NBA Betting Tips: 6/1 treble for Friday’s action

 | February 09 | 

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The NBA trade deadline was perhaps underwhelming in comparison to recent years, but there were plenty of deals that will shake up the league's playoff push in the coming months.

There's six matches taking place on Friday night, and we've picked out our best bets for the upcoming games.

NBA Betting Tips

  • Wizards @ Celtics - Celtics (-16.5) @ 10/11
  • Nuggets @ Kings - Nuggets @ EVS
  • Pelicans @ Lakers - Pelicans @ 10/11

Treble pays 6.28/1

Wizards @ Celtics - Celtics (-16.5) @ 10/11

The Celtics will round off a seven-game homestand against the struggling Wizards on Friday night.

The C's improved their record to 4-2 during this home stretch, by beating the Atlanta Hawks 125-117 on Wednesday. Boston should be at full strength coming into this game, so the question is whether they can cover a huge spread of 16.5, or is there enough breathing room for Washington?

I'm leaning towards the former - Boston have been dominant at home this season, and they're currently top of the Eastern Conference standings for a reason.

The Wizards will struggle to keep up with the Celtics' scoring here, and the C's dropped 126 points against the Wizards back in October in the only matchup between the two teams this season.

Celtics to cover 16.5 spread at 10-11

Nuggets @ Kings - Nuggets @ EVS

The Nuggets are playing the second game of a back-to-back here after enjoying a 114-106 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers last night at the Arena.

The defending champions are currently tied for the best record in the Western Conference, with Minnesota, and they'll be confident of another triumph here against a Kings side that just lost by double-digits to the worst team in the NBA.

Sacramento have lost their last two, and despite the impressive performances of Domantas Sabonis, the Kings don't have an answer for Nikola Jokic here, who will control this game from start to finish.

I'm taking Denver on the money line for this one.

Nuggets to win at evens

Pelicans @ Lakers - Pelicans @ 10/11

Neither side decided to make a move at the trade deadline, but that decision is looking like a positive one for the Pelicans, who are on a four-game winning streak.

Five of the Pelicans' seven highest-scoring games this season have come since the start of January, but it was defense that carried them past the Los Angeles Clippers in a 117-106 superb road victory on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Lakers enter this game off the back of a 114-106 home defeat against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, meaning that this game is the second of a back-to-back.

For me, the Lakers needed to make a move at deadline as they're far too inconsistent with the current roster, and they're facing a New Orleans side that will be high on confidence after the victory against the Clippers.

Pelicans to win at 10-11

Check out the rest of our NBA Betting Tips here.

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