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Best NBA Bets Today - NBA Picks for Monday, January 23

Lauri Markkanen over 36.5 points + rebounds vs. Hornets (-105)

Charlotte has the league's worst defensive rating over the past two weeks (125.9), and this game has a fantastic 240.5 over/under. While I hesitate to actually bet the over, it's an advantageous situation at home for Markkanen to continue his hot streak. Since Christmas, Markkanen is averaging 30.1 points and 10.5 rebounds. I also think the desire to secure an All-Star spot on his home floor will continue to push him to be aggressive.

Ohio sports bettors can get started with DraftKings Ohio, one of the most influential brands and apps in American sports betting. Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons UNDER 237.0 points I'll admit I struggled to find a bet I really love on tonight's slate, but there's reason to question whether this total is a bit too high. I know the Bucks are getting Giannis Antetokounmpoand Khris Middleton back, but both players – Middleton, especially -- could have some rust to shake off after extended absences. Meanwhile, Bucks road overs are hitting at just a 30.4% clip this season. Conversely, Detroit is going over two-thirds of the time at home, but Milwaukee is the side I'm more concerned about holding up its end of the bargain. When these teams met in back-to-back games on Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 – a long time ago, I know -- they combined for 218 and 207 points. Sign up today using the DraftKings Maryland promo code and earn $200 in free bets when placing a qualifying wager of $5 or more. Al Horford over 6.5 rebounds (+105) at Orlando Big Al is averaging 6.3 boards a game, but when Rob Williams (Time Lord) is off the court, he's averaging 7.2 boards per 36 minutes. Marcus Smart and Malcolm Brogdon are both out for tonight's match-up versus Orlando, and Williams is an unlikely GTD. That's 15.5 rebounds Boston needs to make up elsewhere, and it's probably not coming from Payton Pritchard. Plus, Horford has a personal score to settle with Mo Wagner, who via dirty play baited Horford into an ejection in their last matchup. I think Big Al will see big minutes, plus he's averaged 7.0 rebounds per contest over his past eight games.

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