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Valuing Vassell:All indications point to Devin Vassell(86%) He is back after a one-game absence due to groin so he has been more productive that most people think. He has attained minimum 10 points in six consecutive games, and has a block or stolen every one of the 13 games that he has played in since February 1. With the Spurs ranking among the top 5 fastest in pace of play this season, he is shooting 37.5% at his home. This creates streaming intrigue as San Antonio has three home games within the next four days.
Smart: Save! Jayson TatumBoston's most prominent news story is deservedly about a Boston native, but keep an eye on it. Marcus SmartYou can try a different build by spending $6,500 on DraftKings After the All Star Break, he averaged 13.8 points and 2.5 made 3's. He also had 7.7 assists.
Star Stash:It's time for you to make a roster Michael Porter JrThe talented forward could be back in action within the next few weeks. Rostered in just 55% leagues, even a slow return to the Nuggets lineup could yield some big scoring outings before the end of this month.
Campaigning:Because of some fine playmaking by the Suns, they pulled off an impressive win on the road in Orlando last night Cameron PayneAvailable in 78% of leagues With Chris PaulPayne will be absent for tonight's Miami matchup. Payne is an excellent option in all formats.
Buy the bag Isaiah Stewart Due to a knee injury, Stewart will not be playing against the Bulls tonight. Stewart was forced to leave the team's win over Atlanta in just 10 minutes. Marvin Bagley IIIAvailable in 53% leagues, Bagley played 36 minutes and provided a double-double to the Pistons. Bagley will likely play a significant role against Chicago's team lacking interior defense.
Going DeepThe Trail Blazers' shorthanded team is a heavy underdog to Jazz tonight. However, there could be some fantasy players who can help. With Anfernee SimonsQuestionable, we might see guard Brandon WilliamsThe 98% of leagues have them again. Williams was a force to be reckoned with, scoring 27 points, ten rebounds, assists and four steals in the team’s last game. Portland is in desperate need of playmaking so Williams and Josh HartRedrafting and DFS competition could be rewarding.
Line: Heat (-8.5).
Moneyline: Heat (-400), Suns (+1300)
Total: 217.5 Points
Projected total of BPI: 210.5 points
BPI win% Heat (78.3%).
Notable: The Heat have been at 5-1-2ATS in their eight previous games and seven of the past 10 at-home games have exceeded the total.
We have ruled out key players: Chris Paul, Markieff Morris
Questionable: Cameron Johnson (quadriceps), Caleb Martin (Achilles)
The best bet is: Bam AdebayoOver 32.5 points + assists + rebound. Playing time will be the key. Adebayo has surpassed 32.5 PAR in nine straight games, in which he played at 32 minutes. In four games in which he has played less than 32 minutes, he has been below the mark. The Suns have allowed at least one frontcourt player to score at 20 points or get at least 10 rebounds each game in their last three games (including Julius RandleThis was the case of a player named ‘Ejected', who was sent off in the third quarter. — André Snellings
Fantasy streamer: Cameron Payne.I am amazed that Payne is available in 81.7% ESPN leagues. Payne has already recorded two double-doubles during his three most recent games. Payne has also recorded 44 assists in the four games he played since his injury. Over that period, he has seen a 26.5% usage rate. –Eric Moody
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Line: Jazz (-17.5)
Moneyline: Jazz (-2200), Blazers (+1100)
Total: 221 points
Projected total of BPI: 221.5 Points
BPI win% Jazz (94.1%)
We have ruled out key players: Justise Winslow, Eric Bledsoe
Questionable: Anfernee Simons (quadriceps)
Notable: After nine consecutive unders in their home games, Utah's past two home games in front of their fans have surpassed Vegas' total.
Line: Celtics (-7.5)
Moneyline: Celtics (-320), Hornets (+250)
Total: 227 points
Projected total of BPI: 230 Points
BPI win% Celtics (74.6%)
We have ruled out key players: Gordon Hayward
Notable: The books were unable to adjust properly to the Jayson TatumExplosion: Seven of Boston's eight past games have exceeded the total.
The best bet is: Robert Williams IIIMore than 22.5 points + rebounds. Williams is in good company as the Hornets have been a great matchup for centers throughout the season. In the five previous games, Williams has posted an average of a double-double. The Hornets rank 20th among teams that allow 100 possessions of points and allow opponents to get a lot more offensive rebounds.
Line: Bulls (-6)
Moneyline: Bulls (-265), Pistons (215)
Total: 226 points
Projected total of BPI: 221.5 Points
BPI win% Bulls (59%)
We have ruled out key players: Isaiah Stewart, Lonzo Ball, Patrick Williams, Alex Caruso
Questionable: Nikola Vucevic (hamstring)
Notable: The Pistons are 7-1-1 ATS in their last eight games. Their past three games have fallen below the total.
Best Bet: Pistons +6 against Bulls The Pistons are hot against the spread and hot overall. Six of their eight wins have been won outright. This includes victories over playoff-bound teams like the Hawks, Hawks, Hornets, Cavaliers and Raptors. The Bulls, on the other hand, have lost five straight with an average loss of 9.2 points per game. — Snellings
Fantasy streamer: Marvin Bagley III. With Isaiah StewartBagley (56% avail) is available on the streaming radar. In just 29 minutes, Bagley has averaged 18 points and 9.0 rebounds per game, as well as 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals. Bagley's chemistry is with Cade Cunninghamshould be on full display in the Bulls' face. — Moody
The best bet is: Ayo Dosunmu Over 19.5 points + rebounds + assistDosunmu should do all the work that he can since Lonzo BallAnd Alex CarusoThe Bulls are still looking for a new coach. In the last four games, he averaged 13 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds. The Pistons rank 25th in the number of points allowed per 100 possessions. They also allow opponents to score a lot offensive rebounds.
Line: Bucks (59.5%)
Moneyline: Bucks (-240), Hawks (1195)
Total: 237 points
Projected total of BPI: 233.5 Points
BPI win% Bucks (59.5%)
We have ruled out key players: None
Questionable: Grayson Allen (hip)
Notable: The Hawks failed to cover seven of their eight previous road games, including all four.
Best bet is Bucks -5 to Hawks.The Bucks have been winning streakily down the stretch, winning five consecutive games with an average of 13.6 points per game. The Hawks are still lagging, with a record of 3-3 in six of their last games and 7-8 in the last 15. — Snellings
Line: Lakers (-4)
Moneyline: Rockets (+145), Lakers (0-165), Rockets (0-165).
Total: 232.5 points
Projected total of BPI: 228 points
BPI win% Lakers (56.4%)
We have ruled out key players: Anthony Davis, Dennis Schroder
Questionable: LeBron James (knee), Christian Wood (illness), Garrison Mathews(ankle), Jae’Sean Tate(ankle)
Notable: The Lakers won Saturday's thrilling victory over the Warriors, but that was the only game they covered in the second quarter of the season.
Line: Timberwolves (-14.5)
Moneyline: Timberwolves (-1125), Thunder (+700)
Total: 229 points
Projected total of BPI: 227 points
BPI win% Timberwolves (89.3%)
We have ruled out key players: Anthony Edwards, Josh Giddey, Luguentz Dort
Questionable: D'Angelo Russell (hamstring), Jarred Vanderbilt (quadriceps), Patrick Beverley (ankle)
Notable: The T-Wolves are currently working towards their second streak of five consecutive ATS wins in five weeks.
Line: Pelicans (-8)
Moneyline: Pelicans (-380), Magic (+290)
Total: 221.5 Points
Projected total of BPI: 217.5 Points
BPI win% Pelicans (77.7%)
We have ruled out key players: Markelle Fultz
Questionable: Brandon Ingram (hamstring), Jalen Suggs (ankle)
Notable:Five of the seven back-tobacks' seven second night covers have been missed by the Pelicans.
Fantasy streamer: Herbert Jones (85% available)Statistics across the board are provided for fantasy managers. He has averaged 8.3 points per game, 4.0 RPGs, 2.0 APGs, 2.3 SPGs, and 1.0BPG over his five previous games. The Magic allow small forwards to average 21 point, 8.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. Moody
Line: Mavericks (-8).
Moneyline: Mavericks (-380), Knicks (+1290)
Total: 215.5 Points
Projected total of BPI: 215.5 Points
BPI win% Mavericks (80.4%)
We have ruled out key players: Obi Toppin, Nerlens Noel, Cam Reddish, Derrick Rose
Questionable: Jalen Brunson (foot), Mitchell Robinson (illness)
Notable: The Knicks now have three consecutive wins after covering 10 of their 11 previous ATS. Notable: Seven of the eight Knick games that have been played so far have exceeded the total.
Fantasy streamer: Immanuel Quickley. Quickley has scored more than 20 points four times this year, three of which were in the past five games. It is my hope that Tom Thibodeau, head coach of the Knicks, will recognize that Quickley (94.5%) should be the team's starting point guard. Alec Burks.
Moneyline: Raptors (-110), Spurs (-110)
Total: 228.5 points
Projected total of BPI:220.5 points
BPI win% Spurs (51%)
We have ruled out key players: Fred VanVleet, Malachi Flynn, OG Anunoby
Notable:The Raptors are currently unable to cover four games in a row, with all four games falling below the total. This is not just Fred VanVleet's fault: Toronto has failed eight of their past 10 games.
Moneyline: Nuggets (+190), Kings (+160).
Projected total of BPI:223 points
BPI win% Nuggets (70.1%)
We have ruled out key players: Richaun Holmes
Questionable: Will Barton (ankle), Jeremy Lamb (hip)
Notable:In Sacramento's 14 most recent games, overs were successful in 10 of them. The Kings have an ATS winning record of 8-6 during that stretch.
Line: Clippers (-4.5).
Moneyline: Clippers (-190), Wizards (+160)
Total: 219 Points
Projected total of BPI:221 points
BPI win% Wizards (52%)
We have ruled out key players: Robert Covington
Questionable: Raul Neto (ankle)
Notable:The Wizards are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games. Over tickets have been sold in five of those contests.
ESPN's NBA Basketball Power IndexThe ESPN Analytics team developed the BPI to measure team strength.
BPI Projected Totals at the Top
1. Minnesota Timberwolves (120.8 points)
2. Utah Jazz (119.3 points)
3. Milwaukee Bucks (118.5 points)
BPI: Lowest-projected Totals
1. Phoenix Suns (101 points)
2. Portland Trail Blazers (101.9 points)
3. New York Knicks (103.1 points)
BPI Top Probability to Win (straight up).
1. Utah Jazz (94.1%)
2. Minnesota Timberwolves (89.3%)
3. Dallas Mavericks (80.4%)