NBA Picks: Friday Betting Odds Report

Steven Suarez

Friday, February 28, 2014 5:00 PM UTC

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 5:00 PM UTC

Let's start off the weekend in style by beating the books with our NBA picks. Here are all of the plays our handicappers are feeling confident.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Covered by Jason Lake

Here's arguably the best game of the night. The Thunder, losers of three in a row, will welcome Zach Randolph and the Grizzlies to OKC and the NBA odds have the hosts favored of course.

Memphis is just a half-game back of the eighth seed in the Western Conference and really need every win they can get at this point.

Jason is taking a different road with his sports picks and going with the OVER as his preferred play. He thinks the Thunder could have a couple huge scoring quarters, even against Memphis' excellent defense, leading to the OVER cashing.

Pick: OVER 192


Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks

Covered by Jordan Sharp

After getting pummeled on national television last night, the Knicks face another tough test in the form of the Warriors tonight.

At the moment Golden State is favored by either 5.5 or 6 points depending on the sportsbook. The Warriors have gone 17-13 SU on the road and will fancy their chances against New York, that's for sure.

Once again we have a total play as one of our recommendations. Jordan foresees a lot of offensive output in this one and we don't blame him – Melo and Stephen Curry alone are reasons enough to take the OVER.

Pick: OVER 201


Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Mavericks

Covered by Ron Patrick

As one of the hottest teams in the league right now, the Mavericks have to be thinking they have what it takes to overcome the tough-minded Bulls.

We know we're always going to get a top effort out of Chicago, so Dallas has to be ready to work. The Bulls are playing as well as they have all season long and aren't going to lay down for Dirk Nowitzki and company here.

After deliberating, Ron thinks we should take a chance on the Bulls to steal away a win and subsequently improve to 9-2 SU over their last 11. He's on the Chicago money-line tonight.

Pick: Bulls ML +155


Charlotte Bobcats vs. San Antonio Spurs

Covered by Jordan Sharp

Don't look now but the Bobcats have won four games in a row to push their overall record to 27-30 on the year. They're currently occupying the seventh seed ahead of tonight's road battle with San Antonio.

The Spurs are just 1.5 games back of the Thunder for the top seed in the Western Conference, so a win could go a long way tonight, especially with Oklahoma City facing a difficult roadblock in the form of the Grizzlies.

However, Jordan looks for Charlotte to bring a good effort and keep this one relatively close. He's on the Bobcats as heavy underdogs in the NBA odds.

Pick: Bobcats +10


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns

Covered by Doug Upstone

Both teams are dealing with serious injury concerns to star players. Goran Dragic sat out Wednesday with an ankle injury and is likely to be a game-time decision tonight, while Anthony Davis has a banged-up shoulder and is also questionable.

Phoenix has picked a bad time to start losing games, as they're just barely above Memphis now that they've lost three in a row. As for the Pelicans, they come in having lost five straight.

We obviously suggest tracking the injury updates before making your final selection, but Doug believes there's value in taking New Orleans in this NBA betting spot.

Pick: Pelicans +7


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