NBA Picks: Friday Betting Odds Report

Steven Suarez

Friday, January 10, 2014 4:56 PM GMT

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 4:56 PM GMT

With football over and done with, many handicappers are moving focus to the hard court. Let's see what kind of value is out there for Friday's NBA action.

Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers

Covered by Jordan Sharp

Though the Wizards have won two in a row and are a solid 6-4 over their last 10, they have to do battle with Pacers, who lead the Eastern Conference with a 28-7 overall record.

Indiana is coming off a poor showing on the road in Atlanta and will want to redeem themselves. Considering Frank Vogel's team is a ridiculous 17-1 at home on the year, you'd have to think they'll be able to do just that. Jordan will have his NBA pick for this matchup available for viewing shortly, so check back to find out what he's thinking.

Pick: UNDER 184.5

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Houston Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks

Covered by Jason Lake

The Hawks haven't been nearly as effective without Al Horford in the lineup, yet they're still third in the Eastern Conference standings at 19-17. Tonight they come up against the Rockets, who will try to improve on their 8-8 road mark for the season.

Jason has broken down this matchup and doesn't see the value on either side when it comes to betting the spread. Both teams have been pretty inconsistent, and with the O/U inflated in Jason's mind, he'll be secommending a play on the UNDER.

Pick: UNDER 208

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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Covered by David Lawrence

In October's meeting between these teams, the Lakers won 116-103 and smashed the NBA betting lines as 9.5-point underdogs. Though months have passed since then, the Clippers surely remember that night well and will want to return the favor tonight.

Even with Chris Paul out, the Clippers have won two straight and four of their last five, with their one loss coming in San Antonio. They'll be favored by 10.5 points for this “home” game, and David Lawrence believes they'll bring a top-notch effort and cover the heavy chalk.

Pick: Clippers -10.5

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Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets

Covered by Jason Lake

Don't look now: the Nets have won four games in a row to push them into the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Tonight they'll be at home to LeBron James and the Heat, who hope to bounce back after last night's loss inside Madison Square Garden.

The Nets are an even 9-9 SU at home this season, while the Heat have gone 11-6 SU on the road. The defending champs have opened as six-point favorites, but Jason actually thinks this surging Brooklyn team is the right play with our NBA picks tonight.

Pick: Nets +6

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Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors

Covered by Jeff Grant

A grueling road trip hasn't been kind at all to the Celtics, who have now lost six in a row and nine of their last ten. They've dropped to 13-22 SU overall, while going a poor 5-13 outside of Boston.

This evening Brad Stevens' group will take on Stephen Curry and the Warriors. Golden State just saw their winning streak come to a halt in Brooklyn, but there's no denying how well this team is playing at the moment. Rather than make a play on the spread though, Jeff is looking for a lot of points to be put on the board, which means the OVER is the way to go.

Pick: OVER 202.5

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