Top 2022 NBA Week 12 Betting Picks

After a tough couple of weeks to end 2021, the NBA is back at it full strength in the first week of 2022. On Tuesday, the Sacramento Kings versus Los Angeles Lakers kick off our NBA betting picks of the week. Check out the six games along with analysis and picks you should have on your NBA radar.

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Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers

  • When: Tuesday, January 4, 2022. 10:30 pm ET
  • Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: Sports 1140 KHTK (Kings) // 710 ESPNLA (Lakers)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

Sacramento is 3-1 ATS in their last 4. The Kings are playing well. For Sacramento, it all starts with guards Tyrese Halliburton and De’Aaron Fox. Both can dish and score. The Lakers have won two straight, but the teams they beat, Portland and Minnesota, aren’t great. If Fox and Halliburton play, they can rough up the Lakers’ guards. Sacramento is the play to cover.

NBA Betting Pick: Kings

Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks

  • When: Wednesday, January 5, 2022. 7:30 pm ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 95.7 The Game (Warriors) // 97.1 The Eagle KEGL (Mavericks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

Since Luka Doncic returned to the court, the Mavericks have played great. Dallas is 2-0 with Luka stepping back onto the hardwood. The Warriors head into this after an inspiring Jan. 1 victory over Utah and before a Monday game versus Miami. Dallas dusted Golden State 133-103 in the last head-to-head. But that game happened in April, 2021. Steph and his teammates exact revenge on Luka and the Mavs.

NBA Betting Pick: Warriors

Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks

  • When: Thursday, January 6, 2022. 7:30 pm ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (Celtics) // 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio (Knicks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

The Celtics have begun to gel in a way that could make them a top playoff contender. Boston’s Jaylen Brown dropped 50 onto the Orlando Magic in a 116-111 overtime victory on Jan. 2 The Knicks lost the lats head-to-head by 7 and have fallen to 17-20 to begin the new year. NYK’s defense is terrific. The offense is struggling to find shooters. Celtics take this.

NBA Betting Pick: Celtics

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets

  • When: Friday, January 7, 2022. 7:30 pm ET
  • Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: WTMJ 620 AM (Bucks) // ESPN 1420 AM (Nets)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

Heading into the week, Milwaukee has won 6 straight and are 5-1 ATS in the 6 wins. Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez remain questionable, but the Bucks have adjusted. Brooklyn lost on Dec. 30 and Jan. 1. Even if the Nets win earlier in the week, they will be hard-pressed to beat a surging Bucks team. Giannis and his teammates should win and cover.

NBA Betting Pick: Bucks

Miami Heat vs. Phoenix Suns

  • When: Saturday, January 8, 2022. 9:00 pm ET
  • Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: 790 AM The Ticket (Heat) // Arizona Sports 98.7 FM (Suns)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

Bam Adebayo is out until mid-January, but the Heat are in good hands as long as Jimmy Butler takes to the court. Butler averages over 23 points, and close to 6 boards and 6 assists per. But although Butler is playing fantastic and the Heat are winning without Adebayo, things could go south this week. Before facing the Suns, Miami travels to Golden State and to Portland. Phoenix might be at full strength on Saturday. DeAndre Ayton is out due to an illness. But he should clear protocols tip-off in this. Suns roll to a win and cover.

NBA Betting Pick: Suns

Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Mavericks

  • When: Sunday, January 9, 2022. 3:30 pm ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: 670 The Score AM (Bulls) // 97.1 The Eagle KEGL (Mavericks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

The Bulls bring a 7-game winning streak into the week. Chicago has dominated by shooting 38.6% from three and over 47% from the field. DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine are scoring at will. Dallas has some scorers on their side, but the defense is suspect. Luka will play his best. It won’t be enough.

NBA Betting Pick: Bulls

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