Key Injuries to Monitor
- Christian Wood (knee) — OUT
Portland Trail Blazers
- Damian Lillard (injury management) — OUT
- Bradley Beal (health and safety protocols) — OUT
- Kristaps Porzingis (groin) — OUT
- Tyler Herro (ankle) — Questionable
- PJ Tucker (hip) — Questionable
Favorite Pick Against the Spread
76ers (+1) at Hawks
It’s a toss-up every time these teams face off, but I’m rolling with the Sixers tonight. Philly is entering Thursday’s game in better form than Atlanta after beating the red-hot Suns.
Atlanta, on the other hand, just lost to the Jazz on Wednesday. To be fair, that’s a fate most teams are suffering this season, but beating a talented team after losing on the first night of a back-to-back is tough. The Hawks are poor defensively against big men, so Joel Embiid should carry his squad to the win.
Favorite Player Prop
Luka Doncic Over 41.5 Points & Rebounds
Doncic fell short of extending his 30-point game streak to 10 last night. How do elite players respond after a disappointing performance like that? By bouncing back in a big way.
That’s exactly what I expect Luka to do tonight against the Wizards. While Washington is has been surprisingly effective on defense this year, that shouldn’t hold Luka back in the slightest. Doncic saw a usage rate of 43.8% last game, and there’s chance it could jump even higher tonight after a frustrating loss against Orlando.
Favorite Value Play
Hornets C Nick Richards ($4,000) at Heat
76ers C Joel Embiid ($10,900) at Hawks
Put your knowledge to the test. Sign up for DraftKings and experience the game inside the game.