Last Updated Feb 01, 2023, 12:30 PM

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 27. Best of luck!

NBA Best Bets for Friday, January 27

  • Memphis Grizzlies -3 (-110) @ MIN
  • Raptors-Warriors Over 235 (-110)
  • Scottie Barnes (TOR) Over 16.5 Points (-115) @ GSW

Memphis Grizzlies -3 (-110) @ MIN

The Timberwolves’ frontcourt has been shorthanded for several weeks now, and very little has changed heading into tonight’s contest, considering Karl-Anthony Towns and Taurean Prince remain sidelined for Minnesota in Friday’s affair, and Rudy Gobert enters as questionable.

However, Minnesota has still managed to string together a handful of wins against some lesser opponents as of late, despite the absence of their mainstays down low, highlighted by the Wolves posting a solid record of 9-5 since New Year’s Eve. 

But tread with caution regarding the Wolves’ latest achievements, their numbers are a bit inflated due to three matchups against the Rockets and two matchups against the Pistons during that stretch.

The Grizzlies enter Friday having lost four straight contests, with three of those losses coming by slim margins of two points or less, marking the first time Memphis has dropped 3+ games in a row this season. 

Prior to their latest four-game skid, though, the Grizzlies had won 11 straight matchups, and 19 of their last 23. So, I’ll back Memphis to bounce back in Friday’s contest against a Wolves’ squad that’s posted a lackluster record of 9-10 since the holiday season.

Take Memphis!

Raptors-Warriors Over 235 (-110)

When you have three of the best three-point shooters on the planet in your starting lineup, it usually proves beneficial to jack up as many longballs as possible on a nightly basis, and that’s exactly the Warriors have done this season, which in turn, has consistently driven up the scores of their contests and overall pace of play.

The Warriors currently rank 3rd in scoring and 16th in offensive rating, which to an extent, explains their relatively pedestrian record of 24-24 thus far. However, Steve Kerr remains committed to his long term offensive strategy, highlighted by the Warriors leading the league in both pace and three-point attempts per game (102.3 PACE, 43.3 3PA).

While on other hand, Toronto isn’t particularly known for a rapid pace of play, however, when necessary, there’s no doubt that the Raptors are capable of cranking up the heat at the offensive end, considering they’ve now scored 120+ points in six of their last nine games, while ranking Top 5 in the league in offensive rating across that window (121.1 ORtg).

So, I’ll take the ‘over’ in Friday’s matchup between two squads that have combined with their opponents for a lofty average of 237 PPG in their last six contests.

Take the Over!

Scottie Barnes (TOR) Over 16.5 Points

The Raptors are currently playing at faster pace than they have all season, and as a result, we’ve seen a spike in a handful of individual scoring clips, and none more so than Scottie Barnes, considering he enters Friday having scored 19+ points in six of his last eight outings for Toronto, with four of those performances ringing in at 21+ points.

So, I’ll back Barnes to have another solid night in the scoring department against a Warriors’ squad that ranks very close to the top of the league totem pole in both pace and field goal attempts per game.

Bet On Barnes!

Michael's Triple Threat Tracker: 26-16-2 (+869)

  • Memphis Grizzlies -3 (-110) @ MIN
  • Raptors-Warriors Over 235 (-110)
  • Scottie Barnes (TOR) Over 16.5 Points (-115) @ GSW
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