NBA Betting Options For Tuesday 9th December
Monday night may not seem like the most exciting night for most people but with the NBA, every Monday can be magical. There were a number of great games on Monday with a couple of close games with very little to split the teams.
One extremely close took place in Washington when the Wizards eventually triumphed over the Celtics by a score of 133-132. There was also a tight affair in Los Angeles with the Clippers eventually getting the better of the Suns by a score of 121-120. Things were a bit more straightforward for the Cavs, cruising to victory against the Nets by a score of 88-110. The Warriors also cruised to victory, racking up a score of 86-102 at the Timberwolves.
The Atlanta Hawks were once again dominant, defeating the Pacers in Indiana by a score of 92-108 and the Raptors bagged another win, defeating the Nuggets by a score of 112-107. The Kings were also on song, defeating the Jazz in Sacramento by a score of 101-92.
Milwaukee Bucks @ Oklahoma City Thunder
The Bucks have an 11-11 record, 5-7 away from home, and the Thunder hold a 7-13 record, with a 4-5 record in Oklahoma. The Bucks are coming into this game on the back of a defeat but the Thunder are arriving with two wins under their belt and they will be keen to ensure that they maintain their winning form.
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant were on great form for the Thunder on Sunday in the 94-96 win in Detroit, with the two players combining for 50 points. There was also a strong showing from Serge Ibaka, who grabbed 13 points and 13 rebounds in the game.
It is easy to forget that the Bucks started strongly, being 10-7 at one point but their current form is trending downwards, and a lot of this is down to a significant drop in their defensive performances. This is an area the team will have to change if they want to get back to winning matches.
Both teams have a couple of injuries to worry about. The Bucks have some doubts over the fitness of Damien Inglis and John Henson, while they are also monitoring Larry Sanders. Oklahoma City Thunder also have major concerns over the fitness of Mitch McGarry and Perry Jones.
The Thunder should have enough about them to maintain their winning run but taking the Bucks with a +10 handicap and odds of 1.90 should be a smart bet. Bet Now!
New York Knicks @ New Orleans Pelicans
The Knicks are currently at 4-18 for the season, with a 1-9 record away from home and the Pelicans are currently on a 9-10 record, with a 5-2 standing at home. The Knicks are on a losing streak of 8 games while the Pelicans come into this one having triumphed in their last game.
The Knicks suffered a cruel loss to the Trail Blazers on Sunday, losing in New York by a score of 99-103. Carmelo Anthony once again showed his class, grabbing 23 points and 10 rebounds. There was also a strong showing by JR Smith, who picked up 20 points but the final 3 minutes and 19 seconds saw the Knicks being outscored 2-8, which was enough to allow the away team to grab the win.
The Pelicans will be glad to be back in New Orleans after a 1-2 spin on the road, although the win did come in their last game, an 87-104 win against the Lakers on Sunday. Anthony Davis was the main man for the Pelicans with 23 points while Jrue Holiday offered up 22 points and 8 assists.
The Pelicans are keeping an eye on Luke Babbitt but neither side has any real injury concerns for this game. A Pelicans win is the likely outcome, the Knicks have been terrible this season and this has especially been the case on the road.
Taking the Pelicans with a -7 handicap with odds of 1.90 is likely to be a sensible bet so grab that while it is on offer. Bet Now!
Portland Trail Blazers @ Detroit Pistons
The Trail Blazers come into this game with a 16-4 record, consisting of a 6-2 record away from home, and the Pistons hold a 3-18 record, with a 2-10 record at home. The form book suggests that this should be a romp for the Trail Blazers with the Pistons having lost 12 games in a row. The Trail Blazers are on a winning streak of 4 and it would be a massive shock if they don’t make it 5 on Tuesday.
LaMarcus Alrdridge is the top scorer for the Trail Blazers so far and he proved his worth yet again on Sunday, grabbing 24 points and 11 rebounds in a 99-103 win in New York. The Trail Blazers had blown an 11 point lead but a late rally saw them grab yet another win.
While the Pistons have been losing games, they will think that they should have won a few games. Their Sunday loss to Oklahoma City, by a score of 96-94 could have been prevented and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will feel aggrieved that his 19 points counted for little. The team also lost the two games prior to that defeat in OT, so they will be keen to improve their standing in this one.
The Pistons don’t have any notable injuries while the Trail Blazers will be keeping an eye on Damian Lillard and Dorell Wright. Even if the Trail Blazers find themselves without a couple of players, they should have more than enough in their locker to take care of business.
This is why the odds of the Portland team at 1.90 with a -7 handicap has to be of benefit for those of you looking for a Tuesday night bet. Bet Now!