NFL football will dominate much of the action today, but the NBA is still very much in action with 10 teams across the league in play. With many of those teams on back-to-backs, let’s take a closer look at where the value might lie as the first tip approaches.
Let’s take a closer look and see where we can draw some value.
Leg #1. Bucks -3 | -110 at DK Sportsbook
After a slow start, the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks have gotten back on track as of late, having won six straight and eight of their last 10. Much of that success has come at the hands of reigning Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, averaging 27.1 points per game.
As of late, however, Jrue Holiday has also been getting his shot back, as the guard is averaging 18.6 points per game over his last three.
For the home Pacers, an equally rocky start has been responded to as well. Winners of three of their last four, the Pacers’ bench deserves much of the credit, with Chris Duarte and Kelan Martin leading the effort.
In this one, however, I like for the Bucks bench of George Hill and Pat Connaughton to get the best of a less talented Pacers unit and for the Bucks to pull away from this one late.
Leg #2. Kings ML +105 | -110 at DK Sportsbook
The Grizzlies avoided disaster on Friday night as Ja Morant left the court with a knee injury that ended up just being a sprain. While they avoided long-term loss, they couldn’t avoid losing the game, as they’ve now lost three of four and have fallen below .500.
The Kings, on the other hand, have now won two of three under interim head coach Alvin Gentry, picking up impressive wins at that over the Trail Blazers and Lakers.
As the Grizzlies try to figure themselves out without Morant, I like the Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox-led Kings to continue their momentum as .500 is suddenly within striking distance.
Leg #3. Pistons +11| -110 at DK Sportsbook
Following last week’s near brawl that started with a LeBron James (accidental) punch to the face of Isaiah Stewart, the Pistons and Lakers will meet again tonight, this time in Los Angeles. The game itself was a close one, however, as the Pistons led for much of the way before the Lakers rallied late with James and Stewart kicked out of the game.
Losers of three straight since and seven of their last 10, the Pistons have struggled to find any rhythm since. Ditto to the Lakers, as they’ve now lost five of their previous seven and failed to cover four of their last five.
In this one, I like for a close affair between two at this point mediocre teams that have pre-established intimacy.
Total Odds: +647 at DraftKings
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