With Thanksgiving now come and gone, the grind until Christmas begins as teams jockey for positioning ahead of the next break. A quarter of the season now in the rearview, identities are starting to form, and All-Stars are beginning to declare themselves.
Let’s take a closer look and see where we can draw some value in tonight’s slate.
Leg #1. Wizards -3.5 | -110 at DK Sportsbook
Winners of four of their last six, the Wizards red hot start has been cooled, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still a threat each night. In what will be the fourth game in a five-game road trip, the Wizards have won two of three thus far, most recently a 120-114 win at Dallas as 6-point dogs on Saturday.
For the Spurs, a six-game slide was stopped Friday night first in Boston, in a classic Spurs performance that saw the visiting Celtics score just 88 points as they won as 4.5-point underdogs.
Led by guard Bradley Beal and his 23.2 points per game, I like the Wizards to continue their momentum tonight and pick up their third win and four games on the road against this young and inexperienced Spurs squad.
Leg #2. Thunder/Rockets Under 215.5 | -110 at DK Sportsbook
Two of the worst teams in the league will face off tonight in Houston, having just met 12 days ago in OKC. Cashing the under with ease that night, we’re going back to the well on a number that is now set a full point higher than that one closed.
Part of the reason might be the Rocket’s recent “successes,” winning two straight for the first time this season and scoring 118 and 146 in the two games. While the performances might have given their points per game a bump, they’re still shooting just 35% from deep.
On the other side of this matchup, OKC is still second to last in the league in points per game (99), FG% (41%), and 3PT% (31.3%), which I expect to see come to fruition tonight yet again.
Leg #3. Trail Blazers +7.5 | -110 at DK Sportsbook
The Jazz are getting a lot of love in a matchup tonight in this one, having won two of three, albeit against the Pelicans and the Thunder. On the other side, the Trail Blazers are in a two-game slide following a four-game win streak, as stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are struggling to find any consistency to this point in the season.
With two days off since their battle with arch-rival Golden State, I like the Trail Blazers to come into this one focused and rested and keep this one close in Salt Lake City.
Total Odds: +581 at DraftKings
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