The NBA All-Star break has ended, which means this column is getting a new start. The second half of the season is an opportunity for players, especially those not in the playoff race, to get their numbers up and try and gain some momentum for the next season.
Tonight, I’ll be assisting some young point guard and a savvy veteran to get the job done. Let’s dive into the plays.
All odds listed are through WynnBET.
Cole Anthony OVER 17.5 (+100)
Anthony was inconsistent in the games leading up to halftime, but he still has my faith tonight. He cleared this line in three of the last five games. One game where he missed the line was a point. Anthony is facing the worst defense in the NBA in the past 10 games. The Magic will be able to score a lot of points tonight and Anthony will be the driving force of that.
Jimmy Butler 30+ Points + Pops + Assists (+110)
The Knicks are 22nd in defensive stats in their last 10 games, setting the stage for Butler’s big performance. He also deleted the line in four of the last six games. He’s a stats page crammer. In the Heat’s offensive position, there is room for Butler to play offensively, score goals and be an important part of the defence. Against the Knicks and their flimsy defense, the only thing that can stop him from reaching this number is a landslide victory.
Dejounte Murray OVER 21.5 points (-105)
Murray has always been around this line. He has scored 30 points in two of his last four games and continues to be the lifeblood of Spurs’ attack. The Wizards are in the final third of the league in defensive ratings and won’t be able to keep up with Murray.
The key for Murray tonight is getting in line. He’s only shot 32% from three easy points at the free-throw line, that’s much more valuable.
You can find Donnavan Smoot’s entire betting profile here this.
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