NBA Betting Tips: 13/1 treble to start Rivals Week

 | January 23 | 

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The NBA announced a new twist to the regular season in 2022, dedicating a week in January to classic and budding rivalries between teams and players. NBA Rivals Week is back for the 2023-24 season, starting on January 23.

NBA Betting Tips

  • Nuggets @ Pacers - Nuggets (-3.5) @ 10/11
  • Knicks @ Nets - Knicks (-4.5) @ 10/11
  • Lakers @ Clippers - Lakers @ 3/1

Treble pays 13.57/1

Nuggets @ Pacers - Nuggets (-3.5) @ 10/11

Indiana and Denver are meeting for the second time in nine days, but it's a different Pacers team the Nuggets beat on January 14.

The Pacers' move for Pascal Siakam sent shockwaves throughout the NBA world, and Indiana are 1-2 since trading for Siakam, with the only win coming at Sacramento last Thursday, one day before he made his Pacers debut.

Naturally, it will take some time for the former Raptor to gel with his new team, but there were promising signs in the defeats against Portland and Suns.

However, the Nuggets are reminding everybody why they are the defending champions, and they're coming off a marquee win away at Boston, handing the Celtics their first home loss of the campaign.

The Pacers' biggest weakness defensively is rebounding the ball, which is where Nikola Jokic should thrive for Denver, enabling the Nuggets to cover here.

Nuggets to cover 3.5 spread at 10-11

Knicks @ Nets - Knicks (-4.5) @ 10/11

It's the battle of the boroughs as the New York Knicks travel to the Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets.

Since the two teams met just before Christmas, their respective trajectories have been completely different - the Knicks are chasing a fourth-straight win, while the Nets attempt to avoid falling further away from .500.

The Knicks cruised to a 121-102 win in the last meeting December 20 and have won the past three encounters with the Nets by a combined 61 points, after Brooklyn won the previous nine when Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were still in town.

New York have recently shook up their roster by trading for OG Anunoby, and they're reaping the benefits - since the trade, the Knicks are 9-2 and seven of those victories were by double digits.

Brooklyn's lack of a truly elite scorer is a big reason for their inconsistency, while Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle are capable of racking up the points for the Knicks, so I'm taking the latter to cover here.

Knicks to cover 4.5 spread at 10-11

Lakers @ Clippers - Lakers @ 3/1

Downtown Los Angeles will see the Clippers and Lakers lock horns on Tuesday night, as both teams come into this match having won three of their past four outings.

The Clippers have been thriving since James Harden, who was acquired in early November, replaced Russell Westbrook in the starting lineup, and they're currently sat in fourth spot in the Western Conference.

Similarly, the Lakers have found recent success reverting to the starting lineup they opened the season with, which saw Austin Reaves and D'Angelo Russell occupy the backcourt. Russell, in particular, is on fire at the moment, and he dropped 34 points in the 134-110 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.

The Clippers look the better team top to bottom coming into this game, but I always feel like the Lakers have their number, regardless of form. That could change on Tuesday night, of course, but I think the value lies with backing the Lakers on the money line rather than backing the Clippers to cover.

Lakers to win on money line at 3-1

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