The NBA season takes center stage, and we have a great slate for Monday night action. There are plenty of great games on the board such as:
- Detroit Pistons vs. Dallas Mavericks
- Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers
- Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets.
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Monday, January 30, 2023 – 10:00 PM EST at American Airlines Center
Jaden Ivey (Detroit Pistons)
The Dallas Mavericks enter tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons missing their two top scorers. Luka Doncic and Christian Wood will both be missing the game. The Mavericks have lost all six games in which Luka Doncic did not play for their team.
Tonight they have a great opportunity to get their first win without Luka when they take on the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons have lost eight of their last 10 games. However, the Pistons did beat the Mavericks 131-125 in Detroit in December.
Jaden Ivey has a good matchup going against the Dallas team that will struggle with his athleticism. Jaden Ivey will be by far the quickest player on the court and should be able to get to the rim and create space.
Jaden Ivey has gone over this total in six of his last eight games. Ivey is a clear case of a player who is coming into form as he gains more experience at the NBA level. He has the athleticism to be a dominant player in the NBA. He is still learning the ins and outs of how to use his athleticism.
Ivey is learning to reign in his drives to the rim and is not so reckless with tunnel vision. He had the tendency to try and finish through double and triple teams at the beginning of the year, but he is doing a better job of recognizing when to attack the basket and when to find an open teammate.
This recognition made Ivey a more dangerous scorer because now teams know they cannot just collapse on him. His increased passing ability has made him a better scorer. This has been on display over the last eight games, and it will be on display once again tonight.
NBA Pick: Jaden Ivey Over 15.5 Points (+100) at BetMGM
Monday, January 30, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Wells Fargo Center
Wendell Carter (Orlando Magic)
The Philadelphia 76ers are on a seven-game win streak coming in tonight’s game against the Orlando Magic. Over the last 24 games, the Sixers are 20-4 and are now in second place in Eastern Conference.
The Orlando Magic come into the game losers of their last two games. Their most recent loss was the 128-109 loss to the Chicago Bulls. The Magic face a tough task tonight traveling to a Philadelphia team that is playing some of the best basketball in the NBA right now
Wendell Carter has solidified the Magic’s front line. Carter is an excellent defender and also is strong at getting defensive rebounds.
Carter has averaged 8.6 rebounds per game this season he is going over this total in six of his last nine games. Against the 76ers All-Star Center Joel Embiid, the Magic will need Carter to be on the floor for plenty of minutes tonight.
Wendell Carter is a strong player for the Magic and the team is going to need his rebounding this evening. I expect a big night from him on the glass. If the Magic are going to keep this game competitive they’re going to need Carter’s best effort tonight.
NBA Pick: Wendell Carter Over 8.5 Rebounds (+100) at Bet365
Monday, January 30, 2023 – 09:00 PM EST at Barclays Center
Russell Westbrook (Los Angeles Lakers)
Both LeBron James and Anthony Davis are expected to miss tonight’s showdown against the Brooklyn Nets. This means Russell Westbrook will move to center stage of the Lakers’ offense.
The Lakers are coming off a tough overtime loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. They have decided that James will be sidelined by left ankle soreness in Davis with a right foot stress injury.
The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a 122-115 win over the Knicks. They should be fired up to face the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.
When LeBron is out, Westbrook takes over Los Angeles Lakers offense. That means he will get there on points for sure. The great thing about Westbrook is he can reach the Double-Double with either rebounds or assists.
Russell Westbrook has always been a man to stuff the stat sheet, especially when he has ample opportunity. Tonight will be his night to shine as he will become the focal point of the Lakers’ attack.
NBA Pick: Russell Westbrook Double Double Yes (-135) at FanDuel