Best NBA Betting Picks and Parlays: Thursday April 8, 2021


April 8, 2021 5:31 AM

Another sweep of the NBA for the second time in three days last night has us feeling very good as we enter Thursday with a full bankroll.


It's Thursday April 8, and, as always, we've simulated all of tonight's games 10,000 times each determining where the value lies for bettors across the United States.

With NBA betting picks, probabilities, odds and predicted scores featured each and every day, check out our top plays for tonight's games.

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Here is what the data is telling us for tonight's NBA games ⏬

Cavaliers @ Thunder


BET: 🔥 Cleveland Cavaliers to cover the spread with FanDuel Sportsbook (-110)

📈 54.6% probability

We called it last week in this article, but now we're really calling it: The OKC Thunder are dead.

They've thrown in the towel after the trade deadline as they descend into full tank-mode. A listless performance at home against an undermanned Hornets team last night backed that theory up so we're not hesitating to pull the trigger on the Cavs covering.

MORE: Cavaliers @ Thunder predictions


Suns @ Clippers


BET: 🔥 Phoenix Suns to cover the spread with PointsBet (-110)

📈 52.8% probability

This may very well be a bet that you'll want to get in early on, but as it stands the 'books are giving us points on a Phoenix team who are on a seven-game winning streak and who beat the Western Conference leading Utah Jazz last night. 

While our data likes this one with a high degree of confidence at the current spread (+5.5 at the time of writing), don't be surprised to see this fluctuate as we get closer to tip. Keep an eye on the Bet Hub for this one.

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MORE: Suns @ Clippers predictions


Pistons @ Kings

BET: 🔥 Sacramento Kings at the spread with BetMGM (-110)

📈 52.5% probability

With Sacramento within touching distance of a play-in spot to get into the NBA postseason, you can count on them going into this home game against the Pistons with all guns blazing. Detroit have won only three of their past ten and we just can't see them getting close to a team who have a lot more to play for and are better on paper.

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MORE: Pistons @ Kings predictions

NBA Thursday Parlay

🔥 Cavs ATS
🔥 Suns ATS
🔥 Kings ATS

💰 Parlay with FanDuel Sportsbook (+596)



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