NBA Pick: Two-Legged Parlay (+271) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)
- Spurs +7.5 (-108)
- Jazz -3 (-108)
The best sportsbooks have released their NBA odds for tonight’s NBA action.
Two games, in particular, interest me as worth investing in:
For reasons that I will explain, you should play the spread for both games. Feel free to parlay both bets at the best US sports betting sites to maximize your profit.
Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 – 08:00 PM EST at AT&T Center
Three-pointers are central to Sacramento's offense. The Kings attempt the seventh-most threes per game.
One might expect them to prioritize three-pointers less after letting Buddy Hield go, but they also acquired Kevin Huerter, who is now attempting a team-high 6.9 threes per game.
Five different Kings' players average 4.5 or more three-point attempts per game. Their offense has been so successful also as a consequence of their efficient scoring within five feet of the basket.
Point guard De'Aaron Fox, especially, likes to attack the basket - he leads the team with 15.2 drives per game. Others like shooting guards Malik Monk and Harrison Barnes are also inclined to drive to the rim.
Spurs' Perimeter Defense
Given Sacramento's relatively strong emphasis on three-point shot-making, the Kings want to face a defense that has a stronger tendency to allow favorable three-point attempts, but the Spurs are not such a team.
In fact, they allow the fourth-lowest frequency of open three-point attempts. They also allow the fifth-fewest three-point attempts overall per game.
These two statistics indicate that they excel at limiting the opponent's three-point shooting opportunities in the first place and at contesting the three-point shots that opponents do manage to attempt.
As these stats show, San Antonio is well-equipped to impede Sacramento from realizing a majorly preferred source of their offensive productivity.
As for Sacramento's prospects of continuing to be efficient at the basket tonight, the Kings have to contend with a very defensive-minded center in Spurs' center Jakob Poeltl.
He has garnered a reputation for his rim protection. His excellent defensive ratings throughout the years attest to the quality that he provides at the defensive end of the court.
Poeltl makes it hard for opposing offenses to be efficient near the basket.
Spurs' Offensive Strength
On offense, the Spurs prefer to score inside the arc - they are rather disinclined to attempt threes.
In particular, small forward Keldon Johnson and point guard Tre Jones like to attack the basket. Their ability to attack the basket is important because they are two of their team's three leading scorers.
The Spurs depend on them to be productive offensively. Should we depend on them to score a lot against the Kings' defense?
Kings' Rim Protection
The possibility of Sacramento acquiring a viable rim protector has been a subject of discussion, but this possibility is still just a subject of discussion. As a result, the Kings are ninth-worst at limiting opposing field goal percentage within five feet of the basket.
Their center, Domantas Sabonis, was in fact a power forward on his former team, and he is not at all known for his shot-blocking ability - he blocks 0.4 shots per game in his career, 0.5 this season.
Given Sacramento's weakness in rim protection, the Spurs will flourish offensively by scoring in their preferred ways.
NBA Pick: Spurs +7.5 (-108)
Toronto Raptors vs. Utah Jazz
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 - 09:00 PM EST at Vivint Arena
The spread stood out to me - losing team Toronto is dogged by only three points in Utah, which is a tough place to play.
The Jazz typically thrives against losing teams when they visit Utah.
Most recently, they beat the visiting Hornets, Magic, and Wizards by more than three points each.
Tonight's game will be decided mostly behind the arc.
Whereas the Raptors are one of the least efficient three-point shooting teams - they are especially poor away from their home floor - the Jazz loves shooting threes, especially at home.
Three different Jazz players attempt more than seven threes per game - Lauri Markkanen, Jordan Clarkson, and Malik Beasley. They and their teammates have a soft test today in the sense that Toronto allows the fifth-highest frequency of wide-open threes.
Yearly, Utah does a lot to generate wide-open looks from the basket, and they'll overwhelm the Raptor defense in this way.
NBA Pick: Jazz -3 (-108)
For your NBA picks, expect San Antonio to be a live dog tonight, and also expect Utah to score a strong home victory over Toronto.
For the above reasons, invest in the Spurs ATS and the Jazz ATS by parlaying both bets. Also, remember that BMR offers betting guides in Texas and Utah, where you can find the best betting sites for all your needs.
Be sure to use our trusty parlay calculator for your parlay betting needs.
- Spurs +7.5 (-108)
- Jazz -3 (-108)
NBA Pick: Two-Legged Parlay (+271) at Heritage Sports
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