If you were parlaying favorites Monday, bad news. The Portland Trail Blazers took advantage of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s absence, dusting Milwaukee as 11-point road underdogs. Four more underdogs won and another covered, for a total of six-of-nine underdogs beating the spread. Can they continue this trend Tuesday?
Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers (7:30 p.m. ET)
The red-hot Boston Celtics meet the Philadelphia 76ers in a battle of retooled Atlantic Division powers. The Sixers are still not ready to roll out James Harden, while the Celtics-winners of eight consecutive games-continue to roll. Newly-acquired Derrick White has proven a good fit. Philadelphia is 6-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last seven home games against Boston.
Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat (7:40 p.m. ET)
Speaking of hot Eastern Conference teams, the Miami Heat put their own five-game winning streak on the line, hosting the Dallas Mavericks. The Heat have won five of their last six home games against the Mavs, but are just 10-11 ATS as home favorites, per NBA betting lines. Dallas will once again have the lowest total for the evening.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks (7:40 p.m. ET)
Losers of five of their last seven, the Atlanta Hawks will also be without big man, John Collins, out with a foot injury. The Cleveland Cavaliers are slight road choices, according to online gambling odds. In each team’s last five games, the Cavs are 4-1 ATS while the Hawks are just 1-4.
Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks (8:10 p.m. ET)
The Milwaukee Bucks will look to prove last night’s stunning loss was just an aberration, taking on the rapidly- tanking Indiana Pacers. Milwaukee will once again be a double-digit favorite. The Pacers have lost 15 straight conference games and have not covered in six straight games, despite recently acquiring super sophomore Tyrese Haliburton.
Tyrese Haliburton’s 1st 2 games with the Pacers
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Memphis Grizzlies at New Orleans Pelicans (8:10 p.m. ET)
Can the New Orleans Pelicans make it two straight surprising victories? It will be tougher now, as they’re just 2-8 on the second night of a back-to-back sequence. The Memphis Grizzlies are 9-2 when having 2-3 days’ rest. However, the Pelicans, fresh off a 30-point rout of the Raptors, have covered five straight home games against the Grizzlies, making this one dicey NBA prediction to make.
Charlotte Hornets at Minnesota Timberwolves (8:10 p.m. ET)
The Minnesota Timberwolves are home favorites against the ailing Charlotte Hornets. The Wolves are 6-2 ATS in their last eight, while Charlotte has lost seven of its last eight, the only win coming against the terrible Detroit Pistons. The total, the highest of the night, has gone over in six of Minnesota’s last seven games against the East.
Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET)
The Los Angeles Clippers have been hot bets online lately with a pair of unexpected results, including Monday night’s 15-point home win over the Warriors. Now they visit the top-seeded Phoenix Suns, who have won 19 of their last 21 games and are 24-5 at home. The total has gone over in each of these teams’ last seven games.