NBA Games Tonight: TNT Tuesday Breakdown

NBA Games Tonight: TNT Tuesday Breakdown
✍️ Written by
Sarah Ryan
🗓 Updated
Aug 23rd 2023

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We’ve got an exciting double whammy for their TNT Tuesday promo tonight, as Golden State’s Warriors come to blows with the Badger State’s Bucks, and the Celtics go toe to toe with the Los Angeles Lakers. Both of tonight’s NBA on TNT matchups present an interesting juxtaposition: two of the league’s top Eastern Conference teams against two California teams looking to improve their Western Conference standings.

(You can find the NBA regular season’s division standings across both conferences on the league’s website.)

We’ve got the main odds and lines for both games, all of the relevant injuries you’ll want to know ahead of both games, and the online sportsbook you’ll want to know ahead of both games tonight!

NBA Odds & NBA Betting Lines 

Even though they’ve struggled with a few early slumps here and there, the Warriors are coming off an impressive 123-107 home game victory against Boston, in no small part thanks to the contributions of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Both players combined to yield 66 points and ten three-pointers for the Warriors, culminating in a wide 16-point lead over Boston.

Whilst the Warriors have historically faced more struggles on the road, they are about to potentially catch a team in a struggling position of their own. Granted, the Milwaukee Bucks are favored on FanDuel with -180 moneyline odds to win outright tonight, but only by a narrow -4 point spread margin (-112), well within Steph’s striking distance, as he’s shown relatively recently.

The odds across both the moneyline and the spread paint a tricky picture; according to Dimers’ predictive computer algorithm, the Milwaukee Bucks are favored by a 61% implied probability on the moneyline to win outright, but the Golden State Warriors are favored by a 53% implied probability to cover the spread.

Ultimately, picking an outright winner in this matchup will be a tough call, especially given the injuries, the recent rebound of the Warriors, and the clash of two titans as top tier as Curry and Giannis. So far, Golden State has racked up 14 wins and 13 losses this season, and the Bucks have led most of their division with 19 wins and 7 losses, second only to (funny enough) the Boston Celtics.

A potentially safer play than the spread or moneyline might be the total, at 233.5 points for -110 odds on FanDuel. The under has hit in four out of the Milwaukee Bucks’ last five games, five out of the last six Warriors’ games where they played on two days’ rest, and in six out of their last eight matchups against the Bucks. Even the shared offensive talents of Steph Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo aren’t enough (alone) to consistently hit the over.

Moving west from Milwaukee to Los Angeles, we have the Lakers facing off against The Celtics, a long standing NBA rivalry. Boston has taken some rough Ls over their road trip (including one from the other away team playing on TNT tonight), and could hit a three game losing streak if they don’t turn things around against LA.

Ostensibly, this game will be a battle of two contrasting play styles; Boston’s lineup is stacked with longer range shooters who enjoy taking snipes from the three-point line, while the Lakers are led by the likes of Lebron James and Anthony Davis, guys who love taking shots from the rim. FanDuel’s odds have the Celtics pegged as favorites on the road, but only by a narrow margin.

The Celtics are favored at -164 odds on the moneyline to win outright, and with -115 spread odds to win by 3.5 points or more. Boston won against the spread in six out of its last seven games; however, LA won outright and ATS in four out of its last five home games. The Lakers’ offense has also heavily trended over, but the Celtics have heavily trended under-the-point total, going under in 11 out of 14 road games this season.

Given the injuries and road fatigue that seem to be plaguing Boston at the moment, as well as those in LA (we’ll cover each team’s injuries in a bit), we wouldn’t be surprised if tonight’s game followed a similar trend as most Celtics’ road games have this season. Right now, Dimers’ algorithim implies a 52% probability of the game going under, whether Boston establishes a three-game losing streak, or the Lakers’ establish a two-game winning streak as home dogs.

NBA Injuries Today

Let’s cover the injuries affecting all four NBA teams in tonight’s TNT Tuesday games:

Golden State Warriors

  • Andre Igoudala out (hip injury)

  • Andrew Wiggins out (groin injury)

  • Draymond Green probable (ankle injury)

Milwaukee Bucks

  • Jrue Holiday questionable (illness)

  • Joe Ingles out (ACL injury)

  • Khris Middleton probable (ankle injury)

Boston Celtics

  • Al Horford out (personal reasons)

  • Robert Williams questionable (knee injury)

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Scotty Pippen Jr. out (two-way)

  • Anthony Davis probable (back injury)

  • Cole Swider out (two-way)

  • Juan Toscano-Anderson out (ankle injury)

  • Lebron James probable (ankle injury)

You can find the full injury report for every NBA team playing tonight on the league’s website. While we probably wouldn’t bet too many over props on the listed probable and questionable players tonight, you can use FanDuel’s TNT Tuesday no-sweat promo to insure any same-game parlay props you do find appealing.

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