NBA Best Bets: Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook for January 8 – DraftKings Nation

NBA Best Bets: Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook for January 8 – DraftKings Nation

We had a nice 3-1 card on Wednesday in Best Bets, improving the season record to 13-6 with article plays. Friday has a big card with plenty of injury news sure to influence some plays as the day goes on, but I have a couple short favorites and a total that I’m on early.

Follow along on Twitter for what we hope to be another great season, as some plays jump out late due to news, particularly in the player prop market — @julianedlow. Here’s what jumps out to me on DraftKings Sportsbook.

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Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks: NYK -2 (-114)

We backed the Knicks +7.5 on Wednesday, and after starting the game in a massive hole, they won outright. I started that write up by saying: The Knicks are … kind of good? And it would still appear so. New York is now on a 5-1 run not only against the spread, but straight up, winning all five of those games as underdogs. This is the first time this season the Knicks will be favorites, but they’re at home and facing a pretty lackluster OKC offense. Austin Rivers has added another scorer to this team, and whatever the Knicks have found in this six-game stretch, it’s working. I don’t think OKC is the squad to
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