As we work through the midway point of the NBA regular season, it’s another jam-packed Wednesday night on the hardwood. But before you place any bets, you should check out all the NJ sportsbooks, which leads us to SugarHouse Sportsbook, as they provide access to some strong NBA lines. SugarHouse Sportsbook has all of the basketball lines available early and often, giving us every opportunity to weigh our options before making a wager. Here on BonusSeeker, we will be using the SugarHouse Sportsbook app betting lines to make NBA predictions on multiple occasions each week.
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Sauce’s Courtside Seat: NBA Betting Picks By Brian Sausa For Jan. 9, Lines Courtesy Of SugarHouse Sportsbook NJ
*Using SugarHouse Sportsbook lines as of Jan. 9 at 9:30 am*
NBA Betting Picks: Top Plays of the Day
Indiana Pacers @ Boston Celtics (-6.5) - 7 pm
Since the calendar flipped to 2019, the Celtics have looked more and more like the team many of us expected to see this season. Boston has won three in a row and concludes a four-game homestand against a strong Pacers team that is currently third in the East. But Indiana is playing the second game of a back-to-back after traveling and the Celtics have won five straight home games, covering against the spread in each. Kyrie Irving plays his second game back from injury and with him leading the way, I look for the trends to continue in Boston.
Pick: Boston Celtics -6.5
Philadelphia 76ers (-3.5) @ Washington Wizards - 7pm
The Sixers beat Washington at home on Tuesday, and now the two teams meet again in the nation’s capital for a back-to-back. Even though it’s tough to beat the same team two days in a row, I look at this as a fade of the Wizards. Without John Wall and without any way to stop the ball defensively, I can’t see them hanging with Philadelphia with all travel/rest factors equal. The Sixers may not put up 130+ points again, but they do win their fifth straight game to remain hot.
Pick: Philadelphia 76ers (-3.5)
Chicago Bulls @ Portland Trail Blazers (-9.5) - 10 pm
The Bulls may be one of the NBA’s worst teams at 10-30, but they have covered four of the last five games on the road. Still, this team has been in disarray much of the season and are hard to trust in any situation. Portland is a strong club at home (16-7 record, 13-10 ATS) and one would think its star power with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum will be too much for Chicago to handle in the end. The trends at home aren’t great for the Blazers, but they are more than capable of beating a bad team by double digits at home.
Pick: Portland Trail Blazers (-9.5)
NBA Betting Pick: Underdog Play of the Day
Orlando Magic @ Utah Jazz (-9) - 9 pm
Some picks are supposed to be uncomfortable, at that’s what this one is. The Orlando Magic are nearing the end of a long road trip and have lost three straight games. Before returning home, they must stop in Utah to take on the Jazz as nine-point underdogs. I’m going to stick with the trends here, as Orlando has managed to cover five of the last six against the spread in Utah. The Jazz have been surprisingly mediocre at home, so this could be the right underdog spot. Magic may not pull off a win, but they do cover the number.
Pick: Orlando Magic (+9)
Best of luck!
About the Author:
Brian Sausa works as a Quality Control Coordinator inside MLB Advanced Media’s multimedia department. A journalism graduate with an extensive sports background, Brian has been employed by multiple progressional leagues in MLB, MiLB (Minor League Baseball), and the NHL. He brings to the table a personable approach as well as extensive written and verbal communication skills that can transfer into a number of fields. You can follow him on Twitter @BrianSausa
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