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NBA Daily Tip Sheet - Tuesday'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 Tuesday, January 24. Best of luck!

NBA Best Bets for Tuesday, January 24

  • Tyler Herro (MIA) Over 3.5 Assists (-120) vs. BOS
  • Denver Nuggets -1 (-110) @ NOP
  • Clippers-Lakers Over 230 (-110)

Tyler Herro (MIA) Over 3.5 Assists (-125) vs. BOS

The Heat stumbled out to a surprisingly poor 7-11 start to the season, however, they’ve gradually straightened the ship since that opening skid, considering Miami is now 19-11 in their last 30 games, and 10-5 in their last 15.

However, they’d be nowhere without the consistent production of Tyler Herro, highlighted by Herro posting lofty averages of 22.4 PPG, 5.3 REB, and 4.5 AST across his last 16 games for the Heat, despite missing three games with an Achilles injury in the middle of that stretch.

His numbers in the passing department during that stretch stand out the most, though, considering Herro enters Tuesday having tallied 3+ assists in 11 of his last 14 outings, and 4+ assists in 9 of his last 14, with six of those performances ringing in at 6+ assists. And not to mention, he's also averaged 5 assists per game in Miami's three matchups against Boston this season.

So, I’ll back that trend to continue in Tuesday’s matchup against a Celtics’ squad that’s been  playing at a much faster pace than Miami recently, having scored or allowed 120+ points in 11 of their last 16 contests.

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Denver Nuggets -1 (-110) @ NOP

The Nuggets currently sit atop the Western Conference standings with a record of 33-14, and they’ve shown no signs of slowing down, highlighted by Denver yielding an impressive record of 9-1 in their last 10 matchups.

However, Nikola Jokic has missed three of the Nuggets’ last five contests, and without the two-time reigning MVP in the lineup, the oddsmakers have very little respect for this Denver squad, despite posting a modest record of 2-1 across his latest three-game absence, which includes a pair of double-digit victories over the Clippers and Pacers.

Speaking of teams with debilitating injury concerns, though, Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson will miss yet another game for the Pelicans tonight, and they’ve played terrible during their two stars latest absence, considering New Orleans is now 3-9 in their last 12 contests, with their only wins during that span coming in matchups against the Pistons, Wizards, and Rockets.

So, regardless of Jokic’s status tonight, I’ll back Denver to handle business on the road against a Pelicans squad that ranks Bottom 10 in the league in both offensive and defensive rating since New Year’s Day (110.9 ORtg, 116 DRtg).

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Clippers-Lakers Over 230 (-110)

In regards to pace of play, these squads have performed on entirely opposite sides of the spectrum for most of the year, as the Lakers enter Tuesday ranked 2nd in the league in pace, while the Clippers currently rank 25th.

The Clippers have been playing much faster as of late, though, highlighted by at least one squad clearing 120 points scoring in four of their last five games, while posting averages north of 115 PPG in both points scored and allowed during that stretch.

So, I’ll back that trend to continue in Tuesday’s matchup against a Lakers squad that’s seen seven of their last nine matchups go “over”  the 230-point mark.

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Michael's Triple Threat Tracker: 23-12-1 (+913)

  • Tyler Herro (MIA) Over 3.5 Assists (-120) vs. BOS
  • Denver Nuggets -1 (-110) @ NOP
  • Clippers-Lakers Over 230 (-110)
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