Two Games For Tuesday In The NBA
There may not be a lot of NBA games to look out for today, but there is a lot to look back on from last night, with a whole host of Monday night NBA games to get your week off to the best possible start.
It is not a massive surprise to learn that the Cavs lost again, but losing to the 76ers is a big defeat with the team from Philadelphia grabbing a 95-92 home win. The Mavericks were more successful on the road, defeating the Nets by a score of 88-96. The Wizards were also winners on the road, defeating the Pelicans by a score of 85-92 while the Nuggets were also away day winners, overcoming the Timberwolves by a score of 101-110.
The Trail Blazers shot down the Lakers at home, winning by a score of 98-94 while the Hawks were too hot for the Clippers, winning by a score of 98-107. The Hornets were too good in Boston, defeating the home side by a score of 95-104 while the Grizzlies were strong in Memphis, defeating the Knicks by a score of 105-83. The Chicago Bulls were on top form at home, defeating the Rockets by a score of 114-105 while the Pacers outpaced the Jazz in Utah, winning by a score of 101-105. The Warriors were in excellent form, trouncing the Thunder by a score of 117-91 in Golden State.
There are only two games taking place on Tuesday, so there isn’t a great deal of basketball betting action to look forward to, but you should find that there are more than enough betting opportunities on offer if you are interested.
Phoenix Suns @ Milwaukee Bucks
The Suns hold a 20-16 record, which includes an 11-9 record away from Phoenix while the Bucks hold an 18-17 record, which includes a 7-7 record in Milwaukee. Both teams come into this game on the back of a win with the Suns having won their last two games while the Bucks won their last match. With respect to their five game record, both teams hold a 3-2 record.
The Bucks had a big team showing to thank for their 82-95 win in New York on Sunday with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Zaza Pachulia combining to grab 32 points and then 26 rebounds over the course of the game. 7 Phoenix players managed to get into double figures in the 125-109 win against the Raptors on Sunday but Eric Bledsoe led the way with 20 points.
The Bucks injury list going into this game is quite lengthy. The team has concerns over Jabari Parker (who is out for the season), Larry Sanders, Damien Inglis, Ersan Ilyasova, Jerryd Bayless and OJ Mayo but the Suns don’t have any notable injury concerns coming into this game.
Taking the Suns at a -3.5 handicap, at odds of 1.90, is likely to be a good way to add some added spice to your Tuesday basketball action. Bet Now!
Detroit Pistons @ San Antonio Spurs
The Pistons come into this game holding a 10-23 record, a record which contains a 6-10 record away from home. They will be facing the reigning NBA champions but it is not as if the Spurs have been in consistent championship winning form so far this season. The team from San Antonio holds a 21-14 record, which includes a 12-5 record at home. The Spurs still hold a decent record but you get the feeling that as the season continues, they will start to up their game.
Both teams enter this game on a winning run with the Pistons having won their last five games, while the Spurs have won their last two games, holding a 3-2 record in their last five matches. When you think that the Pistons have only won 10 games this campaign, winning their last five games is an excellent achievement.
Since the Pistons waived Josh Smith, they have gone from strength to strength and Brandon Jennings is a big factor in this. Jennings grabbed a season high of 25 points in the win on Sunday against the Kings, the Detroit fans enjoying a 114-95 home win. The Pistons haven’t managed to win six games in a row since 2008 rolled into 2009 so there is a strong incentive for the Pistons to pull off another big win.
Cory Joseph was the main man for the San Antonio side in the 101-92 win against the Wizards on Saturday but six players in total moved into double figures. December saw the Spurs go 8-10 which was the first losing month the team has suffered since February of 1999. They will clearly be keen to resolve that this month.
While the Pistons don’t have any real injury concerns, Spurs are all set to be without Kawhi Leonard yet again, making this a tough game to call. The Spurs should have enough to deal with the Pistons, but the Pistons are in the best shape they’ve been all season.
Taking the Pistons with a negative handicap could be the ideal way to make a successful bet this Tuesday. Bet Now!