2019-20 NBA Betting Tips: Tuesday 7th January

January 6th 2020, 7:39pm, By: Jake Smit

2019-20 NBA Betting Tips: Tuesday 7th January

The NBA season continues this Tuesday, the 7th of January with nine games on the slate. Headlining the day is the Thunder at 76ers clash at 11am, but there are also plenty of other juicy encounters set to play out.

We have a full preview and betting tips for some of the key games of the day below.

NBA Betting Tips Tuesday 7th January

OKC Thunder @ Philadelphia 76ers

11:10am AEDT

The Thunder got their season off to a slow start but have since come on really strong and look to be a genuine playoff team. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been on an absolute tear over the last couple of weeks, helping the Thunder to five straight wins and nine from their last 10. They’re now an impressive 20-15, which is currently the seventh best mark in the West.

The Sixers have found themselves in a huge form slump, losing each of their last four games and seven of their last 10. The bulk of their troubles have been on the road where they are 7-12 on the season, compared to 16-2 on their home deck. The good news for the Sixers is they will be back in Philly for this one, however their confidence is sure to be low.

These two ball clubs come into this in completely contrasting form with the Thunder on a five game winning streak and the Sixers on a four game losing streak. Interestingly, the Sixers will start as the red-hot favourites, which we simply don’t agree with. Yes, they’ve been fantastic at home this season, but it’s hard to see them flicking the switch on recent form and winning by 8+ against a very competitive Thunder line-up.

Denver Nuggets @ Atlanta Hawks

11:40am AEDT

The Nuggets run of hot form has officially come to an end now that they’ve lost three of their last six games. Before this stretch they were on seven game winning streak that included the scalp of a fellow contender in the Lakers. Last time out the Nuggets were very disappointing 14 point losers to the Wizards, which took their season record to 24-11 and places them second in the West standings.

The Hawks seem to have turned a corner in recent weeks with some very impressive performances against good teams. Their last three games have resulted in a big win over the Magic, close loss to the Celtics and a win over the Pacers. The change in fortunes has correlated with the return of John Collins who has been stuffing the stat sheet of late.

Collins was absent through injury in the Hawks big win over the Pacers last time out and is questionable to return to face the Nuggets. Even if he’s out, we still fancy the Hawks to cover the 7.5-point spread at home. They’ve been very competitive of late and are coming off a morale boosting win, while the Nuggets are going through a bit of a slump. All things considering, we’re expecting a close game in Atlanta.

Utah Jazz @ New Orleans Pelicans

12:10pm AEDT

The Jazz are in their best form for the season and come in with five wins on the spin and 10 from their past 11. They have had a very soft draw during that span however, so it’ll be interesting to see how their form holds up when they face some greater challenges on a consistent basis. That said, you can only beat who’s in front of you and that has led the Jazz to fifth spot in the West at 23-12.

The Pelicans have finally found some winning form and come into this having won six of their past eight games. Even after the horrible start to the season they had with six wins from their first 28 games, the Pelicans are now just three games behind eighth in the West standings and are just starting to heat up.

The Jazz have been one of the hardest teams to get a read on this season, such has been their inconsistency - although they have been solid over the last month or so. On the other hand, the Pelicans have been consistently competitive of late and on their home deck, we expect them to have every opportunity to continue their current run of form.

TIPS

Caulfield Racing Tips: Saturday, August 15th

Caulfield plays host to the Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes this Saturday, which sees seven individual Group 1 winners among the field! The feature headlines a big day of racing in Melbourne, and Trent Crebbin has previewed every race on the card here! read more

UFC 252 Preview & Betting Tips

UFC 252 will be headlined by a monster fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight championship! See our full preview and betting tips from MMA expert Ben Talintyre here read more

NRL Round 14: Saturday Preview & Betting Tips

Matta91 is back on deck this Saturday, the 15th of August to preview the massive three game slate in the NRL, which gets underwa at 3pm with the Sharks facing off against the Titans. See our full preview and tips for all three games here read more

AFL Round 12: Saturday Preview & Betting Tips

Round 12 of the AFL season continues on Saturday with a three game slate kicking off at 2.35pm! As usual, we have you covered with a full preview and betting tips for all three games here read more

ARTICLES

Performance Ratings & Pricing with Julian Vallance with Sportsbet

Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more


What is Over-Round and How do Sportsbooks Make Money?

Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more


Betfair Commissions and Charges

Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more


What is Lay Betting?

Lay betting is when you’re betting against an event to occur. You’re betting that a horse won’t win a race, a team won’t win a match or your player will lose to their opponent. Find out more about lay betting at Betfair right here. read more


BLOGS

2020 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 11

It seems like only suspension can stop Lachie Neale from securing the Brownlow win after another brilliant performance in Round 11, but there are plenty of other Brownlow betting markets that we'll be tackling as markets open. Let's take a closer look at our Round 11 Brownlow vote predictions. read more


2020 AFL Round 12 Odds

Round 12 in the AFL season gets underway on Thrusday night with the 'Battle of the Bridge' between Sydney and GWS taking place at Optus Stadium. As usual, we have all of the odds for the weekend's action, with the Round 12 odds coming via our friends at Sportsbet. read more


2020 Spring Racing Carnival: A look at the WA stars

WA racing's leviathan owner-breeder Bob Peters has sent six of his best horses across the Nullabor to tackle some of Australia's biggest races this Spring. Tim Geers takes a look at each of the star WA horses and what races we might see them in throughout the Melbourne Spring. read more


2020 AFL Round 11 Odds

Round 11 of the AFL season gets underway on Saturday and as usual, we have you covered with all of the odds for every game courtesy of our friends at Sportsbet! read more


PlayUp