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Friday's NBA Betting Odds, Preview and Tips for Friday March 6

Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards (-3, 246 ½)
Capital One Arena – 7:05 p.m. ET

ATL: 19-44 SU, 29-33-1 ATS, 38-25 O/U
WSH: 22-39 SU, 30-29-2 ATS, 36-24-1 O/U

Last 10 games:
ATL: 5-5 SU, 4-5-1 ATS, 7-3 O/U
WSH: 4-6 SU, 5-4-1 ATS, 6-4 O/U

Head-to-Head:

The home team has captured each of the first two meetings this season. Washington knocked off Atlanta as 1 ½-point underdogs, 111-101 on January 10, but the Hawks picked up revenge on January 26 as one-point favorites, 152-133 behind 45 points from Trae Young.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Hawks have won three consecutive games off a home loss, all as an underdog against the Clippers, Timberwolves, Nets since late January.

-- The Wizards have cashed the ‘over’ in five of the past six games when listed in the favorite role. Bet Now (IN, NJ, PA & WV only)
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Oklahoma City Thunder (-7, 218 ½) at New York Knicks
Madison Square Garden – 7:05 p.m. ET

OKC: 38-24 SU, 38-24 ATS, 29-32-1 O/U
NY: 19-43 SU, 33-28-1 ATS, 28-33-1 O/U

Last 10 games:
OKC: 6-4 SU, 4-6 ATS, 5-4-1 O/U
NY: 3-7 SU, 5-4-1 ATS, 6-4 O/U

Head-to-Head:

This is the first meeting between these squads this season as the Thunder pulled off a sweep of the Knicks in 2018-19. OKC has taken six of the last seven matchups with New York since January 2016 as the Knicks beat the Thunder at MSG in December 2017 by 15 points.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- Following Wednesday’s win at Detroit, the Thunder has won 10 of their last 11 road games. However, OKC is riding an 0-5 ATS slump in the past five contests overall.

-- The Knicks have covered the spread in each of their first three games on this current homestand, including six of the previous eight instances in the role of a home underdog.

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San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets (-3, 223.5)
Barclays Center – 7:35 p.m. ET

SA: 26-34 SU, 24-35-1 ATS, 36-23-1 O/U
BKN: 27-34 SU, 29-32 ATS, 30-30-1 O/U

Last 10 games:
SA: 4-6 SU, 2-8 ATS, 6-3-1 O/U
BKN: 4-6 SU, 5-5 ATS, 5-5 O/U

Head-to-Head:

The Spurs have taken eight of the last nine meetings since October 2015, capped off by a 118-105 home victory as four-point favorites in mid-December.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- San Antonio is going backwards from an ATS standpoint by failing to cover in five straight games, in spite of defeating Charlotte on Tuesday night. The Spurs are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road contests with the two covers coming as an underdog of seven points or more.

-- The Nets have cashed the ‘under’ in four of the last five games at Barclays Center, capped off by their ugly 118-79 loss to the Grizzlies on a 223 total on Wednesday.

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Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics (-2, 220.5)
TD Garden – 8:05 p.m. ET

UTA: 39-22 SU, 29-30-2 ATS, 32-29 O/U
BOS: 42-19 SU, 38-21-2 ATS, 29-32 O/U

Last 10 games:
UTA: 6-4 SU, 4-5-1 ATS, 5-5 O/U
BOS: 6-4 SU, 7-3 ATS, 7-3 O/U

Kemba Walker and the Celtics are listed as short home favorites against the Jazz.
Kemba Walker and the Celtics are listed as short home favorites against the Jazz. (AP)

Head-to-Head:

The road team has grabbed five of the last six matchups, including Boston knocking off Utah as five-point underdogs, 114-103 on February 26. The Jazz have won in their last two trips to TD Garden, as Utah defeated Boston in a low-scoring affair, 98-86 in November 2018.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Jazz are mired in a 1-5-1 ATS cold stretch since the All-Star break, with Utah listed as a favorite in all seven games. Utah has won and covered in its last three opportunities as an underdog at Dallas, Houston, and the L.A. Clippers.

-- The Celtics have covered in seven of the past eight contests, while posting a 9-1 ATS mark in its past 10 home victories.

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Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans (-1 ½, 234 ½)
Smoothie King Center – 8:05 p.m. ET

MIA: 40-22 SU, 32-28-2 ATS, 38-23-1 O/U
NO: 26-36 SU, 31-29-2 ATS, 36-26 O/U

Last 10 games:
MIA: 6-4 SU, 4-6 ATS, 8-2 O/U
NO: 5-5 SU, 5-5 ATS, 7-3 O/U

Head-to-Head:

The Heat pulled away from the Pelicans in their first meeting, 109-94 on November 16 as eight-point home favorites. Miami has cashed in eight of the past nine matchups with New Orleans, including four straight at Smoothie King Center.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Heat have dropped four of their last five road contests in the underdog role, while going 2-7 SU/ATS in their past nine games away from south Florida.

-- Since starting 7-3 SU/ATS in the role of a favorite with Zion Williamson in the lineup, the Pelicans are 1-2 SU and 0-3 ATS in their last three games when laying points.

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Orlando Magic (-2, 234) at Minnesota Timberwolves
Target Center – 8:05 p.m. ET

ORL: 27-35 SU, 28-32-2 ATS, 30-29-2 O/U
MIN: 19-42 SU, 22-37-2 ATS, 35-26 O/U

Last 10 games:
ORL: 5-5 SU, 6-4 ATS, 9-1 O/U
MIN: 3-7 SU, 4-6 ATS, 7-3 O/U

Head-to-Head:

These expansion teams from 1989 met up last Friday in Orlando as the Magic outlasted the Timberwolves, 136-125 as eight-point favorites. Six of the last seven matchups between these clubs have sailed ‘over’ the total.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

  -- Orlando is currently on a nine-game ‘over’ streak, while covering four consecutive contests away from Amway Center.

-- Minnesota started the season at 3-0, but the Wolves have not won three straight games since, as they are coming off victories over the Pelicans and Bulls. The Wolves are riding a 1-6 SU/ATS slide in the last seven games as a home underdog.

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Indiana Pacers (-3, 211) at Chicago Bulls
United Center – 8:05 p.m. ET

IND: 37-25 SU, 32-28-2 ATS, 32-29-1 O/U
CHI: 21-41 SU, 27-34-1 ATS, 33-29 O/U

Last 10 games:
IND: 6-4 SU, 4-5-1 ATS, 4-6 O/U
CHI: 2-8 SU, 4-6 ATS, 6-4 O/U

Head-to-Head:

Indiana seeks the four-game season sweep of Chicago, while the Pacers have captured eight consecutive meetings with the Bulls since January 2018. The Pacers took care of the Bulls, 108-95 as two-point home favorites in early November, followed by a 116-105 road triumph at United Center on January 10. Indiana picked up the front-door cover in overtime as 8 ½-point home favorites in its previous matchup, 115-106 on January 29.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Pacers have won five of their last six games off a road loss, including in each of their past two opportunities as an away favorite.

-- The Bulls have cashed in each of their past three games at United Center, while winning four of their last six home games off a road loss.

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Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks (-6.5, 226.5)
American Airlines Center – 8:35 p.m. ET

MEM: 31-31 SU, 33-28-1 ATS, 29-33 O/U
DAL: 38-25 SU, 33-27-3 ATS, 39-24 O/U

Last 10 games:
MEM: 5-5 SU, 5-5 ATS, 2-8 O/U
DAL: 6-4 SU, 5-5 ATS, 6-4 O/U

Head-to-Head:

The road team is riding a five-game winning streak in this series dating back to March 2019, which includes a 2-0 mark this season. Dallas went into Memphis on November 9 and left with a 138-122 triumph as 5 ½-point favorites, but the Grizzlies grabbed revenge at American Airlines Center in early February with a 121-107 victory.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- Memphis has allowed 88 points or fewer in three straight games, as the Grizzlies gave up less than 90 points only once in the first 59 games of the season.

-- The Mavericks are seeking home wins in succession for the first time since December 4 and 7 as Dallas is 0-3 SU/ATS in its last three home contests off a victory at American Airlines Center.

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Portland Trail Blazers (-3.5, 231) at Phoenix Suns
Talking Stick Resort Arena – 9:05 p.m. ET

POR: 28-35 SU, 26-35-2 ATS, 35-28 O/U
PHX: 24-38 SU, 27-34-1 ATS, 31-31 O/U

Last 10 games:
POR: 4-6 SU, 4-6 ATS, 5-5 O/U
PHX: 3-7 SU, 2-8 ATS, 4-6 O/U

Head-to-Head:

These Western Conference squads have exchanged road victories in their two meetings this season. Portland won at Phoenix, 111-110 as 2 ½-point favorites on December 16, but the Suns avenged that defeat two weeks later with a 122-116 triumph at Moda Center as four-point underdogs.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Blazers own a 4-10 record in their last 14 road contests, but have somehow managed to beat the Rockets and Lakers in this stretch.

-- The Suns have slipped to 1-13 ATS in their past 14 home games following Wednesday’s loss to the Raptors, while last winning in the role of a home underdog on February 7 against Houston.

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Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Lakers (-1, 228.5)
Staples Center – 10:35 p.m. ET

MIL: 53-9 SU, 36-26 ATS, 29-32-1 O/U
LAL: 47-13 SU, 33-26-1 ATS, 30-30 O/U

Last 10 games:
MIL: 8-2 SU, 6-4 ATS, 4-6 O/U
LAL: 9-1 SU, 7-3 ATS, 5-5 O/U

Head-to-Head:

The Bucks have won the previous six matchups with the Lakers since March 2017, including a 111-104 victory at Fiserv Forum on December 19 as four-point favorites. Milwaukee jumped out to a 19-point halftime lead and never looked back as the Bucks are 2-0 against the Lakers with LeBron James in the lineup.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Bucks own a 9-2 SU and 6-5 ATS record on the road against Western Conference foes this season. The two losses came at Utah and San Antonio, as their lowest away favorite price was -2 ½ in the November defeat to the Jazz.

-- The Lakers have won nine of 11 home games when facing Eastern opponents this season as both losses came as a double-digit favorite to the Raptors and Magic.

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