The NBA All-Star break has come and gone and NJ sports betting players are breathing a sigh of relief as basketball is back on the schedule to close out the final third of the season. Only six games are on tap for this evening, but that won’t stop us from providing free NBA picks on contests involving some of the league’s best teams like Golden State and Milwaukee.
Before making your NBA picks tonight, you need the best lines possible. Luckily, SugarHouse Sportsbook consistently has some of the best NBA basketball odds available early and often, making things very easy for anyone who has a SugarHouse sports betting account.
Sauce’s Courtside Seat: NBA Betting Picks Against The Spread (ATS) For Feb. 21, Lines Courtesy Of The SugarHouse Sportsbook App
*SugarHouse Sportsbook lines as of Feb. 21 at 10am*
Free NBA Picks ATS:
Miami Heat @ Philadelphia 76ers (-6.5) - 7pm
The Sixers return from the All-Star break as 6.5-point favorites, according to the SugarHouse Sportsbook app. Despite the Heat being a solid road team, this feels like a spot for Philadelphia flex its muscles on its home floor. The Sixers are 20-7 at Wells Fargo Center and has covered the last four outings against Miami. The favorite is also 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings between these teams, so I’m taking one of the best teams in the East to come out strong on its home floor as the first of our free NBA picks today.
Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -6.5
Boston Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks (-5.5) - 8pm
The East’s top team enters Thursday as 6.5-point favorites over Boston on SugarHouse Online Sportsbook. NJ sports betting players may not feel good picking against Kyrie Irving and Boston, but you could say the same about Giannis and the Bucks. Despite the layoff, the Bucks have won eight of 10 over all and have a 23-5 home record this season. They’re 17-11 against the spread home, while Boston is a struggling 11-16 ATS on the road this season. The favorite has covered five in a row in this matchup and the home team has covered four of the last five. All signs point to the Bucks as the free NBA prediction.
Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -5.5
Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors (-11.5) - 10:30pm
The SugarHouse Sportsbook app has the Kings as double-digit favorites visiting the juggernaut that is the Warriors. As odd as this may sound to NJ online sports betting players, we are fading the best team in the league here and going with the underdog. The Warriors have won all three matchups this season, but only by 10 combined points. Golden State is 1-7 ATS in its last eight divisional games and have only covered these constantly inflated spreads in five of its last 21 at home. The Kings are 6-1 against the spread in its last seven over all and have covered four times in a row playing in Golden State. Sacramento is the free NBA pick for this one.
Pick: Sacramento Kings +11.5
Free NBA Pick: Over/Under Play Of The Day
Portland Trail Blazers @ Brooklyn Nets (Over/Under 230) - 7:30pm
SugarHouse Sportsbook lists the total for the Nets and Trail Blazers at 230 points for Thursday evening. With both high-octane offenses well rested and the trends pointing mostly in one direction, this total feels too low. Portland has gone over in seven of its last nine and in 10 of the last 12 games against Eastern Conference opponents. The last four Nets games have gone over the total as well, and history tells us these two teams fill it up when they get together. NJ online sports betting players should keep an eye out for the pace to be back and forth while the likes of D’Angelo Russell and Damian Lillard running the floor.
Pick: Blazers/Nets Over 230
Best of luck!
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