2023 NBA Tuesday Matchups: Knicks’ Streak Ends
Bad ATS Night for Home Teams
Hornets Sting Knicks in the Garden
The Charlotte Hornets have ended the hottest streak in the NBA as they pulled off a 112-105 upset win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Let’s dive into our NBA Tuesday Matchups to see what went on around the league.
The Knicks were riding a nine-game win streak as they returned home from two tough road games in Miami and Boston. Despite being without Jalen Brunson for the second straight game the Knicks still closed as 10.0-point favorites and looked to keep rolling when they took a 16 point lead into halftime.
Charlotte’s defense showed up down the stretch however and a 62-39 second half outing resulted in the biggest upset of the day, with the road team paying +375 on the Moneyline. The Knicks next NBA games will see them embark on a four game West coast road trip.
The Brooklyn Nets recorded a 118-96 road win over the Houston Rockets as they improved to 3-0 straight up and ATS in their last three outings.
The Nets closed as 6.5-point favorites in this one and the cover means they improve to 14-8 (63.6%) ATS against Western Conference opponents this season.
Warriors, Timberwolves Drop Crucial Games
The Golden State Warriors continue to struggle on the road as they were upset 137-128 at Oklahoma City.
The Warriors road defense continues to be the teams biggest glaring issue and they again showed little resistance on a night where the home team shot 53.2% from the field.
The Thunder closed as 4.0-point underdogs and are now a league-best 38-24-3 (61.3%) ATS in all games this season. Meanwhile, Golden State are a league-worst 8-23 (25.8%) ATS as the road team this season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves dropped a crucial non-conference home game to the Philadelphia 76ers as they went down 117-94.
The Timberwolves, who opened as 1.5-point underdogs, started this game as 3.0-point favorites on the back of the news that James Harden would be sit this one out.
This was the fifth road game in just seven nights for the 76ers, yet they were the team who showed more energy and aggression throughout the night as they improved to 6-3-1 (66.7%) ATS when playing on the second night of a back-to-back.
Meanwhile, the LA Lakers picked up a big 112-103 home win over the Memphis Grizzlies to move up to the #9 seed in the West.
The Lakers closed as 1.0-point underdogs despite the Grizzlies being without Ja Morant, Brandon Clarke or Steven Adams as they deal with injuries and internal issues. The Grizzlies are now just 9-12 (42.8%) ATS as road favorites this season.
Best of the Rest
The Washington Wizards continue their push for a play-in spot in the East as they held on for a 119-117 win at the Detroit Pistons.
The Wizards closed as 11.0-point favorites but couldn’t cover that number at the end of any quarter as the Pistons made life as difficult possible for their visitors.
The Milwaukee Bucks extended their lead atop the Eastern Conference with a 134-123 road win over the Orlando Magic. The Bucks, who opened as 7.0-point favorites, closed as 2.0-point favorites after Giannis Antetokounmpo joined Jrue Holiday on the sidelines for this one.
The Bucks however flexed their depth once more as they comfortably covered the number to improve to 13-5-2 (72.2%) ATS as road favorites.
The Dallas Mavericks managed a 120-116 home win over the undermanned Utah Jazz as they continue to fumble their way through games with Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic sharing the reigns.
No team perplexes oddsmakers with their NBA scores and standings comparative to market rating than the Mavs and it’ll be interesting to see how this team is priced as the NBA playoffs approach. The Mavs again failed to cover this spread as they closed as 11.0-point favorites in this one.
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