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NBA Daily Tip Sheet - Wednesday's Triple Threat

There's many ways to bet on the NBA, and some of the most popular ones include taking a side, a full-game total, or a player prop. So, this is what we like to call our Daily Triple Threat. Our three best bets in the aforementioned categories for NBA matchups on Wednesday, January 11. Best of luck!

NBA Best Bets for Wednesday, January 11

  • Milwaukee Bucks -2.5 (-110) @ ATL
  • Pelicans-Celtics Over 231 (-110)
  • Kevin Porter Jr. (HOU) Over 5.5 Rebounds (+110) @ SAC

Milwaukee Bucks -2.5 (-110) @ ATL

The Hawks enter Wednesday following wins in two of their last three games. However, this squad has consistently struggled since their solid 11-7 run to open the year, considering Atlanta has yielded a lackluster record of 8-14 across their last 22 games, now stationed ninth in the Eastern Conference standings at 19-21 on the season.

In years past, Atlanta has wielded the offensive firepower necessary to compete in virtually any matchup, highlighted by the Hawks ranking Top 10 in the league in offensive rating in each of the last two seasons.

However, Atlanta’s magic at the offensive end has fizzled out quickly, considering the Hawks currently rank 21st in offensive rating on the year. And with their defense continuing to play at a mediocre level, there’s no need to respect them in matchups against top shelf teams in the conference.

While on the other hand, the Bucks have also had their fair share of recent struggles, considering Milwaukee enters Wednesday riding a bumpy 4-6 skid, and Khris Middleton remains sidelined with a knee injury. However, Milwaukee should still handle business against an ailing Atlanta squad that’s now lost five of their last seven games.

Take Milwaukee!

Pelicans-Celtics Over 231 (-110)

The Pelicans will be without Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram tonight, which ultimately, is the reason why the oddsmakers have decided to spot New Orleans roughly 10 points in tonight's matchup against Boston.

However, the Celtics are now 7-7 in their last 14 games, and only three of those wins have come by a double-digit margin. So, it’s tough to trust Boston as a huge favorite in this one.

The Celtics' recent shortcomings certainly aren’t due to shooting woes, though, considering Boston has now scored 116+ points in seven of their last nine games. But they continue to be hampered by lackluster defensive play, having surrendered a lofty average of 114 PPG at the other end of the floor across their latest stretch.

So, I’ll take the ‘over’ here, as at least one squad has eclipsed the 120-point mark in seven of the Celtics’ last nine games. And I expect a similar result in tonight’s matchup after seeing the Pelicans hang 132 PTS on Washington in the absence of Ingram and Williamson in their latest affair.

Take the Over!

Kevin Porter Jr. (HOU) Over 5.5 Rebounds

The Rockets currently own the worst record in the league, and things still appear to be heading south for this squad, considering they’ve now lost 12 of their last 13 contests, with eight of those losses coming by distant double-digit margins.

Houston’s misery certainly isn’t Kevin Porter Jr.’s fault, though, considering he’s now scored 22+ points in six of his last eight outings, while also averaging a modest 6.4 assists and 5.9 rebounds across that window.

Porter probably won’t be able to sustain that lofty scoring clip. However, his recent success on the glass might be something worth taking a gamble on, having secured 6+ rebounds in four of his last five games. And there’s a good chance that trend continues in Wednesday’s matchup against a Kings squad that ranks Top 5 in the league in pace.

Bet On Porter!

Michael's Triple Threat Tracker: 11-4 (+611)

  • Milwaukee Bucks -2.5 (-110) @ ATL
  • Pelicans-Celtics Over 231 (-110)
  • Kevin Porter Jr. (HOU) Over 5.5 Rebounds (+110)
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