NBA Betting Tips: Three picks for Monday’s matches

 | January 08 | 

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The NBA action continues on Monday night, with six games taking place, and we've picked our best bets for the upcoming matches.

NBA Betting Tips

  • Celtics @ Pacers - Over 243.5 Points @ 10/11
  • Rockets @ Heat - Heat (-4.5) @ 10/11
  • Jazz @ Bucks - Jazz (+9.5) @ 10/11

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Celtics @ Pacers - Over 243.5 Points @ 10/11

The Boston Celtics will be seeking back-to-back victories over the Indiana Pacers when the teams meet on Monday night in Indianapolis.

The C's had 38 points from Jayson Tatum, as well as 31 from Jaylen Brown last time out against Indiana, but can they repeat that performance?

History tell us probably - Boston have won eight of their last nine, and look to be the best team in basketball. However, Tatum looks to be bothered by an ankle injury, so he could miss out here.

Indiana have had one of the most free-flowing offenses in the league, but the 101 points scored against Boston over the weekend was one of the lowest scoring outputs this season for the Pacers. In the four games prior to Saturday’s meeting with the Celtics, Indiana put up at least 140 points in three of them. They can't shoot that poorly again, surely?

Therefore, I expect this meeting to be different to the one between the sides at the weekend. The Pacers have had a few days to rest and rethink their strategy in taking down this Boston side. I'm not sure that they'll get the win, but I'm expecting both teams to shoot the lights out, so I'm backing over on the points.

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Rockets @ Heat - Heat (-4.5) @ 10/11

The Miami Heat return home for Monday's clash with Houston, after going 2-3 on their road trip along the West Coast.

The Heat are 9-6 at home this season, but they are expected to be without star man Jimmy Butler here due to injury. Ultimately, that shouldn't matter too much as Miami have plenty of scoring power, and they're facing a Houston side that are 3-10 on the road.

The Rockets have been impressive at home, considering their main focus has been on developing their young core of Cam Whitmore (19), Jabari Smith Jr. (20), Amen Thompson (20), Jalen Green (21), and Alperen Sengun (21).

Miami have lost three of their last four, so I think they'll be looking to respond with a big victory at home.

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Jazz @ Bucks - Jazz (+9.5) @ 10/11

The Utah Jazz have only won six road games all season and lost by 29 points to Boston over the weekend, but that might not make the Milwaukee Bucks feel too confident when they host them on Monday night.

The Bucks have lost three of their last four outings, and they dropped an incredibly close game against Houston on Saturday night, despite getting 48 points and 17 rebounds from Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Meanwhile, the Jazz have been playing well - they responded to the aforementioned Celtics loss by defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 120-109 in the City of Brotherly Love.

Utah are averaging 121.7 points per game in their last nine, and the Bucks have allowed at least 120 points in three of their last four. With the way the Jazz are playing, I can't see them getting blown out here by Milwaukee. They could even sneak a victory, but I'm expecting them to cover at least.

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Check out the rest of our NBA Betting Tips here.

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