NBA 2022: Best bets for all the biggest games on Thursday

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  • Detroit Pistons
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Seen here, Cade Cunningham takes he ball up for the Pistons in the NBA.
With a number of its playing stock back, Detroit will be hoping for a strong showing against the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. Pic: Getty

Another 3-2 day yesterday, which is solid, but unspectacular. With 11 games today, let’s attack some market discrepancies.

Detroit Pistons @ Charlotte Hornets

It’s always a concern when I need to roll with Detroit playing well. 

But, I think them being 10.5 point underdogs against a Hornets team that just choked away a lead against the undermanned Wizards is just too much. 

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Detroit has a lot of its players back too, so getting them to cover shouldn’t be that hard.

Best bet handicap - Pistons +10.5

Brooklyn Nets @ Indiana Pacers

It’s Kyrie Irving’s first game of the season and it’s against the undermanned Indiana Pacers. 

Maybe, there is some rust, but given who is out in Indiana, the Nets should win easily. 

Will they win by more than nine points? I think so.

Best bet handicap - Nets -9

Best bet player assists - Haliburton under 9.5

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Josh Giddey put up huge numbers last game, but that was without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. 

Shai is back, so Giddey’s point total seems a little inflated. It’s 14.5 and under is paying $1.84 on Sportsbet. 

I’m also looking at Isaiah Roby’s rebounds. He’s started four straight games, but with Derrick Favors, Mike Muscala, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl playing, I don’t think he is getting the same minutes. 

The rebound line is 4.5, and under is $1.63 on Sportsbet.

Best bet player points - Giddey under 14.5

Best bet player rebounds - Roby under 4.5

Pictured here, Aussie star Josh Giddey in action for Oklahoma in the NBA.
Josh Giddey's points haul for Oklahoma could be affected by the return of supersar teammate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Pic: Getty

Houston Rockets @ Washington Wizards

Bradley Beal has been playing at point guard, but his time there may change in this game with Raul Neto back. 

So, Beal’s assist line at 9.5 seems overly optimistic. Under 9.5 on TAB is paying $1.62

Best bet player assists - Beal under 9.5

Season to date

140-120 (54%)

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ROI +1.6%

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