Welcome everyone to your Run Pure Sports – NBA DFS Daily Breakdown. Today we will be previewing Thursday’s six-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.
MAVERICKS (112) -8.5, 215.5 @ PISTONS (103.5)
The Dallas Mavericks (34-27) look to stay hot when they travel to Detroit to take on the Pistons (19-43). The Mavericks are coming off a 133-103 blowout win in Golden State. Luke Doncic went off for 39 points on 15-23 shooting and added 6 rebounds and 8 assists. They have won four of their last five games. The Pistons broke a three-game losing streak with a 100-86 win over Atlanta on Monday. Jerami Grant and Frank Jackson each had 18 points leading the way. They have lost seven out of their last 10 games.
Dallas – Luka Doncic, Questionable, Kristaps Porzingis, Questionable, Dorian Finney-Smith, Questionable, J.J. Redick, Questionable, Josh Richardson, Questionable
Detroit – Mason Plumlee, OUT, Cory Joseph, OUT, Wayne Ellington, OUT, Jerami Grant, OUT, Rodney McGruder, OUT
Luka Doncic, Jerami Grant
NETS (124) -9.5, 238.5 @ PACERS (114.5)
The Brooklyn Nets (42-20) look to stay hot when they travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers (29-32). The Nets beat Toronto 116-103 on Tuesday for their third win in a row and fourth in their last five games. Jeff Green led the way with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Kevin Durant added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Kyrie Irving was held to just 9 points on 3-13 shooting. The Pacers saw their three-game winning streak snapped with a 133-112 loss to Portland. Malcolm Brogdon and Oshae Brissett each had 18 points. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Brooklyn – James Harden, OUT, Nicolas Claxton, OUT, Chris Chiozza, OUT, Bruce Brown, OUT, Alize Johnson, Questionable
Indiana – Domantas Sabonis, OUT, Jeremy Lamb, Questionable, Goga Bitadze, Questionable
Kevin Durant, Malcolm Brogdon
BUCKS (122.5) 12.5, 232.5 @ ROCKETS (110)
The Milwaukee Bucks (38-23) will travel to the Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets (15-47). The Bucks won in Charlotte on Tuesday 114-104 behind Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 29 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Brook Lopez had 22 points and Jrue Holiday added 12 points and 10 rebounds. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Rockets lost at home to Minnesota on Tuesday 114-107 in a game between the two worst teams in the West. Kelly Olynyk led the way with 28 points and 9 rebounds. Christian Wood had 24 points and 18 rebounds and Jae’Sean Tate added 20 points and 7 rebounds. They have now lost 15 of their last 17 games.
Milwaukee – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Questionable, Donte DiVincenzo, Questionable
Houston – Sterling Brown, OUT, David Nwaba, OUT, Eric Gordon, OUT, D.J. Augustin, OUT, Danuel House, Questionable, Avery Bradley, Questionable
Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Kelly Olynyk, Christian Wood
WARRIORS (120.5) -6, 235 @ TIMBERWOLVES (114.5)
The Golden State Warriors (31-31) will look to bounce back after a disappointing home loss when they travel to Minnesota to play the Timberwolves (19-44). The Warriors lost 133-103 to Dallas on Tuesday. Steph Curry had a team-high 27 points. Mychal Mulder added 26 points including 6-11 from 3-point range. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Timberwolves have been playing well of late winning five of their last seven games. They are coming off a 114-107 win in Houston behind Karl Anthony-Town’s 31 points. Juancho Hernangomez added 22 points off the bench.
Golden State – Damion Lee, OUT, Eric Paschall, OUT, Kelly Oubre Jr., Doubtful
Steph Curry, Anthony Edwards, D’Angelo Russell
NUGGETS (114.5) 4.5, 224.5 vs RAPTORS (110)
The Denver Nuggets (41-21) continue to roll along as they play host to the Toronto Raptors (26-36). The Nuggets beat the Pelicans last night 114-112 and have now won three games in a row and are 12-3 this month. Once again Nikola Jokic led the way with 32 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Michael Porter Jr. continues to crush with 28 points and 8 rebounds. Facundo Campazzo recorded 19 points and 10 assists. The Raptors are coming off a 116-103 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Kyle Lowry had a team-high 24 points and 6 assists. OG Anunoby added 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Khem Birch added 13 points and 14 assists.
Denver – Monte Morris, OUT, Will Barton, OUT
Toronto – Gary Trent Jr., OUT, Chris Boucher, OUT, Paul Watson, OUT, Monte Morris, OUT, Will Barton, OUT, Jalen Harris, Probable
Michael Porter Jr., Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam
PELICANS (119.5) 8.5, 230.5 @ THUNDER (111)
The Oklahoma City Thunder (21-41) finally broke their April drought when they pulled off a shocker in Boston on Tuesday beating the Celtics 119-115. Tonight they play host to the New Orleans Pelicans (27-35). The Thunder had lost their previous 14 games this month before the win. Luguentz Dort had a game-high 24 points. Darius Bazley added 21 points and 10 rebounds. The Pelicans are coming off a tough loss in Denver last night 114-112. Brandon Ingram had 27 points and 7 rebounds. Zion Williamson had 21 points and Lonzo Ball recorded a triple-double with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
New Orleans – Nickeil Alexander-Walker, OUT
Oklahoma City – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OUT, Mike Muscala, OUT, Gabriel Deck, OUT
Zion Williamson, Darius Bazley, Luguentz Dort