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Top 2022 NBA Week 14 Betting Picks

By Hank Blaine

Like every week, the National Basketball Association has huge matchups. No game is as big as Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks. Last week, the Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors dominated the Bulls. Chicago attempts to reassert itself as an NBA Title contender versus Giannis and his mates. Check out analysis and a free pick for Bulls versus Bucks as well as five other terrific NBA games happening this week.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New York Knicks

  • When: Tuesday, January 18, 2022. 7:30 pm ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: WCCO-AM 830 (Timberwolves) // ESPN New York 98.7 FM (Knicks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

Minnesota must pick it up to get back into playoff contention. Heading into the week, the T’Wolves are 21-22. But although Minnesota doesn’t have a winning record, they could be on the verge of a nice streak. In their last on Jan. 16, the Timberwolves upset Golden State 119-99. That gives Minnesota a chance. The Knicks, though, have won 5-of-6. NYK covered in all 5 wins. This happens in the Garden. So we must side with the Knicks to win and cover.

NBA Betting Pick: Knicks

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets

  • When: Wednesday, January 19, 2022. 10:00 pm ET
  • Where: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: KLAC 570 AM (Warriors) // Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM (Nuggets)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

Neither team is in their best form. As of Jan. 16, the Nuggets are barely over .500 while the Clippers are a couple of games under .500 at 21-23. LAC is finding it difficult to compete without both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Denver has struggled because Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. remain out of action.

The Nuggets do have Nikola Jokic, though. Also, before a 102-125 loss to Utah on Jan. 16, Denver had beaten Portland and the Lakers in back-to-back wins. Don’t expect a repeat of the Clippers’ 87-85 win on Jan. 11. Nuggets take the victory SU and ATS.

NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets

Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks

  • When: Thursday, January 20, 2022. 10:00 pm ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: KTAR 98.7 FM (Suns) // 105.3 The Fan Dallas (Mavericks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

Heading into the week, the Suns are 3 games ahead of the Golden State Warriors. Phoenix is relatively healthy and should have no trouble beating the Mavericks. In the last head-to-head, Phoenix dusted the Mavs 112-104. Luka Doncic didn’t play in that game. So wait for the NitroBetting odds before deciding to back the Suns straight up or playing this one against the spread.

NBA Betting Pick: Suns

Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks

  • When: Friday, January 21, 2022. 10:00 pm ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: KTAR 98.7 FM (Bulls) // Newsradio 620 WTMJ AM (Bucks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

The week’s top matchup pits two of the Eastern Conference’s best. On Jan. 12, the Bulls fell back to earth in a stunning 112-138 loss to Brooklyn. Golden State kicked Chicago while the Bulls were down in a 96-138 Chicago loss before Boston continued Chicago’s slide with a 114-112 victory. Lonzo Ball and Zach LaVine might both be out for this. If that happens, the Bulls could end up an overlay against the spread. Consider backing Chicago if Milwaukee offers too many points.

NBA Betting Pick: Bulls

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat

  • When: Sunday, January 23, 2022. 6:00 pm ET
  • Where: FTX Arena, Miami, FL
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: 710 ESPNLA (Lakers) // 790 AM The Ticket (Heat)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

The 2020 Orlando Bubble final between the Lakers and the Heat is one of Sunday’s most high-profile matchups. It probably shouldn’t be considering the Lakers have lost 3 straight before their Monday contest versus the Jazz and are a game under .500. Magic called out Los Angeles for their lack of effort and no sense of urgency in a 37-point Jan. 15 loss to the Denver Nuggets. What Magic might not get is that the Lakers are an old team. So it may not be a lack of urgency or effort. It could be that LAL is tired. Heat should win and cover.

NBA Betting Pick: Heat

Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors

  • When: Sunday, January 23, 2022. 8:30 pm ET
  • Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: The Sports Zone KZNS-AM 1280 (Jazz) // 95.7 The Game (Warriors)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

In the last head-to-head, the Warriors beat the Jazz 123-116. The game was back on Jan. 1, though. Two weeks is an eternity in the NBA. Expect the Jazz to be more focused for the rematch. Golden State isn’t in their best form. So, barring injuries, Utah should have a shot at winning this straight up.

NBA Betting Pick: Jazz

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