Last Updated Feb 14, 2023, 1:06 PM

NBA Daily Tip Sheet Picks and Predictions - Friday's Triple Threat

There's several 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, February 10th. Best of luck!

NBA Best Bets for Friday, February 10

  • Caleb Martin (MIA) Over 5.5 Rebounds (-105) vs. HOU
  • Timberwolves-Grizzlies Over 234.5 (-110)
  • Cleveland Cavaliers -3 (-110) @ NOP

Caleb Martin (MIA) Over 5.5 Rebounds

Miami is dealing with a handful of health issues at the moment, as Kyle Lowry, Gabe Vincent, Victor Oladipo, and Nikola Jovic all carry injury designations for the Heat heading into this one.

However, on the bright side, Miami’s recent multitude of absences has freed things up for Caleb Martin to assume an expanded role as of late, considering he’s averaged 12 PTS and 7.8 REB across his last six outings, which is a significant uptick from his current marks of 10 PTS and 5.1 REB for the season.

The best value proposition on the board appears to be his rebound line, though. Martin has secured 6+ rebounds in five of Miami’s last six contests, and now, primarily due to the Heat’s crowded injury report, he enters Friday having grabbed 9+ boards in three of their last four.

So, I’ll back Martin to have another solid night in the rebounding department in Friday’s matchup against a Rockets squad that’s combined with their opponents for a monster average of 264 PPG in their last three contests.

Bet On Martin!

Timberwolves-Grizzlies Over 234.5 (-110)

The Grizzlies and Timberwolves both rank Top 5 in the league in pace, with both squads currently averaging over 116 PPG on the season. So, the over-under for this one may seem a bit fishy, but it’s a generous number for a good reason.

Memphis has quite the mystery on its hands at the moment, as the Grizzlies enter Friday riding a miserable 2-8 run, primarily stemming from their struggles at the offensive end of the floor, considering they averaged just 109 PPG across their latest 10-game skid, while also continuing to allow over 115 PPG at the other end.

Fortunately, though, Memphis shouldn’t have too much trouble kicking it back into gear in tonight’s matchup against a Wolves squad that’s combined with their opponents for an average of 235 PPG across their last 14 contests, and alone, they’ve now scored 120+ points in three of their last four. So, I’ll take the ‘over’ in this one.

Take the Over!

Cleveland Cavaliers -3 (-110) @ NOP

Speaking of teams currently hampered by injury, the Pelicans are pretty much never healthy, and very little has changed for them as of late, as Zion Williamson remains sidelined for the foreseeable future with a hamstring injury which has quickly caused this team to plummet from a record of 17-8, all the way down to 29-27 since mid-December.

Brandon Ingram is finally beginning to look healthy again for New Orleans, and it’s shown in their recent results, as the Pelicans enter Friday following three straight wins over the Lakers, Kings, and Hawks.

Prior to their latest three-game win streak, though, the Pelicans had lost 10 straight contests, and 19 of their last 27, which already includes a double-digit loss to Cleveland back on January 16th. 

The Cavaliers are a funky team, ranked dead-last in pace and 25th in scoring, however, despite their overall low volume on the statsheet, this is one of the most balanced squads in the league, as well as one of the most efficient, considering they also rank Top 10 in both offensive and defensive rating (115.4 ORtg, 109.6 DRtg).

If Ingram and McCollum are on the floor for New Orleans, the Pelicans are more than capable of standing toe-to-toe with mid-level opponents such as the Hawks and Kings, but make no mistake, the Cavs are no joke.

Cleveland enters Friday following wins in five of their last six games, with all five of those victories coming by a double-digit margin. So, there’s a good chance that they'll be able to pour a bucket of cold water on a confident New Orleans team tonight.

Take Cleveland!
The Cavaliers are 5-1 in their last six games. (Getty)

Michael's Triple Threat Tracker: 38-29-2 (+517)

  • Caleb Martin (MIA) Over 5.5 Rebounds (-105) vs. HOU
  • Cleveland Cavaliers -3 (-110) @ NOP
  • Timberwolves-Grizzlies Over 234.5 (-110)
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