X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


POPULAR FANTASY TOOLS

Expert Advice
Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Daily Stats & Leaders
All Pitcher Matchups
Compare Any Players
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

Free NBA Betting Picks and Best Bets (2/7/24)

Evan Mobley - NBA DFS Picks, Daily Fantasy Basketball Rankings, Injury News

It's the day before the NBA trade deadline, and we have seven games to look at tonight. Although the matchups aren't great, as always, you should be able to find something you like. The game I'll have my eye on is the Pelicans going on the road to play the Clippers. Cleveland going to Washington isn't super compelling, but the Cavs are a must-watch right now as they keep winning games.

I split my two games in my article on Monday. I shouldn't have picked against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are just too hot right now. I liked having 5.5 points with the Kings, but I should've taken a +26.5 alternate line. The Brooklyn Nets beat the Warriors in the first quarter on Monday night. Brooklyn is only 20-29 in the standings, but they are a remarkable 21-4-1 ATS in the first quarter at home this season.

In this article, I'll be providing my favorite picks against the spread, game totals, parlays, and teasers for the NBA slate that tips off at 7:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 7. Follow me on X, @Jwiesel13.

Featured Promo: Get any full-season Props Premium Pass for 10% off using code BALLER. Win big with our two new Props Optimizer tools -- one for PrizePicks Props, and one for Sportsbook Betting Props. Find optimal prop bets and get our recommended picks daily! Go Premium, Win More!

 

NBA Betting Picks: Spreads & ML

Golden State Warriors (-2.5) at Philadelphia 76ers (237 total)

The Warriors bounced back after their overtime loss to the Hawks and got the win Monday night in Brooklyn. It was a team they should beat, and for a team that's now 22-25, they have another opportunity in tonight's game. This is a game the Warriors should win, and I'm going to back them here.

Golden State has won three of its last four games. They realistically could be on a seven-game winning streak right now, which would change the whole narrative surrounding this team. The Warriors lost close games against the Kings, Lakers, and Hawks that could have gone either way. Over their last seven games, they have been sixth in offensive rating and ninth in defensive rating. This team is playing better than they are portrayed.

Meanwhile, the Sixers are 1-2 since it was announced that Joel Embiid is out long-term. Philly has been decent on offense, ranking 11th in offensive rating. On defense, they are having trouble stopping opponents. The 126 points per game they are giving up is 28th in the NBA. There's just no way to replace Joel Embiid on the defensive side of the ball, and the Sixers should be a bottom-tier defense as long as he's out.

Over the last seven games, the Warriors are second in points per game, hitting 50.8 percent of their field goals and 39.3 percent from three on 15 makes per game. I like the Warriors here.

The Pick: Warriors ML (-135 DraftKings)

 

New Orleans Pelicans (+7) at Los Angeles Clippers (234.5 total)

As mentioned in the intro, this is the most intriguing game on the board tonight. Both of these teams are playing good basketball, and I think it'll be competitive and down to the wire. I'm not interested in a full-game bet, so I'm rolling with the Pelicans' first-quarter spread.

Over each team's last five games, the Pelicans have given up slightly fewer first-quarter points. Opponents are shooting 46.2 percent against New Orleans, compared to 49.6 percent against the Clippers. New Orleans is averaging more points and shooting better percentages. They also rebound better, which is something I sometimes find important. In a small 12-minute interval, controlling the glass can be key. It allows you to grab defensive rebounds, push the ball, and also limit second-chance opportunities.

New Orleans has three guys that average at least five points in the opening 12 minutes of games. Brandon Ingram (6.5), Zion Williamson (5.5), and CJ McCollum (5.2) are the anchors. Jonas Valanciunas, Jordan Hawkins, Herbert Jones, and Trey Murphy III all average over three points. There's a good mix of scoring, and I also like the Pelicans' forward depth going against Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and James Harden.

The Pelicans have the fourth-most efficient first-quarter offense this season. On defense, they are ranked sixth. Los Angeles is second in defensive rating in the first quarter and 16th on offense. Going against the Clippers doesn't seem smart right now, but I think New Orleans can clip them in the opening quarter.

The Pick: Pelicans First Quarter +2.5 (-120 FanDuel)

 

Sports Betting Promo Offers

Featured Promo: Get any VIP Betting Premium Pass for 10% off using code BALLER. Win more with exclusive betting picks from proven winners across 9 sports! Find optimal bets with our Betting Picks Tool and Bet Weighting Tool and follow along in our VIP chat rooms! Go Premium, Win More!

 

NBA Betting Picks: Totals

Cleveland Cavaliers (-10.5) at Washington Wizards (234.5 total)

I'm going to take the Wizards team total under and not overthink this one. Cleveland has been excellent on defense since the start of the new year. In 13 January games, they held nine of those opponents under 110 points. Five of those teams didn't even score 100. In today's NBA, that's crazy. Now, in three February games, they have only given up 101, 101, and 110 points. Per 100 possessions in their last 15 games, Cleveland is holding opponents to an NBA-best 104.6 points per game.

Washington is a bottom-six team this season when it comes to offensive rating. This team has only scored over 110 points in six of their last eight games. I use 110 as a benchmark since all but three teams in the NBA are averaging 110 or more. In their last 10 games, the Wizards are in the bottom five in field goal percentage. From three, they are dead last at 30 percent. It's just not a great spot to be going against this Cavs team that is great at limiting points in the paint and second-chance opportunities.

According to EV Analytics, the Wizards are 29-20 in their team total unders this season.

The Pick: Wizards Team Total Under 111.5  (-115 ESPN BET)



Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy basketball mobile app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, lineup notifications & DFS articles. All free!

NBA DFS News and Injury Alerts




POPULAR FANTASY TOOLS

Expert Advice
Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Daily Stats & Leaders
All Pitcher Matchups
Compare Any Players
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

REAL-TIME FANTASY NEWS

Josh Hart1 hour ago

Gets It Done In Game 2
Mitchell Robinson1 hour ago

Cools Off On Monday Night
Jalen Brunson1 hour ago

Struggles Shooting In Game 2
Joel Embiid2 hours ago

Has A Big Night On Monday
Tyrese Maxey2 hours ago

Erupts In Game 2
J.D. Martinez2 hours ago

Mets Hope To Activate J.D. Martinez Friday
Heston Kjerstad2 hours ago

Orioles Calling Up Heston Kjerstad
Justin Steele3 hours ago

To Throw In Extended Spring Game Friday
Alek Manoah3 hours ago

Set For Another Rehab Start
Ryan Mountcastle3 hours ago

Out Of Lineup With Sore Knee
Jalen Suggs3 hours ago

Returns On Monday
Kawhi Leonard4 hours ago

Questionable For Game 2
Miles Bridges4 hours ago

Pistons Could Target Miles Bridges This Summer
Malik Monk4 hours ago

Likely To Test Free Agency
Giannis Antetokounmpo4 hours ago

Not Expected To Play On Tuesday
Jalen Suggs4 hours ago

Helped Off The Court
Tyrese Maxey5 hours ago

Will Play In Game 2
Joel Embiid5 hours ago

Will Play On Monday Night
Manny Machado5 hours ago

Placed On Paternity List
Paul Sewald5 hours ago

To Begin Rehab Assignment On Tuesday
Carlos Rodón6 hours ago

Carlos Rodon Allows One Hit In No-Decision
Tyrese Maxey6 hours ago

A Game-Time Decision
Ricky Tiedemann6 hours ago

Meeting With Doctors This Week
Brenton Doyle7 hours ago

Back In Monday's Lineup
Wade Miley7 hours ago

Put On 15-Day Injured List
Ozzie Albies7 hours ago

Starts Hitting, Could Return Friday
Max Kepler7 hours ago

Activated From Injured List
Brandon Aiyuk8 hours ago

49ers Have Received Calls Regarding Brandon Aiyuk
Frankie Montas8 hours ago

Reds Place Frankie Montas On 15-Day Injured List
Dak Prescott8 hours ago

Not Trying To Be Highest-Paid Player
Pete Fairbanks8 hours ago

Goes On Injured List
Grayson Allen9 hours ago

Questionable For Game 2
Tyrese Maxey9 hours ago

Downgraded To Questionable
Zach Wilson9 hours ago

Broncos Acquiring Zach Wilson From Jets
Matt Ryan10 hours ago

Officially Retires From NFL
Cincinnati Bengals10 hours ago

Sam Hubbard Recovering From Ankle Surgery
New England Patriots10 hours ago

Patriots Listening To Calls For No. 3 Pick
Rashee Rice10 hours ago

Expected To Receive Multi-Game Suspension
Bryce Harper11 hours ago

Phillies Place Bryce Harper On Paternity List
Brenton Doyle11 hours ago

Looks To Be OK
Keibert Ruiz12 hours ago

Likely To Go On Short Rehab Assignment
Carlos Correa12 hours ago

Won't Return On Tuesday
Frankie Montas12 hours ago

Dealing With Forearm Bruise
Merrill Kelly12 hours ago

Experiencing Shoulder Discomfort
Tyler Reddick12 hours ago

Survives At Talladega For First Win Of 2024
Brad Keselowski12 hours ago

Finishes Second At Talladega After Last-Lap Wreck
Anthony Alfredo13 hours ago

Gets Best Finish For Beard Motorsports Since 2022
Todd Gilliland13 hours ago

One Of The Strongest At Talladega
NASCAR15 hours ago

Bubba Wallace Finishes 36th At Talladega Superspeedway
Kyle Larson16 hours ago

Fails To Deliver Value In DFS At Talladega
NASCAR19 hours ago

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Finishes Fourth At Talladega
Noah Gragson19 hours ago

Surprisingly The Most Consistent Driver At Talladega
Shane Van Gisbergen19 hours ago

Shane van Gisbergen Acquits Himself Nicely In Drafting Debut
Michael McDowell1 day ago

Ends Talladega Wrecked From The Lead
Alex Bowman1 day ago

Quietly Captures Top-Five Finish At Talladega
Brock Bowers1 day ago

Jets The Favorite To Take Brock Bowers At No. 10
Drake Maye1 day ago

Giants Could Be Eyeing Drake Maye
Daniel Hemric1 day ago

Surges To Ninth-Place Result At Talladega
Harrison Burton1 day ago

Squeezes Into Top 10 At Talladega
De'Anthony Melton1 day ago

Out Again For Game 2
LeBron James1 day ago

Probable For Game 2
Anthony Davis1 day ago

Back On The Injury Report
Giannis Antetokounmpo1 day ago

Bucks Optimistic Giannis Antetokounmpo Will Play Soon
Jayson Tatum1 day ago

Has A Triple-Double In Game 1
NASCAR1 day ago

Bubba Wallace Will Start 14th For the GEICO 500
Tyler Reddick1 day ago

Avoid Rostering Tyler Reddick At Talladega?
John Hunter Nemechek2 days ago

Should DFS Players Roster John Hunter Nemechek At Talladega?
Joey Logano2 days ago

Expect Joey Logano To Compete For The Win At Talladega
Denny Hamlin2 days ago

Is Denny Hamlin Recommended For Talladega?
Justin Haley2 days ago

Is A Top DFS Value At Talladega
William Byron2 days ago

Is One Of The Top Favorites To Win Talladega
Christopher Bell2 days ago

Is Best Suited As A Tournament Play At Talladega
Mike Hoffman2 days ago

Kevin Labanc, Alexander Barabanov To Hit Free Agency
Logan Couture2 days ago

Optimistic For Healthy Return
Mikhail Sergachev2 days ago

Practices In Regular Jersey Saturday
Nick Jensen2 days ago

Rasmus Sandin, Nick Jensen Possible For Game 1
Alex Pietrangelo2 days ago

A Full Practice Participant
Mark Stone2 days ago

A Possibility For Game 1
Jonathan Drouin2 days ago

To Miss First Round
Zach Wilson2 days ago

Jets Still "Open" To Trading Zach Wilson
Marquise Brown2 days ago

Could Have Lucrative Role In KC
Dak Prescott3 days ago

Hasn't Started Contract Negotiations With Cowboys
Bobby McMann3 days ago

Could Play In Postseason Opener
Calle Jarnkrok3 days ago

Practices Friday
William Nylander3 days ago

Doesn't Practice Friday
Jean-Gabriel Pageau3 days ago

Listed As Day-To-Day
Aaron Ekblad3 days ago

Back For Game 1 Sunday
Zach Wilson3 days ago

Not At Voluntary Workouts
Noah Dobson3 days ago

Returning For Game 1
Max Domi3 days ago

Ready To Go For Game 1
Jayden Daniels3 days ago

Not Interested In Playing In D.C.?
DJ Chark Jr.3 days ago

Visits With Chargers
Courtland Sutton3 days ago

Broncos Not Concerned With Courtland Sutton
Darren Waller4 days ago

Giants Haven't Given Darren Waller A Deadline For His Decision
J.K. Dobbins4 days ago

"Should Be" Ready For Training Camp
Trevor Lawrence4 days ago

Jaguars Making Progress On Extension For Trevor Lawrence
Justus Annunen4 days ago

Starting On Thursday
Dustin Wolf4 days ago

Starting Thursday's Series Finale
Devin Cooley4 days ago

To Start Regular Season Finale
Sidney Crosby4 days ago

To Discuss Extension With Penguins
Rasmus Ristolainen4 days ago

Undergoes Triceps Surgery
Washington Commanders4 days ago

Commanders Won't Trade Down From No. 2 Pick
NFL4 days ago

NFL Reinstates Five Suspended Players On Thursday
Dougie Hamilton5 days ago

Could Have Returned For Playoffs
Nikita Kucherov5 days ago

Reaches 100 Assists
Adam Hadwin6 days ago

Too Volatile To Touch At RBC Heritage
Kurt Kitayama6 days ago

A Boring Play At RBC Heritage
Tom Kim6 days ago

Heads To Hilton Head Looking For Consistency
Emiliano Grillo6 days ago

Looking To Bounce Back At RBC Heritage
Chris Kirk6 days ago

A Safe Option For RBC Heritage
Adam Schenk6 days ago

Trending Up Ahead of RBC Heritage
Lucas Glover6 days ago

Looks To Reverse Fortune At Harbour Town
Taylor Moore6 days ago

Should Contend At Harbour Town
Max Homa6 days ago

Be Wary Of Max Homas At RBC Heritage
Rickie Fowler6 days ago

In Poor Form Heading To Harbour Town
Eric Cole6 days ago

Out Of Form Heading To RBC Heritage
Sepp Straka6 days ago

Continues Maddening Run Of Inconsistent Play
Keegan Bradley6 days ago

Looking To Get Over The Hump At Harbour Town
Tony Finau6 days ago

Looking To Find Putting Stroke At RBC Heritage
Will Zalatoris6 days ago

Makes Return To Harbour Town
PGA6 days ago

J.T. Poston A Decent Leverage Play With Upside At RBC Heritage
Patrick Cantlay6 days ago

Brings Near-Perfect Course History To Harbour Town
Akshay Bhatia6 days ago

A Perfect Fit For Harbour Town, But Take Caution
Jake Knapp6 days ago

In Solid Form Heading To Harbour Town
Nick Taylor6 days ago

In Bounce-Back Spot At Harbour Town
Justin Rose6 days ago

Searching For Form Heading To RBC Heritage
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF