NBA Expert Tips and Best Bets |January 9th – 11th 2024

Best Bets 2023 / 2024

January is often a key time for many NBA franchises, as they look to make their moves towards the playoffs. With that in mind, there is another excellent set of midweek fixtures in prospect, with some superb ties catching the eye with the biggest and best NBA betting apps

Orlando Magic will be looking to keep up with the pace as they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves, the New York Knicks welcome the Portland Trail Blazers, whilst the LA Lakers host the struggling Toronto Raptors.  

Orlando Magic vs Minnesota Timberwolves Best Bet

10th January – Kia Center, Orlando. 

Minnesota Timberwolves to win the match @ 1.90 (PlayUp)

It has been a topsy turvy season so far for Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference and they face a real test of their mettle against the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

For Magic, it is games such as this which define their progress with many NBA betting sites, with their impressive 12-4 home record certainly coming under scrutiny here. 

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves are a side on fire this season, sitting pretty at the top of the Western Conference and full of beans. 

This should be a really good one and whilst Magic will be up for it, the Timberwolves are a winning machine currently. 

Magic vs Timberwolves: Timberwolves to win the match @ 1.90

New York Knicks vs Portland Trail Blazers Best Bet

10th January – Madison Square Garden, New York

Over 223.5 points & Knicks to win the match @ 1.85 (GetSetBet)  

Reaching the playoffs in the Eastern Conference was a realistic aim for the New York Knicks at the start of the season and it remains that way moving into 2024. 

They take on the Portland Trail Blazers at Madison Square Garden, with both sides in need of the points for different reasons. 

The New York Knicks are sat 4th in the Eastern Conference and confidence within the camp looks to be brimming after winning their last 4 games. 

Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers have won just 9 games all season long and are in a spot of bother. 

Knicks players and fans will be up for this and it could be a mauling at MSG for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Knicks vs Trail Blazers – Over 223.5 points & Knicks to win the match @ 1.85.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors Best Bet

10th January – Arena, Los Angeles 

La Lakers to win the match @ 1.67 (BlueBet)

To say it has been a sticky patch for the LA Lakers would be an understatement of late, with 4 consecutive losses seriously damaging their playoff hopes. 

A side that are always followed intently by punters with domestic and international betting sites alike, the LA Lakers need to turn things around quickly if they are to finish in the top 8 in the West. 

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors are enduring a similar plight over in the East – sat in 12th position in the Conference standings. 

Neither side will particularly confident here but the LA Lakers need to register a win sooner rather than later and they should manage to do it at home against the Raptors here.  

Lakers vs Raptors – Lakers to win the match @ 1.67.

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Sport has always been an integral part of Sam’s life, with his youth spent pursuing a playing career in both cricket and tennis, where he was fortunate enough to represent his native Wales at junior levels. Upon graduating from the University of Worcester, UK in 2011, Sam combined his two greatest passions – sport and travel, forging a freelance career as a tennis coach and a freelance journalist, visiting all 7 continents in the process. Having lived in Australia for over 2 years, Sam has a burning passion for AFL and follows every game he possibly can.