NBA Odds Today: Tuesday December 5, 2023

NBA Odds for Tuesday Dec. 5, 2023 feature two games on the hardwood as the inaugural In-Season Tournament reaches the quarterfinal round.

The Milwaukee Bucks welcome in the New York Knicks to Fiserv Forum as the winner will face the Indiana Pacers in the semifinals in Las Vegas.

In late night action, the Los Angeles Lakers host the division rival Phoenix Suns at Arena with the winner taking on the New Orleans Pelicans in Thursday's semifinals.

Here’s everything you need to know about the NBA Odds for Tuesday Dec. 5, 2023: Opening Lines, Spreads and Betting Trends for these two games on the card that provide betting intrigue. 

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The Lakers have defeated the Suns twice this season. (Getty)

NBA Odds for Tuesday, December 5, 2023

New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks

Matchup Spread Total Moneyline
Bucks vs
-4.5 (-112)
+4.5 (-108)
o229.5 (-112)
u229.5 (-108)
  • Opening Point-Spread: Bucks -5
  • Opening Money-Line: Bucks -195
  • Opening Total: 226
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

The Indiana Pacers are waiting in the wings for the winner of this Milwaukee Bucks/New York matchup on Tuesday night.

The Bucks have won seven consecutive meetings with the Knicks since 2021, including a 110-105 home victory on November 3.

New York actually outscored Milwaukee in three quarters, but the Bucks outscored the Knicks, 35-21 in the second quarter, which was the difference.

The Knicks have won seven of their last nine games, including four of their past five on the road. However, New York has lost five of seven games outright in the underdog role.

Milwaukee is riding a nice 8-2 stretch the last 10 games, while winning nine of its past 10 contests at Fiserv Forum.

Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers

Matchup Spread Total Moneyline
Lakers vs
-2 (-108)
+2 (-112)
o232 (-110)
u232 (-110)
  • Opening Point-Spread: Lakers -1.5
  • Opening Money-Line: Lakers -125
  • Opening Total: 228
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET (TNT)

The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns are meeting for the third time already this season as L.A. has won the first two matchups by a combined eight points.

The two division rivals faced off in group play as the Lakers picked up a 122-119 comeback victory over the Suns on November 10 as two-point road underdogs.

The Lakers have been up and down recently by alternating wins and losses in their last seven games, coming off a 107-97 home triumph over the Rockets.

Phoenix has posted a solid 7-3 road record this season, although one of those defeats came at Los Angeles in late October.

Suns' guard Devin Booker has missed both games against the Lakers this season but is averaging 27.1 points per game since returning from injury in mid-November.