Tonight's NBA card brings us 3 marquee matchups to try and exploit. Philly will travel to Brooklyn with a 2-0 series lead in the 7:30 Eastern tip. Sacramento will head to Golden State, hoping to go up 3-0 at 10 PM Eastern on TNT.
The late-night tip at 10:30 Eastern will see Phoenix heading to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers. That series is tied 1-1, and the Suns are a slight road favorite in that matchup.
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Embiid is known more for his scoring and rebounding than his passing skills, but he racked up 7 assists in Game 2 against Brooklyn. Since the Nets like to double-team, look for Embiid to kick the ball out to some wide-open jump shooters quite often in Game 3.
The big fella averaged 4.2 assists per game during the regular season, which tied his career-high in that category. The 7-foot 280-pound powerhouse has also averaged 4.6 assists per game over his last 5 outings, which also makes us like the Over in this spot.
Embiid has also gone over this assists number in 8 of his last 13 ball games. PointsBet is currently juicing the Over at -140, which makes us think there's even more value in putting this in our PrizePicks parlay. Let's play the Over!
Harris has had a couple of solid scoring performances against Brooklyn so far. He scored 21 points in Game 1 and followed that up with a 20-point performance in Game 2. However, we're expecting Harris to regress a little bit on the road in Game 3.
In 37 road games this season, Harris averaged 14.2 points per game, which points slightly to an Under. Harris has also stayed Under this point total in 4 of his last 6 ball games. Those 2 trends are enough to make us pull the trigger on the Under.
Though Brooklyn has struggled to contain Harris so far, Brooklyn's defense is still pretty solid. The Nets rank 9th in points allowed, 4th in opponent effective field-goal percentage, and 2nd in opponent 2-point shooting percentage. That may be why Caesars is pricing the Under at -133.
Dinwiddie really came into his own after coming to Brooklyn from Dallas in the Kyrie Iring trade. The change of scenery did Dinwiddie some good, and it had to be satisfying for him that the Mavs missed the playoffs. This proves that NBA trades don't always pan out the way folks think they will.
Over his last 5 games, Dinwiddie has averaged 9.8 assists and 4 rebounds per game, which tells us that there's some value in the Over. Further adding to our current form argument, Dinwiddie has gone over this total in 12 of his last 17 ball games with the Nets.
The matchup against Philly's defense isn't ideal for Dinwiddie, but we can't ignore that FanDuel is pricing the Over at -138. We'll play the Over and look for a solid game from Dinwiddie. Let's get it!