It’s Tuesday, and we’ve got a very strange, yet very fun three-game NBA slate for our viewing pleasure. With big mismatches in both, let’s survey for some player props, totals and sides to take on DraftKings Sportsbook. You can follow me on Twitter (@KennyDucey) for any late adds.
Here’s what jumps out to me on DraftKings Sportsbook.
If you haven’t heard by now, the Clippers will be missing perhaps their three best players on Tuesday. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are out under the league’s health and safety protocols, and Patrick Beverley will be held out due to a sore knee. That means Los Angeles’ hopes rest on Luke Kennard, Reggie Jackson and Lou Williams, who are not really enticing options here.
The Hawks have surprisingly been one of the best defensive teams in the NBA, ranking eighth in defensive efficiency, and their offense has been heating up of late, ranking eighth in True Shooting %. Kennard, Jackson and Williams happen to all rank as three of the four worst defenders on the Clippers this season, so Trae Young, Cam Reddish and DeAndre Hunter should have a field day from the arc. Hawks by a lot.
The Wizards may be down to nine players tonight if Raul Neto (groin) doesn’t go, leaving this game all on the shoulders of