Best NBA Bets Today January 25, 2022 | NBA Betting Picks Of The Day 1/25/22

It’s a big NBA slate tonight with nine games on the docket, so let’s dive in with our best NBA bets today.

Jake Ellenbogen is currently 77-67-2 across all sports including 23-19 with NBA bets. Please note that all NBA gameday odds and lines are current as of 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 25th.

NBA Bets of the Day 1/25/22

Los Angeles Clippers vs Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Best Bet: UNDER 220 Total Points (-110) at Caesars

This line has gone all the way up from 215.5 to 220 in no time at all. The Wizards average 107.7 points per game and the Clippers average 105.3 points per game. That is still shy of the mark that has been set.

Neither team is above .500 against the spread and while Washington is at home and favored likely because of it, it’s worth noting they have only won one game in the last five, and the Clippers have only won two of their last five.

It’s hard to pick a winner in this one, and the Wizards might be that, but the payoff isn’t great.

I like the Under here with the points. If it were 217, I would think about the Over but 215.5 was really the only time I felt confident about the Over and now that is out of the question.

Over the last three games, both teams have combined for more than their usual average points per game which would be 213. Now, they are combining for 217 over their last three, I’ll still go with the Under as I expect this game to fall short of that.

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Clippers @ Wizards: UNDER 220 Points

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Best Bet: Lakers -2.5 (-110) at Caesars

The 23-24 Lakers are 8-12 on the road and head to Barclays Center to take on the 29-17 Brooklyn Nets who are 12-11 at home. Surprisingly, the Lakers are 2.5-point road favorites which may come as a bit of a shock.

Simply put, the Lakers are playing horrible basketball right now and should not be favored unless there is something big going on.

Well, that’s exactly what is happening. Anthony Davis is back for the team, and it comes at a much-needed point in the season.

Davis was averaging 23.3 points per game, 9.9 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists per game before his knee injury sidelined him for weeks. He has not played since the 17th of December.

Besides the return of Davis, both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have been ruled out for the Nets tonight and while that might mean James Harden goes off in his attempt to take over, I still think it’s too tough to pass up on the Lakers here with Davis back.

Sure, maybe they shouldn’t be favored on the road, but this team needs a spark and Davis, I believe gives that to them tonight to even their record to .500 on the season.

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Lakers Cover -2.5 Spread @ Nets

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Best Bet: Trail Blazers +3 (-110) at Caesars

The 23-23 Timberwolves are just 10-13 on the road and will go to Portland to face a Trail Blazers team that might be 20-26 on the year but are 14-11 at home.

There’s no Damian Lillard for Portland, but since C.J. McCollum has returned the team is 2-1. McCollum averages 20.6 points per game, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.4 assists on the year.

While the big three (Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, and Anthony Edwards) of the Timberwolves have found a rhythm, and they are 7-3 in their last 10 games. I think their ability to win on the road should be questioned.

Minnesota has lost two of their last three road games and almost blew their only road win in that stretch to the Knicks in a very tight game.

Portland is starting to play more of a balanced game led by McCollum, Anfernee Simons, Jusuf Nurkic, Nassir Little, Robert Covington and Ben McLemore. Norman Powell is slated to come back tonight, and he is 33rd in the league in points per game.

I just feel like the Trail Blazers are potentially about to turn a corner and are just waiting on Lillard to return at this point, but McCollum’s return and Powell’s return has me thinking this team wins this game in a place they feel the most comfortable, outright.

Take the Blazers spread as our NBA bet of the day.

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Trail Blazers Cover +3 vs Timberwolves

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    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting good two-way action on the over/under for the NFC Championship Game matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the over of 46 points has attracted 55% of the bets and 60% of the money thus far. Much moreso than the AFC Championship Game, the betting splits on the point spread and total in this game are much more evenly split, so the sportsbook does not have too much liability on either at the moment. From a moneyline perspective, Los Angeles's -170 moneyline odds have attracted 60% of the bets and 70% of the money.

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  • Early bettors give slight lean to the Rams over the 49ers

    Based on the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook, the favored Los Angeles Rams are getting slightly more betting attention in their matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, Los Angeles's -3.5 point spread has received 65% of the bets and 61% of the handle thus far. Bettors are clearly torn in this matchup considering the Rams have arguably been playing better football through the first two playoff games, while the 49ers have won six consecutive games against the Rams, including a thrilling Week 18 overtime victory in Los Angeles.

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  • Early money more than 4/1 on the over in the Bengals-Chiefs matchup

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting one-sided betting action for Sunday's over/under in the matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the over of 54.5 points has attracted 75% of the bets and 85% of the money thus far. At this point, the sportsbook has big liability to the Chiefs point spread and the over in this matchup, as their most ideal scenario would be a Bengals cover in a low-scoring game at the moment. From a moneyline perspective, Kansas City's -335 moneyline odds have attracted 58% of the bets and 61% of the money.

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  • Early money 3/1 on the Chiefs over the Bengals

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting one-sided betting action for Sunday's matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs, as the majority of the action is backing the favored Chiefs.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, Kansas City's -7 point spread has received 61% of the bets and 76% of the handle thus far. Cincinnati is shaping up to be the biggest need of any side or any total this weekend, as the public seems to be enamored with the Chiefs after their thrilling Divisional Round win over Buffalo.

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  • 49ers-Rams over/under reaches lowest number of the week

    After another line movement, the over/under for the NFC Championship matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams has reached its lowest total of the week.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the 49ers-Rams over/under on Sunday night was posted at 47.5 points. It was quickly bet down to 46.5 in less than 24 hours. However, it has once again moved toward the under, and now currently sits at 46 points. Given that there has not yet been buyback on the over, it is extremely unlikely we see the total get back to anywhere close to the 47.5 points it opened at.

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