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Suns to win (-145) at Mavericks – DraftKings, 1:31 PM CT
The Mavericks are at home and are playing well, but they're on the second half of a back-to-back, while the Suns come in with two days of rest. They're down Deandre Ayton, so that hurts their cause, but JaVale McGee, Bismack Biyombo and Jalen Smith have been a better-than-expected replacement committee.
Pacers-Warriors moneyline/total parlay: Warriors moneyline + UNDER 216.5 (+115) – DraftKings Sportsbook, 4PM CT
With Domantas Sabonis going down last night, I'm not worried about the moneyline portion of this bet. I loved the under earlier today when the number was a few points higher, but it's already been bet down to 216.5. Even so, I'll ride with the under with the expectation that Indiana struggles to get any offense going – especially if Malcolm Brogdon doesn't play (Caris LeVert is also questionable). On the other side, Golden State can be explosive, but the Warriors have scored fear than 100 points five times in their last eight games, and Stephen Curry remains in a prolonged slump.
Julius Randle over 13.5 rebounds and assists (-135) – DraftKings, 1:51 PM CT
Shoutout to my superfan Knicks friend Jason for tipping me off on this bet (I'm also including this so I can blame him if it goes wrong). I think there's a bit of reservation baked into the line due to the defensive combo of Herbert Jones and Jonas Valanciunas, but that seems to ignore the fact Randle is averaging 11.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists over the last 11 games. Let's be honest, there should be plenty of rebounding opportunities available given both teams have struggled from the field (25th and 26th, respectively, in terms of team-shooting percentage), so any sort of concerns regarding the defensive prowess of Jones/Valanciunas should essentially be evened out.