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

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Seen here, Detroit's Luka Garza holds the basketball in an NBA game against Philadelphia.
Detroit's Luka Garza in action against Philadelphia in the NBA. Pic: Getty

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New York Knicks @ Detroit Pistons

The Pistons remain banged up while the Knicks start to get players back. So why is the line only 7.5 points in favour of New York? 

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Doesn’t make sense to me, this could be a bloodbath. The Pistons will likely start Luka Garza at centre. They have to. 

He can score but gives up a lot on the other end, but that doesn’t matter when his points line is just 10.5. The over is $1.95 on TAB.

Best bet handicap betting - Knicks -7.5

Best bet player points - Garza over 10.5

Los Angeles Lakers @ Memphis Grizzlies

It’s always hard to bet against LeBron James, but the Lakers are just not good. 

Throw in the fact they are playing on a back to back against a team playing very well in Memphis and I don’t think they have a shot. 

But, they are only 5.5 point underdogs. Memphis should be able to cover this.

Best bet handicap betting - Grizzlies -5.5

Dallas Mavericks @ Sacramento Kings

Things have to turn around for Richaun Holmes at some point. Since returning from his eye injury, the Kings big man has struggled to get decent minutes. 

I think it has to change, so I am looking at his puny rebounds total. 

The line is 6.5 and he should get over that comfortably paying $1.80 on TAB.

Best bet player rebounds - Holmes over 6.5

Pictured here, Sacramento Kings star Richaun Holmes during an NBA game against the Orlando Magic in 2021.
Sacramento Kings star Richaun Holmes looks on in the first quarter against the Orlando Magic in the NBA. Pic: Getty

Charlotte Hornets @ Indiana Pacers

The market hasn’t corrected on Mason Plumlee. With no PJ Washington, his minutes will boost and he should easily clear his assists line of 2.5. It is paying a whopping $2.40 on TAB

Best bet player assists - Plumlee over 2.5

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