NBA Tuesday Picks

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August 12, 2020 12:59 AM

The incredibly tight race for the 8 seed in the West continues today with all four teams still in with a shot playing today.

We're starting to see players rested across the board, whether that be for playoff reasons or because their seasons are over. Either way, expect some unusual looking box scores today.

Take advantage of these strange lineups and get stuck into our suggested plays of the day.

Rockets @ Spurs

Rockets moneyline (-120*)

Whilst the Spurs may be pushing for an unlikely spot in the play-in tournament, the Rockets are gearing up for what they hope is a deep run in the postseason. They should flex their muscles and win this one.

 

Suns @ 76ers

Sixers +7.5 (+100*)

The Sixers are missing a lot of their core today but the players getting an opportunity will be seeing this as their chance to put their hands up for more playoff minutes. Take them to cover the spread against the Booker-led Phoenix Suns.

 

Celtics @ Grizzlies

Grizzlies 4.0 (+100*)

Memphis is currently occupying the 8 seed in the West but with Portland and Phoenix coming hard they need to keep winning to ensure they at least take one of the two play-in spots. They look good to cover the spread here against a Celtics team locked into their playoff position.

Trail Blazers @ Mavericks

Blazers moneyline (-135*)

With much more to play for and Damian Lillard running hot both on the court and on Instagram, Portland looks good to take down Luka and the Mavs.

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Pelicans @ Kings

Total points: Under 235.5 (-110*)

With both teams now out of playoff contention and resting their best players, this one is lacking the offensive firepower it would have potentially had if the likes of Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and De’Aaron Fox were playing. Take it to stay under the 235.5 mark.

 

Bucks @ Wizards

Wizards +9.0 (+100*)

Milwaukee have been undermanned lately and with Giannis confirmed out again today, they may rest a few more throughout the game. The Wizards are a serious chance of covering the line.

 

*All odds correct at time of publishing

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