NBA Daily Tip Sheet – Tuesday’s Triple Threat

There's several 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, February 7th. Best of luck!

NBA Best Bets for Tuesday, February 7

  • Hawks-Pelicans Over 237 (-110)
  • Phoenix Suns -6 (-110) @ BKN
  • Zach LaVine (CHI) Over 4.5 Rebounds (-130) @ MEM
Updated on 05/20/2024
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Hawks-Pelicans Over 237 (-110)

The Pelicans have been hampered by injury as of late, and it’s certainly shown in their recent results, considering New Orleans owns a miserable record of 5-15 since New Year’s Eve, the third-worst mark in the entire league during that span.

Even at full strength, though, New Orleans isn’t particularly known for leaning on its offensive talent, highlighted by the Pelicans ranking 7th in defensive rating and 14th in pace on the season (112.5 DRtg, 99.8 PACE), as opposed to ranking 15th in offensive rating and 10th in scoring (116 PPG, 114.3 ORtg).

However, they’ve looked absolutely exhausted the last few weeks, considering the Pelicans are now 2-10 in their last 12 games, while averaging just 109 PPG and ranking 27th in offensive rating across that skid. There’s been two sides of a coin to New Orleans’ recent sense of complacency, though, as their defense continues to struggle just as bad.

But in their last two contests, they’ve played surprisingly well at the offensive end, highlighted by the Pelicans entering Tuesday following back-to-back winning performances in which they cleared the 130-point scoring mark, despite surrendering 126 points to the Lakers in one of those affairs.

While on the other hand, the Hawks are far more notorious for partaking in high-scoring battles, highlighted by Atlanta ranking Top 10 in both points scored and pace on the season (116 PPG, 100.5 PACE), while also ranking Bottom 10 in the league in points allowed (117 PPG), and their pace of play only continues to climb, considering they’ve now scored 118+ points in seven of their last 11 games.

So, I’ll take the over in Tuesday’s matchup between a pair of squads that have both seen at least one squad cross the 120-point mark in four of their last five matchups (237 PPG).

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Phoenix Suns -6 (-110) @ BKN

Kevin Durant remains sidelined for Brooklyn, but the Nets have played some really solid basketball as of late, highlighted by their solid record of 23-10 since late-november, while ranking 6th in the league in net rating across that window (+3.9 NetRtg).

This is a much different team without their Big 3 in-tact, though, and now, in the absence of Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, and Durant, there’s little-to-no hope left for the Nets regarding top level contention, especially in matchups against some of the upper-tier squads in the league.

To be fair, the Suns don’t quite classify as an upper-tier team at the moment, with Phoenix currently stationed 6th in the Western Conference standings at 29-26. However, they’ve been red-hot recently, considering the Suns are now 8-2 in their last ten games, and the most impressive part about their run is the fact that all eight of those wins came in the absence of Devin Booker.

It goes without saying, the Suns are far less dangerous without Booker on the floor, especially on offense, but without him, they’ve been forced to crank up the heat at the defensive end, which seemingly, has led them to rediscovering their identity, highlighted by Phoenix surrendering just 107 PPG to its opponents across the last ten games.

So, I’ll back Phoenix to make a statement in Tuesday’s nationally televised matchup against a Nets squad that’s likely feeling rather deflated heading into this one.

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The Bulls are 7-3 in their last ten games. (Getty)

Zach LaVine (CHI) Over 4.5 Rebounds

This Bulls squad has been one of the biggest disappointments in the league over the last few season, and this season has been no different. However, they’ve been playing solid basketball recently, having won seven of their last ten games, and a huge part of that comes thanks to Zach LaVine’s increased level of production across the board, highlighted by LaVine averaging 26 PTS, 5.8 REB, and 4.1 AST in his last 15 outings for Chicago.

LaVine has been surprisingly quiet in the rebounding department his last few trips out, though, considering he’s now fallen short of five rebounds in two of his last three outings, and in a double-digit win over Charlotte, he recorded just one rebound.

However, prior to his latest three-game stretch, LaVine had secured 5+ rebounds in 11 of his last 14 outings, with eight of those performances ringing in at 6+ boards. So, I’ll back LaVine to have a solid night on the glass in what should ultimately be a high-scoring battle against a Grizzlies squad that ranks 3rd in the league in pace (101.6 PACE).

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Michael's Triple Threat Tracker: 35-23-2 (+1,063)

  • Hawks-Pelicans Over 237 (-110)
  • Phoenix Suns -6 (-110) @ BKN
  • Zach LaVine (CHI) Over 4.5 Rebounds (-130) @ MEM