clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NBA Picks, Betting Trends: DraftKings Sportsbook Odds, Basketball Best Bets, Predictions for March 2

Julian Edlow provides NBA betting trends along with his best bets on DraftKings Sportsbook for March 2.

Follow along on Twitter (@julianedlow) for any potential updates — things can always change with lineup moves leading up to tipoff. Here’s what jumps out to me on DraftKings Sportsbook.

All odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.

Per usual, I’ll put everything official up on Twitter that I bet on personally. This is a betting guide for this NBA card, and anything I’ve actually bet will include a unit amount.

Best Bets

Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks

MIA +4.5 (-115) — 1.5-units

MIA ML (+155) — 0.5-units

The Heat are on a 9-1 straight up run, favored in each game, including. 6-0 run on the road. We’ve been backing them in a majority of those games, and will continue to do so as a dog here. The Bucks are just overvalued right now, entering this game 2-4 over their last six, and 1-5 ATS during that span.

I think we’re getting some extra points with Miami here due to Kyle Lowry’s absence. Lowry is a big reason why I like the Heat to win the east, but they don’t necessarily need him right now. Every time I watch Gabe Vincent he’s playing better and better, and can certainly hold down the starting PG role for now. That also allows Tyler Herro to maintain his edge coming off the bench and taking over games. Miami is more than comfortable winning big games on the road, and I think they do so here with Milwaukee spiraling a bit.

Embiid x Harden Seeing Double Boost

Get a 22% boost on Joel Embiid and James Harden each to have a double-double, and the 76ers to win by double digits! Opt-in at the DraftKings Sportsbook Promos page!

Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans

LSU at Arkansas

Pelicans/Arkansas ML Parlay (+105) — 2-units

Cross-sport parlay here, but I really love both of these home teams to pull out victories. Starting in the NBA, the Pelicans are playing terrific right now. I don’t mind if you want to lay the six points with them, but I may come around to playing the Pels on a 1Q or 1H spread with the slow start the Kings are getting off to.

New Orleans is finding a groove with C.J. McCollum added to the mix, beating the Lakers and Suns by a combined 43 points in their two games since the break. While on a nice run, the Pels are 1-4 ATS in their last five at home, so that’s why I’m going to the ML parlay here. Sacramento is the perfect road fade. The Kings are just 8-22 away from home, losing 16 of their last 18. With New Orleans trending towards making a playoff push, this is the perfect spot to grab a home win over the lowly Kings.

Place your NBA bets at DraftKings Sportsbook or by downloading the DraftKings Sportsbook app.

Put your knowledge to the test. Sign up for DraftKings and experience the game inside the game.

All views expressed are my own. I am an employee of DraftKings and am ineligible to play in public DFS or DKSB contests.

The contents contained in this article do not constitute a representation that any particular strategy will guarantee success. All customers should use their own skill and judgment.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).

21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See for full terms and conditions.