Wager Alarm NBA Best Bets - January 30
Adam Ronis brings you his best bets for tonight's NBA slate
There are six game on the NBA schedule tonight once again. Three teams are favored by double-digits and two games have a spread of four points or less. Two teams are playing back-to-backs and only one game has a total of 222 or less
Toronto Raptors (-10) at Cleveland Cavaliers, 7 p.m. ET
Taking a favorite by this many points on the road is always risky, but the Raptors are a much better team than Cleveland. The Raptors will be without Marc Gasol and it shouldn't be an issue in this matchup. The Raptors are playing excellent basketball have won eight consecutive games and are 6-2 against the spread in those games. Four of the wins have been by nine points or more. The Cavaliers are 3-6 ATS in the last nine games, including five losses of double-digits. The teams have met twice this season and the Raptors won each game by 20 points. The Cavaliers have lost eight of the last nine games and have lost eight consecutive games at home.
Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks (+7), 7:30 p.m. ET
This looks like 76ers should cover easy. They have won six of their last seven games and Joel Embiid returned last game. Not so fast. The 76ers struggled on the road, regardless of the opponent. They are 9-15 on the road compared to 22-2 at home. Their last two wins on the road against the Knicks and Nets were by six and three points. The 76ers are 2-3 ATS in the last five games, while the Hawks are 3-2 ATS. The 76ers are 9-14-1 ATS on the road, while the Hawks are 14-9 ATS at home. The teams have met once this season with the 76ers winning 105-103. The 76ers average 105.7 points on the road. In the last nine road games, the 76ers are 1-7-1 ATS. The Hawks keep the game close. Take the points.
Total Points Over 227.5 – Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards, 7 p.m. ET
The Wizards have the worst defense in the NBA and rank third in pace. The Wizards have allowed 150 points in consecutive games. One was against the Bucks without Giannis Antetokounmpo and the other was against the Hawks. The last four Wizards games have gone over and they are 27-18-1 with the total going over. The Wizards have scored at least 124 points in four straight games. The teams have met twice this season and the total went under both times. This time it goes over.