Tuesday presents NBA punters with an 11-game card and we look at the best games to bet on.
Some of the best teams are in action on NBA Tuesday, including the Bucks, Lakers and Raptors.
Our expert betting predictions features 76ers vs. Raptors. Jazz vs. Bucks and Lakers vs. Spurs.
Here are our NBA betting tips for Tuesday!
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors @ Scotiabank Arena
Bookmakers can’t split these two teams at $1.90 a piece and it’s not hard to see why.
The Toronto Raptors are 11-4 on the season, which is surprising given that they lost Kawhi Leonard in the offseason.
Philadelphia is 11-5 but they have dropped four games on the road. That’s where the Raptors hold the advantage, with an unbeaten record of six games for six wins at Scotiabank Arena.
Holding home-court advantage is important in the NBA and their confidence is up after posting three consecutive wins.
Those have come against inferior opposition to what they face on Tuesday (Orlando, Charlotte and Atlanta), but winning is what counts.
Their only recent loss came to the Mavericks in Dallas and they scored home wins of 36 and 16 points last week.
Philadelphia have won their last four games, including standout performances against Miami and San Antonio.
Both wins came at home and they’ll need to improve on the road in order to be taken seriously this season.
Toronto has some injury concerns for this game. Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka, which is why we’re narrowly tipping the 76ers.
Tip: Philadelphia 76ers to win @ $1.90 – Bet Now
Utah Jazz vs. Milwaukee Bucks @ Fiserv Forum
The Bucks have dropped only one of their last 12 games in the NBA, but that came to the Utah Jazz.
Looking to avenge that loss, the Bucks have been playing great basketball and it has come on the offensive end.
Bucks are averaging 119.8 points per game – that’s over 13 points more per game than the Jazz.
However, Utah plays better defense (eight points on average), so this game should come down to which team makes their open shots.
Utah suffered consecutive losses last week to the Grizzles and Timberwolves, but bounced back with three straight wins.
The best of those was a 128-120 win over New Orleans on Sunday and they should be able to continue their fine form.
Coming into enemy territory won’t be easy for the Jazz, which has a 3-4 away record. It’s not good reading and the Bucks are 5-1 on their home court.
It will be an intriguing battle between Donovan Mitchell and Giannis Antetokounmpo for the games’ highest scorer. We’re picking the Greek Freak to come out on top against this stout Jazz defense.
Bookies have the line at 5.5 and although that’s a decent line for the Bucks to cover, they’re not having any problems covering spreads of late.
Tip: Milwaukee Bucks –5.5 @ $1.90 – Bet Now
LA Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs @ AT&T Centre
The Spurs went on an eight-game losing streak for the first time in the Greg Popovich era. However, they bounced back with a 111-104 win over New York on Sunday.
It was a much-needed win for the 6-11 team which started the season out so well. Their mental toughness is going to come under scrutiny on Tuesday as the Lakers come to town.
Owning the best record in the NBA, the La Lakers are cruising at 14-2. They came from behind to beat the Grizzles on Sunday and it’s a nice momentum builder for this game.
It’s tough to beat a team with both LeBron James and Anthony Davis playing. Teams have struggled to cope with Davis, who leads the team in scoring with 25.5 points per game and 8.8 rebounds.
James has picked up his scoring in recent games as well, which is frightening for any team standing in their way.
Some of their quality positional players are still out, with Avery Bradley and DeMarcus Cousins on the sidelines. However, the second unit is matching up nicely to date.
If the Spurs are going to cause an upset, they’ll need to rattle one of the Lakers’ stars. Davis or LeBron will need to pick up early fouls.
All things being equal, the Lakers should continue their winning streak.
Tip: LA Lakers –5.5 @ $1.95 – Bet Now