The NBA best bet for Tuesday comes from the pro basketball contest between the New Jersey Nets and LA Lakers. The Nets and Lakers will tip off from Staples Center in Los Angeles at 10:30PM Eastern Time and NBA TV has it covered on television to a national audience. With our NBA pro basketball top betting pick we will play on the New Jersey Nets +9 points against the LA Lakers. The betting odds from our best pick from Tuesday are used from Top Bet sportsbook.
The LA Lakers opened up in the betting as a -10 point favorite and the over under came in at 195 points. Bettors have come with their early money on the road underdog as the LA Lakers have dropped to a current -9 point betting favorite. The over under has not moved from the opener of 195 points. Those who bet the home favored LA Lakers on the money will get -470 odds. If you believe the road team New Jersey Nets can get the outright win you will get +400 odds for your wager on the money line.
The New Jersey Nets have played well on this west coast trip with straight up wins on the road against the Sacramento Kings and Golden St Warriors. I like the acquisition of Gerald Wallace from the Trailblazers over to the New Jersey Nets. This means that point guard Deron Williams has another weapon on the offensive end of the court too dish too. Wallace had 24 points in the win at Golden St and came back with 18 points in the win at Sacramento. Gerald Wallace is playing very hard and even diving into the crowd for loose balls. This is due mainly to the trade and the fact he is playing with a competent point guard in Deron Williams and is out of the mess that was going on in Portland. You go from playing with the mistake prone guards of Wesley Matthews, Jamal Crawford and Raymond Felton and start playing side by side with Deron Williams and you can understand how Gerald Wallace got a new lease on his playing career. Wallace is now playing with someone that can make him look good and you can just see it in his body language how satisfying it is for him playing in New Jersey. It is also another showcase opportunity for free agent to be Deron Williams to make headlines against a high profile opponent.
The LA Lakers is doing just enough to win games but has failed to cover the pointspread in their past six games and are just 1-9 against the spread over their past ten games. At issue tonight for LA is the health of center Andrew Bynum who sprained his ankle in the team’s win against Golden St on Sunday. Bynum left the game early on and did not return. The Lakers center is a big man so his weight on that sprained ankle will be an issue tonight. When Bynum is not in the lineup the Lakers defense goes south. With New Jersey improving chemistry and behind their good point guard play bet them tonight taking the points at online sports books.