Jimmy Butler will stay hot against Heat, Bulls and other best bets for Tuesday

Good afternoon gamblers, Chris Bengel is back in your inbox. I hope you had a moment to breathe after a chaotic weekend in the world of sports.

I will remember the World Cup final the most from that full weekend. It was truly one of the most memorable sporting events I have ever witnessed. It was something straight out of the Hollywood script for the great Lionel Messi. Enough about the field though. Let’s move on to Tuesday’s elections.

Always East and all odds via Caesars Sportsbook

🔥 Hot Ticket

at Bulls Heat, 19:30 | TV: NBA.TV

Final Rates:

Miami Heat -4

  • Key Trend: 2-7 ATS in the last nine games of the Bulls
  • Selection: Group -4.5 (-110)

The Bulls have definitely been floundering in recent weeks with four losses in a row and a 2-7 regression in their last nine games. When the Bulls struggled, the Heat was just the opposite.

Miami has had four consecutive wins and one of the biggest reasons is Jimmy Butler. In December, Butler shoots a mind-boggling 60.6 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from beyond the arc. The Heat star has also scored 20 points in six of his last seven games.

The Heat have also been a very strong defensive team so far. Entering Tuesday, Miami is delivering just 109.0 points per game, the fifth-lowest clip in the NBA. Opponents shoot only 35.5 percent of three-pointers against the Heat in the top half of the league. Meanwhile, the Bulls battled defensively, scoring at least 120 points in three of their last four games, including a staggering 150 points against the Timberwolves on Sunday.

💰 More NBA Picks

Jazz at the Pistons, 19:00 | TV: NBA.TV

Final Rates:

Detroit Pistons +2.5

Selection: Pistons +2.5 (-110) — Jazz was a true Cinderella story out the door this season, but it’s largely cooled off. Utah has lost four of their last six games and missed star guard Collin Sexton. Therefore, at this point, I am confident that I will take the side of the weak Pistons at home.

Pistons may be 8-24, but ATS records were pretty remarkable. Detroit is 9-2-2 ATS in their last 13 games as they face a team with a record-breaking win. Additionally, the Pistons are 4-1-1 ATS after a direct loss. The Pistons come in a 124-121 loss to the Nets but have scored at least 113 points in each of their last four games.

On the other hand, Jazz is 24th in the NBA with 116.2 points per game. This is a group that has scored at least 122 points in each of the last three games. I expect this to be a high scoring, competitive event as neither defense is ridiculously efficient. The Pistons should be able to keep it close and even win it out completely.

Key Trend: The Pistons are 9-2-2 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record.

Wizards at Suns, 21:00 | TV: NBA.TV
Pick: Kyle Kuzma 21.5 Top (-119)
— Much of the Wizards’ offense revolves around Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis, but it’s been Kyle Kuzma who has improved recently. He has scored at least 22 points in four of his last six games, including his 22-point game against the Lakers on Sunday. Additionally, the former first-round pick shoots at a 40.0 percent clip at long range.

The Suns are one of the better defensive teams in the league, but one area where they struggle is to defend the trio. Phoenix lets his opponents shoot 36.6 percent from behind the arc (22nd in the NBA). In terms of traditional shooting percentage, opponents tie in 46.6 percent of their shots against them, who are only 15th in the league. Kuzma is a series shooter who averages about 18 shots per competition, so he should have plenty of opportunities to reach the 22-point plateau.

Key Trend: Kuzma has scored at least 22 points in four of his last six games

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