The NBA season continues, and we have a 7 game slate tonight. There are fun matchups on the board such as:
- New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks
- Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls
- Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers
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Thursday, February 2, 2023 – 08:30 PM EST at American Airlines Center
Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans)
- Under 20.5 Points Scored
The New Orleans Pelicans come into tonight’s game against the Dallas Mavericks in a funk. The Pelicans have lost nine games in a row. Their most recent loss was a 122-113 game against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. The Pelicans had a good first half, but fell apart in the third quarter and failed to cover the NBA odds.
The Pelicans and Mavericks played on January 7th and the Mavericks won 127-117. This is a tough matchup for a New Orleans team that’s hoping to turn things around.
The Pelicans had hoped that Brandon Ingram’s return to the lineup would turn this team around. However, Ingram is struggling to find his form. In the three games that he has been back, Ingram is shooting less than 40% from the field.
He is averaging 20.2 points per game this season. However, he is only gone over at this point total tonight once since his return. He had 16 points in his last outing against Denver.
The Pelicans are struggling and Ingram has rushed back into the lineup from injury. Until he finds his form we will bet under on his player props.
NBA Prop Pick: Brandon Ingram Under 20.5 points (-120) at Bet365
Thursday, February 2, 2023 – 08:00 PM EST at United Center
Nikola Vucevic (Chicago Bulls)
- Over 13.5 Rebounds
The Chicago Bulls come into tonight’s game against the Charlotte Hornets looking for a win. The Bulls have struggled this season and lost three of their last four games. Their most recent outing was a 108-103 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers to open this homestand.
The Hornets and the Bulls have played twice this season with each team winning the home game. The most recent game was last week when the Hornets won 111-96. Chicago Bulls Center Nikola Vucevic was quiet in the game, which ultimately led to the loss. Vucevic will need to be involved if the Bulls are going to get the win tonight.
Nikola Vucevic is averaging 13 rebounds per game over the last month. He has had double-digit rebounding totals in 13 of the Bulls’ last 15 game games and has gone over this total and three of his last six games including a 17-rebound performance against Atlanta.
The Bulls will need Vucevic to have a huge night tonight. I expect him to be more involved on the offensive end and to attack the Charlotte Hornets where they are weak, in the middle. Vucevic will control the boards tonight and go over his rebounding prop total.
NBA Prop Pick: Nikola Vucevic Over 13.5 Rebounds (-115) at Bet365
Thursday, February 2, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
The Los Angeles Lakers have an excellent chance to pick up a victory when they play the Indiana Pacers tonight. Indiana has lost 10 of their last 11 games.
This game will be the fourth game of a five-game road trip for the Lakers. Their most recent outing was a 129-123 win over the Knicks on Tuesday night. Anthony Davis had 27 points in the win.
With the Lakers making the playoff push these are the types of games that they need to win. Both teams come into the game with identical records of 24-28. Yet, the Lakers are trending upwards while the Pacers are in a free fall.
Anthony Davis has scored a double-double in two of his three games back. In the game he failed to get the double-double, he came in at 9 rebounds. However, the Indiana Pacers have struggled against big men all year and he has an opportunity to record another double-double this evening.
As the Lakers ramp up to make this playoff push they know they need to get Anthony Davis more involved. Davis will be the focal point of the team’s offense tonight and I expect big numbers from him in both points and rebounding. In what should be a routine win for the Lakers Anthony Davis will have a big night.
NBA Prop Pick: Anthony Davis Double-Double / Yes (-167) at BetMGM