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NBA Picks Against the Spread, Tips and Predictions for Today, February 8

Today’s NBA schedule features nine contests, including the Minnesota Timberwolves against the Milwaukee Bucks. To find our ATS pick for each of those games, see below.

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NBA Picks Against The Spread – February 8

The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves travel to face the Bucks on Thursday at 8:00 PM ET.

Against the Spread Preview

  • Matchup: Minnesota Timberwolves at Milwaukee Bucks
  • Projected Favorite & Spread: Minnesota by 1.1 points
  • Spread: -1.5
  • MIL Odds to Win: -115
  • MIN Odds to Win: -105
  • Total: 226.5 points

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Records and Stats

  • MIL Record: 33-18
  • MIN Record: 35-16
  • MIL Stats: 123.3 PPG (second in NBA), 119.8 Opp. PPG (24th)
  • MIN Stats: 113.1 PPG (22nd in NBA), 107.1 Opp. PPG (first)

Players to Watch

  • MIL Key Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo (31.3 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 6.3 APG)
  • MIN Key Player: Anthony Edwards (25.9 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 5.1 APG)

How to Watch

  • TV Channel: Bally Sports
  • Stream Live: Fubo (regional restrictions may apply)
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET

The New York Knicks take on the Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks take to the home court off the Knicks on Thursday at 7:30 PM ET.

Against the Spread Preview

  • Matchup: Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks
  • Projected Favorite & Spread: New York by 8.3 points
  • Spread: -3.5
  • DAL Odds to Win: -160
  • NY Odds to Win: +135
  • Total: 228.5 points

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Records and Stats

  • NY Record: 33-18
  • DAL Record: 28-23
  • NY Stats: 115.2 PPG (15th in NBA), 109.4 Opp. PPG (second)
  • DAL Stats: 118.2 PPG (10th in NBA), 118.3 Opp. PPG (22nd)

Players to Watch

  • NY Key Player: Jalen Brunson (27.2 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 6.5 APG)
  • DAL Key Player: Luka Doncic (34.5 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 9.4 APG)

How to Watch

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The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets hit the road against the Lakers on Thursday at 10:00 PM ET.

Against the Spread Preview

  • Matchup: Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers
  • Projected Favorite & Spread: Denver by 1.8 points
  • Spread: -3.5
  • DEN Odds to Win: -165
  • LAL Odds to Win: +135
  • Total: 230.5 points

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Records and Stats

  • LAL Record: 27-25
  • DEN Record: 35-16
  • LAL Stats: 116.2 PPG (14th in NBA), 117.1 Opp. PPG (18th)
  • DEN Stats: 114.8 PPG (16th in NBA), 110.6 Opp. PPG (fourth)

Players to Watch

  • LAL Key Player: Anthony Davis (24.7 PPG, 12.3 RPG, 3.9 APG)
  • DEN Key Player: Nikola Jokic (26.3 PPG, 12.2 RPG, 9.0 APG)

How to Watch

  • TV Channel: TNT and SportsNet LA
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET

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The Indiana Pacers face the Golden State Warriors

The Warriors hit the road against the Pacers on Thursday at 7:00 PM ET.

Against the Spread Preview

  • Matchup: Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers
  • Projected Favorite & Spread: Indiana by 2.4 points
  • Spread: -5.5
  • IND Odds to Win: -250
  • GS Odds to Win: +190
  • Total: 249.5 points

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Records and Stats

  • IND Record: 29-23
  • GS Record: 23-25
  • IND Stats: 124.3 PPG (first in NBA), 122.5 Opp. PPG (28th)
  • GS Stats: 118.9 PPG (sixth in NBA), 118.1 Opp. PPG (20th)

Players to Watch

  • IND Key Player: Tyrese Haliburton (22.5 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 11.7 APG)
  • GS Key Player: Stephen Curry (27.7 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 4.9 APG)

How to Watch

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The Brooklyn Nets host the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers look to pull off a road win at the Nets on Thursday at 7:30 PM ET.

Against the Spread Preview

  • Matchup: Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets
  • Projected Favorite & Spread: Cleveland by 4.2 points
  • Spread: -6.5
  • CLE Odds to Win: -225
  • BKN Odds to Win: +185
  • Total: 224.5 points

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Records and Stats

  • BKN Record: 20-30
  • CLE Record: 33-16
  • BKN Stats: 114.1 PPG (20th in NBA), 115.4 Opp. PPG (16th)
  • CLE Stats: 114.8 PPG (16th in NBA), 109.6 Opp. PPG (third)

Players to Watch

  • BKN Key Player: Mikal Bridges (21.9 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 3.7 APG)
  • CLE Key Player: Donovan Mitchell (28.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 6.3 APG)

How to Watch

  • TV Channel: Bally Sports
  • Stream Live: Fubo (regional restrictions may apply)
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET

The Memphis Grizzlies play host to the Chicago Bulls

The Bulls hit the road against the Grizzlies on Thursday at 8:00 PM ET.

Against the Spread Preview

  • Matchup: Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies
  • Projected Favorite & Spread: Memphis by 1.8 points
  • Spread: -6.5
  • CHI Odds to Win: -250
  • MEM Odds to Win: +195
  • Total: 216.5 points

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Records and Stats

  • MEM Record: 18-33
  • CHI Record: 24-27
  • MEM Stats: 107.0 PPG (30th in NBA), 113.3 Opp. PPG (13th)
  • CHI Stats: 111.4 PPG (25th in NBA), 112.8 Opp. PPG (11th)

Players to Watch

  • MEM Key Player: Jaren Jackson Jr. (22.1 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.0 APG)
  • CHI Key Player: DeMar DeRozan (22.3 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 5.3 APG)

How to Watch

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The Phoenix Suns play the Utah Jazz

The Jazz look to pull off a road win at the Suns on Thursday at 9:00 PM ET.

Against the Spread Preview

  • Matchup: Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns
  • Projected Favorite & Spread: Phoenix by 5.5 points
  • Spread: -6.5
  • PHO Odds to Win: -275
  • UTA Odds to Win: +220
  • Total: 243.5 points

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Records and Stats

  • PHO Record: 30-21
  • UTA Record: 26-26
  • PHO Stats: 117.3 PPG (12th in NBA), 114.4 Opp. PPG (15th)
  • UTA Stats: 117.9 PPG (11th in NBA), 119.7 Opp. PPG (23rd)

Players to Watch

  • PHO Key Player: Kevin Durant (28.3 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 5.6 APG)
  • UTA Key Player: Lauri Markkanen (23.8 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 2.0 APG)

How to Watch

  • TV Channel: Utah Jazz
  • Stream Live: Fubo (regional restrictions may apply)
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET

The Portland Trail Blazers host the Detroit Pistons

The Pistons hit the road against the Trail Blazers on Thursday at 10:00 PM ET.

Against the Spread Preview

  • Matchup: Detroit Pistons at Portland Trail Blazers
  • Projected Favorite & Spread: Portland by 5.7 points
  • Spread: -6.5
  • POR Odds to Win: -250
  • DET Odds to Win: +200
  • Total: 225.5 points

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Records and Stats

  • POR Record: 15-35
  • DET Record: 7-43
  • POR Stats: 108.4 PPG (29th in NBA), 116.6 Opp. PPG (17th)
  • DET Stats: 113.0 PPG (23rd in NBA), 122.3 Opp. PPG (27th)

Players to Watch

  • POR Key Player: Jerami Grant (21.3 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 2.6 APG)
  • DET Key Player: Cade Cunningham (22.4 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 7.5 APG)

How to Watch

The Orlando Magic take on the San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs travel to face the Magic on Thursday at 7:00 PM ET.

Against the Spread Preview

  • Matchup: San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic
  • Projected Favorite & Spread: Orlando by 11.2 points
  • Spread: -10.5
  • ORL Odds to Win: -550
  • SA Odds to Win: +400
  • Total: 224.5 points

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Records and Stats

  • ORL Record: 27-24
  • SA Record: 10-41
  • ORL Stats: 111.2 PPG (26th in NBA), 110.8 Opp. PPG (fifth)
  • SA Stats: 112.2 PPG (24th in NBA), 120.8 Opp. PPG (26th)

Players to Watch

  • ORL Key Player: Paolo Banchero (23.0 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 5.1 APG)
  • SA Key Player: Victor Wembanyama (20.4 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 3.2 APG)

How to Watch

  • TV Channel: Bally Sports
  • Stream Live: Fubo (regional restrictions may apply)
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET

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