We’re set for a big nine-game Tuesday night slate, and if oddsmakers are locked in with their lines, there appears to be a night of highly competitive basketball on tap. As of early Tuesday, there are no double-digit spreads, and even the contests with the two most bloated spreads could end up seeing those numbers shrink depending on how a couple of key injuries shake out. With a mostly healthy crop of stars set to take the floor, totals are also on the high side, including one 230-point-plus figure.
NBA odds for Tuesday, January 25
Here are the latest NBA point spreads, moneylines and totals for today’s games.
What to watch for
Raptors look to reverse recent slide against surging Hornets: The Raptors appeared to be well on their way to turning their season around after COVID-19 nearly derailed them for good in December, but their fortunes have once again taken a nosedive of late. Toronto has dropped five of its last seven games coming into a Tuesday night date with the visiting Hornets, which have boosted their record to 26-21 with the help of seven wins in the last 10 games. Charlotte also arrives with a three-game road winning streak in tow, one that’s seen them topple the 76ers, Knicks and Celtics on their home floors.
Wizards hope to bounce back from Sunday trouncing: The Wizards opened the season looking like they’d be one of the most improved squads in either conference, but following an 11-5 start, they’ve gone 12-19. Washington has lost three straight going into their Tuesday night clash with the Clippers, and the Wiz will hope they can rebound mentally from a 29-point rout at the hands of the Celtics on Sunday at TD Garden. Meanwhile, Los Angeles continues to try and hold down the fort until at least Paul George (elbow) can return, but they’ll check into Tuesday with a 4-7 mark in the last 11.
Celtics, Tatum out to build on big win as potentially short-handed Kings visit: Speaking of that lopsided loss for Washington, Jayson Tatum was the bain of the Wizards’ existence in that contest. The All-Star accumulated a whopping 51 points on spectacular 18-for-28 shooting following a seven-game slump where he’d shot just 40.1 percent. Boston, which has struggled with consistency all season, will look to follow it up against a vulnerable Kings team that’s allowed an NBA-high 117.7 points per road game and that could be missing De’Aaron Fox once again due to an ankle injury.
Nets host Lakers with only one of Big Three available: Another key absence Tuesday will unfold at Barclays Center in the person of Kyrie Irving, who’ll naturally have to sit out the home showdown against LeBron James and the Lakers due his vaccination status. Coupled with the ongong absence of Kevin Durant due to a knee injury, that leaves James Harden all by his lonesome in terms of the vaunted Big Three to face a Los Angeles squad that is expected to get Anthony Davis back into action from a month-plus absence to his own knee issue.
Mavericks and Warriors face off at the Chase: The Mavericks endured a wobbly start to the season/Jason Kidd era, but Dallas has made a drastic turnaround via an 11-2 mark over its last 13 games. There’s a big litmus test on hand Tuesday night, however, as Luka Doncic and company visit the Warriors at Chase Center, where Golden State is 21-4 straight up. The Warriors are playing with some confidence again after winning three of four following a modest skid, but they may be without Klay Thompson on Tuesday due to soreness in his surgically repaired knee.