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See how the public is betting the NBA slate for Tuesday, February 23rd

We take a look at betting splits via DraftKings Sportsbook and break down how the public is leaning for the nine-game slate.

Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets shoots over Jarrett Allen and Darius Garland of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the fourth quarter at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 19, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

We’ve got nine games in the NBA for Tuesday night, which means plenty of betting splits to go through. There are a decent amount of injuries as of now, but most of the matchups are pretty much set unless we get late news (which we will). The lines have been tricky to figure out with all the injury news and late lineup changes, coupled with no fans and teams playing condensed schedules. Our friends over at DraftKings Sportsbook sent us over some betting splits for Tuesday night. We’re going to post a table below and then provide a little bit of analysis based off of line movement throughout the day.

Update, 4:20 p.m. — The Hawks-Cavaliers game has seen a 1-point increase on the spread to -8 in favor of Atlanta. The Cavs haven’t covered a spread in 12 straight games. The Hawks should have both Cam Reddish and Rajon Rondo back, so there’s no reason to believe this can’t be another lopsided loss for Cleveland.

The other big movement we’re seeing is on the Denver Nuggets-Portland Trail Blazers game. The Nuggets were 7.5-point favorites on the road. That line has come down to 6 points, so people are leaning toward Portland on the spread.

There hasn’t been much movement on over/under’s outside of the Orlando Magic-Detroit Pistons game, which had a very low total at 207.5. That number is up to 210, which might suggest that the public thinks Orlando can lay some points on Detroit. It’s certainly possible. The Magic have scored over 100 points in three straight games. Still, this a rematch from the last game, which had a grand total of 201. The Pistons won’t have Wayne Ellington, that’s about it on the injury report.

NBA Betting Splits, Tuesday, Feb. 23

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
ATL Hawks -7 76% 68% Over 227.5 58% 50% -275 84% 80%
CLE Cavaliers 7 24% 32% Under 227.5 42% 50% +225 16% 20%
DET Pistons 3.5 14% 19% Over 207.5 79% 76% +130 19% 33%
ORL Magic -3.5 86% 81% Under 207.5 21% 24% -155 81% 67%
BOS Celtics -1 84% 58% Over 224.5 89% 87% -114 57% 50%
DAL Mavericks 1 16% 42% Under 224.5 11% 13% -106 43% 50%
GS Warriors -2 77% 78% Over 215.5 68% 86% -129 65% 52%
NY Knicks 2 23% 22% Under 215.5 32% 14% +107 35% 48%
PHI 76ers -2 85% 77% Over 224.5 84% 71% -129 75% 55%
TOR Raptors 2 15% 23% Under 224.5 16% 29% +107 25% 45%
SAC Kings 7 12% 22% Over 242.0 70% 48% +225 7% 11%
BKN Nets -7 88% 78% Under 242.0 30% 52% -278 93% 89%
SAC Kings 7 12% 22% Over 242.0 70% 48% +225 7% 11%
BKN Nets -7 88% 78% Under 242.0 30% 52% -278 93% 89%
MIN Timberwolves 11 50% 27% Over 232.0 31% 43% +475 21% 18%
MIL Bucks -11 50% 73% Under 232.0 69% 57% -670 79% 82%
POR Trail Blazers 7.5 76% 69% Over 230.5 95% 84% +245 58% 37%
DEN Nuggets -7.5 24% 31% Under 230.5 5% 16% -305 42% 63%
WAS Wizards 10 44% 64% Over 236.0 64% 52% +390 21% 27%
LA Clippers -10 56% 36% Under 236.0 36% 48% -530 79% 73%

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