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NBA Picks Tonight: ATS Picks and Predictions From The Duel Staff for Thursday, 4/8/2021 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA picks today: ATS picks and predictions from The Duel staff for Thursday, 4/8/2021.
NBA picks today: ATS picks and predictions from The Duel staff for Thursday, 4/8/2021. / Eric Espada/Getty Images

The 2020-21 NBA season is well underway and every day the editors at The Duel will be making against the spread (ATS) picks for the three biggest games of the day. You can follow along, check it out, or even fade us throughout the season.

We have full betting previews for each matchup below along with the betting lines from FanDuel Sportsbook. We’ll update this with the staff records and make ATS picks on a daily basis throughout the rest of the season.

Here's a look at our picks for Thursday, April 8.

NBA Picks for Today

Note: All betting lines and odds are from FanDuel Sportsbook, as of Thursday, April 8 at 2 p.m. EST.

Lakers vs Heat Picks and Predictions Today

Los Angeles Lakers (+9) vs Miami Heat (-9) Betting Preview

Staff Picks (ATS):
- Max Staley: Heat
- Jason Schandl: Heat
- Isaiah De Los Santos: Lakers

Suns vs Clippers Picks and Predictions Today

Phoenix Suns (+6.5) vs Los Angeles Clippers (-6.5) Betting Preview

Staff Picks (ATS):
- Max Staley: Suns
- Jason Schandl: Clippers
- Isaiah De Los Santos: Suns

Bucks vs Mavericks Picks and Predictions Today

Milwaukee Bucks (+2) vs Dallas Mavericks (-2) Betting Preview

Staff Picks (ATS):
- Max Staley: Mavericks
- Jason Schandl: Bucks
- Isaiah De Los Santos: Mavericks

Free NBA ATS Picks

Staff Records (ATS):
- Isaiah De Los Santos: 92-77 (54.44%)
- David Hayes: 86-75 (53.42%)
- David Kaestle: 85-78 (52.15%) 
- Brian Giuffra: 52-60 (46.43%)
- Jason Schandl: 69-84 (45.10%)
- Max Staley: 64-86 (42.67%)

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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. 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.