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LAL (-5.5) at ORL, O/U: 221
LAC at PHI (-7.5), O/U:
OKC at CHA (-9.5), O/U: 222
MIA (-1) at ATL, O/U:
POR at BOS (-7.5), O/U: 214.5
CHI at MIL (-9), O/U: 227.5
TOR at WAS (-2), O/U:
BKN (-3) at SAS, O/U: 233.5
MEM at DEN (-4), O/U: 220
DET at UTA (-13.5), O/U: 218.5
HOU at GSW (-12), O/U:
The Heat-Hawks features a couple top-tier leaders on both sides, along with decent value opportunities as players pick up added roles due to injuries.
Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo will have to step up and lead the Heat as Kyle Lowry remains sidelined. The absence of Tyler Herro opens up lots of room for Gabe Vincent and Max Strus. Caleb Martin, P.J. Tucker and Duncan Robinson also represent excellent value options.
On the Hawks' side, Trae Young will have an advantage against the Heat's shorthanded backcourt. John Collins has put up big numbers over the last two games and comes in with a reasonable salary while Kevin Huerter, De'Andre Hunter are nicely valued.
Injuries to Monitor
Anthony Davis (knee): OUT
Derrick Favors (back): Questionable
P.J. Washington (hip): Questionable
Marcus Smart (COVID-19): Questionable
Dennis Schroder would be in for a boost if Smart is out.
JaMychal Green (COVID-19): OUT
Zeke Nnaji is in line for more minutes.
Donovan Mitchell (concussion): OUT
Draymond Green (calf): OUT
Dejounte Murray ($10,100)
The Spurs go up against the shorthanded Nets who are missing most of their rim protection, which opens up room for Murray to finish in the paint. Murray is averaging 24.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 1.8 steals over the last five contests while producing 67.0 DK points in his last appearance.
Fred VanVleet ($8,500)
VanVleet has been posting big numbers of late exceeding 50 DK in nine of his last 15, with 27.3 DK points being his lowest output during that span. The matchup with the Wizards should result in a competitive contest that brings the best out of VanVleet.
Jimmy Butler ($9,400)
Butler was ejected from the Heat's last game after only 15 minutes of action, but he notched 51.5 DK in the previous outing. He'll have to do more tonight as Miami's missing a couple of key players. He has an advantage against the Hawks, who are giving up an NBA-fifth-worst average of 112.3 points per game.
Jayson Tatum ($9,700)
Tatum has a great opportunity to get back on track after a rough outing last time out versus the shorthanded Trail Blazers. He's topped 40 DK in four of the last five contests.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,700)
Giannis accounted for 68.3 DK in the Bucks' last game. He went over 45 in each of his last 12, including six over 60. He should continue to post big numbers against the depleted Bulls.
Joel Embiid ($11,000)
Embiid is coming off a 50-point outing where he generated 77 DK in just 27 minutes. The big man has topped 40 DK in each of his last 25 games, including five over 70. Embiid has a favorable matchup with the Clippers, who are giving up an average of 48.0 rebounds per game - second most in the league.
De'Anthony Melton ($4,200)
Melton will have to step up for the shorthanded Grizzlies, and he should have an advantage over the second unit of the shorthanded Nuggets.
John Konchar ($4,300)
Konchar is expected to start in place of Desmond Bane, as he takes on a bigger role. He's exceeded 20 DK over each of the last two games.
Max Strus ($4,600)
Jeff Green ($3,900)
Green topped 20 DK in five of the last seven, including a 39.8. He'll continue to pick up a few extra minutes with JaMychal Green out of the rotation.
Precious Achiuwa ($4,600)
Achiuwa has gone over 30 DK in two of the last three and is averaging 7.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over the last 10. He'll continue to get a boost with Khem Birch still sidelined.