Giannis hits 50 as Bucks smash Pelicans, game round ups

By DJ Arthurs

January 30, 2023

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Only four NBA games on Sunday 29th January 2023, and another winning NBA pick for Trent who managed to pluck out the only game of the four (Pacers @ Grizzlies) which finished Under the total points line. Nice picking.

The only outsider to win Head to Head were Charlotte Hornets who beat Miami Heat at tidy odds of 2.85.

New Orleans Pelicans 110, Milwaukee Bucks 135

Betting Results:
Head to Head: Milwaukee Bucks, odds 1.20
Line: Milwaukee Bucks (-9.5), odds 1.95 - Bucks easily beating the spread
Total Points: Over (233.5), odds 1.93 - By an absolute mile

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 50 points and 13 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks trounced New Orleans 135-110 on Sunday, handing the Pelicans their eighth straight loss.

Antetotkounmpo’s 50 points were five off the career high he set Jan. 4 in a 123-113 victory over the Washington Wizards. He shot 20 of 26 from the floor, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and went 7 of 12 on free-throw attempts.

Antetokounmpo collected 29 points and 10 rebounds in the first half alone. Jrue Holiday scored 17 and Brook Lopez added 15 for the Bucks, who shot 55.2%.

New Orleans was missing its top three scorers, so Jose Alvarado led the Pelicans with 18 points, while Trey Murphy III and Jonas Valanciunas had 16 each.

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Miami Heat 117, Charlotte Hornets 122

Betting Results:
Head to Head: Charlotte Hornets, odds 2.85 - nice outside odds win
Line: Charlotte Hornets (+5.5), odds 1.95
Total Points: Over (224.5), odds 1.90

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 31 points, P.J. Washington had 27 and Charlotte stopped Miami’s three-game win streak.

LaMelo Ball scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Charlotte improved to 7-16 at home. Gordon Hayward was a perfect 7 of 7 from the field for 20 points.

Rozier also had seven assists and six rebounds. He was 11 for 19 from the field, including a 5-for-11 performance from 3-point range.

Jimmy Butler scored 28 points for Miami, and Tyler Herro had 24.

Charlotte shot 54.2% from the field and outrebounded Miami 47-36.

Indiana Pacers 100, Memphis Grizzlies 112

Betting Results:
Head to Head: Memphis Grizzlies, odds 1.22
Line: Memphis Grizzlies (-9.5), odds 1.95 - big spread beaten by the Grizz
Total Points: Under (241.5), odds 1.92 - winning pick

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 27 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 28 points and Memphis overcame a lackluster first half to defeat Indiana.

Brandon Clarke had 13 points, hitting all five of his shots as Memphis snapped a five-game losing streak and ran its home record to 21-3. It was Morant’s fifth triple-double of the season and second in a row.

Benedict Mathurin, the sixth pick in the 2022 draft, led the Pacers with 27 points and eight rebounds. Aaron Nesmith had 16 points and Myles Turner added 15 points.

LA Clippers 99, Cleveland Cavaliers 122

Betting Results:
Head to Head: LA Clippers, odds 1.17 - ultra low odds!
Line: LA Clippers (-11.5), odds 1.95 - massive spread, comfortably beaten!
Total Points: Over (215.5), odds 1.88

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cedi Osman tied his career-high with 29 points, Darius Garland had 16 points and 10 assists, and Cleveland led Los Angeles wire-to-wire for a win.

All-Star starter Donovan Mitchell had 11 points in his return for Cleveland after missing three games with a strained groin. Osman, a member of Turkey’s national team, drained all seven 3-point attempts on Turkish Heritage Night

Brandon Boston Jr. scored 24 points and Moses Brown had 13 points and 16 rebounds for Los Angeles, which had its five-game winning streak snapped. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard didn’t dress for the Clippers because of knee issues and Reggie Jackson didn’t play because of a sore right Achilles.

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By The Associated Press and DJ Arthurs | 01/30/23

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