If you’re looking for a little extra NBA betting insight for Tuesday night, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got you covered for a fun Tuesday, with a solid five-game slate that features some killer stars like Stephen Curry, James Harden and John Wall. Only two elite teams – Golden State and San Antonio – take the court tonight, but they could be challenged by Houston and Miami, respectively.
We’ll factor in injuries, trends and all the other noise as we try to help you get closer to making your final NBA bets for the night. Be sure to stay on top of the latest news leading into the night (first set of games tip off at 8 pm ET), but it doesn’t hurt to get the drama started early. Let’s get to it:
Celtics @ Bucks
Boston heads back to the Bradley Center, where they already beat the Bucks earlier this year. The Celtics are fully healthy again and without a doubt are the more balanced team between the two. Milwaukee is at home but their offense comes and goes so quickly and they’ve been struggling (five straight losses). Look for Boston to push the pace and get a nice road win.
Pick: Celtics 106, Bucks 101
Wizards @ Knicks
Washington heads to Madison Square Garden tonight for the first time this year, as they try to even their season series 1-1 with the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony should be on hand and the Knicks should be 100% healthy overall, but John Wall has been on a tear and the Wiz are surprisingly decent (11-11) on the road. New York has flat-lined with five straight losses and just fired head coach Derek Fisher. They could be in trouble if the Wiz control the pace.
Pick: Wizards 104, Knicks 98
Spurs @ Heat
Miami has three things going for them tonight: they’re at home, they can defend and Tim Duncan is probably out. Unfortunately, they’re not nearly the team the Spurs are and everyone else is healthy for San Antonio. I expect big games out of Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge, but I do expect this one to stay close with it being in South Beach.
Pick: Spurs 98, Heat 96
Jazz @ Mavs
Utah travels to Dallas to take on the Mavericks for the second time this year. Dallas won the first meeting at home in November, 102-93. Utah is close to full strength and poses a legit threat due to their top shelf defense, but the Mavs are a different beast on their home floor (15-10 this year). As long as Dallas can get their offense going, they should be able to squeak out the win.
Pick: Mavs 101, Jazz 97
Rockets @ Warriors
Houston is healthy and can score the ball (105 points per game on the year), but they’re 0-2 against the Dubs this year and have lost seven straight regular season games to the defending champs. No one scores more than the Warriors (115 ppg) and the haven’t lost at Oracle Arena all season. I’m fine with shooting for the Over on the Total here and picking the Rockets ATS (a ridiculous -14 line) isn’t crazy, but the Warriors are the straight up pick all the way.
Pick: Warriors 112, Rockets 106