Just the five games in the NBA this Tuesday night, headlined by a monster TNT double header kicking off from 7.30pm! Check out our preview and betting tips for the key games below.
NBA Sunday Picks
Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks
Fiserv Forum, 7.30pm (ET)
The Celtics will be without a bunch of key players as they travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks in the opening game of the TNT double header. Star duo Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will both be out of the line-up, while Marcus Smart, Robert Williams, Grant Williams and Malcolm Brogdon are also among the list of questioable participants.
On the other side of the ball, the Bucks will be near full strength, as star forward Giannis Antetokounpo has returned from injury. The Bucks have won their last 10 games in a row and now sit just 1.5 games behind the Celtics for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, a win here would tighten that margin even further.
The Celtics have won their last four and their outstanding depth has been in full display as they have been without key players for the majority of those games. The Celtics have played 18 games without both Brown and Tatum since the start of the 2021-22 season, they are 6-12 in those games. Back the Bucks to get the job done at home.
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers
Crypto.com Arena, 10.00pm (ET)
The Warriors currently sit in 9th place in the Western Conference, but just 2.5 games outside of 4th place. They have won six of their last 10 games but will be without star point guard Steph Curry for Tuesday night’s clash against the Clippers.
LA currently sit in 6th place in the tight Western Conference, having also won six of their last 10 but have lost their last two in a row. Fortunately, they have no injury issues to speak of at the moment, and will be at full strength on Tuesday night.
The Clippers start as 8.5 point favourites at home, which I actually think is a little too high despite strength of each squad detailed above. The Warriors have played 19 games without Curry this season, maintaining a 9-10 record in those games and losing by 10+ points in just five of those.
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