Sunday was more Meat Loaf for Fantasy Alarm NBA Best Bets, implying two out of three correct bets… ‘and that ain’t bad’. It was also a 0.60 unit gain on the night, and the last thirteen of sixteen bets have been successful. Simone Fontecchio was reliable as ever, Bam Adebayo pulled through in the last half of the fourth quarter, but Nikola Jokic did not get his rebounding line, he did have one of the highlights of the year. 

There are seven games in the NBA today and two of them are nationally televised. There will be four bets on a great Tuesday of NBA action including one on the first game on TNT, the Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets with a 7:30 PM ET tip off. A same game parlay comes out of that matchup. There is also a prop in the Memphis Grizzlies at New York Knicks match, as well as the Oklahoma City Thunder at Utah Jazz game. The Bet of the Night comes from the Minnesota Timberwolves at Chicago Bulls and features a familiar face, Coby White.




Welcome back to the column Coby White. He was a hot ticket for part of December, but Zach Lavine came back and disrupted his playing time and role. Now that Lavine is out again, and Coby White is back to his usual role; his field goal attempts are gettling back into a rhythm. He has played thirty-five minutes or more in his last nine games and spends a lot of time with the ball in his hands. The Chicago Bulls have had two full days off from basketball and they were not on the road. They are hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves who are a tough defensive team. They have a big front court in Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Rudy Gobert, which in theory will force White to have more three-point attempts. 

Not that he needs a reason, he has attempted forty threes in the last five games. He has covered this line in the last four of his six games. Mike Conley will be matched up on him, and White is more agile and athletic than Conley. This should allow for a higher percentage attempt (more space/wide open) on his three attempts. There is also a chance the Chicago Bulls will be playing from behind and need White’s long-range ability. This was a very successful bet in December, and it should be successful tonight.



It is time to send the bucket down the well again. Simone Fontecchio cashed for us in his last game and continues to have a 100% success rate in this column. The Utah Jazz are hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight and the Thunder are a middle of the road rebounding team. Our guy, Fontecchio, will have an opportunity to keep the streak going and make it to six straight successful bets on this exact same line. The sportsbooks refuse to move his line, perhaps because he is maintaining his average, and we look to monetize on their refusal of doing so. 

His minutes are about the same, his role is not changing, and it keeps cashing for this column. He has covered this rebounding line in ten of his last eleven games, which makes it even more perplexing that the books do not move the line. The Thunder have several field goal attempts per game, and their starting center, Chet Homgren, spends several minutes away from the rim. This all bids well for Fontecchio. Trust the well to come through again.



If Simone Fontecchio is the well, then Isaiah Hartenstein is the glass of water. Implying that he has been almost as reliable for this column, and been mentioned more. Fantasy Alarm NBA Best Bets took a game off from betting on him with the great rebounder Precious Achiuwa inserted in the starting lineup, but it has had little effect on the big center. Last week this column mentioned how coach Tom Thibodeau has been praising his center, specifically mentioning that his rebounding is what is allowing them to be on this winning streak. He is instilling confidence in his center publicly, and Hartenstein is rewarding the Knicks with excelling at his job. 

The New York Knicks are hosting the Memphis Grizzlies tonight and they allow the second most rebounds to opposing centers. He has covered this rebounding line in his last three games, and those were against much better rebounding teams than the Grizzlies. Hartenstein should come through again tonight at Madison Square Garden.



The first marquee game on TNT is the Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets, and it is a projected close match with a 3.5 spread in favor of the Mavericks. Dallas is on the second of back-to-back games after a second half comeback against the Philadelphia 76ers. Dallas does have seven more victories than the Nets, but both teams have negative point differentials, although they are one point or less. Kyrie Irving played over thirty-four minutes last night, but it was only his second game since January seventeenth, so he should be well rested. His point line is set at 24.5, and has been teased down two points. He scored twenty-three points last night and truthfully is familiar with the Barclays Center. The thirty-one year old is averaging 35.1 points per game and playing against the team that allows the eight most points to opposing guards. 

Nicolas Claxton is having a quiet but efficient year. He is averaging a double-double and has been a consistent player on an inconsistent team. The Mavericks allow the seventh most rebounds to opposing centers and are playing in back-to-back games. Claxton’s rebounding line is set at 11.5, and has been teased down on the alternate rebounding line to 10+. Although both players could cover the projected line, a teased down line at near even odds is a smart bet. He has ten or more rebounds in five of his last seven games, and averages more than the set line. There is no need to be greedy, as being greedy in the betting world could leave you flat, broke, and busted. A teased down parlay on a player from each team makes this a fun bet to watch on TNT tonight. 


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