NBA Best Bets – 1/27/23

Grizzlies @ Timberwolves

Despite the losing streak the Grizzlies are still second in the Western Conference. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The Memphis Grizzlies are on the final leg of their five-game road trip, and they are still hunting for their first win on this trip. They have lost four games in a row, and it is the first time this season they have lost more than two games in a row.

It’s an unfortunate skid, but the top dawgs in the West are going to bring it when your number-one player claims there is no competition in the conference.

Luckily for the Grizzlies, they have an easy one today. The Timberwolves are a team the Grizzlies love to beat up on in the regular season, so a win should come with ease. Minnesota is an incredibly inconsistent club and looking to vent some frustration, Ja and company will be looking to win ugly tonight.

Memphis -3 (-114)
Ja Morant Over 28.5 (-120)
Memphis -9.5 (+220)

Raptors @ Warriors

Jordan Poole is averaging 24 points per game this month. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors continue their tour of California and take on a Warriors team that has been playing .500 basketball.

Despite having a healthy core, Golden State cannot find a footing. A win today would give them their first set of back-to-back wins since December.

The Warriors have been struggling, and while they currently sit in the ninth slot of the Western Conference, a game and a half is all that separates them from the Pelicans and the fourth seed. So as long as they start rolling soon, they will be in fine shape come playoff time.

As for the Raptors, they are a squad with absolutely no rhythm. Expectations were low for them this season, but they have shown promise. They just beat the Knicks and the Kings, but in Raptros fashion, they will likely suffer a loss here and set themselves back even further. They continue to slip in the standings, and a playoff appearance seems unlikely at this point.

Golden State -5.0 (-110)
Over 235 (-110)



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