After 2 incredible playoff games last night, Tuesday's NBA card blesses us with 3 games to enjoy. The Hawks, Timberwolves, and Clippers will all try to avoid elimination in their respective games.
Atlanta will travel to Boston in the early tip at 7:30 Eastern. Minnesota will take on Denver at 9 PM. The nightcap at 10 PM features the Clippers and the Suns in Phoenix.
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Smart's assists numbers have been a little bit down in the playoffs, but we think he changes that tonight in Game 5. He went over this total in Games 1 through 3, and we're expecting a return to that kind of form.
The former Oklahoma State Cowboy averaged 6.3 assists during the regular season, which is a great sign for the over. Smart also averaged 6.5 assists during home games, which is another good indicator in our favor. That may be why BetMGM is juicing the Over at -135.
The matchup isn't much of a concern for us, either. Atlanta only ranks 23rd in assists allowed, so Smart shouldn't have any trouble finding open passing lanes. Let's play the Over!
Though this play may seem to be a bit of a head-scratcher, we love that DraftKings is juicing the Over at -140. Three other sportsbooks are listing this total at 17.5 instead of 16.5, which is another telltale sign of value.
Bogdanovich only averaged 14 points per game during the regular season. However, the 6-6 shooting guard scored 18 against Boston in Game 2, which proves he is fully capable of having a big night.
The main reason we like this play, though, comes down to the suspension of Dejounte Murray. The NBA suspended Murray for 1 game without pay after he made inappropriate contact with a ref. That means that Bogdanovich should see more playing time and more shots from the field.
No, we couldn't make it three straight overs! It's just not our style! Powell has really upped his game during the playoffs, but this total is a smidge too high.
The former UCLA Bruin only averaged 17 points per game during the regular season. His playoff numbers are much better, but he's still only averaging 20.5 per game. You have to wonder why this total is 4 points higher than that.
Sure, Powell will get some extra shots with Kawhi Leonard out. However, we believe this number is simply an overreaction to Powell's nice 42-point performance in Game 3. Keep in mind that Phoenix ranks 6th in points allowed and 5th in opponent effective field goal percentage. Take the Under!