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NBA Teaser Picks: Basketball Bets, Odds to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook for February 8

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

NBA: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

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.


Teaser odds: +133

Magic -6.5

The Magic and Spurs are splitting the handle for the spread bets in this one so far. However, the public is backing San Antonio at +10.5 while the sharps appear to be with Orlando at -10.5. While the Spurs have received 63% of bets as of writing, Orlando has only gotten 37%. Yet, the betting splits show the handle is a 50-50 split.

That may have to do with the Magic having won by double digits in 7 of the 11 home games in which they’ve been favored. Still, backing a team to win by double digits is risky — as I’ve mentioned many times this season and will continue to. That said, I do like teasing favorites by four points when they’re favored by 9.5 to 12.5 (like we did with Cleveland on Wednesday).

A big help here is San Antonio is both on the road and on the second leg of a back-to-back. In this setting, they’re 1-3 ATS. Across the league, road dogs on the second leg of a back-to-back are only 42-51-1 ATS.

This is only the second time the Magic are home favorites against a dog on the second leg of a back-to-back (0-1 ATS). However, when zooming out a bit on the factors at play, we see that they’ve faced opponents that are playing on the second leg of a back-to-back on six occasions in total, going 4-2 ATS.

DAL ML

With Julius Randle out, Jalen Brunson’s ankle injury is amplified — regardless of whether or not he plays Thursday. That doesn’t mean New York is just going to roll over for Dallas, but the Mavericks are in a spot they love.

As road favorites, Dallas is 9-2 both ATS and straight-up. Additionally, the Mavericks are 10-5 straight-up against Eastern Conference teams. With Luka Doncic probable and the Knicks hobbled, Dallas’ success in this setting can’t be ignored.


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