NBA Betting – Tuesday Previews

Boston Celtics @ Detroit PistonsBoston Celtics @ Detroit Pistons

Sportsbook Odds: Celtics -1

The Boston Celtics made a small pickup on deadline day
but it hasn’t given them the boost they were expecting.

The Celtics have lost two straight games including an embarrassing home loss to the lowly New Jersey Nets, who could turn out to be the worst team in NBA history.

On trade deadline day, the Celtics acquired guard Nate Robinson from the New York Knicks in return for Eddie House. Robinson was supposed to give the Celtics a scoring boost off the bench along with some improved defense and while he’s helped, he hasn’t helped the lazy culture of the team.

The Celtics have recently become very complacent and while they are one of the most talented teams around, they just aren’t in the right place mentally right now.

The good news for them is that the Detroit Pistons are not either. The Celtics have had three days off to clear their minds and bounce back from their hideous loss. The Pistons have been a miserable team all season long and have lost three in a row themselves. They’ll add another to their loss column on Tuesday.

BSNblog Pick: Celtics

Sacramento Kings @ Oklahoma City Thunder

Sportsbook Reviews Odds: Thunder -9.5

What has happened to the Sacramento Kings? More importantly, what has happened to the Oklahoma City Thunder?

The Thunder had just three wins in their first 32 games to start last year but this year, they are in line for their first playoff berth in Oklahoma City. If they keep this up, they might be in line for their first division win.

The Thunder are 35-23 overall and are 11-2 in their last 13 games.

Meanwhile, the Kings have headed in the opposite direction.

The Kings have won two straight but even with those wins, they are just 11-31 since starting the year 9-8.

This is a really bad matchup for the Kings as they have lost their swagger. They are surprisingly a better team without Kevin Martin in the lineup but heading to Oklahoma City has all of the sudden become a very tall order.

The Thunder are going to get the win and cover as the Kings just aren’t on the same level as Oklahoma City. The Kings are just 5-25 on the road, which is the third-worst road record in the NBA.

BSNblog Pick: Thunder -9.5

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