NBA Betting Guide: Odds, Predictions For Tuesday, Jan. 24

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NBA Odds, Predictions For Jan. 24

We have an oddly large Tuesday slate in the NBA with seven games tonight. Scroll down to see which three games I have my eye on and where our model thinks we can find some value.

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Cavaliers at Knicks Prediction

The New York Knicks (25-23 SU, 23-22-3 ATS, 25-22 O/U) look to snap a four-game losing streak tonight when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (29-19 SU, 25-21-2 ATS, 23-25 O/U).

The Knicks have been struggling lately, losing four of their last five games. They’re back at home after a two-game road trip, but that isn’t going to help them much because they’re actually worse at MSG than they are on the road. New York has only covered in two of its last nine home games. The Knicks will also be without Mitchell Robinson tonight, which will allow the Cavs more scoring opportunities at the rim. Cleveland has also been up and down lately, but that’s mostly because of injuries. They should get Donovan Mitchell back tonight, giving a huge boost to their offense.

My Pick: Cavaliers -3

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Wizards at Mavericks Prediction

The Washington Wizards (20-26 SU, 21-24-1 ATS, 25-21 O/U) and Dallas Mavericks (25-23 SU, 16-29-3 ATS, 27-21 O/U) meet for the second and final time this season tonight at American Airlines Arena.

The Mavericks have been awful lately and are coming off a blowout loss to the Clippers, so they could use a big win tonight. The Wizards are going to be without Kristaps Porzingis who is still out with injury and Rui Hachimura, who they just traded to the Lakers yesterday. That's going to leave Washington's frontcourt pretty thin. I also see this as a bit of a revenge game not only for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans, who were traded from Washington last season, but for the entire team after losing to the Wizards earlier in the season. In that game, the Wizards dominated the boards and in the paint. I just don't see that happening again with Porzingis and Hachimura out.

My Pick: Mavericks -7.5

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Clippers at Lakers Prediction

The Clippers (25-24 SU, 23-26 ATS, 19-29 O/U) and Lakers ( 22-25SU, 21-23-3 ATS, 23-20 O/U) meet tonight in a clash between the to Los Angeles teams.

Both the Lakers and Clippers have been struggling lately on the defensive end of the floor, ranking in the bottom 10 in the league over their last five games. That's not too surprising for the Lakers, but it is for the Clippers who have been one of the better defensive teams all season. On the other side of the floor, both offenses have been putting up big numbers and have top-five offensive ratings over the last five games. These two teams have met twice this season and neither total has gotten close to this number, but they also both shot the ball pretty poorly in those games. Neither team has shot higher than 36.5% from three and the Lakers haven't shot higher than 45% from the field. That's going to turn around tonight and we're going to see a much higher total.

My pick: Clippers vs. Lakers Over 230

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