NBA Betting Strategy
The primary slate on OKBET NBA betting strategy is a seven-game slate that begins at 7:00 p.m. EST with the Nets taking on the Cavaliers. Let’s get straight to work on our list of endorsements.
OVERVIEW OF THE SLATE
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The Hornets-Trail Blazers game has the largest over/under on the schedule, and we’ve replied with a few of recommendations there, but the Bulls, who are 7.5-point favorites in Houston, have received the most praise. While high wages drove us away, there should be value in the Pacers-Pelicans game, albeit none made our top list.
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- MIA QUESTIONABLE: Jimmy Butler (ankle).
- MIA QUESTIONABLE: Bam Adebayo (shoulder).
If Bulter is unable to play, anticipate Victor Oladipo ($5,300) to get more playing time. In Adebayo’s situation, it seems that Nikola Jovic has dropped out of the rotation, leaving Orlando Robinson ($4,100) as the team’s backup option.
- OUT: LAC Kawhi Leonard (injury management).
Leonard will sit out the first half of the doubleheader. In his absence, Norman Powell ($5,200) and Nicolas Batum ($5,200) will get more run.
On Monday’s slate, I like all three players over $10,000, but I’m leaning between Kevin Durant ($10,800) and Zion Williamson ($10,500) over Tyrese Haliburton ($10,000). Durant vs. Cleveland and Zion vs. Indiana are inherently stronger matches, and Haliburton would need at least 50 FDFP to be viable at this cost. While he’s reached that milestone 10 times this season, he fell short against the Pelicans in early November on NBA betting strategy.
With Kawhi out for the season, Paul George ($9,500) seems to be a viable choice, particularly considering his dual eligibility. I also like Anthony Edwards ($9,100) since Miami may be without Butler and Adebayo.
In a high-scoring showdown versus Portland, LaMelo Ball ($8,900) may be my best play of the night. There’s lots of guard quality available in this game on NBA betting strategy, and I’ll be willing to go cheap for a critical value play highlighted later in the article.
- Consider DeMar DeRozan, CHI ($8,500) vs. HOU ($8,500).
CHALK AND OTHER TARGETS EXPECTED
- CHI’s Nikola Vucevic ($7,900) vs. HOU’s
For Monday’s slate, I like the Bulls a lot, and the clash between Vucevic and Alperen Sengun is a vulnerable point to attack. Although double-doubles have been harder to come by for Chicago’s big man, scoring has not been an issue. He just had an 18/6/4 line against the Rockets a few days ago, and after witnessing how Houston’s defense functions, the Bulls will devise a game plan to get Vucevic the ball more regularly. I also believe Zach LaVine ($7,400) will profit from missing the game versus Houston.
- MIN D’Angelo Russell ($7,200)
I’d prefer diversify and avoid a Russell/Edwards stack, but Russell is still a viable option, particularly considering his four-slot eligibility. He has hovered around 33 FDFP over the last four games, leaving him only a handful of points and assists shy of 5x value compared to this cost. He didn’t do much in his previous game versus Miami, but the Heat might be shorthanded tonight, and Russell has lately outperformed forecasts.
- CLE’s Evan Mobley ($6,900) vs. BRO
Although Jarrett Allen is good, I believe Cleveland’s most vulnerable position is at the four, unless the Nets deploy Durant to defend Mobley for the NBA betting strategy. Ben Simmons’ defensive reputation is well-known, but it hasn’t transferred effectively this season. I’ve avoided matches against Simmons solely on the basis of his reputation, only to be disappointed by the result. I’ll attempt not to let it happen this time, instead banking on Mobley’s probable double-double.
Consider also Myles Turner, IND ($7,000) at NOR and Jordan Clarkson, UTA ($7,500) at SAS.
POR Anfernee Simons ($6,200) vs. CHA
Although there’s nothing wrong with splashing out on Damian Lillard, Simons is the value option I referenced before, and he often posts stats comparable to his All-Star counterpart in the backcourt. Simons had 19 points and six assists against the Hornets in November, and although his stat numbers have down somewhat in the last week, Lillard may struggle with LaMelo Ball all over him at the NBA betting strategy. Simons is two inches taller than Terry Rozier and will likely find himself open more frequently when Lillard chooses to chuck it off. Overall, the Trail Blazers are a decent bet, but we can’t be positive of tonight’s lineup due to some dubious tags. Simons and Lillard, on the other hand, are ready to go.
CHI’s Patrick Williams ($4,300) vs. HOU’s
Williams has the potential to create more than 20 FDFP against the Rockets, and he’s a fantastic bet if you want to pay less at center and avoid Vucevic. Williams is risky, but he’s played 37 minutes in two straight games and has plenty of chances to put up a strong line. His secondary stats have lately appeared, and his dual eligibility is also a positive.