The spread is small, but it's a good idea to grab plus odds on the Knicks as the underdog at home in this battle of the eighth seeds in each conference, both of whom are good defensive teams that struggle to score at times.
The pick: Knicks +2 @ +100 (Click To Bet)
The Nuggets won the first game of their two-game series with the Spurs handily, and no team in the NBA is hotter right now. They'll lose again at some point, but right now the smart play is to keep riding them while they're hot. The 6.5-point spread is the same as it was heading into the first game, and Denver beat that easily. There's no reason to bet against them doing it again.
The pick: Nuggets -6.5 @ -110 (Click To Bet)
Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the Bucks' Thursday night game against the Mavs with a knee injury, and the Bucks lost by 15. The team hasn't said whether he'll play Friday, but the value on the Hornets' moneyline is good enough that it would be worth a small play in case he doesn't suit up and the Bucks are forced to play their second game in a row without him.
The pick: Hornets ML @ +333 (Click To Bet)
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Knicks +2 @ +100 (Click To Bet)
Nuggets -6.5 @ -110 (Click To Bet)
Hornets ML @ +333 (Click To Bet)
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