Wednesday’s first play-in game will be between the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs. The Grizzlies have blown out the Spurs in two straight games, but the underdogs will look to bounce back in a must-win game. Let’s go over the best betting options at DraftKings Sportsbook.
DeMar DeRozan U6.5 rebounds (+100)
DeRozan’s rebounding has been down all year and he’s averaging just 4.2 boards per game. He’s played in 23 games since the beginning of April and has only managed to record seven or more rebounds in three of those games. There’s a chance that he’ll have a breakout game, but Memphis is a top-5 rebounding team.
Kyle Anderson O1.5 three-pointers (+146)
Anderson is spending more time on the perimeter now that Jaren Jackson Jr. is back in the mix and his outside shooting is on the rise because of that. He’s made multiple triples in five of the 11 games he’s played with JJJ this year and has made 41% of his attempts from deep during that span. These are favorable odds, considering successful Anderson has been with another floor spacer in the starting lineup.
Jakob Poeltl O9.5 points (+102)
Poeltl’s playing time has seen a significant spike over the last six games and that’s helped his scoring upside. While he’s only eclipsed nine points twice during that span. he’s averaging 9.5 points per game during that stretch. Poeltl is San Antonio’s best hope against Jonas Valanciunas. I like his odds to play 30 minutes or more for the fifth time in his last seven games. Four or five field goals isn’t much.
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