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Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Prediction

The Indiana Pacers (42-25) will take on the New York Knicks (13-54) on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, aiming to win this game in order to try to maintain ground in the playoff standings. Indiana heads into this game under criticism following back-to-back defeats to the Philadelphia 76ers, 106 – 89 and Milwaukee Bucks, 117-98. Despite two game losing streak, the Pacers had some good news with the return of Domantas Sabonis, who had missed the last five games due to left ankle injury.

New York Knicks enters into this game with the worst record in the NBA having lost their last six games after falling to the Timberwolves in a 103-92 road loss on Sunday. The club have been eliminated from playoff contention as they sits last in the Eastern Conference table.

Both teams have already met this season, which ended in Indian Pacers win with a score of 121-106. The Pacers have averaged 108.2 points per game and allowed 104 points per game, while the Knicks averaged 105.4 points per game and allowed 113.9 points per game. The combined points of the two teams were Over 208 in there last three games this season, so we expect the trend will continue here.

Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Prediction: Total Points- Over 210 @ 1.75 at 888 Sports

Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction

The Philadelphia 76ers (42-25) hosts Cleveland Cavaliers (17-50) on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center. The Philadelphia are in a good run of form this season and enters to this game by winning their last game against the Indiana Pacers, 106 – 89. The club sits third in the league table with a 6-4 record in their last 10 games and a 26-9 mark at home. Also, the Sixers will welcome Boban Marjanovic who missed six games due to knee injury.

The Cleveland Cavaliers heads to this contest with the best win of the season, defeating the Toronto Raptors by 25 points. The Cavaliers have already been eliminated from playoff contention as the club are placed 14th in the Eastern Conference. The team have a 5-5 record in their last 10 games and a terrible record of 6-26 in away games this season. 

Philadelphia have already defeated Cavaliers 128-105 in the last game on December 16, 2018. The Philadelphia 76ers have averaged 114.9 points per game and allowed 111.7 points per game shooting, while the Cleveland Cavaliers averaged 103.7 points per game and allowed 113.5 points per game. Considering the past performances and scoring abilities of both teams, we expect the Total Points scored in this match will be Under 226.5.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction: Total Points: Under 226.5 @ 1.70 at Coral Sports

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Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction

The Los Angeles Lakers (30-36) meets the Chicago Bulls (19-49) on Tuesday at the United Center in Chicago, hoping to end a five-game losing streak in the competition. The Lakers are in terrible form through-out the season as they’ve lost nine of their last 11 games and also lost their last game against the Celtics 120-107 on Saturday. The club have a 2-8 record in their last 10 games and are 12-20 in away games this season.

Lakers will miss third-leading scorer Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Balland. The team could also play the game without No. 2 scorer Kyle Kuzma due to ankle injury for a third straight game, but had some good news Andre Ingram will join the struggling Lakers as he signed 10-day contract.  

Chicago Bulls will look to end their current two-game losing streak to the Detroit Pistons, 131 – 108 and 104 – 112. The club are just 2-4 in their last six games, 5-5 over their last 10 and a 8-26 record at home. The Bulls sits 13th in the Eastern Conference ladder with 13 games behind the Heat for the final playoff spot.

Meanwhile, Bulls will miss Wendell Carter Jr. (left thumb surgery), Chandler Hutchison (right toe injury) and Denzel Valentine (left ankle surgery) while Zach LaVine (right patellar tendon strain) is doubtful.

Both teams will meet up for the first time since January 15th 2019, with the last game ended in 107-100 Los Angeles Lakers victory. The Lakers are good in scoring offense with 112 points per game and allowed 114 points per game. The Bulls are decent in scoring offense this season with 105 points per game, while allowed 112.7 points per contest. It’s difficult to predict the outcome of the match. Both sides have the potential to win this game so we predict Total Points: Under 228.

Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction: Total Points: Under 228 @ 1.75 at Betfair Sports

Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction

Dallas Mavericks (27-39) hosts San Antonio Spurs (38-29) on Tuesday at the American Airlines Center. Dallas will be hoping to snap their five game losing streak with their last game defeat to the Houston Rockets, 94 – 93. The Mavericks heads this contest with a 1-9 record in their previous 10 games and a 21-12 mark at home. The club have been eliminated from playoff contention as they sits second-last in the Western Conference table.

San Antonio Spurs are in excellent form for the past few weeks and heads to this game with a five game wining streak, beating the Milwaukee Bucks, 121 – 114 last game. The club sits seventh in the Western Conference table with a record of 38-29 and are expected to be in the playoffs for another consecutive season. Both teams have already met this season, which ended in a 105-101 San Antonio Spurs victory. Spurs are more able than Mavericks to dribble, pass, and shoot the ball. We expect Spurs will register a simple victory here.

Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction: Spurs to win @ 1.45 at Pinnacle Sports


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