Friday Night NBA bets open up the month of February. Bovada online betting sportsbook sprang up with some solid and juicy numbers. The All-Star Break draws ever closer and load management may be something to monitor. The NBA schedule continues a steady and balanced diet with eight games on Friday. Now, fans get treated to home games at Boston and Utah to start off this weekend.
|Friday Night NBA Numbers
|Boston Celtics (-9.5)
|Utah Jazz (-1.5)
Friday night NBA Bets lead off with Boston tonight. Unfortunately, there lies a lot of risk in siding with a team that just blew out the Brooklyn Nets. Boston has beaten Brooklyn ten straight times and this last one was over by the first television timeout. Ultimately, the Celtics won on Wednesday night by a whopping 43 points. How does a team come back with an encore?
Fairly, Brooklyn came in short-handed with several injuries aside from Kevin Durant. That mattered little as the Celtics unloaded anyway. Boston showed no mercy. They scored 46 points in the first quarter and were up by 30. That is no misprint. Overall, the Celtics shot 57.6% from the field and 48.1% from three-point range. Kyrie Irving and the Nets had no chance. Boston was not losing that game. Period!
The duo that is Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown keeps tearing up the NBA lately. Now, that offensive two-some combined for 57 points on Wednesday and now both are All-Stars. Brown got named an All-Star Reserve this week. Boston has risen up and gone on another run as they separate themselves from the rest of the pack whether it be Eastern or Western Conference.
So, Friday Night NBA Bets attempts to take a shot at this contest anyway. Why? For one, it becomes harder to balance betting sensibly with riding a home team on a roll. The Celtics are 20-6 at TD Garden and above .500 at home against the spread. When they play competition above .500, Boston seems to turn it up a notch or two. It is worth taking a risk on Boston winning by more than ten points on Friday. They are on a mission!
Do Friay Night NBA Bets grapple with more picks from this Boston game? There exist a few decent prop choices, a team over/under, and a game over/under. Is there an inevitable letdown from Boston coming on Friday? There should be and yet for some reason, the Celtics are not content with just squeaking by here. Boston wants to keep making an emphatic statement. They remain far from complacent. That bodes well for bettors.
Again, while Phoenix plays well at home, they are an awful 8-17 on the road. Expecting them to go across the country and playing a Boston team in the midst of an Arctic plunge. That figures to be fun. Do not even look at those against the spread statistics. Wow, that is like going down a rabbit hole no one wants to see. The Suns come off a 32-point home loss to Atlanta where they managed a mere 100 points.
Yes, that line came from an actual NBA game. Without the heart shown the past couple of years, Phoenix looks so far from that team. How do they get back to that point? That answer, even with Devin Booker, may still be a resounding “they cannot”. Unfortunately, the Suns appear incapable of going on a run. Worse, this four-game road trip starts with the best team in the league. Then, they head to Detroit the next night. Ouch!
Therefore, bettors hawking the spread may head for the over here. NBA online betting sites pondered dropping the over down below 225, while others desire to trend upward. Now that 225 number entices many to wager here. Check Boston’s team over and where it shifts too.
The Friday Night NBA Bets see Utah enter the home microscope against Atlanta. Atlanta rolls off one crazy road win in Phoenix where everything clicked. At one juncture, the Hawks were up by more than 40 points on the Suns. Few expected such a lackluster performance from Phoenix or a tour-de-force game from Atlanta. It creates a bit of doubt with the betting masses as the Hawks may be showing signs of better form.
So, with Utah playing much better at home (18-9), it is a bit surprising that the Jazz are just 1.5-point favorites on Friday night. Mind you, the Jazz winning seven of their last ten games feels kind of like an afterthought here. Utah has won four of their previous five games at home covering two of those with some ease.
The problem lies with figuring out how Utah will play this aggressive all-or-nothing Atlanta team tonight. Atlanta brings the offense, but can they do this again? That is a worthy question. Also, the points prop for Markkanen looks like a reasonable wager against the Hawks.
For Friday Night NBA Bets, consider going with dropping a sledge hammer given that Utah only has to win by a bucket. That is it. What a fun option may be is running with the Utah team over on Friday if that is viable in single-game parlays.
What are some other NBA online prop bets here? Player props include Jayson Tatum scoring well over 30 points again tonight. Among the game props, keep an eye on winning margin. That 7-12 point win could come up a bit more plus-money than expected. Good luck betting this weekend!
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