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Home Cookin’: The Bucks are a formidable 13-5 ATS at home this season and over tickets have cashed in 12 of those 18 games.
Pass On Points: The Kings usually are not the identical team on the road and their game log supports that. Unders are 11-5 when Sacramento plays on the road this season, a major number consider that unders are only 6-11-1 when the Kings play at home.
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Wiz Kids: The Wizards have covered 4 straight games and 6 of seven. That is a powerful run under any circumstance, but especially so when following an unpleasant 2-13-1 ATS stretch over their 16 games prior.
— Jim McCormick and Kyle Soppe
Sacramento Kings at Memphis Grizzlies
8 p.m. ET, FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Line: Grizzlies (-4.5)
Money line: Grizzlies (-195), Kings (+162)
Total: 240.5 points
BPI Projected Total: 245.9 points
BPI Win%: Grizzlies (64.6%)
Fantasy streamer: Malik Monk (available in 86.4% of leagues) is a streaky scorer that has exploded for 20 or more points eight times this season, including a 33-point effort on Wednesday. He’s a boom-or-bust player, but overall, in his last 4 games he’s averaged 16.5 PPG, 3.3 APG, 2.5 RPG, 1.5 3PG and 1.0 SPG in 25.5 MPG. — Snellings
Line: Celtics (-1.5)
Money line: Celtics (-125), Nuggets (+105)
Total: 234.5 points
BPI Projected Total: 230.1 points
BPI Win%: Celtics (69.4%)
Best bet: Nikola Jokic over 24.5 points. The scoring line is high for this game (234.5 points), indicating the likelihood that lots of points are put ont he board. Jokic has averaged 30.4 PPG in his last 11 outings, going over 24.5 points in eight of those 11 games, and can likely need a giant game to maintain up with the Celtics’ awesome offense. — Snellings
Best bet: Jayson Tatum over 29.5 points. Tatum is one among the leading candidates for NBA MVP this season, and his team faces the squad of the two-time reigning MVP. Tatum has been on a scoring tear of late, averaging 36.3 PPG in his last seven outings, with at the very least 29 points in every game and greater than 29 in six of seven. — Snellings
Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards
8 p.m. ET, Capital One Arena, Washington, Washington D.C.
Line: Bucks (-8)
Money line: Bucks (-305), Wizards (+240)
Total: 226 points
BPI Projected Total: 239 points
BPI Win%: Bucks (59.2%)
Fantasy streamer: Corey Kispert (available in 99.4% of leagues) has been starting rather than Bradley Beal (hamstring). He’s a low-volume player, but has made at the very least one 3-pointer in 11 straight games. He scored 11 points with 5 assists, 3 3-pointers and 1 steal in 38 minutes on Friday night. — Andre Snellings
Fantasy streamer: Daniel Gafford (available in 95.4% of leagues) has began six straight games for the Wizards, and in his last three has flirted with a double-double with averages of 11.0 PPG, 7.3 RPG and a pair of.7 BPG in 23.3 MPG. — Snellings
Fantasy streamer: Jevon Carter (available in 96.9% of leagues) is an option with Jrue Holiday (illness) sitting for the third game in a row. Carter began on Friday, and scored 10 points with 8 rebounds, 5 assists and a pair of 3-pointers in 32 minutes of motion. — Snellings
Best bet: Giannis Antetokounmpo over 12.5 rebounds. Giannis has been more engaged and productive across the board with Jrue Holiday (illness) joining Khris Middleton (knee) on the bench the last two games, averaging 44.0 PPG, 21.0 RPG and 6.0 APG. The elevated scoring is baked into Giannis’ props for Sunday, but his rebounding prop hasn’t moved much from norm. -Snellings