NBA betting tips: 4 picks and predictions for Friday night
Jack Green makes his NBA predictions for Friday night's games, with four picks against the spread.
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Indiana Pacers (-4.5) vs Orlando Magic
The Pacers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 141-137 on Wednesday night, meaning they’ve now won seven of their last 14 games after a terrible mid-season slump.
Caris LeVert’s return from injury has been a boost for Indiana, and this revival should continue against the Magic, who have gone 4-16 over their last 20 games.
Orlando has dropped to 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 17-34 record and its last three defeats have all come by a margin of at least 10 points.
Memphis Grizzlies (-1.5) vs New York Knicks
The Knicks have had a surprisingly good season so far, but they’ve now lost five of their last six games and face a tough test against the surging Grizzlies.
Memphis has won four games in a row, all by a margin of 12 points or more, including a 131-113 rout of the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.
The Grizzlies have also won four consecutive away games and have been better on the road than at home this season, going 12-14 on their own court and a 14-9 elsewhere.
Denver Nuggets (-8.5) vs San Antonio Spurs
Denver is the hottest team in the Western Conference, winning seven straight games and 16 of its last 19.
The Nuggets rank fourth in the NBA in net rating this season and they beat the Spurs by 10 points just two days ago.
San Antonio is clearly rebuilding and has lost nine of its last 11 games, falling to 24-25 for the season and 13-18 against Western Conference teams.
Golden State Warriors (-4.5) vs Washington Wizards
Golden State has struggled recently but bounced back to beat the 32-19 Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.
The Warriors have now had an extra day of rest ahead of this game against a Washington team that has lost 12 out of 16 games since the All-Star break.
The Wizards are 8-16 on the road this season and five of their last seven defeats have come by a margin of at least seven points.
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