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Monday's Betting Tips

Cavaliers at Pistons (-6 ½, 221) – 7:05 PM EST

CLE: 12-34 SU, 19-26-1 ATS, 25-21 O/U
DET: 17-30 SU, 17-29-1 ATS, 29-18 O/U

Last 10 games:

CLE: 2-8 SU, 5-5 ATS, 7-3 O/U
DET: 4-6 SU, 3-7 ATS, 8-2 O/U


-- The road team has won all three matchups this season, as the Pistons captured a pair of meetings in Cleveland. The Cavaliers grabbed the most recent affair in Detroit in overtime on January 9.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- Cleveland is 6-3 ATS in the past nine road games, including a 4-1 ATS mark in this span as a single-digit underdog.

-- Since winning at Houston on December 14, the Pistons own a 6-15 ATS record the last 21 games. In this span, Detroit has lost nine of 11 games at Little Caesars Arena.

Magic at Heat (-5, 212) – 7:35 PM EST

ORL: 21-26 SU, 21-24-2 ATS, 19-26-2 O/U
MIA: 31-14 SU, 25-18-2 ATS, 28-16-1 O/U

Last 10 games:

ORL: 4-6 SU, 5-5 ATS, 3-6-1 O/U
MIA: 6-4 SU, 5-5 ATS, 8-2 O/U


-- The Magic trounced the Heat in their only matchup of the season on January 3 in Orlando, 105-85, marking the fifth win in the last six meetings.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- Orlando has lost six of seven games this season with no rest after falling to the Clippers on Sunday. The last three defeats in this situation came by double-digits to the Bucks, Jazz, and Clippers.

-- The Heat have failed to cover in four of their past five games against Southeast division foes, but Miami is 12-1 off a loss this season.

Mavericks (-1 ½, 223 ½) at Thunder – 8:05 PM EST

DAL: 28-17 SU, 23-19-3 ATS, 27-18 O/U
OKC: 28-19 SU, 32-15 ATS, 23-24 O/U

Last 10 games:

DAL: 6-4 SU, 4-3-3 ATS, 5-5 O/U
OKC: 7-3 SU, 7-3 ATS, 7-3 O/U


-- Oklahoma City rallied from an early 12-point deficit to knock off Dallas on December 31 as 2 ½-point home underdogs, 106-101. Last season, the Mavericks captured three of four meetings, while the ‘under’ is 4-1 the last five matchups.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Mavericks are 10-2 this season off a loss, as one of those defeats came at Oklahoma City on New Year’s Eve.

-- Oklahoma City has covered 14 of its last 17 games, but all three of those ATS defeats came at home.

Kings at Timberwolves (-3 ½, 226) – 8:05 PM EST

SAC: 16-29 SU, 21-23-1 ATS, 22-23 O/U
MIN: 15-31 SU, 17-27-2 ATS, 25-21 O/U

Last 10 games:

SAC: 3-7 SU, 3-6-1 ATS, 7-3 O/U
MIN: 1-9 SU, 2-8 ATS, 6-4 O/U


-- The Timberwolves have won six of the past eight matchups, including a 105-104 overtime triumph at Sacramento on December 26 as seven-point underdogs.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The ‘over’ has cashed in seven of Sacramento’s last nine road games, although the ‘under’ hit in Saturday’s win at Chicago. However, the ‘under’ is 5-1 in the Kings’ past six contests after scoring less than 100 points in a win.

-- Minnesota has struggled overall of late, but the Wolves own a 3-9 SU/ATS record in their last 12 opportunities in the favorite role.

Spurs (-2 ½, 217) at Bulls – 8:05 PM EST

SA: 20-25 SU, 18-26-1 ATS, 27-18 O/U
CHI: 18-30 SU, 23-24-1 ATS, 23-25 O/U

Last 10 games:

SA: 5-5 SU, 5-5 ATS, 5-5 O/U
CHI: 5-5 SU, 5-5 ATS, 4-6 O/U


-- These teams have not met this season, as the Spurs are 4-1 SU and 2-3 ATS the last five matchups with the Bulls. San Antonio has won its last two visits to United Center, including a 108-107 triumph last season.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Spurs are 8-2 ATS the last 10 road games, but were listed as a favorite only once in this span, coming in a 145-115 blowout of the Grizzlies on December 23.

-- The Bulls have compiled a 2-15 record this season off a win, coming off Saturday’s victory at Cleveland.

Rockets at Jazz (-11, 224 ½) – 9:05 PM EST

HOU: 28-17 SU, 21-24 ATS, 20-25 O/U
UTA: 32-13 SU, 25-19-1 ATS, 23-22 O/U

Last 10 games:

HOU: 4-6 SU, 3-7 ATS, 5-5 O/U
UTA: 9-1 SU, 7-2-1 ATS, 7-3 O/U


-- Amazingly, these teams have not hooked up yet this season, but they will meet three times over the next month. The Rockets are 6-1 in the past seven matchups, including taking four of five meetings in the first round of the playoffs.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- Houston will likely be down both James Harden and Russell Westbrook tonight, as the Rockets lost at New Orleans in the only other game this season without the two stars in the lineup. However, the Rockets are 4-3 ATS this season in the underdog role.

-- The Jazz are riding a nine-game home winning streak, while being listed as a double-digit home favorite for the sixth time this season. Utah owns a 5-0 SU and 3-2 ATS mark when laying at least 10 points, while winning 18 consecutive home contests as a double-digit favorite.

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