LeBron James, Nets headline Tuesday’s NBA best bets

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Bettors have 10 games to choose from on the NBA slate today, but Munaf Manji of The Action Network has two plays in mind.

Manji’s first play comes as the Bucks face the Lakers at the Crypto.com Arena. Rather than targeting a side, Manji belives there’s good value in a player prop: LeBron James over 34.5 points + assists.

“In his last seven career games against the Bucks, LeBron has scored 30 or more in six,” Manji explains. “In the same span, James is averaging 7.5 assists per contest.”

Additionally, James has cleared this stat projection in four of his last five games.

Manji’s next play is for Nets-Celtics at the Barclays Center. For that game, Manji is betting under 215 points.

After he opted out of his contract with Cleveland in 2018, LeBron signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers had missed the playoffs since 2014.
After he opted out of his contract with Cleveland in 2018, LeBron signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers had missed the playoffs every year since 2014.
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Without both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, Manji questions how the Nets will break down a Celtics defense that has been the best in the league across its last five games.

“The Celtics are the only team over the last five games that have a defensive rating under 100 per 100 possessions,” Manji says.

Add in that the Nets rank 23rd in total offensive efficiency, and Manji expects a low-scoring contest Tuesday night in Brooklyn.

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