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Fantasy basketball suggestions and NBA betting picks for Sunday

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ESPN’s fantasy basketball and basketball betting suggestions cheat sheet is your pregame destination for basketball betting predictions and our greatest intel and data to assist you to make smart fantasy and wagering decisions. NBA game odds for January fifteenth are provided by Caesars Sportsbook, and fantasy advice relies on ESPN 10-team leagues.

Unconditional Love: Our dogs give us unconditional love, and residential underdogs have given us unconditional love when catching greater than five points this season (58.9% cover rate, +13.5 units money line). Neither the Pistons (12-34 this season) nor the Spurs (13-30, 1-7 since Latest Yr’s Eve) is a “comfortable bet,” but watch out in blindly fading them in any capability.

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Project Points, Back ‘dogs: Any metric you employ will spit out an awesome projection with regards to total points on this Kings-Spurs game: — top-10 pace, bottom-10 defense, etc. You get the thought. In games this season with a projected total of not less than 240 points, underdogs are 13-6-2. Embrace some potential chaos with the high point total on this spot!

Following the breadcrumbs: Take a look at enough numbers and also you’re often talked into either side of any bet. Any bet besides this early Knicks-Pistons game, that’s. Try these trends on for size: 12 of the past 18 Pistons games have gone over, three of their past 4 games against bottom-8 pace teams have gone over, overs are 9-3-1 prior to now 14 Knicks games, and overs are 9-1 this season when the Knicks are favored by greater than 4 points. Sheesh. Wish to isolate a wager or stack up a SGP? Sportscenter’s Phil Murphy notes that third quarter overs are an insane 16-3-1 in Detroit home games. Pick a thread to tug … all of them find yourself at the identical spot!

— Jim McCormick and Kyle Soppe

Game of the night

Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Lakers
9:30 p.m. ET, Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles

Line: 76ers (-3)
Money line: 76ers (-165), Lakers (+140)
Total: 234 points
BPI Projected Total: 233.4 points
BPI Win%: 76ers (70.6%)

Questionable: Patrick Beverley
Ruled Out: Anthony Davis, Lonnie Walker IV, Austin Reaves
Note: BPI numbers factored in players who’re ruled out but assumes questionable players will play

Breaking down the remainder of the slate

Latest York Knicks at Detroit Pistons
1 p.m. ET, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan

Line: Pistons (-7.5)
Money line: Knicks (-320), Pistons (+250)
Total: 226 points
BPI Projected Total: 229.7 points
BPI Win%: Knicks (76.7%)

Questionable: Isaiah Stewart
Ruled Out: Cory Joseph, Jalen Duren
Note: BPI numbers factored in players who’re ruled out but assumes questionable players will play

Fantasy streamer: Killian Hayes (available in 67.4% of leagues) is a staple on this space because he stays available in greater than two-thirds of leagues. He should really be universally rostered at this point. In his six games because the 12 months flipped to 2023, Hayes has averaged 15.5 PPG, 7.8 APG, 2.5 RPG, 2.3 SPG and a couple of.0 3PG. — Andre Snellings

Editor’s Picks

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Best bet: Jalen Brunson over 25.5 points. Brunson has been wielding the blowtorch for all the 12 months of 2023. For the previous few games I’ve expected him to return back all the way down to earth, and he just keeps going larger. Brunson is averaging 33.3 PPG within the six games because the calendar turned and has been over 25.5 points in five straight. He’s facing a Pistons team that has allowed the second-most points to opposing point guards this season. — Snellings

Houston Rockets at LA Clippers
3 p.m. ET, Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California

Line: Clippers (-9.5)
Money line: Clippers (-455), Rockets (+345)
Total: 221 points
BPI Projected Total: 224.4 points
BPI Win%: Clippers (76.7%)

Questionable: Luke Kennard, Paul George
Ruled Out: Kevin Porter Jr.
Note: BPI numbers factored in players who’re ruled out but assumes questionable players will play

Golden State Warriors at Chicago Bulls
3:30 p.m. ET, United Center, Chicago, Illinois

Line: Warriors (-4.5)
Money line: Warriors (-190), Bulls (+158)
Total: 239 points
BPI Projected Total: 232.2 points
BPI Win%: Warriors (60.9%)

Questionable: Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan
Ruled Out: James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga, JaMychal Green
Note: BPI numbers factored in players who’re ruled out but assumes questionable players will play

Fantasy streamer: Anthony Lamb (available in 98.8% of leagues) caught fire while Andrew Wiggins and Stephen Curry were out and hasn’t slowed appreciably since their return. Lamb has scored double-digits in 4 of his last five games, averaging 16.2 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 2.8 3PG and a couple of.6 APG in 27.0 MPG over that stretch. Lamb dropped to 24 minutes in his last game, and presumably he’ll lose time eventually with the starter’s return, but he still managed 14 points, 5 boards, 3 3-pointers, 2 steals and 1 block in those 24 minutes and makes a viable streamer candidate on Sunday. — Snellings

Oklahoma City Thunder at Brooklyn Nets
6 p.m. ET, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, Latest York

Line: Nets (-4.5)
Money line: Nets (-190), Thunder (+158)
Total: 229.5 points
BPI Projected Total: 229.4 points
BPI Win%: Nets (74.3%)

Ruled Out: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Aleksej Pokusevski, Kevin Durant
Note: BPI numbers factored in players who’re ruled out but assumes questionable players will play

Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs
7 p.m. ET, AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

Line: Kings (-7)
Money line: Kings (-285), Spurs (+228)
Total: 245 points
BPI Projected Total: 241.7 points
BPI Win%: Kings (70.4%)

Questionable: Kevin Huerter
Ruled Out: Devin Vassell
Note: BPI numbers factored in players who’re ruled out but assumes questionable players will play

Fantasy streamer: Malik Monk (available in 89.0% of leagues) is a streaker player that appears to be within the midst of a powerful streak. In his last three games, he’s scored double digits wll 3 times, averaging 13.3 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 3.3 APG and a couple of.0 3PG in 20.7 MPG off the bench. He’s got a season-high of 33 points, set at the top of 2023, and will have a giant game on any given day. — Snellings

Best bet: De’Aaron Fox over 6.5 assists. Fox tends to dish either a handful of assists or flirt with double-digits, with little middle ground. In his last nine games, Fox has between 9 and 13 assists in five outings and 5 and 6 assists in the opposite 4. He’s dished nine assists in three of his last 4 games, and on Sunday faces a Spurs team tied for the seventh-most assists allowed to opposing point guards. –Snellings

Orlando Magic at Denver Nuggets
8 p.m. ET, Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado

Line: Nuggets (-10.5)
Money line: Nuggets (-550), Magic (+400)
Total: 234.5 points
BPI Projected Total: 231.5 points
BPI Win%: Nuggets (81.1%)

Questionable: Jalen Suggs
Ruled Out: Jonathan Isaac, Chuma Okeke
Note: BPI numbers factored in players who’re ruled out but assumes questionable players will play

Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers
9 p.m. ET, Moda Center, Portland, Oregon

Line: Blazers (-6)
Money line: Blazers (-225), Mavericks (+185)
Total: 224.5 points
BPI Projected Total: 233.8 points
BPI Win%: Blazers (65%)

Ruled Out: Justise Winslow, Nassir Little, Josh Green, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber
Note: BPI numbers factored in players who’re ruled out but assumes questionable players will play

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