NBA Daily Picks: Mavericks Very Short-Handed in Utah Among Parlay Play

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The Dallas Mavericks acquired Kyrie Irving from Brooklyn on Sunday, but Irving will not debut Monday for the Mavs at Utah and Dallas already is without Luka Doncic.

Here is a three-legged Monday parlay with NBA odds from the best US betting sites

Read on for our NBA breakdown, including our free expert NBA picks and analysis.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz 

Monday, February 06, 2023 – 09:00 PM EST at Vivint Arena 

Game Analysis

Spurs owner Mark Cuban has been looking for a true star to pair alongside MVP candidate Luka Doncic for a while and especially after Jalen Brunson left in free agency this summer (Brunson was a very good player but not a star). Cuban finally has his wish as on Sunday the Mavs acquired All-Star guard Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets

The Mavericks are sending Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, an unprotected 2029 first-round pick, and second-round picks in 2027 and 2029 to the Nets in exchange for Irving and Markieff Morris. Because of travel and the need to pass a physical, Irving will not debut Monday.

Doncic will miss a second straight game with a heel injury, so Dallas is suddenly really thin when you subtract starters Dinwiddie (17.7 ppg, 5.3 apg in 34.1 minutes per game) and Finney-Smith (9.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg in 32.2 mpg) plus previously injured big men Maxi Kleber and Christian Wood.  

Mavericks GM Nico Harrison has a long history with Irving, going back to their Nike days together, and Dallas coach Jason Kidd was a proponent of the trade. Irving is a fabulous player but also a team killer with his selfish attitude off the court. He and Doncic won’t debut together until Wednesday at the Clippers at the earliest.  

Utah just beat visiting Dallas 108-100 on Jan. 28 when Doncic was out. Dinwiddie had 35 points and eight assists and Finney-Smith had 11 points in the loss. 

NBA Pick: Jazz ML (-400)

San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls 

Monday, February 06, 2023 - 08:00 PM EST at United Center 

Game Analysis

Every NBA parlay should have one near-lock, and I believe this is one. Will the Bulls might not cover the big spread at home, they should absolutely beat the tanking Spurs unless Chicago stars DeMar DeRozan or Zach LaVine get hurt. 

San Antonio enters on an eight-game losing streak and all but one of those were by at least seven points with the past four in the Spurs’ own gym. Just a bad, bad team. Tre Jones, Romeo Langford, and Jeremy Sochan all missed Friday’s game vs. Philadelphia and are in question here. Devin Vassell (19.4 ppg) hasn’t played in weeks. San Antonio also could sit a healthy player like center Jakob Poeltl in this one ahead of Thursday’s Trade Deadline if a deal is close. 

Chicago is trying to get into the East playoff race and has looked good in back-to-back home wins over Charlotte and Portland, averaging 121.5 ppg in them - the Spurs are last in the NBA in defense at 122.5 ppg allowed.

LaVine (36), DeRozan (27), and Nikola Vučević (23) all scored at least 20 points vs. Portland on Feb. 4, marking the ninth time this season the Bulls’ trio has scored 20 or more points in the same game. Chicago is 6-3 in those. That could easily happen again here.  

The Bulls won’t take the Spurs lightly as they lost 129-124 in San Antonio on Oct. 28. DeRozan, a former Spurs All-Star, scored his 20,000th career point in the first meeting, making him the 50th player in NBA history to reach that mark. 

NBA Pick: Bulls ML (-510) 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors 

Monday, February 06, 2023 - 10:00 PM EST at Chase Center 

Game Analysis

Could the defending NBA champion Warriors be ticketed for the Western Conference play-in tournament? I still doubt that but the news that two-time MVP Steph Curry is hurt again won’t help matters, as the Warriors are currently sitting 10th in the West. Dallas, which is the first team ahead of them, just got much better with the Kyrie Irving trade. 

Curry has been ruled out indefinitely after suffering partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligaments and interosseous membrane, as well as a lower leg contusion.  During the third quarter of Saturday’s win over Dallas, Curry was trying to defend a drive by Mavericks guard McKinley Wright IV, when the two knocked knees.

Curry's leg buckled and he left the game. The contact was made to Curry’s left leg, which was already fully wrapped due to a contusion he got while taking a three-point shot against the Nuggets on Thursday. Curry is going to miss several weeks and he will not be able to play in the upcoming All-Star Game.  

The Warriors are 7-8 without Curry this season, averaging 113.1 points per game. With him, they are 20-18 and average 120.0 ppg. If this were a road game, I’d be worried about the Warriors but they still can take care of business at home against OKC, which is 12-16 on the road.

Golden State has won seven straight in the series, coming by an average of 21.0 ppg. Four of those games have been decided by 20 points and two by at least 30 points. Doubt this is a blowout, but the Dubs win. The Thunder is without a key starter as well in Lu Dort (14.1 p pg, 4.2 rpg), a very good defender. For San Francisco residents looking to bet on this game, you can do it at our top California betting sites.

NBA Pick: Warriors ML (-161)

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