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Alex Barutha: Giannis Antetokounmpo under 50.5 P+R+A (+100) vs. OKC – DK Sportsbook, 1:29 PM CT
No matter your thought process, it will never feel comfortable to take the under on a two-time MVP. But, here's my process: Of the top-75 performances in the NBA this season (based on GameScore), the Thunder have allowed zero. None of them occurred against the Thunder. I'm not sure how that's possible considering the tam is 11-17, but something is clearly working. Over the past six games with Jrue Holiday out, Antetokounmpo is averaging 49.7 P+R+A, so the 50.5 number is "correct." But, I'm sticking with the process and hitting the under.
Jeff Edgerton: JAZZ (-4.5) vs. Clippers (MGM Sportsbook, 1:57 p.m. ET)
Paul George has missed seven games, and Leonard has missed three. Even if this duo returns to the court, there will be considerable rust to shake off. I think they may look at the Jazz and call it a day, give their stars another day of rest and tank the game altogether. That's how well the Jazz are playing now - nobody wants to play them.