Pistons v Nuggets

The Nuggets will be visiting Detroit on Tuesday, bragging a six-game streak to the Little Caesars Arena. Denver’s win over Minnesota last Sunday is still fresh and will continue to empower them. Nikola Jokic scored his 25th career triple-double with 13 points, 16 rebounds, and ten assists to complement the 22 points from Malik Beasley and secure a 107-106 Denver victory over the Timberwolves at Target Center.

Denver are also hot in their 136-122 win over Houston last Saturday at Pepsi Center. The Rockets’ top scorer James Harden scored 30 points but was topped by 35 points from Beasley. Harden even needed a late 3 to extend his 25 game 30-point streak in that match against the Nuggets.

The Nuggets also beat the New Orleans 105-99 last Thursday at Smoothie King Center, where Beasley made 22 points to equalize the 22 from Jrue Holiday. Jokic also scored 20 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists including an eight triple-double of the season to complement Beasley.

The Pistons, on the other hand, are in a really bad shape, following a 111-101 fall to the Los Angeles Clippers last Sunday at Little Caesars Arena. Lou Williams scored 39 points to top the 29 from Reggie Jackson.

Now, Detroit are beaten in three of their last five games. Their latest win so far was a 93-89 victory over Dallas last Friday. Andre Drummond made 24 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Pistons win over the Mavericks.

The Pistons also lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 115-105, another fall to the Dallas Mavericks 106-101, but they won 98-94 against the New Orleans Pelicans 98-94.

Detroit should be bracing themselves up on Tuesday as the Nuggets will be looking for another victory to extend their winning streak, and tipsters are giving a line of Denver -4 to Over/Under 209.

Nets v Bucks

Brooklyn will be hosting the Bucks on Tuesday, hoping to frustrate a potential losing streak. However, they might have a hard time trying to do so as Milwaukee are currently enjoying a three-game winning streak.

The Bucks’ last win was a 118-112 fall to Oklahoma City last week at Chesapeake Energy Arena, where Paul George made 36 points and 13 rebounds to top the 27 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Prior to that though they were bragging a six-game winning streak with victories over the Dallas Mavericks 116-106, Charlotte Hornets 109-108, Memphis Grizzlies 111-101, Miami Heat 124-86, and Atlanta Hawks 133-114.

After, their defeat to Thunder, Milwaukee are back on track with a three-game winning streak.

Last Wednesday, the Bucks beat the Pistons 105-115 at Little Caesars Arena, where Giannis made 21 points, 111 assists and eight rebounds to lead the Milwaukee win over Detroit.

Milwaukee also hammered the Toronto last Friday at Scotiabank Arena. Pascal Siakam made 28 points to top the 19 points from Giannis and 18 from Khris Middleton, but not enough to frustrate a 105-92 Bucks win over the Raptors.

The Bucks most recent victory was a 131-115 win against Washington last Sunday at Capital One Arena, where Giannis made 37 points to dominate over the 24 points from Bradley Beal.

Brooklyn will attempt to stun such a momentous team while having losses in their last two matches. The Nets lost 114-117 to the San Antonio Spurs last Friday at AT&T Center. They also got defeated by Orlando Magic 102-89 last Sunday at Amway Center.

Brooklyn’s last win was a 117-122 victory over the Chicago Bulls last Wednesday at Barclays Center, where D’Angelo Russell made 30 points complemented by some 24 points from Shabazz Napier to beat the 26 points from Zach LaVine.

With both of the Nets’ and the Bucks’ forms considered, tipsters are giving a line of Milwaukee -7 to Over/Under 227.5.

Pelicans v Pacers

New Orleans will be hosting the Pacers on Tuesday at Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans will have to adjust with another match without its premier players Anthony Davis. The Pels top scorer was ruled out for the match against Indiana after suffering from a finger injury.

The Pelicans have been in a steady decline lately, suffering from two losses that demands to evolve into a losing streak. New Orleans fell 99-105 last Thursday at Smoothie Kings, where Jrue Holiday scored 22 points to equalized the 22 from Malik Beasley, but not enough to frustrate a Nuggets win over the Pels.

New Orleans’ latest loss was a 108-113 fall to the San Antonio last Sunday at AT&T Center, where Frank Jackson equalized with the 25 from LaMarcus Aldridge but too late a stop a Spurs victory over the Pelicans.

The Pels, nevertheless, beat a hot Houston last Wednesday at Toyota Center. James Harden made 27 points to beat the 27 from Jahlil Okafor, but New Orleans still dominate 121-116 over the Rockets.

Meanwhile, Indiana are also in a bad shape, but they finally broke a four-game skid after winning 95-88 over Miami Heat last Sunday at American Airlines Arena, where Bojan Bogdanovic made 31 points, to which Darren Collison added 20 to beat the 21 from Dwayne Wade.

Prior to that latest win, the Pacers lost 107-100 to Orlando Magic, as well as to the Washington Wizards 107-89 and Memphis Grizzlies 106-103. Additionally, they got thrashed by the Golden State Warriors 132-100 last week at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where Stephen Curry made 26 points to beat the 16 from Myles Turner.

However, it is also notable that Indiana made a 110-106 victory over Toronto in the previous month at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Tipsters are giving a line of Indiana -1 to Over/Under 218.

By @FitsEly

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