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NBA Money Makers: See which teams, players were most profitable to bettors last week

We go over the top 10 most profitable players and teams to bet on in the NBA from this past week on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard encourages fans to cheer after making a shot during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at Moda Center. Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

There are a lot of spots to win money on in the NBA on a nightly basis. DraftKings Sportsbook sent us over a list of the top 10 most profitable teams and players from the past seven days. Here’s the complete list:

NBA Money Makers — 1/23 - 1/29

Teams Rank Players
Teams Rank Players
MEM Grizzlies 1 Damian Lillard
OKC Thunder 2 Zion Williamson
POR Trail Blazers 3 Pascal Siakam
LA Clippers 4 Ja Morant
DEN Nuggets 5 Bradley Beal
TOR Raptors 6 Kawhi Leonard
HOU Rockets 7 Kevin Love
IND Pacers 8 Jarrett Allen
ATL Hawks 9 Donovan Mitchell
BOS Celtics 10 Nemanja Bjelica

Let’s break down the teams a bit first. The Grizzlies and Thunder continue their climb to hitting their win total OVERs for the season. In that seven day stretch, the Grizzlies went 4-0 and covered the spread in each of those wins. The only surprising one was on Tuesday against the Nuggets at home, a 104-96 victory. The Thunder were 3-1, their only loss coming on Monday to the Mavericks. Two road victories with short spreads helped OKC cash in your bets most likely.

The two names at the top for players should come as no surprise. Damian Lillard was named Western Conference Player of the Week after scoring a combined 133 points over the past three games, including 36 last night against the Rockets. We were a bit skittish on betting Zion Williamson props to begin the season, but after he exploded in the fourth quarter of his NBA debut, it gave us some ease. Zion followed the next two performances up by going OVER his point and rebounding totals. He notched his first career double-double on Sunday against the Celtics and hit another rebounding prop on Tuesday vs. the Cavaliers.

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