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NBA Picks, Predictions & Best Bets – February 7th, 2022

NBA Picks, Predictions & Best Bets – February 7th, 2022

Just a little five game slate this Monday night in the NBA but still plenty to look forward to as two of the top teams in the league headline the action in the Bulls and Suns. 

Check out our best bets of the night below. Remember to check our NBA Picks page for regular updates throughout the week. 

NBA Betting Picks: Monday Feb 7th

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Phoenix Suns at Chicago Bulls

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United Center, Monday 8pm (ET)

The Bulls will be looking to bounce back from a loss to the 76ers in their last clash. In fact, they have lost three of their last six and dropped out of the top spot in the Eastern Conference in the process. They will be without Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso for the clash, while star guard Zach LaVine is currently listed as questionable with a back injury. 

The Suns snapped an 11 game winning streak with a loss to the Hawks a few days ago, but bounced right back with a dominant 15 point win over the Wizards on Sunday. They sit atop the Western Conference with a 52-10 record this season and have looked the most consistent team in the NBA. They will have a few injury concerns to navigate as well, with Frank Kaminsky, Cam Payne, Dario Saric and Landry Shamet out of the line-up. 

The Suns start as 5.5 point favourites on the road and I’m leaning slightly towards them at that line. The Bulls will be on the 2nd night of a back to back without two of their best players, and the Suns have won their last three in a row against Chicago by an average margin of 7.3 points.

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Golden State Warriors at OKC Thunder

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Paycom Center, Monday 8.00pm (ET)

The Warriors are rolling, having won their last eight games on the spin to move up into 2nd place in the Western Conference. They sit just a few games behind the Suns and will be looking to keep their foot on the gas here with a winnable game against the 17-35 Thunder on the road. 

The Thunder will be without key players Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Lou Dort and are really already in tank mode this season, so don’t have a whole lot of incentive to win here. The Warriors have a few injury concerns of their own with Draymond Green and James Wiseman still out of the line-up, however, former MVP Steph Curry is in dominant form at the moment while Klay Thompson continues to pick up steam after returning from injury. 

You have to like the Warriors to win this one but with the 11.5 point line, there is not a lot of meat left on the bone in terms of value. I do like the unders here though. OKC has struggled to score without SGA in the line-up, averaging just 92.7 points per game across their last 11. The last three between these two sides have averaged just 189 total points. 

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New York Knicks at Utah Jazz

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Vivint Arena, Monday 9pm (ET)

The Jazz will unfortunately be without Joe Ingles for the rest of the season after the Aussie forward suffered an ACL injury last week. They could also be without Rudy Gobert, Rudy Gay and Jordan Clarkson for their Monday night matchup against the Knicks, with the three currently listed as questionable. 

The Knicks will only be without Derrick Rose, but even when healthy, they have not been in great form of late, losing eight of their last 10 dating back to the 18th of January. They sit in 12th place in the Eastern Conference but are luckily just one game outside of the wildcard spot in the playoffs. 

The Jazz have won six of their last seven games against the Knicks but with one or more of their best players out, I think they could find it more difficult here. They have lost seven of their last 10 as Rudy Gobert battles injury and still start as 7.5 point favourites here. I like the Knicks at this line. 

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