Handicapping the NBA: Tuesday Picks

Handicapping the NBA: Tuesday Picks

This article is part of our Handicapping the NBA series.

Alex Barutha

Wizards at Celtics UNDER 233.0 pointsPointsBet (2:06 PM CT)

Neither team is especially trendy toward the over/under, as the Wizards are 36-36 and the Celtics are 37-35 to the over. However, I think this game will have a playoff atmosphere, which makes me trend toward the under. Both teams are rested and prepared to face each other, which usually favors defenses. I think this season especially, unders will be a good play in the postseason. Teams were exhausted all year and were early to throw in the towel during the regular season. That should change in the playoffs.

Nick Whalen

Domantas Sabonis OVER 22.5 points (-105) vs. CHA – DraftKings (10:51 AM CT)

There's a chance the Pacers get Malcolm Brogdon back tonight, but even if that's the case, it doesn't sound like he'll be close to 100 percent. Either way, Sabonis will be the hub of the offense and should play an ultra-heavy minutes total in a win-or-go-home scenario.

Bradley Beal to score at least 32 points AND the Wizards beat BOS (+275) – DraftKings

Beal didn't shoot the ball well in his return Sunday, but he took 27 shots and got to the line seven times in the victory. Boston won't be a pushover – the Celtics are -2.0-point favorites – but slowing down Beal and Russell Westbrook will be a difficult task for a downtrodden team missing its second-most-important player. At this number, I like Beal's chances to lead the way as Washington clinches the No. 7 spot and a first-round showdown against Brooklyn.

Jacob Lebowitz

Doug McDermott OVER 16.5 points (-125) vs. CHA – BetMGM (12:17 PM CT)

With Caris LeVert out for Tuesday's game, and Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon's statuses both in question, McDermott will likely have a larger role offensively for the Pacers. The forward has been playing well recently, scoring over 16 points in each of his team's last four games. McDermott also had arguably one of his best games of the season against the Hornets, where he dropped a season-high 28 points. Expect another solid performance, especially if Sabonis and Brogdon are unable to play.

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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.
Jacob Lebowitz
Jacob writes about fantasy sports and sports betting for RotoWire. He's always doing something sports-related whether that's playing NBA 2K, watching a football game or playing a game of pickup basketball.
Nick Whalen
RotoWire's NBA Editor and host of the RotoWire NBA Podcast. Nick was awarded the FSWA Best Podcast -- All Sports award in 2017 and 2018. Many years ago, Stromile Swift gave Nick his unbelievably sweaty headband after a preseason game. Despite its failure to match his school colors, Nick went on to wear that headband for the entirety of his sixth grade basketball season. Catch Nick on Twitter @wha1en.
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