The NBA is back in action following the All-Star break and there are many teams looking to make a push for the playoffs.
Tuesday sees some big games being played, including Hawks vs. 76ers, Bucks vs. Wizards, and Grizzlies vs. Clippers. We have done the form for all three NBA games to find the best value bets. Here are our NBA betting tips!
NBA Betting Tips
Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers @ Wells Fargo Centre
The Atlanta Hawks are one of those teams you can’t sleep on; just ask the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks. Atlanta won their last two games over those opponents, with each having a much better win/loss record than the Hawks.
At the helm of the Hawks has been Trae Young, who has now taken his scoring average to 30 points per game. He leads the Hawks in all three major statistical categories, which assists and rebounds. Young is a player who can get hot at any moment, and he dropped 50 points on the Heat last week.
Standing in the Hawks way this Tuesday are the 76ers, who are red-hot at home. They own a 26-2 record at Wells Fargo Centre, after coming from behind to beat the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. Philadelphia is a completely different team at home and luckily for them, this game is at home.
We’re expecting bookmakers to have the 76ers as firm favourites, but they will be without Ben Simmons. The 76ers have struggled without their star point guard and we think the Hawks could give them a run for their money.
Take the Hawks with the points.
Tip: Atlanta Hawks + points – Bet Now
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards @ Capital One Arena
The Bucks continue their domination of the east and they now stand with an impressive 48-8 record. They always bounce back from a loss with a lengthy winning streak and after a loss to Indiana before the All-Star break, they have bounced back.
Consecutive wins over Detroit and Philadelphia has put them back on track and they now face a Washington team that has a losing home record. Washington is 20-34 overall and 13-14 at home. It’s not where they wanted to be, but it was the likely outcome before the season started.
Bradley Beal is doing his best with 29.1 points per game but there is little else to get excited about. They enter this game having lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, having led comfortably at halftime. It was a loss from a team that is struggling to gain traction at all levels.
Washington has played well against eastern conference teams but not against the likes of the Bucks. Interestingly, the Wizards score well with 115.5 points per game, but they give up 119.7 per game. They are not there defensively and playing the Bucks could spell trouble.
Milwaukee should be too good for the Wizards and create more space between them and the rest of the east.
Tip: Milwaukee Bucks to win – Bet Now
Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA Clippers @ STAPLES Centre
Led by rookie JA Morant, the Memphis Grizzlies are currently exceeding expectations at 28-28. It’s a record that should only improve over the next few seasons, as the young talent in Memphis gets more experience.
They have struggled over their last games, however, which includes losses to Sacramento and LA Lakers. Facing another Los Angeles team won’t help their chances of getting back into a winning groove, especially playing them at home.
The Clippers are going along nicely at 37-19 without making many headlines. Kawhi Leonard spoke publicly last week saying they need to start improving as the playoffs approach. We agree but they are awfully tough to beat at home with a 22-6 record.
A win is needed from the Clippers, who have lost their last three games and four of their last five. The only win came over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and some of the losses have been poor. Having both Paul George and Patrick Beverley out hasn’t helped, so it’s a good chance of Memphis in this situation.
Take Memphis with the points. They should be able to keep this game close with the Clippers struggling to hit top form.
Tip: Memphis + points – Bet Now