Daily NBA Betting Guide: January 26th NBA Odds

Daily NBA Betting Guide: January 26th NBA Odds

Cole Paganelli
2 years ago
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Heat guard Tyler Herro (14 in the black uniform) is tightly guarded by Knicks guard RJ Barrett (on Herro's right) in an 2021 contest between the New York Knicks and Miami Heat.

We are back with our daily NBA betting advice, this time for Wednesday, January 26th. Make sure to stay tuned for more NBA betting picks!

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Milwaukee Bucks @ Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: MIL -3.5

Total Points: 216.5

The Milwaukee Bucks will travel to the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in a potential playoff matchup.

Cleveland is one of the best defenses in the sport as they are second with 102.3 points per game allowed. Power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been one of the best players in the league but also has a knee injury and is questionable.

Grayson Allen will miss this game due to being suspended for a hit on Bulls guard Alex Caruso that was a flagrant foul.

All in all, go with the Cleveland Cavs to cover the spread as they are one of the best in the league at doing so and the under hit as well. 

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Charlotte Hornets @ Indiana Pacers (7 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: CHA -2

Total Points: 228

The Hornets will travel to the Gainbridge Fieldhouse to take on the Pacers for the final time this season and go for the season sweep as they are currently 3-0 against Indiana this season.

Indiana is dealing with a lot of key players being hurt as shooting guard Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles), power forward Domantas Sabonis (ankle), and center Myles Turner (foot) are all out until February, and the team is struggling.

The Hornets have covered the spread in each of their previous five games against the Pacers so go with Charlotte -2 and the under to hit.

Los Angeles Clippers @ Orlando Magic (7 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: LAC-1.5

Total Points: 212.5

The Clippers are heading to the Amway Center to take on the Magic here and should be able to defeat them easily. Luke Kennard scored seven points in the last nine seconds yesterday to give the Clippers the win after falling behind by 35 points at one point.

The Magic are the third-worst offensive team as they are scoring 102.1 points per game this season and do not have a reliable scorer, especially with their injuries mounting up.

The Clippers have covered the spread in each of their last four visits to Amway Center and the under hit in each of those games, so go with the Clippers and the under here.

Sacramento Kings @ Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: ATL -9

Total Points: 234.5

The Sacramento Kings have been struggling on the road as they have lost nine straight road games. These teams faced off earlier in the season, and the Hawks pulled out a 108-102 road win, but the Hawks are on a four-game winning streak while the Kings are on a four-game losing streak, losing to the Pistons and Rockets in that stretch.

Point guard Trae Young is averaging 31.3 points and nine assists in his last four games, and Sacramento is the second-worst defensive team, allowing 114.8 points per game. De'Aaron Fox (ankle) is questionable for this game, and they do not have a solid second-scoring option.

The Kings are 3-11 in their last 14 road games against the Hawks so go with Atlanta to cover and the over.

New York Knicks @ Miami Heat (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

Favored Team and Spread: MIA -5.5

Total Points: 202.5

Miami has been playing well as they are 3-1 in their last four games, while New York is struggling with just one win in their last five games overall.

Point guard Kyle Lowry (personal) and shooting guard Tyler Herro (illness) are listed as questionable for this game, but there is a reason why the Heat are top of the conference, and the Knicks would miss the postseason entirely if the season ended today. Both of these teams lock it down defensively as the Heat are fourth with 104.1 points allowed while the Knicks are fifth with 104.3 points allowed.

The Knicks struggle against the Heat as they are 2-6 Against the Spread in their last eight games against the Heat. Go with the Heat to cover and the over to barely hit.

Denver Nuggets @ Brooklyn Nets (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: DEN -2

Total Points: 220.5

Both teams are on the second half of a back-to-back here as the Nuggets travel into Barclays Center to take on the Nets, but this Nets team struggled without a secondary playmaker after James Harden since Kyrie Irving (personal), Joe Harris (ankle), and Kevin Durant (knee) were all out.

Denver has been a middle-of-the-pack scoring team this season without Jamal Murray (knee), but center Nikola Jokic is playing well with 26.2 points, 13.9 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per game this year.

However, I like the Nets secondary pieces a little more. Go with Brooklyn as a home underdog to cover and the over to hit here.

Toronto Raptors @ Chicago Bulls (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: CHI -4

Total Points: 219

The Raptors are heading to the United Center to take on the Bulls, but Chicago is beginning to show signs of wear and tear as shooting guard Alex Caruso (wrist), point guard Lonzo Ball (knee), and small forward Patrick Williams (wrist) are all out for another month at least.

However, Zach Lavine and Nikola Vucevic should be enough to take down the lowly Toronto Raptors in this game. The Raptors are just 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games and the under hit in the last four games between these teams in Chicago.

All in all, go with the Bulls -4 and the over in this game.

Memphis Grizzlies @ San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: MEM -4.5

Total Points: 228

The Grizzlies have been playing well but have not played since Sunday, so there could be a little bit of rust after two days off. The Spurs are essentially healthy as only small forward Keita Bates-Diop (illness) is the only player listed on their injury report.

Go with the Spurs getting 4.5 points at home and the over to hit in this game.

Phoenix Suns @ Utah Jazz (10 p.m., ESPN)

Favored Team and Spread: PHO -3

Total Points: 224.5

The Phoenix Suns are red hot as they are leading the Western Conference and are on a seven-game winning streak, including beating this Jazz team at home on Monday 115-109.

The Jazz still have their two stars center Rudy Gobert (calf) and shooting guard Donovan Mitchell (concussion) ruled out, so they will have to find other ways to score and play defense. Both teams are tied for fifth in the NBA, shooting 36.3 percent from the three-point line, so points will be flying.

Go with the Suns to cover and the over to hit.

Dallas Mavericks @ Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: DAL -4

Total Points: 215.5

Both teams played on Tuesday and were defeated, but the Mavericks and the Trail Blazers will face off late Wednesday. The Mavericks are the third-ranked defense at 103.1 points allowed per game, while the Trail Blazers are all the way at 26th with 111.9 points per game.

Point guard Damian Lillard (abdominal) will be out for Portland, and shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr (foot) was injured last night, but Dallas still have their two stars in the lineup.

The Mavs are 23-10 ATS in their last 33 games against the Trail Blazers and the over hit in eight of the last nine matchups, so follow the trends.

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