There’s no shortage of hot action in the NBA Tuesday night. Several games will give sports bettors a lot to think about, especially as the Denver Nuggets look to recover from their recent slide. With the playoffs on the horizon, now’s not the time to lose ground.
Nuggets Face The Raptors
The Toronto Raptors visited the Los Angeles Lakers last Friday and lost 122-112. They have added four losses in their last five, including three straight. Now at 32-36 in the Eastern Conference, they’re still fighting to qualify for the play-ins.
The Nuggets hosted the Brooklyn Nets last Sunday and lost 122-120. Denver also has three consecutive losses, falling into an unexpected losing streak. However, at 46-22 in the Western, they still sit at the top of the overall table and playoff spots.
The Raptors are an intense and combative team by nature. For this reason, they are expected to take advantage of the field factor against the Nuggets. While Denver is a squad very well worked by Professor Malone, having fallen into a results crisis puts them in jeopardy. However, tonight’s the night they redeem themselves on the road.
Lakers and Pels To Mix It Up
One of the most entertaining matches that will take place this Tuesday will be the confrontation between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Lakers. This is a game in which the Lakers will want to quickly recover the path of victory to maintain their hopes of getting a place in the playoffs.
New Orleans got a breather after beating the Portland Trail Blazers, a necessary victory that gives them confidence after a performance that has left much to be desired for quite some time now. The Lakers, for their part, didn’t take advantage of being at home and ended up being surpassed by the New York Knicks 112-108. Their offense continues without LeBron James, and the results show his absence.
It’s difficult to find a winner in this match. Although Los Angeles was putting up good results, they have not been a regular team all season, much less on the road. However, neither of these two franchises will have their leaders in scoring average, which directly affects the final result of the game.
In addition, the Lakers have had a great defensive stand in recent weeks, so a close clash is expected this Tuesday. With both teams sitting at 33-35 on the season, bettors can expect a battle. However, the Lakers will pull ahead.
Suns Continue Homestand
The Phoenix Suns will have their third consecutive game at home, this time in a collision with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Suns remain within the zone of direct access to the Western quarterfinals, but they have hit two setbacks in a row.
The most recent was at the hands of the Golden State Warriors (123-112). Neither Devin Booker’s 32 points nor Deandre Ayton’s 27 served to turn around a duel that was uphill from the beginning. Now, the obligation is to recover.
The Bucks, the new leaders of the Eastern, rose from the fall against the Warriors (125-116) and beat the Sacramento Kings, 133-124. That result coincided with the return of Giannis Antetokounmpo, who shone in a big way and got 46 points in his personal record. Khris Middleton (31) and Brook López (23) also stood out on the field. Coach Mike Budenholzer’s mission is to maintain the same performance to improve the average.
This confrontation aims to be very even, given the good performance that both teams have shown so far. The Bucks are favorites, but the Suns will be at home and under pressure to get back to winning so they don’t lose any more ground in the standings. However, Milwaukee is going to continue its domination.