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BOSTON CELTICS @ ORLANDO MAGIC

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The Magic host the league-leading Celtics who have won nine on the trot, but also lost both Marcus ’Smahhht’ Smart and Robert ‘Time Lord’ Williams to injury in their weekend win over the Raptors.

With Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown still upright, the Celtics should have enough to win this one in Florida, but the Magic play teams tougher than you think.

With Rookie of the Year frontrunner Paolo Banchero leading the way, despite being 17-29 for the season, Orlando have a record of 14-9 against the spread at home, good for ninth in the NBA.

  • Orlando +7.5: $1.87 (via Bluebet)

ATLANTA HAWKS @ CHICAGO BULLS

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Two Eastern Conference rivals sitting in the middle of the playoff race, the back-court of both the Bulls – Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan – and the Hawks – Trae Young and DeJounte Murray – are excellent and can score on anyone.

So while we should see some fireworks, the Bulls are also able to lean on big Vooch (s/o NBA Straya) Nikola Vucevic and Atlanta is 21st in the NBA at covering the spread on the road, so look for Chicago to get a nice home win.

  • Chicago H2H: $1.85 (via Bluebet)

Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies chased by Dennis Schroder of the Los Angeles Lakers. Picture: Harry How/Getty Images

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES @ SACRAMENTO KINGS

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Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies visit the Californian capital to take on the Sacramento Kings after a loss to the Lakers snapped its recent 11-game winning streak and then a sad showing against the Suns sank them further.

BUT. With Morant on one side and Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox on the other, this game should be more electric than the components of a Skrillex song.

During that win streak Memphis looked like one the best three teams in the NBA, with Morant putting up MVP-worthy numbers (27.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 7.9 apg) and Jaren Jackson Jr looking a good bet for Defensive Player of the Year, while Sacramento is having its best season in 15 long years.

Despite being on a back-to-back, the Grizzlies road record is seventh-best in the NBA and after a few dubious outings will be out to make amends.

  • Memphis H2H $1.76 (via Betr)

Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. Picture: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

SAN ANTONIO SPURS @ PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

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With Portland on a back-to-back look for these two teams – who are fourth and 12th in the NBA in having their games hit the points total over – to combine for a lot of points. Go the over on 241.5 ($1.90 via Betr).

The Blazers will be on a back-to-back but are 5-2 this season when playing on no rest, so look for the Blazers to win (as long as Damian Lillard is good to go on a back-to-back), but the Spurs, who are 5-15 on the road but 9-11 against the spread away from home to cover.

  • San Antonio +8.5 $1.96 (via Betr)

[all odds as of January 23]

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