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NBA Daily Tip Sheet - Friday's Triple Threat

There's many ways to bet on the NBA, and some of the most popular ones include taking a side, a full-game total, or a player prop. So, this is what we like to call our Daily Triple Threat. Our three best bets in the aforementioned categories for NBA matchups on Friday, January 13. Best of luck!

NBA Best Bets for Friday, January 13

  • Indiana Pacers +2.5 (-110) vs. ATL
  • Pelicans-Pistons Over 234.5 (-110)
  • Draymond Green (GSW) Over 7.5 Rebounds (+105) @ SAS

Indiana Pacers +2.5 (-110) vs. ATL

The Hawks posted a solid 11-7 run to open the season. However, this Atlanta squad has consistently underachieved since that point, considering they’re now 8-15 in their last 23 games, and they’ve fallen to ninth in the Eastern Conference standings at 19-22 on the year.

In years past, Atlanta has wielded the offensive firepower necessary to compete in virtually any matchup, highlighted by the Hawks ranking Top 10 in the league in offensive rating in each of the last two seasons.

However, Atlanta’s magic at the offensive end has vanished this season, considering the Hawks currently rank 21st in offensive rating, and with their defense continuing to play at a mediocre level, there’s no need to respect them in tough road matchups.

While on the other hand, Indiana’s injury report is crowded at the moment, with Tyrese Haliburton already set to miss Friday’s affair, and Myles Turner also listed as questionable.

Regardless of the circumstances, though, the Pacers are now 8-3 in their last 11 games, while racking up a lofty average of 118 PPG and ranking Top 10 in offensive rating across their latest stretch. And I expect them to handle business at home against a Hawks squad that’s fallen short of the 115-point mark in six of their last eight contests.

Take Indiana!

Pelicans-Pistons Over 234.5 (-110)

The Pelicans are far less dangerous in the absence of Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, which was on full display in their 125-114 loss to Boston on Wednesday night. 

However, their recent lack of starpower certainly hasn’t hindered pace of play, considering the Pelicans have combined with their opponents for a lofty average of 242 PPG across their last three contests, which Ingram and Zion were both sidelined for.

So, I’ll back the Pelicans’ high-scoring trend to continue in Friday night’s matchup against a Pistons squad that’s surrendered 121+ points in 12 of their last 17 games, and ranks 29th in the league in defensive rating on the season.

Take the Over!

Draymond Green (GSW) Over 7.5 Rebounds

Draymond Green certainly isn’t much of a scoring threat for Golden State anymore. However, he’s still a very reliable option within the hustle stat categories, highlighted by Green averaging a modest 6.9 REB and 6.7 AST to go along with just 7.7 PPG on the season.

His recent numbers on the glass have particularly stood out, though, considering Draymond has now secured 8+ rebounds in seven of his last eight outings, with five of those performances eclipsing 10+ boards.

So, I’ll back Green to have a solid night in the rebounding department in tonight’s matchup against a Spurs squad that currently ranks Top 10 in the league in both pace and field goals attempted per game.

Bet On Draymond!

Michael's Triple Threat Tracker: 14-7 (+584)

  • Indiana Pacers +2.5 (-110) vs. ATL
  • Pelicans-Pistons Over 234.5 (-110)
  • Draymond Green (GSW) Over 7.5 Rebounds (+105)
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