Vegas NBA betting sites are adjusting to a bit of a balanced schedule this week. Here at VegasBetting, we keep adapting as well. Our NBA Tuesday Night Picks come from a more modest six game slate. Again, our plan is to list some solid choices and hopefully keep the momentum rolling. Let’s get this crazy thing started and jump on a few risks this January 11th, 2022.
|NBA Tuesday Night Picks 1-11-22|
|Golden State Warriors||-145|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||+400|
|New Orleans Pelicans||+145|
There is always that first look at those Tuesday night NBA picks. The game of the week may arguably be this epic showdown between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors. It is a matchup between two teams with one heading way up trend wise. That one is unexpectedly the Memphis Grizzlies. This game is a marquis matchup as Memphis is rising in the Western Conference to almost contender status.
Now, that being said, there are some concerns for Memphis. Bettors should note that they have won nine straight games and yet are still plus-money favorites on the opening moneyline to come. This is reflected in the spread early for Tuesday night as the Grizzlies are 1 1/2 point underdogs. That seems crazy for a team who has increased their point differential by nearly three points per game during this run.
Memphis is one balanced team. They are 14-8 at home and 14-6 on the road. That has been a big part of this streak as well. Also, the Grizzlies have found different ways to win. Six of their nine victories came on the road against the likes of Brooklyn, both Los Angles teams, and even the Cleveland Cavaliers too. We almost forgot about that amazing nail biter in Phoenix against the Suns where they scratched their way to a 114-113 win. That was all the way back during win two of this streak.
There are extremely grand expectations for this game in the Tuesday Night NBA Picks. Another huge reason for that is Ja Morant. Morant is likely in the running for most improved NBA player this season. More essentially, Morant is now averaging nearly 25 points per game with every major offensive metric inching upward. He is averaging 6.7 assists per game along with 5.8 rebounds a night. Morant has managed to keep turnovers down and increase steals as well as his overall defensive play.
This is why digging for numbers on this January 11th schedule is so paramount.
Sports bettors cannot deny. The Golden State Warriors are going to be very intriguing in this spot. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and their depth makes the Warriors an extremely tough out. They do play better at home and the Warriors are just 12-6 on the road with a few clunkers of late. New Orleans was able to outpace them while Dallas was able to put on a defensive clinic. This bodes well for the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday night.
Memphis is a blossoming young and balanced team. Therefore, the Memphis Grizzlies are our top Tuesday night NBA pick as they have showed their ability to belong since the first month of the NBA Season. They will extend their winning streak to ten.
As January marches onward, it is clear that some teams are just playing better on the road lately. The Minnesota Timberwolves are one of those teams. Simply, picking the Minnesota Timberwolves (-165) over the New Orleans Pelicans relies on taking a smart look at some of the numbers at any bettors’ disposal.
Both teams are not great. They combine for just 34 wins on the season and both have had some god awful stinkers even in good situations. However, Minnesota has gotten off the mat and managed to claw their way back to .500. This has come on the heels of a run where the Timberwolves have won four straight games and have leveled their point differential back into the green (+0.9) as opposed to the red.
Now, hammering the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder on the road are not crowning achievements. Most NBA teams can accomplish this. However, this came after a big win in Los Angeles over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Timberwolves raised their game.
That is a big reason why the feeling is that the Minnesota Timberwolves will defeat the New Orleans Pelicans this Tuesday night. Also, if the spread slides to say 3.5 points (opening was 4), side with Minnesota there as well. Minnesota’s bench and health should be significant reasons in siding with them, even on the road, this Tuesday night in “The Big Easy”.
The Washington Wizards are an even safer -500 pick to win at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night. Washington fell in the standings after a very good start early but has managed to tread water and stay right around .500. Oklahoma City lost four straight games while getting blown out a few more times along the way. They are 13-26 while averaging a paltry 99.6 points per game offensively — that is an NBA worst.
Simply, NBA Tuesday Night picks has Washington as an early 9.5 point favorite. This is one to take a shot at, besides the moneyline, as Washington could very easily win this by double digits. That -7.7 point differential in offensive outputs for Oklahoma City ranks as a big reason why.
Bettors are liking the Vegas Betting Guide in Nevada in particular for the NBA and the other major sports. Also, do not forget to take a look at some of our other Vegas NHL Odds for a busy Tuesday night.
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