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NBA opening point spreads for January 18th schedule

We go over the initial lines and point totals on DraftKings Sportsbook for Saturday’s 11-game card.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James controls the ball against Houston Rockets guard James Harden during the first half at Staples Center.  Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

I know you’re probably happy that we don’t have football this Saturday, because damnit we’ve got a loaded slate on hoops to watch. Not only is there a ton of conference play in the NCAA, but the NBA has 11 games for us throughout the day. That includes The Beard and the Rockets taking on King James and the Lakers. Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo could be back in the lineup for the Lake Show. The Clippers take on the “suddenly exciting to watch” Pelicans, who are being anchored by potentially the Most Improved Player in Brandon Ingram. The Duke product scored a career-high 49 points in an upset over the Jazz on Thursday. With no Paul George, the Clippers have been vulnerable with just Kawhi Leonard. Can the Pels get the best of Kawhi?

Let’s take a look at the initial spreads and point totals on DK Sportsbook for Saturday:

Clippers @ Pelicans (+5.5, 233) 3:30 p.m. ET
Bucks @ Nets (+8.5, 232.5) 6:00 p.m. ET
Suns @ Celtics (-7, 225) 7:00 p.m. ET
76ers @ Knicks (+4, 218.5) 7:30 p.m. ET
Pistons @ Hawks (+1.5, 228) 7:30 p.m. ET
Raptors @ Timberwolves (+4.5, 221) 8:00 p.m. ET
Cavaliers @ Bulls (-6.5, 215) 8:00 p.m. ET
Magic @ Warriors (+5.5, 212) 8:30 p.m. ET
Lakers @ Rockets (-2.5, 232) 8:30 p.m. ET
Kings @ Jazz (-9, 221.5) 9:00 p.m. ET
Trail Blazers @ Thunder (-5.5, 221.5) 9:00 p.m. ET

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