Martin Luther King weekend is just about over, but not before the NBA returns for a day-long marathon of NBA starting as early as 12:30 PM EST. With games going on throughout the day, let’s take a closer look at three I’ve keyed in on that tip-off later.
Leg #1. Bucks -5 | -115 at DK Sportsbook
Things have continued to go from bad to worse for a Hawks team who comes into this one having lost eight of their last 10. Losing five straight, the Hawks have been without center Clint Capela who is nursing a sprained ankle and is likely out again in this one. Though there was a chance he could return for this one, the Hawks are also still without one of their best shooters in Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee soreness) as they continue to slide offensively.
In what will be a revenge spot from their November 14th meeting in which the Hawks won 120-100, look for the Bucks to do enough to pull away late from a reeling Hawks team.
Leg #2. Raptors +3 | -110 at DK Sportsbook
The Heat will lose one and gain one from the lineup tonight vs. the Raptors, as center Bam Adebayo returns from thumb surgery for his first game since November, and Kyle Lowry is out due to personal reasons. The change could be needed, coming into this one following one of their worst offensive performances to date Saturday night in Philadelphia (98-109, loss).
The visiting Raptors come into this one quietly having covered 8 of their last 10 and playing some great basketball along the way. Led by the surging Pascal Siakam, who is starting to look like his former self, the team knocked off the defending champion Bucks on the road Saturday night, keeping their opponent to 99 points or less for the third straight game.
Expect another stellar performance tonight from the Raptors as the Heat work Adebayo back into the lineup.
Leg #3. Suns -4 | -110 at DK Sportsbook
Still the only team in the NBA with single-digit losses, the Suns wrap up a four-game road trip tonight in San Antonio on the heels of a six for seven-game win streak. Dropping 135 points in their 135-108 win at Detroit last night, the Suns will look to continue to stay hot offensively as they’re now averaging 112.3 points per game.
For the Spurs, a decent December has been followed up by losing seven of nine to start December, as points continue to come at a premium. Look for a similar result tonight as the Suns continue to create separation at the top of the Western Conference standings.
Total Odds: +581 at DraftKings Sportsbook
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