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Fantasy basketball suggestions and NBA betting picks for Monday

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ESPN’s fantasy basketball and basketball betting suggestions cheat sheet is your pregame vacation spot for basketball betting predictions and our greatest intel and information that will help you make sensible fantasy and wagering selections. NBA sport odds for November 21 are supplied by Caesars Sportsbook, and fantasy recommendation is predicated on ESPN 10-team leagues.


What you must know for Mondays video games

Fill Up The Poole: Jordan Poole is averaging 27.2 factors and 4.5 made triples on the second evening of back-to-backs since March. The skilled bucket getter has been held in examine over his previous three video games (25 factors on 30 discipline purpose makes an attempt), however latest historical past means that we must be shopping for the dip and leveraging this excessive utilization spot to revenue on his overs.

It is A Lure: There are a trio of huge house favorites (unfold over six factors) on tonight’s slate and people groups are all the time tempting to again. Watch out. Groups in such spots this season are simply 33-38-3 ATS (46.5%) and their cowl price drops even additional when the over/underneath fails to succeed in 225 factors prefer it does within the Bucks/Blazers and Timberwolves/Bulls video games (41.2 %).

Orlando Outage: The Magic shall be with out Rookie of the Yr favourite Paolo Banchero for tonight’s matchup towards the Pacers attributable to an indirect harm, shifting extra minutes and utilization to emergent fantasy star Bol Bol. Regardless of main the league in block proportion whereas additionally turning into a nightly double-double menace, Bol is rostered in simply half of ESPN leagues. A projection for roughly half-hour tonight indicators one other massive line from Bol.

Simons’ Present: The Path Blazers will not have famous person Damian Lillard accessible towards the Bucks attributable to a latest harm. Scoring guard Anfernee Simons carried the offense on Saturday sans Lillard to the tune of a season-high 54 Draft Kings factors towards the Jazz. Fairly priced at $7,400 on DraftKings, Simons is an intriguing constructing block for DFS functions given what must be a 30% utilization price and properly over half-hour of run.

Quentin Time: If the Knicks haven’t got Cam Reddish within the lineup towards the Thunder attributable to a lingering groin harm, we might see Quentin Grimes (99% accessible in ESPN leagues) get one other begin for New York. The second-year guard began on Sunday rather than Reddish and performed a season-high 32 minutes, fueling a wealthy line that included a career-high eight assists. If Reddish stays sidelined this night, Grimes will get one other shot to embed himself in Tom Thibodeau’s rotation.

Microwave Malik: The Jazz secured two massive highway wins in Phoenix and Portland over the weekend partly because of Malik Beasley delivering 28 factors per sport throughout the 2 victories. Beasley, a free agent in 55% of ESPN leagues, is making 43% of his 7.5 3-pointers per sport and is even hotter from past these days, sinking an unimaginable 5 per sport over his final 5 appearances. As one of many higher bench scorers within the league, Beasley is poised to provide towards the Clippers tonight.

–Jim McCormick and Kyle Soppe


Recreation of the evening

Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers
7 pm ET, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio

line: Cavaliers (-2)
Cash traces: Cavaliers (-135), Hawks (+115)
Complete: 226 factors
BPI Projected Complete: 227.8 factors
BPIWin%: Cavaliers (58.7%)

questionable: Kevin Love, Caris LeVert
Dominated Out: Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee)
Notes: BPI numbers factored in gamers who’re dominated out however assumes questionable gamers will play

Breaking down the remainder of the slate

Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers
7 pm ET, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

line: Pacers (-7)
Cash traces: Pacers (-278), Magic (+222)
Complete: 226.5 factors
BPI Projected Complete: 233.7 factors
BPIWin%: Pacers (72.9%)

questionable: Wendell Carter Jr., Andrew Nembhard
Dominated Out: Paolo Banchero, Moritz Wagner (foot)
Notes: BPI numbers factored in gamers who’re dominated out however assumes questionable gamers will play

Fantasy streamer: Bol Bol (accessible in 46.4% of leagues) is a everlasting fixture on this spot till he is universally rostered. It is not a matter of “he is been good since getting extra minutes” or “he is beginning now”…he is simply good, at this level. If you would like numbers, he has averaged 18.0 PPG (55.2 FG%, 81.8 FT%, 43.8 3P%), 11.4 RPG, 1.8 BPG and 1.4 3PG in his final 5 video games. However, at this level, simply know he must be rostered and beginning in just about each league. –Snellings

Finest wager: Tyrese Haliburton over 30.5 complete factors + assists. Haliburton is likely one of the best gamers within the NBA this season, and he is constant. In his previous seven video games, he is averaged 19.1 PPG and 11.7 APG, and he is gone over 30.5 complete P+A in 5 of these seven video games. The Magic are additionally pleasant to opposing level guards, rating within the backside third of the NBA in each assists and 3-pointers allowed, whereas giving up 27.3 PPG (third-most within the NBA) to the place. — Andre Snellings

Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls
8 pm ET, United Middle, Chicago, Illinois

line: Celtics (-6)
Cash traces: Celtics (-235), Bulls (+192)
Complete: 230 factors
BPI Projected Complete: 227.9 factors
BPIWin%: Celtics (73.9%)

Portland Path Blazers on the Milwaukee Bucks
8 pm ET, Fiserv Discussion board, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

line: Bucks (-9.5)
Cash traces: Bucks (-480), Blazers (+360)
Complete: 214.5 factors
BPI Projected Complete: 229.5 factors
BPIWin%: Bucks (79.9%)

Dominated Out: Wesley Matthews (hamstring), Khris Middleton (wrist), Keon Johnson (hip), Damian Lillard (calf)
Notes: BPI numbers factored in gamers who’re dominated out however assumes questionable gamers will play

Fantasy streamer: Shaedon Sharpe (accessible in 97.3% of leagues) moved into the beginning lineup the final time that Damian Lillard missed prolonged time. The rookie primarily contributes in scoring and 3-pointers, however he does have upside with minutes. He is scored in double figures in seven of the 9 instances that he is performed not less than 20 minutes this season, together with season-highs of 20 factors and 4 3-pointers in 21 minutes final week towards the Nets. Sharpe averaged 27.0 MPG in his 4 begins, the final time Lillard sat. — Snellings

Finest wager: Josh Hart over 11.5 factors, over 7.5 rebounds. Hart has been inconsistent as a scorer this season, however has stepped up the final two video games that Lillard has sat or left early. He scored 17 factors with 7 rebounds on November tenth towards the Pelicans, and dropped 19 factors with 8 rebounds on Saturday towards the Jazz. He is been robust on the glass all season, averaging 8.6 RPG in his final 14 video games whereas going over 7.5 boards in eight of these contests. –Snellings

Miami Warmth at Minnesota Timberwolves
8 pm ET, Goal Middle, Minneapolis, Minnesota

line: Timberwolves (-8.5)
Cash traces: Timberwolves (-355), Warmth (+278)
Complete: 220.5 factors
BPI Projected Complete: 229.2 factors
BPIWin%: Timberwolves (70.1%)

questionable: Gabe Vincent,
Dominated Out: Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler
Notes: BPI numbers factored in gamers who’re dominated out however assumes questionable gamers will play

Fantasy streamer: Max Strus (accessible in 76.4% of leagues) had a poor sport on Sunday, when the Warmth bought rubbed in Cleveland. However, the Warmth proceed to take care of accidents and Strus has been one among their extra constant offensive sources this month. He has averaged 16.5 PPG with 3.2 3PG, 2.4 RPG, 2.0 APG and 1.1 SPG in 35.7 MPG within the month of November. –Snellings

Fantasy streamer: Nikola Jovic (accessible in 98.6% of leagues) quietly caught within the beginning lineup for the Warmth on Sunday, though Bam Adebayo returned and performed properly. The Warmth bought blown out, however Jovic nonetheless contributed 7 factors, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer in 32 minutes of motion. If he stays within the beginning lineup tonight, he faces a way more fantasy pleasant protection in Minnesota than he did in Cleveland. –Snellings

Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans
8 pm ET, Smoothie King Middle, New Orleans, Louisiana

line: Pelicans (-6)
Cash traces: Pelicans (-235), Warriors (+192)
Complete: 232.5 factors
BPI Projected Complete: 233.7 factors
BPIWin%: pelicans (59%)

questionable: Trey Murphy III (foot), Zion Williamson (foot)
Notes: BPI numbers factored in gamers who’re dominated out however assumes questionable gamers will play

Finest wager: Pelicans -6. The Warriors lastly bought off the schneid on the highway, profitable their first away sport over the Rockets. However, the sport was very aggressive till the very finish towards a Rockets staff within the basement of the West. On Monday, towards a significantly better Pelicans staff, on the second half of a back-to-back, the Warriors may have an uphill battle so as to add a second win to the highway talley. –Snellings

New York Knicks at Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder
8 pm ET, Paycom Middle, Oklahoma Metropolis, Oklahoma

line: Thunder (-2)
Cash traces: Thunder (-130), Knicks (+110)
Complete: 230.5 factors
BPI Projected Complete: 225.7 factors
BPIWin%: Thunder (51.6%)

questionable: Cam Reddish, Derrick Rose
Dominated Out: Darius Bazley (ankle), Aleksej Pokusevski (ankle)
Notes: BPI numbers factored in gamers who’re dominated out however assumes questionable gamers will play

Finest wager: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander over 30.5 factors. Gilgeous-Alexander struggled from the ground in Memphis on Friday, making solely 6-of-18 photographs on his approach to 15 factors. However, Gilgeous-Alexander has been wielding the blowtorch all season, and in his 10 video games main as much as Friday he averaged 33.5 PPG on 57.6 FG%, going over 30.5 factors in eight of these 10 video games. On Monday, he faces a Knicks squad within the bottom-third of the NBA in factors allowed to opposing level guards and taking pictures guards, indicating the relative weak point of their perimeter protection. –Snellings

Utah Jazz on the LA Clippers
10:30pm ET, Crypto.com Area, Los Angeles, California

line: Clippers (-3)
Cash traces: Clippers (-165), Jazz (+140)
Complete: 223 factors
BPI Projected Complete: 227.3 factors
BPIWin%: Clippers (56.9%)

questionable: Paul George, Luke Kennard
Dominated Out: Mike Conley, Rudy Homosexual
Notes: BPI numbers factored in gamers who’re dominated out however assumes questionable gamers will play


Edge analytics

BPI highest projected totals

1. Milwaukee Bucks (119.5)
2. Indiana Pacers (118.7)
3. New Orleans Pelicans (118.1)

BPI lowest projected totals

1. Portland Path Blazers (110)
2. Chicago Bulls (111.7)
3Miami Warmth (111.7)

BPI high chance to win (straight up)

1. Milwaukee Bucks (79.9%)
2.Boston Celtics (73.9%)
3. Indiana Pacers (72.9%)

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