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March 4, 2022

Corrigan's Gambling Corner: 3 NBA Best Bets: +602 Parlay Odds - March 4, 2022

Hello, and welcome back to the gambling corner. We are back with our three favorite bets in the NBA tonight.

Happy Friday to everyone out there. Not only is it the end of the workweek, but we have a terrific slate in the NBA tonight. I am interested in watching every game, and I am interested in putting a little action on every game. That would not be very responsible for me, so how about we just settle for the three-best bets of the night?

We would love for you to tail our picks. If you do so, please always remember to gamble responsibly.

*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook

Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers

The good news for the Cavs is that Darius Garland made his return in their last game, albeit in a losing effort to the Hornets. The Cavs are not playing good basketball right now, and to put it simply, the 76ers are playing well right now. Cleveland has lost five of their last six, and in that stretch, they are giving up 110.8 points per game. 

Their losing ways started against the 76ers with a 10-point loss. In their last six games, Cleveland is 0-6 ATS, and in their last eight games this season, they have only covered twice. On the other side, things are looking pretty damn good for the 76ers

Since he made his debut for Philadelphia, James Harden is putting up 27.3 points, 12.3 assists, and 9.0 rebounds per game on 59% shooting from the field and 50% shooting from deep. We knew that the combo of Harden and Joel Embiid was going to be a problem, but if their play together holds, they could be the best player duo in the entire NBA. 

Still, I think they are giving out too many points against the Cavs. Although Cleveland has not covered in their last six games, the Cavaliers still have one of the best ATS records this season (35-25-1), and they are 17-13-2 ATS on the road this season. With Garland back, I expect the Cavs to start getting back into a groove, and they will keep this game close. 

Pick: Cavs +7 (-106)

Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls

Do not look now, but the Bulls are on a bit of a slide right now. Although they have won six of their last nine, they are in the middle of a three-game losing streak with losses against Atlanta, Miami, and Memphis. Those three teams are also among the best in the NBA, as is Milwaukee. 

The Bulls have also failed to cover in their last three games, and they are only 1-9 ATS in their last 10 home games against the Bucks. Sure, Milwaukee has only covered once in their last seven, but Milwaukee has won 13 of their last 14 against the Bulls. This is certainly a much improved Chicago team, but with Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso still sidelined, the defensive production has taken a massive dip. 

Chicago is giving up 115.2 points per game over their last 10 games, however, they are also putting up 117.5 points per game in that same stretch. The total has gone under in five of the last seven for the Bulls, but Milwaukee has seen the over cash in nine of their last 10, and the Bucks are ranked fifth in scoring, seventh in effective field goal percentage, and eight in shooting efficiency. 

With how bad the Bulls' defense is, and how good their offense has been at the same time, I really like the over in this game. 

Pick: Over 240.5 (-110)

New York Knicks at Phoenix Suns

Ever since it was announced that Chris Paul will miss over a month with a fractured hand, the Suns have completely changed their offense. This season, Phoenix is ranked third in pace of play, but since Paul went down, they are ranked 21st in pace of play. However, that does not mean the offense is in a bad spot as they are putting up 115 points per game since Paul's injury. 

The Knicks just cannot get anything going right now, as they have lost six-straight games, and they are 0-6 ATS in that same span. New York is also 0-7 ATS in their last seven games against the Suns. Even with the Knicks' struggles, I do not like the number of points the Suns are giving out. New York plays at the fifth-slowest pace in the NBA, and they are ranked 27th in scoring this season (105.1).

The total has gone over in the Knicks' last five games, but with two teams that are currently playing at a slow pace of play, I like the under. 

Pick: Under 222.5 (-112)

3-LEG PARLAY ODDS: (+602) 1 UNIT TO WIN 6.02 UNITS

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