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OKBET NBA Update: Tuesday’s fantasy and NBA betting tips Best OKBET MLB Bets, Expert Predictions, & Odds

The NBA season continues into November with four games on Tuesday night. Our NBA experts pick a prop for the Magic vs. Thunder game and then make their case for each side of the Timberwolves vs. Suns nightcap on TNT. Check out their picks and analysis after the jump.

NBA Predictions & Odds

Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder8:10 p.m. ET
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns10 p.m. ET
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns10 p.m. ET

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando Magic

PickTre Mann Over 1.5 Made 3s (-113)
BookOKBET
Tipoff8:10 p.m. ET
TVNBA League Pass

Kenny Ducey: Volume has continued to favor Tre Mann so far. He’s averaging over 27 minutes per game and has taken a few more shots with Josh Giddey out. Mann has averaged 15 attempts from the field and six from beyond the arc in the last three games that Giddey has missed, making two on average.

Mann has attempted two or more three-pointers in four of his six games, and I expect him to do so again. He’s not a great shooter, shooting 35.1% in his career, but he’s taking more 3s this season with six per game (he took 4.5 on average last season), and we can feel somewhat confident about the second-year man from Florida after shooting 40.2% in his final year on campus. He can clearly shoot, and he’s just trying to establish that in the NBA with increased volume.

The Magic allow 37.3% shooting from beyond the arc, which ranks sixth in the NBA, and Mann is hitting 3s like there’s no tomorrow. This appears to be a good FanDuel find.

Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

PickTimberwolves Moneyline +145
Bookbet365
Tipoff10 p.m. ET
TVTNT

Chris Baker: I believe the Timberwolves will cover the spread against the Phoenix Suns on the road. The absence of Deandre Ayton due to injury was the most important factor in my decision to make this play.

When playing against the Minnesota offense, which currently ranks third in rim frequency, having a rim protector is essential. Prior to Ayton’s injury, the Suns were already struggling, ranking 28th in the NBA in rim frequency on defense. On Sunday, they let the Rockets shoot 45% of their shots at the rim, and the Rockets rank lower in rim frequency than the Timberwolves. This team isn’t doing a good job of defending against easy shots, which is a recipe for disaster against this massive Minnesota team.

Another source of concern for the Suns was their inability to block shots in their previous game against the Houston Rockets. They gave up a 36.7% Offensive Rebound Rate (93rd percentile) to a Rockets team that wasn’t particularly big because they only played one true center, Alperen Sengun, in that game.

The Suns offense currently ranks fifth in midrange frequency, but the Wolves have done an excellent job of contesting those shots, ranking eighth in midrange field goal percentage against and allowing the fourth-fewest midrange looks. Rudy Gobert, Karl-Anthony Towns, Jaden McDaniels, and Anthony Edwards have the length to disrupt Devin Booker and Chris Paul.

When the Timberwolves have the ball, I don’t see the Suns effectively matching up with them down low, where they’ll try to guard the bigs with Bismack Biyombo, Cameron Johnson, and Jock Landale. The Suns will not get consistent defensive stops, and I am comfortable backing the Timberwolves at any number above +140.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns

PickSuns -3.5 (-107)
BookPointsBet
Tipoff10 p.m. ET
TVTNT

Andrew O’Connor-Watts: The 4-3 Timberwolves travel to Phoenix tonight to face the 5-1 Suns. Despite having a winning record, the Timberwolves are only 3-4 ATS. You’re probably thinking that they had to play some really good teams. Nope. They’ve faced the Thunder twice and the Spurs three times, with the Spurs winning both games by nine points. On Sunday, the Wolves were held to a dismal 4/29 from 3 (13.8%). Yikes.

The Wolves are still figuring out how to integrate their new big man Rudy Gobert, whom they acquired this offseason in a massive deal that sent Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Leandro Bolmaro, Walker Kessler (22nd pick in 2022 draft), Jarry Vanderbilt, a pick swap, and four first-round picks to the Jazz.

Despite what everyone expected going into this season (including myself), the Suns have very little to figure out. The on-court impact of the turmoil surrounding owner Robert Sarver and the hostile work environment he cultivated in Phoenix appears to have been overstated, at least for the 2022-23 season, as the Suns are 4-0 ATS.

Although center Deandre Ayton will miss tonight’s game, the Suns have some capable replacements in Jock Landale and Bismack Biyombo. Despite having the best home record last season (32-9) and a 4-0 record at home so far this season, Phoenix has been overlooked by the books thus far this season. Phoenix is also second in scoring and has the highest Point Differential in the league (+12.4).

The sharps have been all over the Timberwolves today, but I’ll wait to be proven wrong before betting against the Suns. I like them down to -4.5.

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