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How and what to watch for NBA slate on January 23rd

We take a look at the games on slate for January 23rd in the 2020-21 NBA season.

First Impression of the New Look Nets

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
Over/Under: 218
Moneyline: PHI (-275), DET (+225)

Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV

Spread: Nets -7
Over/Under: 230.5
Moneyline: BKN (-275), MIA (+225)

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Spread: Pelicans -8
Over/Under: 220
Moneyline: NOP (-335), MIN (+270)

Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Spread: Jazz -7
Over/Under: 228
Moneyline: UTA (-275), GSW (+225)

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Spread: Lakers -9.5
Over/Under: 227.5
Moneyline: LAL (-455), CHI (+350)

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Spread: Mavericks -9.5
Over/Under: 219
Moneyline: DAL (-455), HOU (+350)

Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Spread: Nuggets -2.5
Over/Under: 217.5
Moneyline: Nuggets -136, Suns +114

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