NBA: Raptors (-6.5) Vs Clippers $$
The Raptors were hit hard recently by quarantine protocols but according to reports, should by at nearly full strength tonight against the Clippers. The entire Raptors starting lineup have cleared protocols and are available to play tonight including Fred VanVleet and Scottie Barnes.
I like this young and talented Raptor team who still have a couple of left over from the championship team a couple years ago with VanVleet, Siakam and Anunoby. Scottie Barnes has bee playing tremendously in a starting role and is a leading contender for rookie of the year.
The Clippers are now the team who are short handed for this matchup with 4 of 5 starters listed as out for tonight including Paul George. We should see a heavy does of Eric Bledsoe, T Mann and veteran former Raptor Serge Ibaka tonight which is a big drop off in talent from their regular lineup.
The Raptors should cruise to a nice victory at home tonight and cover this spread.
NBA: Kings (+1.5) Vs Mavericks $
This is a rare opportunity for me to back the Kings tonight as they face the shorthand Mavericks. The Kings are one of the few teams in the NBA who are fully healthy and frankly that may be a good enough reason to bet alone. With all the injuries and quarantines going around, it may be the healthiest team that make surges up the standings.
Luka Doncic and six other Mavs players are still out at least one more game in quarantine. Porzingis and Brunson have both been brilliantly throughout this stretch holding the Mavericks close to (.500). But these two players cannot keep doing it by themselves. They will be in tough tonight on the road and shorthanded again tonight. Maybe by this time next week we can start betting on the Mavericks again.
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