You’ll be able to’t do a lot better than we did on Monday, cashing outright and in opposition to the unfold with a pair of straightforward victories for the Knicks (+2.5) and Magic (+3.5) as dwelling underdogs.

We don’t see as a lot plus-odds worth in Tuesday’s NBA slate, which options 10 video games and 7 dwelling favorites – two of which appear like robust performs in opposition to groups that don’t precisely encourage confidence as overmatched highway underdogs.

Right here’s how we’re attacking Tuesday’s betting menu at BetMGM:

NBA Tuesday odds, traces, picks (through BetMGM)

  • Hawks -7.5 vs. Wizards
  • Jazz -9.5 vs. Spurs

Hawks vs. Wizards prediction and evaluation

7:40 p.m. ET

Switching coaches midseason hasn’t been the panacea that almost all groups hope it’ll be lately, and it’s unlikely that Quin Snyder will clear up the entire Hawks’ points, both. However he ought to get pleasure from a soft begin to the job in a winnable dwelling spot on Tuesday.

Atlanta clearly has the expertise to maintain tempo within the East: we noticed that on show on this staff’s two wins for the reason that All-Star break, with Trae Younger (68 factors) and Dejounte Murray (53) main the best way in these two victories. It’ll be as much as Snyder to repair this staff’s leaky protection, which has surrendered a minimum of 119 factors in 4 straight video games.

That shouldn’t be an enormous subject in opposition to the Wizards, who scored 82 factors throughout Sunday’s 20-point loss in Chicago and might be with out main scorer Kristaps Porzingis (22.8 PPG) and high passer Monte Morris (5.3 APG) for Tuesday’s tilt. That ought to spell a straightforward victory for Atlanta to kick off the Snyder period.

Hawks vs. Wizards decide

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Jazz vs. Spurs prediction and evaluation

9:10 p.m. ET

I’ve stated this earlier than, and I’ll say it once more: I don’t love laying an enormous quantity on a staff that hasn’t earned it. And it looks like anytime I break that vow, it’s in opposition to the Spurs, who render nearly any quantity out of date with how poorly they’re taking part in.

San Antonio has been spectacularly unhealthy for the reason that begin of the calendar yr, dropping 21 of 23 video games (8-17 ATS) with the league’s worst web score (-13.2). These numbers have one way or the other been even worse over this staff’s 16-game dropping streak, throughout which it’s posted a 2-14 ATS report with 12 double-digit losses and an abhorrent -15.3 web score.

It’s no coincidence that the Spurs’ ineptitude has coincided with the absence of rising star Devin Vassell (knee), who hasn’t performed since Jan. 2. He gained’t go well with up on Tuesday, both, in a rematch of Saturday’s 16-point loss at Utah – which serves as a preview for the way this one will probably end up, too.

Jazz vs. Spurs decide