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NBA Teaser Picks: Basketball Bets, Odds to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook for January 25

DraftKings Network analyst Nick Friar utilizes one of the new DraftKings Sportsbook tools to make a play for tonight’s NBA slate.

New York Knicks v Brooklyn Nets Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images

There’s a new Teaser tool in the DraftKings Sportsbook Stats Hub. Check it out to make your own Teaser plays for NBA and NFL games.

The tool allows us to toggle the tease total to see how a play has performed against various numbers, but I’ll be sticking to the default of 4 points to ensure at least -110 odds.


Teaser odds: +123

NYK +6

Denver has been one of the better teams against the spread at the Garden since Nikola Jokic entered the league. Like the Thunder, they’re 6-2 ATS on the road vs. the Knicks since 2015-16. They’ve been favored in half of those games, and they’ve covered in 3 of those 4 instances.

However, playing as a road favorite hasn’t been ideal for Denver this season. Following a push against Pascal Siakam’s new squad — which was without Tyrese Haliburton — the Nuggets are now 6-12-1 ATS as a road favorite in 2023-24.

But bettors seem more interested in Denver’s long-term success at the Garden, or maybe the fact New York is running thin in the big man department at the moment. As of writing, the Nuggets have received 86% of the spread bets for this game.

Yet, this game’s spread opened at three points and is down to two. Well, that’s because the Knicks — who are 11-7-1 ATS at home this season — have gotten 31% of the handle for this game’s spread bets despite only 14% of bettors backing the Knicks to cover.

Nets +7.5

The Nets have done a good job of covering against favorites who are playing on the second leg of a back-to-back the season. They’re 4-0-1 ATS in this setting. Overall, underdogs have covered 54% of the time in this setting (47-38-2) throughout 2023-24, and 54.8% of the time when they’ve played in this setting at home (17-13-1).

Minnesota hasn’t been in this setting much, only going 2-2 as favorites when playing on the second leg of a back-to-back so far. In general, they’re 8-7 ATS as road favs — a rate that would get things done if maintained over the season, but not as convincing of a number when compared to Brooklyn’s.


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