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Philadelphia 76ers Spread (-5.0) Over Charlotte Hornets
Philadelphia is playing its best basketball of the season. The 76ers have won seven straight and are 8-2 in their last 10 games, with a +9.7 scoring margin. Granted, the 76ers did not play the toughest schedule during this stretch, but they did pick up road victories over the Nets, Raptors and Celtics. Joel Embiid has been fantastic over the last 10 games, and Seth Curry has shot the lights out lately, while Furkan Korkmaz, Matisse Thybulle and Georges Niang have played extremely well. Tyrese Maxey (health and safety) is expected to be available after missing the last four games and Tobias Harris (right shoulder) is considered probable. However, Shake Milton remains sidelined, and Curry (ankle) is questionable after missing the 76ers last game.
Meanwhile, Charlotte enters the game on a three-game winning streak with two impressive home victories over shorthanded Milwaukee. The Hornets are 6-4 over their last 10, as Terry Rozier, Miles Bridges, LaMelo Ball, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Gordon Haywood are all averaging double figures. Defense will be key for Charlotte, which is 28th in defensive rating (113.1). Oubre has been ruled out tonight for health and safety protocol.
The Hornets do not have an answer for Embiid and Harris defensively. Plus, the spread went down from the opening line of -6. Embiid and Harris have combined for 57 points and 20 rebounds in the two previous meetings against Charlotte. Philadelphia won both of those games in Charlotte. Moreover, the Hornets have been inconsistent on the road and just 9-14 against teams with at least a .500 record.
Washington Wizards Spread (-6.5) Spread Over Orlando Magic
The Wizards have played relatively well at home, where they have won 11 of 18 games and are 5-2 without Beal in the lineup, which includes a 12-point victory against the Magic in Orlando. The Wizards are 2-0 against the Magic this season after earning a come-from-behind 102-100 victory on Sunday. Kyle Kuzma will be key, as he is playing arguably the best basketball of his career and has been a real problem for Orlando, averaging 22 points, 16 rebounds and three 3’s while shooting 48.5% from the field and 37.5% from beyond the arc.
Meanwhile, Orlando has lost nine straight games. The Magic have played better on the road lately, but they have been outscored by 7.1 points a game over their last 10 games, which is relatively their average point differential on the road this year. However, Orlando has been awful following two days of rest, losing each of their eight games by nearly 14 points, as their offense has been anemic in these situations. Mo Bamba and Wendell Carter Jr./strong>. have been ruled out due to health and safety protocols.
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Miami Heat Moneyline (+120) Over Atlanta Hawks & Under 223 Points
Both teams may be missing key contributors, with Jimmy Butler (ankle sprain) and Markieff Morris (health and safety) having been ruled out for the Heat, although Dewayne Dedmon (knee sprain) participated in the morning shootaround. Dedmon has not played since before Christmas. Meanwhile, Clint Capela (ankle) and Cam Reddish (ankle) have both recently been downgraded to doubtful. However, De’Andre Hunter (wrist) may be available for the first time in two months. Despite using several different lineups and rotations due to injury and safety proto, Miami enters the game in pretty good form. The Heat are 9-3 over their last 12 games, which includes winning three of five during their current six-game road trip. Miami has gotten contributions from several different players, and they have given up the fourth-fewest points in the league during this 12-game stretch. Tyler Hero and Omer Yurtseven have led the way.
Conversely, Atlanta is not in good form, losing eight straight at State Farm Arena. Atlanta has been outscored by 8 points a game during this home losing streak, with defense being the biggest problem. The Hawks have allowed their opponents to post an effective field goal percentage of 54% for the season, although that number has increased to 57% over the last 10 contests.
However, the total is a little too high tonight. The reason has a lot more to do with the Heat’s defense and the players that will not play. Plus, the Heat have done a bang-up job defensively on opposing point guards, holding them to just 39% shooting from the field, and the Hawks rely so heavily on Trae Young for offense. Miami is giving up the eighth-fewest points to opposing backcourt this year.
Derrick Jones Jr. Under 7.5 Points
Jones has seen his minutes fluctuate quite a bit over the last eight games. While he has put together a few good offensive games, he is mainly a 3-and-D wing with an emphasis on defense. He is currently the seventh option on offense at best for the Bulls, and has a usage rate of just 12.2%. Jones has scored 8 or more points in less than 20 minutes of playing time this season and averages 6.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 21 minutes of action this month. He is projected for 5.06 points tonight against Brooklyn. OddsShopper gives the under a 71% chance of hitting and an expected ROI of 30%.
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