Best bets for Friday's NBA games

The Blazers are seventh in the league in scoring and the Bucks are second. AP Photo/David Zalubowski

We are already into the second half of the NBA season, but there are still plenty of betting opportunities. Our analysts -- Doug Kezirian (17-5), Joe Fortenbaugh (8-3), Andre Snellings (22-13) and Tyler Fulghum (17-13) -- are here to give their best bets from Friday 10-game slate.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill unless noted otherwise.

Friday's games

Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies (-7, 232)

Snellings: The Grizzlies are one of the better defenses in the NBA, ranking seventh in team defensive rating at 110.0 points allowed per 100 possessions, but they rank a more pedestrian 19th on offense at 110.2 points per 100 possessions. The Timberwolves rank among the worst in the league on both offense (106.8 points per 100 possessions, 26th) and defense (114.4 points allowed per 100 possessions, 27th). While both teams play at a relatively fast pace -- between 100 and 102 possessions per game -- the math suggests that in an "average" game these teams would not produce more than 232 points.