With the 2021-22 NBA regular season now in the books, the basketball betting market is hotter than ever. CBS Sports will provide daily selections for the duration of the postseason. Sam Quinn will make at least one pick for every game leading up to the NBA Finals. All lines courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.
Featured Game | Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics
In two games this series, Jaylen Brown has only caught six two-point shots and three free throws. That’s it. Now, it’s entirely possible that Brown will compensate by hitting some 3s again in Game 3, but he’s been shooting over 47 percent from behind the arc this series. That’s not exactly sustainable, and while he doesn’t appear to be seriously injured, it’s worth noting that he appeared to have some hamstring issues throughout Game 2. With no access to easy shots, expect Brown to fall slightly as a Game 3 goalscorer. The choice: Brown below 24.5 points
Featured Game | Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Game 1 of this series scored a total of 233 points. Game 2 had fewer points at 213, but the two sides were a combined 21 from 83 behind the arc. On paper, Game 3 looks like it should focus very heavily on offense. Golden State is missing Gary Payton II, their linebacker Ja Morant, and Memphis is missing Dillon Brooks, their linebacker of choice Stephen Curry. Without them in play and with some basic setbacks in shooting on both sides, we should see a lot more offense on both sides of the floor. The choice: Over 225.5
https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-picks-best-bets-why-warriors-and-grizzlies-will-heat-up-but-jaylen-brown-will-cool-down/ NBA picks, best bets: Why Warriors and Grizzlies are heating up, but Jaylen Brown will cool down