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Top 2021 NBA Week 2 Betting Picks

By Hank Blaine

One of the NBA’s most important match ups of the week happens on Wednesday when the Brooklyn Nets host the Miami Heat. Then on Friday, the Denver Nuggets welcome the Dallas Mavericks. We take a look and make picks for both of those games as well as Sunday’s can’t wait throw down between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Utah Jazz.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

  • When: Tuesday, October 26th, 2021. 8:00pm ET
  • Where: Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: 95.7 THE GAME FM (Warriors) // The Sports Animal 98.1 FM (Thunder)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

So far so good for the Warriors who beat and covered against the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2 of their first 3 games of the season. The Oklahoma City Thunder went 0-3 ATS in their first three games. Because The City is the road team, they figure to offer decent value against the spread.

NBA Betting Pick: Golden State Warriors ATS

Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets

  • When: Wednesday, October 27th, 2021. 7:30pm ET
  • Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: AM 790 The Ticket (Heat) // WFAN 101.9 FM (Nets)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

After a couple of games, the Heat have an overtime loss to Indiana and a stunning 137-95 win versus the Milwaukee Bucks. Miami’s defense looks much improved. It’s only been a couple of games, but the Heat are allowing 27.2% from three. The Nets rely on the three-point shot. So there’s a chance the Heat win this straight up at big odds.

NBA Betting Pick: Miami Heat moneyline

Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets

  • When: Thursday, October 28th, 2021. 8:00pm ET
  • Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub FM (Jazz) // 104.5 The Team FM (Rockets)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

The Jazz covered both of their first two games, a 107-86 win against Oklahoma State as a -14 favorite, and a 110-101 victory against the Sacramento Kings as a -6 chalk. Houston has a single win agianst the spread in their first three games. But although the Rockets haven’t played great, they get the Jazz at home. Expect Houston to come out firing returning home after a tough road matchup against the Dallas Mavericks. Rockets could win against the spread as a likely undervalued home dog.

NBA Betting Pick: Houston Rockets ATS

Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets

  • When: Friday, October 29th, 2021. 10:00pm ET
  • Where: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 97.1 The Eagle FM (Mavericks) // ALTITUDE SPORTS RADIO 92.5 FM (Nuggets)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

One of the week’s most intriguing matchups pit the Denver Nuggets against the Dallas Mavericks. Denver is undefeated straight up after a couple of games. But they failed to cover against San Antonio on Oct. 22 as a -7 favorite. Atlanta dominated the Mavericks in their first game of the season before Dallas bounced back with a win and cover against the Toronto Raptors in their second match. Denver has the edge against the spread because, like what often happens, NBA handicappers over value Luka Doncic’s ability to take over a game.

NBA Betting Pick: Denver Nuggets

New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans

  • When: Saturday, October 30th, 2021. 7:00pm ET
  • Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio (Knicks) // ESPN NOLA 100.3 FM (Pelicans)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

The Pelicans went 1-3 against the spread in their first 3 games of the season. The Knicks show a couple of wins and covers and a loss and non-cover in their first three games. The non-cover and loss happened to Orlando in the second of a back-to-back versus the Magic. Julius Randle should play while Zion Williamson won’t, which means NYK has no excuse to not blow out the Pels.

NBA Betting Pick: New York Knicks ATS

Utah Jazz vs. Milwaukee Bucks

  • When: Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. 8:00pm ET
  • Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub FM (Jazz) // WTMJ 620 AM (Bucks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

Jrue Holiday is listed as doubtful for Monday’s Milwaukee contest versus the Indiana Pacers. But with or without Jrue, the Bucks are the team to back against the spread in this Halloween Night throw down versus the Jazz. If Holiday plays, Milwaukee should win and cover because the spread won’t be out of control. If Jrue doesn’t play, NBA handicappers will undervalue Milwaukee’s bench. The defending champs should be a solid play no matter if Holiday puts on the sneakers or not.

NBA Betting Pick: Milwaukee Bucks ATS

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