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Best bets for Friday's NBA games

Steph Curry and the Warriors have won four straight. Ronald Cortes/Getty Images

The NBA regular season is set to conclude, but there are still betting opportunities out there. ESPN has coverage of the night's final game between the Pelicans and Warriors. Our analysts -- Doug Kezirian (25-16), Joe Fortenbaugh (14-14), Andre Snellings (60-39-1), Tyler Fulghum (24-30) and Anita Marks (23-15) -- are here to give their best bets from Friday's eight-game slate.

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


Friday's games

Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards (-7.5, 226.5)

Snellings: The Cavaliers have their eyes firmly on next season, and it shows. They had lost 11 straight games before a surprise win over the spiraling Celtics, and in those 12 games their average scoring margin is -15.2. One of those 12 games was a 29-point loss to the Wizards, in Cleveland, just two weeks ago. The Wizards are still at max motivation, needing this win to guarantee their spot in the play-in, and they've been playing at a high level for weeks trying to make this goal a reality. I don't expect this one to be close.