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Seven games line the NBA board to tip off the weekend.
Some of the notable matchups include those of the non-conference variety. The Jazz and Hornets meet in the early window, while the the Warriors and Hawks also clash for a good one in Atlanta.
The 76ers and Clippers, meanwhile, round out the evening in the night cap.
A couple of these games also happen to be among the five most-popular bets Friday.
Friday’s NBA Odds & Betting Trends
* Odds and public betting trends data as of Friday afternoon
5 Most Popular NBA Bets
Pistons (-3.5) vs. Wizards
7 pm ET
We’ll get into the non-conference matchups soon, but first, we have to highlight the Pistons.
Detroit’s catching 77% of the bets against the Wizards, creating the most-lopsided ticket count of the night.
76ers (-5) vs. Clippers
10:30 pm ET
The Clippers are below .500 down the final stretch, and the public doesn’t isn’t rushing to bet them.
We’ve logged three of every four tickets on the 76ers, whose 75% ticket support marks the second-most of any spread Friday.
Warriors vs. Hawks Over 220.5
7:30 pm ET
Golden State broke a three-game under streak in a 114-108 win over Miami on Wednesday. Bettors think the Dubs – and their opponent – are in for more points.
Warriors vs. Hawks over 220.5 is attracting 81% of the tickets, far and away the most of any total on the seven-game board.
Timberwolves (-3) vs. Mavericks
8 pm ET
The public’s expecting the Timberwolves to bounce back following consecutive losses.
Minnesota’s pulling in 73% of the betting tickets against Dallas, marking the third-most popular spread bet.
Heat (-6.5) vs. Knicks
8 pm ET
Can the Heat rebound after losing their composure in Wednesday’s loss to Golden State?
Miami’s got the public’s attention, with 64% of the tickets at the time of writing.