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NBA Betting Tips: 31 January

There’s some NBA action in the early hours of Saturday morning, and as usual, Justin Simelane has prepared betting tips for four matches.

NBA Betting

There’s some NBA action in the early hours of Saturday morning, and as usual, Justin Simelane has prepared some betting tips for four matches. Feel free to take his tips and use them on your bet slip.

31 Jan 02:00 Philadelphia 76ers v Orlando Magic

Joel Embiid showcased why he is running for MVP when he helped the Sixers come back against the Nuggets in a game he dropped 47 points and had 18 boards. Right now, the Sixers are riding on confidence and have won their last 7 games and will win this one. The Magic are one of the poor offensive teams in the league and are just averaging 111.1 ppg, they will struggle here and will not be able to keep up with the Sixers, especially in the second half. The last time the Magic beat the 76ers was back in 2019, take Philly to win with a comfortable margin here.

Suggested Bet: Philadelphia 76ers -7.5

31 Jan 02:30 Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers are coming from a heartbreaking loss in a game where they felt they should’ve won, and now this game they are going to lose this. The reason being is that Lebron James and Anthony Davis have been confirmed out for this game. Even with KD out due to injury this Brooklyn team still have the best field goal percentage at 51%. The Nets shoot the ball better and will have fewer turnovers, take them here.

Suggested Bet: Brooklyn Nets ML

31 Jan 03:00 San Antonio Spurs v Washington Wizards

Here you get a team that’s lost 5 games in a row playing a team that’s won 5 games in a row. In 50 games played if you bet on the Spurs each time you would have lost 36 bets. It’s a no-brainer that the Wizards are the team you go for here, and new guard Kendrick Nunn is averaging 12 points per game and will help his new team get an away win here.

Suggested Bet: Washington Wizards ML

31 Jan 03:00 Minnesota Timberwolves v Sacramento Kings

I love betting on an underdog and the Kings are my favourite underdog for the night. The Kings have a great offensive depth which has helped them surpass the Celtics and they now lead in points per game, averaging 119.5 ppg. When you look at the 3-point percentage, field goal percentage, and free throw percentage, the Kings are better than the Timberwolves. Minnesota beat the Kings 2 days back as underdogs, now this is a game the Kings also win as underdogs or cover the spread.

Suggested Bet: Sacramento Kings +8.5

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