NBA 2021: Best bets for all the biggest games on Friday

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, pictured here in action for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo in action for the Milwaukee Bucks against the Charlotte Hornets. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

A much needed 5-1 day was ruined from being perfect by the Celtics pipping the 76ers. 

Let’s push over 50% today.

Milwaukee Bucks @ Toronto Raptors

The Bucks are only 4.5 point favourites, which is a little odd.

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But scrolling down on Sportsbet, they are paying $1.83 for Giannis Antetokounmpo to be the highest scorer in this game. 

Best bet: Most points - Giannis Antetokounmpo

Chicago Bulls @ New York Knicks

Chicago have outperformed New York all season and while the new Knicks lineup looked better against the Knicks, I think the Bulls should get the job done here. 

Sportsbet has Chicago as 1.5 point favourites, but covering that pays $1.95.

Best bet: Handicap betting - Chicago -1.5

Detroit Pistons @ Phoenix Suns

No Devin Booker, so I expect Cam Payne to take on a larger usage role here. 

His points total, against a horrible Pistons team, is set at 12.5 and on TAB the over pays $1.95.

I’ll also throw in Frank Jackson’s assist prop. The line is 1.5, a number he was gone over exactly three times this season and that is why under is paying just $1.36. 

But, it looks solid.

Best bet: Player points - Payne over 12.5

Best bet: Player assists - Jackson under 1.5

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Memphis Grizzlies

Desmond Bane has been shouldering an impressive offensive load without Ja Morant and his points line is just 16.5 points.

On Sportsbet, the over is paying $1.88 and he could approach 20 points here.

Best bet: Player points - Bane over 16.5

Season results to date

72-73 (50%)

-8.6 units

ROI -5.9%

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