NBA betting: Best bets for Tuesday's basketball action

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Fred VanVleet, pictured here in action for the Toronto Raptors against the Detroit Pistons.
Fred VanVleet in action for the Toronto Raptors against the Detroit Pistons. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)

De’Aaron Fox getting ejected certainly didn’t help his points over, so the day ended 2-3.

Some of the games today have already taken place, such is life in Australia when MLK day is on, but let’s look at what is to come and see what we can get.

Milwaukee Bucks @ Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks have been struggling in a big way and they have to take on Milwaukee without Clint Capela and Bogdan Bogdanović.

Sure, Milwaukee has no Jrue Holiday or Brook Lopez, but the edge has to go to the Bucks.

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The thing with the Hawks is that they haven’t only just been losing, they have been comfortable losses. So, Milwaukee being favoured by just 5.5 points makes me want to go with the Bucks.

I am also looking at Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rebound line, which on TAB is set at 12.5. It’s too high. I’ll go under, which pays $1.72.

Best bet: Handicap betting - Bucks -5.5

Best bet: Player rebounds - Antetokounmpo under 12.5

Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers are fresh off a drubbing by the Nuggets, yet they are only 4.5 point underdogs to the Jazz - a very, very good team.

That stinks, but I am not falling for any sort of reverse trap mind game nonsense.

The Lakers are garbage and should get pumped.

Best bet: Handicap betting - Jazz -4.5

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas Mavericks

Last game, Dallas brought Dwight Powell off the bench.

The Thunder start small too, so I wouldn’t expect Powell to move back into the starting five.

He is a low usage player to boot, so his points line, set at 7.5, looks like one to target. Under 7.5 is paying $1.87 on TAB.

Best bet: Player points - Powell under 7.5

Dwight Powell, pictured here in action for the Dallas Mavericks.
Dwight Powell in action for the Dallas Mavericks. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Toronto Raptors @ Miami Heat

Fred VanVleet is playing fantastically, but his points line is set very high.

Up at 22.5, against a good Miami Heat team, I think FVV goes under and that pays $1.82 on Sportsbet.

Best bet: Player points - VanVleet under 22.5

Season to date

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ROI -0.7%

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