Handicapping the NBA: Friday Picks

Handicapping the NBA: Friday Picks

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Andrew Wiggins to score 25+ points (+194) @ TOR – FanDuel (2:07 PM CT)

Stephen Curry (tailbone) is out Friday, and with Curry off the court, Wiggins leads the team in usage (29.3%) and averages 22.6 points per 36 minutes. I think Wiggins will go a bit above that Friday considering how much the Raptors have struggled, and I'm getting nearly 2-to-1 odds, which feels like good value.

Richaun Holmes over 26.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists vs LAL (-113) – FanDuel (2:13 PM CT)

Over the past 10 games, Holmes has averaged 30.6 P+R+A. Here, we're getting him against a decimated Lakers team bound to miss plenty of shots, leading to rebounds for Holmes. He should also be able to out-hustle the ghost of Marc Gasol. Montrezl Harrell vs. Holmes will be a fun matchup, but Holmes is also the better player. I don't see a reason for him to slow down against this squad.

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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