NBA Best Bets Today - Free Picks for Friday, December 8

NBA Best Bets Today - Free Picks for Friday, December 8

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Best Bets

Thunder to cover -3 (-110) vs. Warriors

PointsBet, 2:32 PM CT

Alex Barutha: Am I missing something? The Thunder actually grade out as the best team in the conference by Simple Rating (net rating weighted by strength of schedule) at +7.26. Meanwhile, the Warriors are an average +1.55. The implication is that OKC could realistically be favored by closer to seven points when also factoring in home-court advantage.

Timberwolves to cover -5.5 (-110) at Grizzlies

DraftKings, 2:38 PM CT

Alex Barutha: Here, I'm using similar logic as my wager on the Thunder. Minnesota's simple rating is +6.05, while Memphis' is -7.05. This is simply one of the best teams against one of the worst teams. I think the Wolves should be even more highly favored despite being on the road.

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's Chief NBA Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, VSiN and other platforms. He firmly believes Robert Covington is the most underrated fantasy player of the past decade.
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