NBA Tonight: Top Bets
January 19, 2023

Below is a breakdown of the top bets for tonight’s NBA action according to our experts.

Philadelphia 76ers (-2, -110) over Portland Trail Blazers

The 76ers visit the Portland Trail Blazers tonight, a team that has struggled outside of Damian Lillard. Lillard is the Trail Blazers and they rely heavily on his production. When the opposing team has a dominating center, Jusuf Nurkic struggles and can’t be relied on for points. That leaves Lillard with Anfernee Simons and Jerami Grant, who can combine for 40, but even then, Portland struggles to win.

The Blazers are 3-7 in their last 10 games, while the 76ers have won 8 of their last 10, most recently scoring 120 points on one of the best defenses in the NBA. Joel Embiid should make life difficult for Nurkic, while James Harden and Tobias Harris can dominate from the wing positions. This could be a very long evening for the Blazers.

We like Philadelphia -2.


Jayson Tatum Over/Under 3.5 Three Pointers

This is a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals, and both of these teams can shoot. Also, both teams have players who shoot three-pointers consistently, and have done more of it recently. The Warriors have Curry and Thompson while the Celtics have Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.

Jayson Tatum averages 31.1 points and nine three-point attempts per game. That makes him one of the highest-volume three-point shooters in the league. But tonight, there is even more value on Jayson Tatum because Jaylen Brown is sitting out. Our model says that should result in 2.4 additional 3-point attempt today.

We like Jayson Tatum Over 3.5 Three Pointers