NBA Tuesday Matchups Scores: Points Galore Across the League
Good Night for Overs Bettors
Suns Send Division Statement
The Phoenix Suns continue to move in the right direction after they secured an impressive 120-109 win over the Sacramento Kings. Let’s take a look at our NBA Tuesday Matchups Scores and see how things went down around the league.
The Suns returned home from their East coast road trip to take care of business against a division rival. Phoenix closed as 2.0-point favorites in this one got big nights from their Big 3 in Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Chris Paul.
Booker had 32 points, Ayton went off for 29 points and 11 rebounds, while Paul chipped in with a season-high 19 assists on a night where Kevin Durant sat on the sidelines to watch his new team for the first time.
The Kings were previously a perfect 9-0 against divisional opponents this season and now hold just a 1.0 game lead over the Suns in a crowded Pacific division. Despite the Suns putting up 120 points this was one of just two games on the slate to stay Under the full game total.
Clippers Serve Up Gentle Reminder
The LA Clippers flexed their muscles in a 134-124 win over the Golden State Warriors as they too sent a statement of intent across the league.
LA closed as 8.0-point home favorites for this one as the Warriors simply couldn’t contain a rested Clipper offense that relegated the defending champs to a league-worst 8-20 ATS record on the road.
The Clippers handed debuts to their trio of new faces, with Bones Hyland, Mason Plumlee and Eric Gordon all making positive contributions for their new team off the bench. Kawhi Leonard had his best shooting night from beyond the arc as he finished with 33 points while going 7-for-9 from 3-point range.
This total closed as 229.0 points and while it was a good opening period for Unders bettors a 72 point second quarter set the tone for an offensive outburst that had this one comfortably sail Over the number. The Warriors are now 34-21-2 on full game Over/Under markets this season.
Bucks Do it Tough at Home
The Milwaukee Bucks needed OT to dispatch of a severely understrength Boston Celtics as they eked out a 131-125 win.
The Bucks were 8.0-point favorites over a Celtics team missing Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Al Horford from their rotations.
Boston got big production from their backcourt duo of Derrick White and Malcolm Brogdon as they continue to show off their abundance of depth that is the envy of many contenders around the league. While Boston did cover the number comfortably they were almost outright winners in OT before the home team used a 7-0 run in the final 30 seconds to snatch victory.
The Bucks are now 19-10 (65.5%) to the Over at home this season – joining the Celtics as the best Overs team in the league when playing on their home court.
The win also moves Milwaukee to within 0.5 games of Boston in the NBA standings 2023.
Raptors, Wizards Secure Important Wins
The Toronto Raptors closed out their five-game home stand with a much-needed 123-113 win over the Orlando Magic.
The Raptors received strong market support in this one and eventually closed as 7.5-point favorites against a Magic team playing the second of a road back-to-back.
The home side held Orlando to just 43 points in the second half as they took advantage of a favorable schedule spot to move to within 1.5 games of the #8 seed in the East.
The Washington Wizards continue their push for a play-in spot in the East as they secured a 126-101 road win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Both teams were playing the second of a back-to-back, but Washington was able to use fresh legs as Kyle Kuzma made his return from injury. His 33 points helped the Wizards to a big win against an opponent who stole one from them on their home court just a fortnight ago in Washington.
The Wizards had opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one, but the news of Kuzma’s return and the absence of Jerami Grant saw the road team close as 1.5-point road favorites. This game stayed comfortably Under the 327.5 point total, with the Wizards now 5-2 (71.4%) to the Under as road favorites this season.
That’s all for our NBA Tuesday Matchups Scores recap. Be sure to check back as we continue to analyze the betting markets across the NBA.
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