The NBA has a nearly full slate to celebrate MLK day, and the players are for sure to bring out their A-Game. We have games all day so let’s get right to the plays!
Desmond Bane OVER 2.5 Threes -125
This is a good spot for Bane, as he has gone a little cold from beyond the arc, but his attempts are still there. He has been a marksman from beyond the arc, and even with the two-game cold spell, he is still shooting 44.7% from beyond the arc in his last twelve games. This will be useful against a Chicago team that allows teams to shoot 36.6% from beyond the arc. With Bane being the best on-ball defender for the Grizzlies, it could be possible that he was locked in on his matchup with Luka Doncic as the Mavericks started to pull away last time. I am expecting at least four threes.
Amir Coffey OVER 1.5 Threes -110
Amir Coffey has come on for the Clippers when both of their elite wing players hit the shelf for extended periods. He has been particularly impactful in his last four games, as he has hit 3.25 threes per game on 48.1% shooting from beyond the arc and has played 33.5 minutes per game. He also hit at least four threes in two of the last four games, and I expect him to be a big part of the offense against a Pacers team that is tough inside but weak from beyond the arc.
OG Anunoby OVER 18.5 Points +100
My pick for Most Improved Player was off to an amazing start until he hurt his hip and missed a couple of games. Everyone thought they would ease him back, but he dropped 26 points on the Clippers in his return while playing 36 minutes. He has played 36.8 minutes in his last five and has gone over twenty in three of those games (19.8 scoring average in that stretch). He’s vital for them to hang with the Heat with the potential return of Bam inside. Either way, OG will get his. Look for 20-24 tonight!
Jarrett Allen OVER 10.5 Rebounds -110
It is always awesome seeing players go up against their former teams, and this is an excellent matchup for him, as he is averaging 13.3 rebounds per game in his last four games and the Nets have no one established inside to stop him. Look for him to be super aggressive here, as he also doesn’t have KD to contest him inside, and go between 12 and 15 rebounds here!
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