Opening night in the NBA saw the Bucks easily handle the Nets and the Warriors come back on the Lakers and win the game as underdogs. Tonight, we get a full plate of games to feast on. If you missed out on what basically was a free $150 from FanDuel yesterday, we will give you another chance today. FanDuel Sportsbook is offering a 75-1 play on just picking a winner for an NBA moneyline. So, for just a $2 bet, new users can win $150. Let’s examine our best options for tonight.
Thunder vs. Jazz
This is probably your best bet for making the $150. The Jazz are the biggest favorite of the day at -800. That means a normal moneyline bet, you’d have to bet $800 to win $100. FanDuel will let you bet $2 to win $150 on this instead. The Thunder are expected to be one of the worst teams in the NBA, and the Jazz are expected to be one of the best so the moneyline disparity isn’t much of a surprise to me. Last season the Jazz lost just five games at home last season and the Thunder were 12 games under .500 on the road. The Jazz also went 3-0 against the Thunder last season. Want to lock in money one way or another? Bet $30 on the Thunder at +560 and get back $198 (your $30, plus $168 winnings).
Cavs vs. Grizzlies
Another one that is available to consider is the Grizzlies over the Cavs. Ja Morant takes on Colin Sexton. The Cavs may be better than most people think, but opening night should be all about the Grizzlies. Last year the Grizzlies made it to the playoffs in a very tough Western Conference. Memphis was just .500 at home last season, but the Cavaliers were 9-27 on the road. And, for the record, Memphis did lose to the Cavaliers at home last year. The biggest thing to know about that game though is that Ja Morant was not playing and neither was Jaren Jackson Jr. Those two alone make me feel confident that we can cash the $150 profit boost.