X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

Free NBA Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (1/31/23)

Friday we had a weird small slate and then yesterday I simply wasn't able to get any picks out to the public in the morning. But today we have five NBA games and oddly enough there's an angle I like in nearly every game so I am going to roll out some Tuesday NBA betting picks instead!

I'm only picking sides and totals in this article three days a week, so consider subscribing to my sports betting substack here as I put out some DFS stuff and props on most evenings from Monday through Friday, too. Props have been hot lately, too!

In this article, I'll be providing my favorite picks against the spread, game totals, parlays, and teasers for NBA games that tip-off at 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 31st.

Featured Promo: Want a free RotoBaller Premium Pass? Check out these sports betting promo offers from the top sportsbooks! All new sign-ups get a free bonus offer on their first deposit, and a free year of RotoBaller's Premium Pass for all sports ($450 value)! Sign Up Now!

 

Thunder Dan's NBA Best Bets

  • 2022-2023 Overall Record: 100-110-1
  • Against the Spread: 47-55-1
  • Game/Team Totals: 11-25
  • Moneyline Parlay: 15-21
  • Teasers: 24-10

 

NBA Betting Picks: Against the Spread

LA Clippers (-2.5) @ Chicago Bulls (226 total)

Let's start with this match-up between the Clippers and the Bulls, two teams that have underperformed compared to their preseason expectations. The difference, for me, is that the Clippers are trending up over the last month and have been a formidable team when both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are on the court together. You have to throw out some of the season-long numbers for LA as Kawhi has missed so many games (and George has missed his share, too) that it really skews the data.

The Clippers had won five in a row before resting both players on Sunday and allowing their backups to get annihilated by the Cavs starters. But they're rested and ready to go tonight in a game where they should simply be favored by more points in my opinion.

Chicago continues to be a tough team to predict on a nightly basis and they've beaten some quality teams this year while losing to some lower-tier teams more often than they should. They'll battle, but they're not very good defensively and I don't really trust either Zach LaVine or Nikola Vucevic in big games, as DeMar DeRozan is their only big-play guy in crunch time. PG13 and Kawhi are both killers and I think they will this Clippers team to a big road win today. I have them winning by 5-6 points, so this spread is a no-brainer and the biggest disparity in my projections from the current Vegas lines.

The Pick: Clippers -2.5 (-110)

 

Los Angeles Lakers (+3) @ New York Knicks (231 total)

The Lakers rested both Anthony Davis and LeBron James last night against the Nets so that their superstar duo could be ready to go for this one tonight. Westbrook and the Lakers backups went down big early, then fought back to actually lead that game in the third quarter, before finally losing by 17 points. But last night doesn't matter all that much.

The Lakers looked pretty solid on Friday night when they took the Celtics to OT and likely should have won that game as LeBron was fouled at the buzzer and the refs didn't call it. Sure, Boston was missing a few guys and didn't play their best. And I have been one of the biggest critics of the Lakers this season. But with AD back, Westbrook playing much better than he did last season, and some pretty decent other pieces around them (Lonnie Walker is back, Schroder is playing well, Bryant, Hachimura, Beverley, etc...) the Lakers can compete with just about anyone on any given night.

The Knicks are an enigma to me. They have probably played a bit above their heads this season and pretty dependent on Julius Randle's shooting/scoring every night. They probably deserve to be favored here, but not by much. LeBron is playing as well as anyone right now and the Lakers could win this game outright. I'll probably sprinkle some Lakers' ML, but my official bet is taking the points here.

The Pick: Lakers +3 (-110)

 

Sports Betting Promo Offers

All new sign-ups also get a free year of RotoBaller's all sports Premium Pass ($450 value)!

Sportsbook Bonus Offer Promo
Caesars Risk-Free First Bet Up To $1,500 CLAIM OFFER
PointsBet 2 Risk-Free Bets Up To $2,000 CLAIM OFFER
BetMGM Risk-Free First Bet Up To $1,000 CLAIM OFFER
FanDuel Risk-Free First Bet Up To $1,000 CLAIM OFFER
DraftKings Deposit Bonus Booster Up To $1,000 CLAIM OFFER
 



 

Featured Promo

Offer is only valid for new users

All new sportsbook sign-ups get a free year of RotoBaller Premium access ($450 value)!

1. Just sign up for a new account
2. Make a minimum deposit of $20 and place any bet
3. Be sure to claim your bonus offer from the sportsbook
4. Email us at [email protected] with your new account details
5. Boom - that's it! We'll email you with your year-long RotoBaller Premium Pass

CLAIM NOW!

 


 

NBA Betting Picks: Game/Team Totals

New Orleans Pelicans (+7) @ Denver Nuggets (234 total)

I have been struggling with totals and have almost given up on them - full disclosure. My model loves the under in the Bucks-Hornets game, but I just can't go there since the Bucks are a fully functional death star on offense right now since Middleton came back and the Hornets are allergic to defense.

But the model also likes the under in this one, and the data backs up that play even better. These teams just met a week ago and played to a 99-98 final score. That's quite a bit under 234, isn't it? Their first meeting was a Pelicans' win that finished at 121-106, still a full seven points under this total, too.

I like the Pelicans to keep it close here, but I am not betting them to cover (other than in our teaser). I do think they play enough defense to slow down the Nuggets and that this game has a great shot of finishing under 234.

The Pick: UNDER 234 (-110)

 

NBA Betting Picks: Parlays and Teasers

MONEYLINE PARLAY

CLE + DEN + MIL = (+139 DK)

FAVORITE UNDERDOG TEASER (buying 4 points)

NOP +11, LAL +7 = (-110 DK)

 

I usually post all my favorite props in our RotoBaller Discord on a nightly basis - if you're not a premium member for NBA content you can change that by signing up here!

We just added a new player prop tool that is available to our NBA premium and betting premium members, too!



Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy basketball mobile app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, lineup notifications & DFS articles. All free!

NBA DFS News and Injury Alerts




LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

ROTOBALLER PLAYER NEWS

Erik Jones3 hours ago

Hoping Not To Go Backwards At Richmond
Ricky Stenhouse Jr3 hours ago

. Begins Eighth At Richmond
Tyler Reddick3 hours ago

Tries To Keep Rolling At Richmond
Joey Logano3 hours ago

Starts Back In 18th At Richmond
Kyle Larson3 hours ago

Benefits From Appeal For Richmond Race
Denny Hamlin4 hours ago

Trying For Spring Magic At Richmond Again
NASCAR4 hours ago

A.J. Allmendinger Trying To Improve At Richmond
Austin Cindric4 hours ago

Keeps Improving At Richmond
Ty Dillon4 hours ago

Begins Back In 36th At Richmond
Harrison Burton4 hours ago

Begins Richmond From 26th Position
Corey Lajoie4 hours ago

Corey LaJoie Could Slide Back Some Spots Sunday
Ty Gibbs4 hours ago

A Slight Question Mark On Sunday
NASCAR4 hours ago

J.J. Yeley Facing A Long Afternoon At Richmond
Cody Ware4 hours ago

Starts 31st Sunday For Toyota Owners 400
Todd Gilliland5 hours ago

May Not Have Easy Time At Richmond
Josh Berry5 hours ago

Gets DFS Boost For Sunday At Richmond
Ryan Preece5 hours ago

Looking For Another Top 20 At Richmond
Anthony Alfredo5 hours ago

Starts 35th On Sunday At Richmond
Shintaro Fujinami6 hours ago

Gets Rocked In MLB Debut
Taylor Ward6 hours ago

Collects Four RBI In Win Over Oakland
Luis Arraez6 hours ago

Picks Up Four Hits Against The Mets
Francisco Lindor6 hours ago

Strikes Out Twice Against Miami
Tylor Megill7 hours ago

Picks Up A Win On Saturday
Terry Rozier8 hours ago

Out Again Versus The Raptors
P.J. Washington8 hours ago

Uncertain For Sunday
Gordon Hayward8 hours ago

Doubtful Again On Sunday
C.J. Stroud9 hours ago

Betting Favorite To Go No. 1
Bryce Young9 hours ago

Continues To Impress
Joey Bart10 hours ago

Will Undergo Scan On Sunday
Ryan Helsley10 hours ago

Bounces Back Saturday, Secures First Save In 2023
Devin Williams10 hours ago

Picks Up First Save Of The Season
Anthony Rendon10 hours ago

Could Get Day Off Sunday
Kyle Wright10 hours ago

Scheduled To Make Rehab Start Wednesday
Héctor Neris11 hours ago

Hector Neris Notches First Save Saturday
Jorge López11 hours ago

Jorge Lopez Gets Save Saturday
Eric Gordon13 hours ago

Officially Out On Saturday
Lauri Markkanen13 hours ago

Could Miss Sunday's Game
Myles Turner13 hours ago

Listed As Questionable For Sunday
LeBron James13 hours ago

Could Sit Against Rockets
Anthony Edwards13 hours ago

Uncertain For Sunday
De'Andre Hunter13 hours ago

Considered Day-To-Day
Kyle Lowry13 hours ago

Available On Saturday
Brandon Lowe13 hours ago

Exits Saturday's Game
Ryan Pressly14 hours ago

"Under The Weather"
Josh Morrissey14 hours ago

Expected Back Sunday
Tommy La Stella14 hours ago

Back In The Lineup On Saturday
Kevin Fiala14 hours ago

A Game-Time Call Saturday
Pavel Dorofeyev14 hours ago

Won't Play On Saturday
Tom Murphy14 hours ago

Starting On Saturday
Travis Konecny14 hours ago

Available Again For Flyers
Jack Roslovic15 hours ago

Ruled Out On Saturday
Trevor Zegras15 hours ago

Set To Return Against Edmonton
Kyle Bradish15 hours ago

To Make Season Debut On Monday
Rafael Harvey-Pinard15 hours ago

Misses Saturday's Game
Gary Trent15 hours ago

Jr. Questionable Versus Charlotte
Max Fried15 hours ago

Will Be Placed On Injured List
Eric Gordon15 hours ago

Questionable On Saturday
Ranger Suárez15 hours ago

Ranger Suarez To Throw Again On Monday
Kyle Lowry15 hours ago

Remains Questionable
Mike Moustakas15 hours ago

Making Season Debut
Bam Adebayo15 hours ago

Won't Suit Up Versus Dallas
Kyle Lewis15 hours ago

To Leadoff On Saturday
Kevin Harvick16 hours ago

Should Contend For Win At Richmond
Christopher Bell16 hours ago

Looking To Continue “Young Gun” Winning Ways
Ryan Blaney16 hours ago

Can Ryan Blaney Get His First Ever Top 5 Finish At Richmond, His Worst Track?
Darrynton Evans18 hours ago

Signs With The Colts
Alex Lyon18 hours ago

Gets The Nod Saturday
Rachaad White18 hours ago

Projected To Be A Three-Down Back
Jake Oettinger18 hours ago

Confirmed Starter Against Colorado
Brock Purdy18 hours ago

Rehab Going Well For Brock Purdy
Alex Stalock18 hours ago

Tends Twine Saturday Against Devils
Ivan Prosvetov19 hours ago

Set To Start Against San Jose
Marc-Andre Fleury19 hours ago

Protects The Crease Versus Vegas
Donovan Mitchell20 hours ago

Goes For 40-Plus Points Again
Jalen Brunson21 hours ago

Has A Career Night With 48 Points
Mikal Bridges21 hours ago

Drops 42 Points On Atlanta
Talen Horton-Tucker21 hours ago

Has Another Productive Outing
Paolo Banchero21 hours ago

Shines Against Washington
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander21 hours ago

Piles Up 39 Points Friday
Anthony Davis21 hours ago

Battles Through Injury For A Big Double-Double
Jonathan Toews21 hours ago

Returns To Action Saturday
Tyler Toffoli22 hours ago

Nets Two Goals Against Vancouver
Clayton Keller22 hours ago

Keeps Point Streak Going Friday
Jason Robertson22 hours ago

Sets New Stars Scoring Record
Adam Fox22 hours ago

Continues Hot Spell With A Goal
Casey Mittelstadt22 hours ago

Hands Out Two Assists
Tee Higgins1 day ago

Not Concerned About Contract Situation
Jeff Skinner1 day ago

Scores Game-Winning Goal In Overtime
Devon Levi1 day ago

Earns Victory In NHL Debut
Seattle Seahawks1 day ago

Ryan Neal Becomes Free Agent
Pharaoh Brown1 day ago

Joins Colts
Darrynton Evans2 days ago

To Meet With Colts
Laquon Treadwell2 days ago

Working Out For Cowboys
Trayveon Williams2 days ago

Bengals Have High Hopes For Trayveon Williams
Joe Burrow2 days ago

Bengals Begin Extension Discussions With Joe Burrow
Mac Jones2 days ago

Bill Belichick Still Non-Committal On Mac Jones
Sammy Blais2 days ago

Extends Point Streak To Six Games
Baltimore Ravens3 days ago

Ravens Have Been Active In Receiver Market
Baker Mayfield3 days ago

Kyle Trask To Compete In Training Camp
Courtland Sutton3 days ago

Broncos Could Still Trade Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton
DeAndre Hopkins3 days ago

To Stay With Cardinals?
Odell Beckham Jr.3 days ago

Jets The Most Likely Landing Spot For Odell Beckham Jr.
Carolina Panthers3 days ago

Panthers Not Settled On One QB For No. 1 Pick
Lamar Jackson3 days ago

Not Seeking Fully Guaranteed Deal
Nathan Peterman3 days ago

Re-Signs With Bears
Brendon Todd4 days ago

Has Success At TPC San Antonio
Ben Martin4 days ago

Has Value At TPC San Antonio
Nick Taylor4 days ago

A Boom-Or-Bust Option At Valero
Taylor Pendrith4 days ago

A Sleeper Option At TPC San Antonio
Chris Kirk4 days ago

A Good Option At The Valero Texas Open
Matt Kuchar4 days ago

Loves Playing TPC San Antonio
Will Gordon4 days ago

Offers A Wild-Card Option At Valero
Cam Davis4 days ago

Can Keep His Current Form At TPC San Antonio
Mark Hubbard4 days ago

A Low-Risk Value Option At Valero
Tyler Duncan4 days ago

Start Tyler Duncan At TPC San Antonio
Emiliano Grillo4 days ago

Not Recommended At Valero
Patrick Rodgers4 days ago

Don't Give Patrick Rodgers A Shot At Valero
Adam Schenk5 days ago

Wants To Keep Momentum Rolling At Valero
Ryan Moore5 days ago

Cannot Get Past The Cut Lately
Stephan Jaeger5 days ago

Could Warm Things Up At Valero
Si Woo Kim5 days ago

A Possible Contender At Valero
Taylor Montgomery5 days ago

Attempting To Find Weekend Consistency
Corey Conners5 days ago

Trying To Recreate A Little Magic
Thomas Detry5 days ago

Continues To Impress In Rookie Season
Aaron Rai5 days ago

Brings Positive Momentum To Valero Texas Open
Akshay Bhatia5 days ago

Looks To Stay Hot In Texas
Marlon Vera6 days ago

Has Four-Fight Winning Streak Snapped
Cory Sandhagen6 days ago

Dominates Striking Department
Yana Santos6 days ago

Dominated In Decision Loss
Holly Holm6 days ago

Dominates In Co-Main Event
Austin Lingo6 days ago

Suffers Submission Loss
Nate Landwehr6 days ago

Shines With Second-Round Submission Win
Andrea Lee6 days ago

Suffers Defeat In Close Matchup Saturday
Maycee Barber6 days ago

Takes Close Matchup On Saturday
Chidi Njokuani6 days ago

Takes Close Loss In Split-Decision Showing
Albert Duraev6 days ago

Holds Off Opponent In Tight Split Decision
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF