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Opening point spreads for November 15 NBA schedule

Early season injuries have derailed a few marquee matchups on Friday’s eight-game slate. We break down the lines and spreads on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton in the fourth quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

This is definitely a schedule of NBA games that was set forth before we got a multitude of injuries. For one, the top game on the eight-game slate is Celtics-Warriors, but with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson out, and Kevin Durant now in Brooklyn, we’ve got a less than appealing game. Boston enters this matchup with the best record in the NBA at 9-1. That’s got them as huge road favorites, and rightfully so.

I guess the other decent matchup on the slate is Pacers-Rockets, but we’ve got no Eric Gordon and Clint Capela for Houston. But still, the opening line on this game is Rockets -7.5, which is a bit surprising considering how well Indiana has played lately without Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner.

The Sixers should get Joel Embiid back from resting on Wednesday and have a full lineup going into their matchup vs. the Thunder in OKC. Philly needs a victory after a poor performance on the road in Orlando without Embiid and a narrow victory over Cleveland the night before. At -3, the Sixers are in a good spot on Friday’s slate.

Other than that, it’s a relatively OK slate with less narratives and more straight basketball.

Below are point spreads and the over/under for each of the seven games on schedule for tonight:

Spurs @ Magic (-3, O/U 211) 7:00 p.m. ET
Pistons @ Hornets (-3.5, O/U 220.5) 7:00 p.m. ET
Wizards @ Timberwolves (-6.5, O/U 242) 8:00 p.m. ET
Pacers @ Rockets (-7.5, O/U 225) 8:00 p.m. ET
76ers @ Thunder (+3, O/U 213.5) 8:00 p.m. ET
Jazz @ Grizzlies (+7, O/U 214) 8:00 p.m. ET
Celtics @ Warriors (+8, O/U 222.5) 10:30 p.m. ET
Kings @ Lakers (-8.5, O/U 214.5) 10:30 p.m. ET

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