We’re back with 10 NBA In-Season Tournament games tonight!
The best part is that every single game has a spread in the single digits. Therefore, we’ll get some exciting basketball on some incredible-looking courts tonight.
Let’s enjoy the group play in the tournament and cash in on some tickets. Here are a couple of bets to consider for the night.
Tuesday’s Best NBA Bets
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Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
The Indiana Pacers have been surprising this year. The Pacers are sitting at 6-4 with the league’s best offense this season. Indiana has averaged 122.4 points per 100 possessions while shooting a 58.4% effective field goal percentage.
Beyond that, the Pacers rarely turn the ball over and have earned nearly 28% of offensive rebounds. Indiana just doesn’t get to the foul line very often.
They’ll take on a Philadelphia defense that has been above average. The 76ers have held teams to 109.4 points per game, allowing a 52.1% effective field goal percentage. Don’t expect a lot of turnovers from Philadelphia, but they’ve dominated the defensive glass, holding opponents to 25.8% of offensive rebounds.
On the other hand, the 76ers also have one of the best offenses in the NBA. They’re led by Joel Embiid, who has earned 32.4 points per game. With Embiid and Maxey, the 76ers have scored 121.8 points per 100 possessions, which is third in the NBA. They’re also above-average in effective field goal percentage, turnover percentage, offensive rebounding, and with their free throw rate.
The 76ers have a free throw rate of 25.2, which is the best in the nation, while the Pacers have allowed a 23.4 free throw rate. That’s 29th in the NBA on defense. The 76ers should get to the foul line a lot and will dominate the offensive glass against a Pacers team that has allowed over 30% of offensive rebounds this season.
The 76ers are 8-1 for a reason. Back them tonight. The offense will explode.
Bet: 76ers -5.5 (-110)
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets
The Clippers have lost five straight games. They’re also 0-4 since James Harden was inserted into the starting lineup. While the Clippers are great on paper, the whole dynamic just isn’t working.
Now, they’ll take on the reigning and defending World Champs on the road.
The Clippers have still scored 112.9 points per 100 possessions. They’ve also shot a 55.6% effective field goal percentage, which is good. The offense hasn’t been that bad compared to the entire league as a whole. It’s just that they’ve turned the ball over 16.3% of the time.
With the Nuggets earning only 12.8% of turnovers, the Clippers could minimize the takeaways on the offensive end.
Meanwhile, the Nuggets also don’t get to the foul line much on the offensive end. They rely heavily on a high effective field goal percentage and second chances. Denver has shot a 56.9% effective field goal percentage while adding 29.8% of offensive rebounds.
While the Clippers have allowed over 30% of offensive rebounds, they’ve at least held teams to a 52% effective field goal percentage. The opponents have only scored 110.3 points per 100 possessions against the Clippers.
While the Nuggets have the edge on the glass, I still think Los Angeles will be able to get enough stops to stick around in this game. I’m not guaranteeing a win for the Clippers, but statistically, they should be in this game throughout its entirety.
Bet: Clippers +5.5 (-110)
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