Handicapping the NBA: Tuesday Picks

Handicapping the NBA: Tuesday Picks

This article is part of our Handicapping the NBA series.

Alex Barutha

Clippers to win (-167) at CelticsDraftKings Sportsbook, 1:13 PM CT

I'm confused as to why this line is so short, especially with Jaylen Brown (knee) questionable and the Clippers fully healthy. LA is a legitimate title contender, while the Celtics are scraping and clawing to remain .500. Neither team has been playing great since February, but I know the Clippers are a much superior team.

Suns to win (+106) at LakersFanDuel Sportsbook, 1:22 PM CT

The Lakers have won two in a row since Dennis Schroder returned. First, a six-point win over the Trail Blazers, followed by a 26-point win over the Warriors. However, I'm willing to bet against them in what's essentially a pick'em. Phoenix is 12-3 since Feb. 1, with a +9.8 net rating. Meanwhile, the Lakers are 9-5 with a +2.3 net rating over the same stretch. Getting Schroder back makes the Lakers more competent, but it doesn't make them great. The Suns have been great.

Nick Whalen

Kevin Huerter OVER 2.5 made three pointers (+140) at Miami DraftKings Sportsbook, 2:00 PM CT

I know Huerter has been mired in a weeks-long slump from beyond the arc, but it hasn't stopped him from continuing to bomb away from three. Over his last 10 games, he's attempting 6.2 threes per game, despite hitting at just a 26 percent clip. Huerter attempted nine threes in each of the last two games, and tonight he matches up against the team allowing the most three-point attempts to opponents (43 per game) over the last 10 games. The return of Bogdan Bogdanovic could slightly reduce Huerter's workload, but this is still a prime opportunity for him to break out of the slump. 

RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only NBA Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire NBA fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
Handicapping the NBA: Monday Picks
Handicapping the NBA: Monday Picks
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Monday Picks
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Monday Picks
FanDuel NBA: Monday Value Plays
FanDuel NBA: Monday Value Plays
DraftKings NBA: Monday Picks
DraftKings NBA: Monday Picks
DraftKings NBA: Sunday Cheat Sheet
DraftKings NBA: Sunday Cheat Sheet
NBA Waiver Wire: More Top Adds for Week 17
NBA Waiver Wire: More Top Adds for Week 17