Best NBA Preseason Bets for Timberwolves vs. Lakers, Heat vs. Nets, More (Thursday, October 6)

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Head Coach Darvin Ham and Scotty Pippen Jr. #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thursday might be the optimal window to jump into NBA preseason betting.

Bucks vs. Hawks tipped off earlier this morning, igniting a four-game schedule which eventually leads into a big weekend – seven games line the board Friday, with another five-contest slate Sunday.

One of the most crucial aspects of betting in general is grabbing the very best number available. We'll do just that, diving into the best NBA preseason odds for tonight's matchups.

Heat vs. Nets tips first among the trio of late games, while Timberwolves vs. Lakers serves as the night cap.

Let's dive into where bettors can find the best NBA preseason bets on spreads, totals and moneylines for those two games, as well as Magic vs. Spurs.

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Best NBA Preseason Odds for Thursday

Heat vs. Nets (-5, 219)

7:30 p.m. ET

Spread bettors won't find any hidden gems in an attractive opener between Miami and Brooklyn, as we're seeing 5's painted around the market.

There's no real edge for moneyline bettors, either; but not all hope is lost.

Although tonight's consensus Heat vs. Nets total is 219, DraftKings has 218.5 available for over bettors, while PointsBet has 219.5 for under players.

Magic vs. Spurs (+3, 212.5)

8 p.m. ET

Both the Spurs and the over have taken money.

Orlando opened -4 with a total of 210, but those numbers have been adjusted to consensus prices of -3 and and 212.5, respectively.

The biggest steal for bettors is on the spread.

While a shop like BetRivers is offering Magic -3.5, those interested in laying the points on Orlando can find -2.5 at FanDuel.

Click Here to Bet the Magic -2.5 vs. the Spurs at FanDuel!

Timberwolves vs. Lakers (+7, 214.5)

10 p.m. ET

Bettors can capitalize on the spread, total and moneyline in Timberwolves vs. Lakers.

While most sportsbooks line the game at Minnesota -7, BetRivers is offering +7.5 at reduced juice (-108) on the Lakers, ensuring an extra half-point on the spread.

Those interested in taking Minnesota on the moneyline should check out DraftKings, which prices the T-Wolves -285 to win outright; every other shop is at -300 or higher at the time of writing.

Finally, the total varies by book to book.

Over bettors would be wise to head over to FanDuel (214), while those interested in the under should peep BetRivers (215).

Click Here to Bet the Timberwolves vs. Lakers Over 214 at FanDuel!

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