Nikola Jokic Under 25.5 Points (-110 @ DraftKings)
Both of these teams have great centers. The Nuggets have Nikola Jokic, the best all-around center in the NBA. That makes tonight an intriguing matchup because he plays against Rudy Gobert. Gobert is known for his defensive skills more than anything else.
Gobert will limit Jokic’s scoring opportunities tonight. His defense is good enough that even Jokic will struggle. Denver is playing back-to-back games, which means Jokic will be tired. Gobert’s defense and the back-to-back minutes for Jokic give this betting value.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Over 28.5 Points (-135 @ DraftKings)
These teams starting point guards are the players to watch tonight. Tyrese Haliburton is a do-it-all point guard that elevates the players around him. In comparison, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is an explosive player who loves to drive to the rim.
Gilgeous-Alexander averages 30.7 points per game. That means he is one of the highest-scoring point guards in the NBA. The Thunder use him as their first scoring option, and he shoots high-percentage shots. That means he has some of the highest betting value tonight.
Keegan Murray Over 11.5 Points (-115 @ DraftKings)
The Lakers are dealing with injuries to both Anthony Davis and LeBron James. James has been playing, but Davis has been sitting out. That means there is betting value for the Sacramento Kings. Bettors need to know where to look.
One of the most underrated players for the Kings is Keegan Murray. He is still getting a feel for the game but can score. Murray averages 11.8 points and 46.4% three-point shooting a game. His consistency from the three-point range means he can easily get points quickly. Look to Murray for hidden betting value tonight.