NBA Betting Tips: Celtics headline Monday’s picks

 | January 22 | 

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The NBA action continues on Monday night, with eight games taking place as we approach the halfway stage of the regular season. We've picked out our best bets for the upcoming games.

NBA Betting Tips

  • Spurs @ 76ers - 76ers (-13.5) @ 10/11
  • Celtics @ Mavericks - Celtics (-2.5) @ 10/11
  • Bulls @ Suns - Suns (-6.5) @ 21/20

Treble pays 6.47/1

Spurs @ 76ers - 76ers (-13.5) @ 10/11

The Philadelphia 76ers will be looking for a sixth-straight win when they host the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.

Joel Embiid seems set on retaining the MVP award, as his 33 points in the victory against Charlotte last time out was the 20th-straight game that the big man produced at least 30 points.

San Antonio are having a season to forget, as they're currently sat bottom of the Western Conference with a record of 8-34, but they come onto this off the back of a rare victory over the Washington Wizards.

Ultimately, the Spurs are going nowhere this season, as they continue the rebuild project around Victor Wembanyama. Philly should have enough firepower to cover here.

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Celtics @ Mavericks - Celtics (-2.5) @ 10/11

Dallas welcome the league-leading Boston Celtics to the American Airlines Center on Monday, hoping to get back to winning ways after losing their most recent outing to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Boston, who currently have the best record in the NBA, will be playing their second game in as many nights here, so fatigue may play a huge factor in the result, especially considering the Mavericks haven't played since last Thursday.

However, the C's have been excellent this season, with Jayson Tatum leading the charge, but Boston also have excellent pieces around him in the form of Jaylen Brown, Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick White.

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving form a formidable backcourt for Dallas, but their depth doesn't compare to Boston's, and I think that will be the difference here.

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Bulls @ Suns - Suns (-6.5) @ 21/20

I've mentioned this in a previous column, but the surging Phoenix Suns are hitting their stride and their 'big three' of Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal and Devin Booker are leading the way.

The Suns are looking for their sixth-straight victory coming into this game - a run which has seen them climb to seventh place in the Western Conference standings.

Chicago rolled to a 125-96 home victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday despite playing without Zach LaVine, and it remains to be seen whether the star guard will feature here.

I don't think this game will be as straightforward as it may appear on paper, as despite the Bulls being just 7-13 on the road, they have won three of their past four away contests.

However, the Bulls are giving up 115 points on the road, and I can see them having a hard time slowing down the Suns on Monday.

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Check out the rest of our NBA Betting Tips here.

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