Two of three successful bets yesterday, and another profitable night. Victor Wembanyama let his rebounding line die on the hook, despite needing only one more rebound with over five minutes left in the fourth quarter. That is how dialed in some of the projections are, however Rudy Gobert smashed his prop, and the Denver Nuggets did exactly as Fantasy Alarm NBA Best Bets expected them to do.That brought in just under a unit profit. However that is old news as there are five NBA games today, and two nationally televised on TNT, where players appear to give a little more effort. There is a familiar prop bet tonight and a parlay bet featuring one team on back-to-back games. Tuesday is somewhat of a focal point for the NBA and that brings up the Bet of the Night.


NBA Bet of the Night


The Indiana Pacers play the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. The house will be packed with 19,600 for this Eastern Conference showdown on TNT. The game begins at 7:30 PM ET and the Celtics are seven point favorites. The Pacers enter with a three game win streak, while the home court advantage of TD Garden has slipped away from Boston as they have lost two games after a perfect start. It is no coincidence that the Pacers three game win streak coincides with Pascal Siakam becoming familiar with Rick Carlisle’s system. He is playing well over thirty minutes a game and tonight could be his first game with Tyrese Haliburton since January nineteenth, his first as a Pacer. 

The Boston Celtics are a stingy defense allowing only 110.7 points per game, second fewest in the Association. With T. Haliburton expected to return, P. Siakam will play off the ball more, and this in theory should allow for more rebounding opportunities. The Celtics allow 51.9 rebounds per game, and allow third most to forwards. Siakam is very familiar with the Celtics as they were an in division opponent for the first seven years of his career. Kristaps Porzingis did not play last night, but the other starters will be on tired legs after a battle against the New Orleans Pelicans. P. Siakam is coming off of a day's rest and should play thirty-three or more minutes tonight. He averages 6.5 per game, and should go over his average tonight, place the unit with confidence.



'One more time, we’re going to celebrate! Oh yeah, alright, don’t stop the dancing!’ Of course the famous lines from Daft Punk, and it applies to our guy Scottie Barnes in the month of January. Fantasy Alarm NBA Best Bets stopped laying wagers on S. Barnes as his line dipped to 6.5, but it is now back to 7.5. He has recorded seven or less rebounds in ten of twelve games this month, and this line has bought more than one hot Italian beef sandwich this winter… with giardiniera. He’s back on the column as the Toronto Raptors are on the road against the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls starting Center, Nikola Vucevic, is collecting more rebounds than a recycle bin does cardboard. He has 122 in eleven games this month, and DeMar DeRozan has five or more in four of his last six games. Newly acquired forward, Bruce Brown has played over thirty minutes the last two games and has nine rebounds in each of those games. Look for this to continue with RJ Barrett, Jakob Poeltl, and Immanuel Quickly all out or questionable. This is the last game for the Raptors this month, and it is one more chance to build the bankroll on this month’s most profitable bet. ‘...We’re going to celebrate. Oh yeah, alright, don’t stop the dancing.’



A two home team parlay on the moneyline at positive odds is the third bet of the night. The odds were at +121 last night, and a slight shift on odds as the sharks made their move on the Bulls. The Toronto Raptors are on a horrific losing streak, losers of nine of their last ten. The trade to deconstruct this team, and mold it into a new future is in the ugly stage, the demolition stage. The Raptors could make more trades before the quickly approaching deadline too. The Chicago Bulls are playing without Zach Lavine and have won three of their last five games. They have been playing better with the return of Nikola Vucevic, and have a -6.5 spread tonight. The Bulls are three games under .500 and have two favorable matchups this month that they need to win. 

The Atlanta Hawks are hosting the Los Angeles Lakers on the second of back-to-back games. Last night LeBron James played thirty-seven minutes and D’Angelo Russell played forty-one. Both could sit out, be on restricted minutes, or be inefficient in their minutes on the floor. As of now Anthony Davis and Lebron James have proposition bets, A. Davis has been as consistent as the sunrise this season and will likely play again. If he doesn’t this line will dip into the negatives. The Hawks will be without De’Andre Hunter and possibly Dejounte Murray, but still have the big three of Trae Young, Jalen Johnson and Clint Capela. The Hawks are over five point favorites, and even though they are bad defensively, they should outpace an older team on back-to-back nights. A plus money parlay with the favorites to win.

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