Top 3 NBA Computer Picks for Friday: Cavaliers Should Make It 5 in a Row

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Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers grabs a rebound against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on February 06, 2023. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

We have an exciting Friday night slate to make some interesting wagers. Using the OddsTrader BetStation app, we can find out in which games the algorithm has found the biggest edges.

Let’s take a look at today’s NBA computer picks.

Picks Summary

  • Suns vs. Pacers: Under 230.5 (-110) at BetRivers
  • Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies: Under 235.5 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
  • Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Cavaliers -2 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook

Phoenix Suns vs. Indiana Pacers

Friday, February 10, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Suns vs. Pacers Betting Preview

The Phoenix Suns pulled off a blockbuster move to acquire Kevin Durant, one of the best players in the league. However, Durant will not play until after the All-Star break however, leaving the Suns shorthanded as they shipped off 2 integral pieces of their team, Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson to acquire Durant. This leaves the Suns shorthanded at the forward position.

The Indiana Pacers most recent game was a 116-111 loss in Miami. Now they are attempting to get things back on track. The loss in Miami was the 13th loss in their last 15 games. The Pacers are now six games below .500

Will the Suns and the Pacers Put Up A Lot of Points Tonight?

The OddsTrader AI-generated model has the Indiana Pacers defeating the Phoenix Suns 112-110. According to the latest NBA odds, the total is 230.5 and the computer has found a nice 8.5-point edge for us to bet.

NBA Pick: Under 230.5 (-110) at BetRivers

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Friday, February 10, 2023 –  08:00 PM EST at FedEx Forum

Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Betting Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies’ most recent outing was a 104-89 win over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. The Grizzlies were fabulous in crunch time and won the 4th quarter 32-14. After a quiet trade deadline for Memphis, they are being overlooked in the West even though they have one of the conference’s best records.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are coming off one of their best performances of the year a 143-118 win in Utah. In the game, the Timberwolves hit 23 three-point shots. The Timberwolves will debut new point guard Mike Conley tonight. Conley was acquired in a trade at the deadline.

Why Did the Books Post this Total So Low?

The Minnesota Timberwolves average 115.9 points per game, and the Memphis Grizzlies average 116 points scored per game. However, tonight’s total is 235. Our OddsTrader AI prediction has the final score of this game at 115-111 in favor of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Our second AI pick has a 9-point edge. That is quite significant when running NBA models. The OddsTrader AI prediction has this game at 226 and the books currently list this total at 235.5.

NBA Pick: Under 235.5 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Friday, February 10, 2023 – 10:00 PM EST at Smoothie King Center

Cavaliers vs. Pelicans Betting Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be happy to have Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland back in the lineup tonight when they travel to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans. Both players missed the Cavaliers’ last game, but the Cavaliers were still able to get the win 113-85 over the Detroit Pistons.

The New Orleans Pelicans are looking to turn things around after a recent bad stretch. The Pelicans had lost 10 games in a row before their current three-game winning streak. Their most recent game was a 116-107 home victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

Which Team Will Continue Their Win Streak?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four games in a row and the New Orleans Pelicans have won three games in a row. One team will have that winning streak snapped up tonight. The Cleveland Cavaliers came out on top when the two teams played on January 16th. Cleveland won at home 113-103.

Our computer algorithm has projected the final score of this game to be 117-110 in favor of the Cleveland Cavaliers. That gives us a 5-point edge on betting the Cavaliers to win.

Bet accordingly; the AI has spoken.

NBA Pick: Cavaliers -2 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook is your sports betting command center. Read featured betting strategy compiled from a panel of leading sports betting experts.

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