NBA Tips – Friday, February 16 NBA Picks & Multi

Brook Lopez - NBA Tips

Just a 3-game slate before we hit the All-Star break. Can The Bucks find some form after a disappointing showing last time out against The Heat?

Best Bet

Milwaukee Bucks @ Memphis Grizzlies (12:30pm)

Brook Lopez
Over 10.5 Points

Brolo has played 4 games since the birth of his child, 3 of which have been absolute blowouts that have impacted his minutes. Before that, he was logging mid-30s minutes and had scored 19+ in 3 consecutive games, and less than 11 just once in 13 games.

He faces a Memphis team that will have their hands full with Giannis. The Grizz are very aggressive defensively and won’t be shy about throwing doubles at Giannis and Dame where necessary. Lopez shapes to be the biggest benefactor of this, as Milwaukee looks for a reliable third scoring option after Middleton suffered a nasty ankle injury.

The Grizz also allow the 3rd most rebounds to opposition centres, so expect Brook to be very active on the offensive glass.

SGM – Williams Jnr 6+ Assists / Brook Over 5.5 Rebounds / Dame Over 23.5 Points = $7.50

Next Best

Golden State Warriors @ Utah Jazz (1:10pm)

Golden State

Is it just me, or are the Warriors starting to show glimpses of their former selves? They have won 7 of their past 10 and were in control of the game for most of last night against the 3-seed Clippers.

On the other hand, Utah has only won 4 of their past 10 and barely fired a shot against a LeBron-less Lakers side last night, eventually losing by 16.

The Warriors have the wood on The Jazz, with an 8-2 record over their past 10 meetings, most recently of which was a 22 point drubbing in Utah just 2 games ago. Draymond held Lauri to just 19 points in that one. They even allowed Klay to score 26, which tells you a lot about where Utah are at right now!

SGM – Klay 15+ Points / Sexton Over 18.5 Points / Kessler 8+ Rebounds = $3.75

Value Bet

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Portland Trailblazers (2:10pm)

Jerami Grant
4+ Assists

Grant and assists typically don’t go hand-in-hand (averages 2.7 this season) but this is a mark that he has now cleared 4 games on the trot. This run coincides with Brogdon’s absence from the line-up, which has seen Grant averaging 40-minutes per game, in conjunction with some increased usage.

Grant is a slashing SF, meaning the presence of Gobert will likely force him to pass up some shots that he would usually take. He played the T-Wolves just 2 days ago and should have a very fresh memory of how much trouble their defense gave him, shooting a mere 5/17 from the field.

SGM – Edwards 25+ Points / Gobert 15+ Points / Wolves Win = $3.10

Friday NBA Multi

Warriors / Grizz +10.5 / Wolves = $4.42