The Bulls are going to be pretty emotional with the return of Tom Thibodeau to the United Center, but with the Hawks getting their groove back and the Magic losing theirs, both teams represent strong teaser value here on Tuesday’s NBA Odds.
The Orlando Magic looked like they were climbing up the defensive ratings until last week. However, in four games last week the Magic gave up nearly 116 points per game. Now they have a tough matchup with the Hawks, a team starting to turn things around after a rough stretch over the last few weeks as well.
The odds have the Hawks as -8 favorites, but teasing them down to -2 1/2 is a great value on a teaser. The Hawks' defense is for real and with the Magic's struggles on offense and on the road, it's a fine play for the first leg of our teaser.
The second leg is a game that starts 30 minutes after that in Chicago with the return of Tom Thibodeau. Thibs will likely be the most emotional guy in the building, but he can't play in the games. The Bulls, on the other hand, will also want to show they are still a strong team and I think teasing them down to -2 is also a strong teaser for tonight's NBA expert picks.