NBA Expert Picks & Predictions for Tonight, Saturday, Feb. 22

By David Hayes
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are home favorites over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are home favorites over the Philadelphia 76ers. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
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NBA Picks for Tonight

With 14 NBA teams back in action today in the first Saturday after the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend and Game, here's a look at the odds (from FanDuel Sportsbook), full TV schedule, predictions and expert picks for the seven NBA games on today, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

NBA Games on Today & TV Schedule

ABC: Philadelphia 76ers (+9) @ Milwaukee Bucks (-9) – 8:30 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. Kings vs Clippers Picks

Tipoff Time: 3:30 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Kings (+10) | Over 229 Points
ESPN BPI: Clippers (85.5 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Clippers (76.0 percent)

2. Nets vs Hornets Picks

Tipoff Time: 7 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Nets (-3.5) | Under 212.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Nets (61.5 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Hornets (51.0 percent)

3. Mavericks vs Hawks Picks

Tipoff Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Hawks (+6) | Over 239 Points
ESPN BPI: Mavericks (74.4 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Mavericks (65.0 percent)

4. Cavaliers vs Heat Picks

Tipoff Time: 8 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Heat (-13.5) | Under 220.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Heat (90.1 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Heat (90.0 percent)

5. Suns vs Bulls Picks

Tipoff Time: 8 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Bulls (+2) | Under 221.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Bulls (56.9 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Bulls/Suns PK (50.0 percent)

6. 76ers vs Bucks Picks

Tipoff Time: 8:30 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Bucks (-8.5) | Over 226.5 Points
ESPN BPI: Bucks (80.5 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Bucks (82.0 percent)

7. Rockets vs Jazz Picks

Tipoff Time: 9 p.m. EST
CBS Sports: Jazz (-2) | Under 234 Points
ESPN BPI: Jazz (59.2 percent)
FiveThirtyEight: Jazz (67.0 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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