“Buckets” NBA Best Bets Tuesday: Expert Picks Tonight

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The NBA features a nine-game slate on Tuesday night, and our basketball betting experts broke down their NBA best bets for Tuesday on the latest edition of the BUCKETS podcast.

Find their NBA best bets for Tuesday, April 2nd below.

GameTime (ET)Pick
7:00 p.m.Over 230.5
7:30 p.m.Jimmy Butler Over 19.5 Points
9:00 p.m.Over 211.5
10:00 p.m.Under 235

Over 230.5 vs. Lakers

7:00 p.m. ET ⋅ NBA League Pass

By Matt Moore

The Raptors have done very well against teams that they average fewer turnovers than. In that spot, teams are 46-33 to the over this season.

Additionally, the Lakers tend to put up huge numbers against bad teams. They are bullies and should have no problem putting on an offensive clinic tonight.

Jimmy Butler Over 19.5 Points vs. Knicks

7:30 p.m. ET ⋅ NBA League Pass

By Bryan Fonseca

Jimmy Butler has gone under in four straight. However, in close games, he has been hitting his overs.

I think the line will stay around 2.5 and is a stay away for me in terms of picking a side. Butler has gone over this prop in 10 of his past 11 and in 12 of 14 games that have been decided by 10 points or less going back to January. In blowouts, he doesn't favor one way or another.

I think, because this will be a close game, Butler will get to 20 or more points. I'd play this to 21.5 as Butler always seems to show up in big moments and this game should have a playoff-like atmosphere.

Over 211.5 vs. Cavaliers

9:00 p.m. ET ⋅ NBA League Pass

By Michael Fiddle

There is a number that I think will drive the market at 213 and I think all the sites will catch up to 213.

This is a market play, and we can cite the Donovan Mitchell revenge spot and the 3-point volume the Cavaliers play with. We know that Jordan Clarkson and Lauri Markkanen are out tonight and that is priced in. But if you read the market signals, this line is going to go up.

Hopefully we get a fast pace and some good shooting to clear this number with ease.

Under 235 vs. Mavericks

10:00 p.m. ET ⋅ TNT

By Michael Fiddle

I think both of these teams are playing stellar defense right now.

With Draymond Green back in the lineup, Golden State's defense has been fantastic. It is clear Steve Kerr is comfortable playing with multiple non-shooters out there. On the flip-side, the Mavericks sured up their rim protection with the additions of P.J. Washington and Daniel Gafford.

Luka Doncic likes to slow the pace, so I think this'll set up nicely for an opportunity to cash the under. I'd take this down to 233.

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