Welcome everyone to your Run Pure Sports – NBA DFS Daily Breakdown. Today we will be previewing Tuesday’s five-game slate in the NBA. The idea of this article will be to give you a quick glance at the games each day and provide the overnight point spreads, game and team totals along with overnight injury news and potential DFS targets.
HAWKS (116.5) -13, 220 vs MAGIC (103.5)
The surging Atlanta Hawks (31-26) will look to keep their hot play going when they welcome in the Orlando Magic (18-39) to State Farm Arena. The Hawks have won eight of their last 10 games after beating the Pacers 129-117. Trae Young led the way with 34 points and 11 assists. Clint Capela also had a big night with 25 points and 24 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic contributed 23 points including 5-11 from 3-point range. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Magic meanwhile are heading in the opposite direction after losing at home to the Rockets 114-110. They have now lost eight of their last 10 games. Dwayne Bacon led the way with 22 points. Wendell Carter Jr. added 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Atlanta – Danilo Gallinari, OUT, De’ Andre Hunter, OUT, Tony Snell, OUT, Kris Dunn, OUT
Orlando – Terrence Ross, OUT, Michael Carter-Williams, OUT, Otto Porter Jr., OUT, James Ennis, OUT
Clint Capela, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Wendell Carter Jr., Cole Anthony
PELICANS (117.5) -3.5, 231.5 vs NETS (114)
The Brooklyn Nets (38-19) travel to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans (25-32) in a game between two teams looking to rebound after tough losses. The Nets are coming off a 109-107 loss in Miami where they went scoreless the final 3:30 of the game. Landry Shamet led the way off the bench with 30 points including 7-12 from 3-point range. Kyrie Irving added 20 points and 9 assists. Kevin Durant left the game early with a thigh contusion and will sit out tonight’s game. The Pelicans are coming off a 122-112 loss in New York and have now lost three games in a row after winning their previous three. Zion Williamson Finished with 34 points on 13-23 shooting and added 9 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and Stephen Adams added 10 points and 14 rebounds. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
Brooklyn – James Harden, OUT, Kevin Durant, OUT, Tyler Johnson, OUT, Chris Chiozza, OUT, Reggie Perry, OUT, Nicolas Claxton, OUT
New Orleans – Nickeil Alexander-Walker, OUT, James Johnson, Doubtful
Zion Williamson, Kyrie Irving, Bruce Brown, Landry Shamet
KNICKS (108) 6, 210 vs HORNETS (102)
The red hot New York Knicks (31-27) play host to the Charlotte Hornets (28-28) from Madison Square Garden. The Knicks have won six games in a row and are coming off a home win over New Orleans 122-112. Julius Randle led the way with a team-high 33 points and 10 assists. Derrick Rose came off the bench to add 23 points and 5 assists. The Hornets broke a four-game losing streak when they won at home over Portland 109-101. Terry Rozier just missed a triple-double leading the way with 34 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists. PJ Washington came back from injury to add 23 points and 8 rebounds off the bench. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
NY Knicks – Alec Burks, OUT
Charlotte – Malik Monk, OUT, LaMelo Ball, OUT, Devonte’ Graham, Questionable
Julius Randle, RJ Barrett, Terry Rozier, Miles Bridges, PJ Washington
CLIPPERS (117.5) -8.5, 226.5 @ TRAIL BLAZERS (109)
The shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers (32-24) return home hoping to get back on track when they play host to the Los Angeles Clippers (40-19). Portland lost in Charlotte on Sunday 109-101 playing without Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic. Carmelo Anthony led the way with 24 points off the bench. CJ McCollum added 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Lillard and Nurkic will also be out for tonight’s game. The Clippers come into this game on quite a roll winning eight of their last 10 games. They are coming off a 124-105 win over Minnesota. Paul George led the team with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard added 15 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists.
LA Clippers – Serge Ibaka, OUT
Portland – Damian Lillard, OUT, Jusuf Nurkic, OUT
Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris Sr., Paul George, CJ McCollum, Norman Powell
KINGS (121) -4.5, 237.5 vs TIMBERWOLVES (116.5)
The Sacramento Kings (23-34) look to build off their big win in Dallas when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-43). The Kings broke a nine-game losing streak when they went into Dallas on Sunday and came away with a 121-107 win. De’ Aaron Fox led the way with 20 points and 12 assists. Harrison Barnes had 24 points and Terence Davis came off the bench to add 23 points on 9-12 shooting including 5-5 from 3-point range. The Timberwolves are coming off a loss in Los Angeles to the Clippers 124-105. Anthony Edwards finished with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Karl Anthony-Towns added 16 points and 6 rebounds. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
Sacramento – Richaun Holmes, OUT
Minnesota – Jaylen Nowell, Doubtful
De’ Aaron Fox, Harrison Barnes, Anthony Edwards