We had a loaded slate of games on Friday night, so Saturday night is a bit tame. Despite two games being postponed, we still have 22 teams in action last night, which resulted in some decent basketball.
The Denver Nuggets held off the Phoenix Suns in OT for a big Western Conference win. Michael Porter Jr. wasn’t a factor in his first game since 2020. That didn’t matter much considering the Nuggets shot over 50 percent from the floor against a decent Suns defense.
The Sixers stuck it to a division rival in the Boston Celtics. Jayson Tatum remains sidelined for the Celtics, who are 8-6 and trying to stay above water without their All-Star forward. Joel Embiid had another MVP type performance with 38 points and 11 rebounds. The Celtics ruined a career night for Jaylen Brown, who dropped 42 points. Let’s take a look at the schedule for Saturday’s slate and some initial odds.
NBA regular season schedule for Saturday, Jan. 23rd
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Spread: Sixers -7
Moneyline: PHI (-275), DET (+225)
Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Spread: Nets -7
Moneyline: BKN (-275), MIA (+225)
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Spread: Pelicans -8
Moneyline: NOP (-335), MIN (+270)
Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Spread: Jazz -7
Moneyline: UTA (-275), GSW (+225)
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Spread: Lakers -9.5
Moneyline: LAL (-455), CHI (+350)
Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Spread: Mavericks -9.5
Moneyline: DAL (-455), HOU (+350)
Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Spread: Nuggets -2.5
Moneyline: Nuggets -136, Suns +114
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