Sports Picks: Top Teams to Bet on in January

Jan 23, 2022

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Are you trying to figure out who to bet on this month? We can help.

January is a great time for sports and sports betting. With the NFL playoffs starting up, college football wrapping up, and the NBA and college basketball in full swing, there are loads of opportunities for props and picks. If you want to know who the best bets are this month, you’ve come to the right place.

In this post, we’re going to tell you the top teams to bet on in January. If you’re not sure who to put your money on, then keep reading and let us tell you.

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers made an impressive push to make the playoffs this year, then followed that up by laying the smackdown on the annoying Dallas Cowboys last week. If you’re looking for NFL picks, take them to make the super bowl. They’re going into Lambeau for the divisional round of the playoffs as 6 point underdogs and if they get past this game, they’ll be dogs again.

Green Bay has been impressive this year, but we’ve seen this all play out before. A week off isn’t always the best thing for a surging team. Yes, Aaron Rodgers is the league MVP and yes, the Pack are getting healthy at the right time, but there’s something about this San Fran team that feels frisky enough to plow through the NFC.

Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies aren’t anyone’s pick to make the NBA finals with Golden State and Phoenix in the mix, but the way Ja and his teammates are surging right now makes them a great bet in January. Morant is beginning to make his MVP case and the next several games against the likes of the Bucks, Nuggets, Mavericks, Spurs, and Jazz could bolster it even more.

None of those games will be easy, but take Memphis against the spread this month and put your faith in one of the league’s brightest young stars.


As the number 1 team in college basketball, Auburn has been on an absolute tear to start the season. With a marquee matchup against number 12 Kentucky this weekend, they should be able to set the tone for the rest of the month and maybe even the foreseeable future. If they take down the Wildcats, as many believe they will, it’s going to be smooth sailing until March Madness.

Buffalo Bills

We covered our favorite NFC bet, so let’s turn our attention to the AFC. Buffalo couldn’t have scripted wildcard weekend any better than their 47-17 romp over their long-time big brother Patriots. Now they have to go into Arrowhead and take on their white whale – Mahomes and the Chiefs – who have returned to form as of late (he threw 5 TDs in 10 game minutes against the Steelers).

KC is favored by 2 points, but Buffalo showed what it’s capable of last week – amazing football on both sides. If they can keep bringing the same fire to the table, they truly aren’t beatable. Give them the Lombardi now.

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