the Jazz are bouncing back in the West as well. Thanks to such a well-balanced attack on both ends of the court, Utah is one of the more dangerous teams when they get rolling. On Friday in San Antonio, this is a great opportunity for Utah to flex their muscles. If Rudy Gobert is able to deter Dejounte Murray from doing damage around the rim, this feels like an ideal cover spot for the Jazz.
Pick: Jazz -6
PrizePicks Power Play: Donovan Mitchell over 26.5 points, Rudy Gobert over 13.5 rebounds, Jakob Poeltl over 8.5 rebounds, Dejounte Murray over 8.5 assists
Phoenix Suns (-5) vs. Toronto Raptors
The Suns are 40 games above .500 with a 53-13 record, which is absolutely incredible. Running away with the NBA’s best record, Phoenix returns home to the Valley for an intriguing matchup against the Raptors. Although Phoenix is still without Chris Paul, we’re forecasting a big game from his backcourt running mate in Devin Booker. At home, the Suns are so tough to beat. In this scenario, it’s not different for our projection.
Pick: Suns -5
PrizePicks Power Play: Devin Booker over 25 points, Pascal Siakam over 21 points, Deandre Ayton over 10.5 rebounds, Fred VanVleet over 5.5 assists