Since we haven’t done this in over a week, our expert AI algorithm will pick the best bets for moneyline, spread, and over/under, as well as a pair of player props. Tonight’s feature game is the Lakers’ first of the 2nd half at home against Indiana on NBA TV. Let’s get it:
The TomBox algorithm expects LeBron to hit the under on all his counting stats, with 24.7 points, 8.1 assists, and 7.6 rebounds. In case you as a bettor think that those projections are too low, we’re giving you a safer recommendation. Since the TomBox algorithm doesn’t have any Pacers player hitting 20 points, a balanced Indiana attack should pave the way for “The King” to be the lead scorer with ease.
Remember that part like one sentence ago when we mentioned that the TomBox algorithm didn’t think any Indiana player would score 20 points? That includes the All-Star big man Sabonis, who we only think will put up 14.5 on Friday. Take the under and root for a lot of misses.
The top record in the NBA against the losers of 14 in a row has the lines crazier than pre-COVID Black Friday at the mall. Minus 2,500 is really crazy, but there’s a reason why the Jazz have the best chance to win tonight according to the TomBox algorithm at 83.1%. Donovan Mitchell is projected to score 26.9 points with 4.7 assists in a 121.7-108.9 Utah victory.
The TomBox algorithm actually gives the underdog Grizzlies a 56.8% chance to win this game outright, with Memphis shooting 52.6% to 48.6% from the Denver Nuggets in a 117-116 projected win. Of course, winning the game will enable Ja Morant & Co. to cover, with the Grizz getting a 61.9% chance to cover the spread. In addition, Morant is expected to score 22.2 points with 5.4 assists.
After giving up 135 to Minnesota on Thursday, maybe the Pelicans can do better against the 28th-ranked offense in the league. But NOLA is 29th on defense and 8th on offense, which is a big reason why it’s hit the over in 26 of 37 games so far. With the TomBox algorithm projecting a 118.5-115.5 bounceback win for the Pels, we’re giving this game a 61% chance of hitting the over.