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NBA Expert Picks & Predictions for Tonight, Friday, Feb. 7

By David Hayes
NBA expert picks for tonight predict a close game between James Harden's Rockets and the Suns.
NBA expert picks for tonight predict a close game between James Harden's Rockets and the Suns. / Tim Warner/Getty Images
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NBA Picks for Tonight

With 16 NBA teams in action today, here's a look at the odds (from FanDuel Sportsbook), full TV schedule, predictions and expert picks for the eight NBA games on today, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

NBA Games on Today & TV Schedule

ESPN: Toronto Raptors (-1) @ Indiana Pacers (+1) – 8 p.m. EST
ESPN: Portland Trail Blazers (+9.5) @ Utah Jazz (-9.5) – 10:30 p.m. EST

NBA Predictions for Tonight

All NBA win probability predictions are according to the ESPN Basketball Power Index (BPI) and FiveThirtyEight's Elo forecasts, while expert picks are according to CBS Sports.

1. Mavericks vs Wizards Picks

Tipoff Time: 7 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Wizards (+2.0) | Over 234 Points
ESPN BPI: Mavericks (70.2 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Mavericks (60.0 percent)

2. Grizzlies vs 76ers Picks

Tipoff Time: 7 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Grizzlies (+5.0) | Under 222.5 Points
ESPN BPI: 76ers (74.8 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: 76ers (68.0 percent)

3. Hawks vs Celtics

Tipoff Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Celtics (-9.5) | Under 232.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Celtics (90.6 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Celtics (76.0 percent)

4. Pistons vs Thunder Picks

Tipoff Time: 8 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Pistons (+12.5) | Under 214.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Thunder (74.1 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Thunder (94.0 percent)

5. Raptors vs Pacers Picks

Tipoff Time: 7 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Pacers (+1) | Under 218.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Pacers (51.0 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Pacers (51.0 percent)

6. Rockets vs Suns Picks

Tipoff Time: 9 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Suns (+2.5) | Over 234.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Rockets (58.7 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Suns (53.0 percent)

7. Heat vs Kings Picks

Tipoff Time: 10 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Heat (+1.5) | Under 219.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Heat (54.1 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Kings (67.0 percent)

8. Trail Blazers vs Jazz Picks

Tipoff Time: 10:30 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Jazz (-9.5) | Under 226.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Jazz (75.8 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Jazz (83.0 percent)


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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