NBA DFS DAILY BREAKDOWN | RUN PURE SPORTS

Welcome everyone to your Run Pure Sports – NBA DFS Daily Breakdown. Today we will be previewing Monday’s huge 11 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.

PACERS (119.5) -4.5, 234.5 @ WIZARDS (115)

The Indians Pacers (21-23) travel to Washington to take on the Wizards (16-28). The Pacers have won four of their last five games after a 109-94 win on the road in Dallas. Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon each scored 27 points. Sabonis added a game-high 15 rebounds. Brogdon connected on six of Indiana’s franchise high-tying 20 3-pointers. The Wizards are coming off a 106-92 win over Detroit behind another monster night from Russell Westbrook who registered his 15th triple-double of the season with 19 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists. Bradley Beal exited Saturday’s game with a bruised hip. 

Injury News –

Washington – Bradley Beal, Questionable, David Bertans, OUT

Indiana – Doug McDermott, Questionable

DFS Targets – 

Russell Westbrook, Rui Hachimura, Domantas Sabonis

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CELTICS (117) -4, 230 vs PELICANS (113)

The New Orleans Pelicans (20-25) look to make it four wins in five games as the travel to Boston to take on the Celtics (23-23). Zion Williamson scored a game-high 38 points in a 112-103 win over Dallas. He has now scored at least 20 points in 23 consecutive games. In the earlier meeting between these two teams, the Pelicans overcame a 24-point deficit in a 120-115 win in New Orleans. Brandon Ingram led the way with 33 points. The Celtics are coming off a 111-94 comeback win over Oklahoma City. They trailed by four after 3 quarters but outscored the Thunder 35-14 in the 4th. They were led by Jayson Tatum with 27 points. Jaylen Brown added 25.

Injury News – 

Boston – Tristan Thompson, OUT, Romeo Langford, OUT, Evan Fournier, Questionable

New Orleans – Lonzo Ball, Questionable, Jaxson Hayes, Questionable

DFS Targets – 

Zion Williamson, Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, Robert Williams

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NETS (125) -11, 239 vs TIMBERWOLVES (114)

The Brooklyn Nets (31-15) will play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves (11-35) trying to make it 10 wins in their last 12 games. The Nets won in Detroit on Friday 113-111 when James Harden continued his MVP push with 44 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists. The team is reportedly adding LaMarcus Aldridge to the roster today. The Timberwolves have lost four of their last five games after losing at home to Houston 129-107. Karl Anthony-Towns led the way with 27 points and 15 rebounds. Anthony Edwards added 27 points. 

Injury News – 

Minnesota – Josh Okogie, OUT

Brooklyn – Kevin Durant, OUT, Landry Shamet, OUT

DFS Targets – 

James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Karl Anthony-Towns

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HEAT (106.5) -4.5, 208.5 @ KNICKS (102)

The Miami Heat (22-24) will look to break a season-high six game losing streak when it visits Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks (24-22). The Heat will be playing without guards, Victor Oladipo, who has yet to make his team debut and Kendrick Nunn. This should boost the value for Goran Dragic and Tyler Herro. The Knicks have won three games in a row after a 102-96 win in Milwaukee. Julius Randle sat out the game. In his absence, Alec Burks and RJ Barrett each had 21 points. Mitchell Robinson suffered a broken foot in the first quarter. Nerlens Noel will look to move back into the starting lineup.

Injury News – 

NY Knicks – Julius Randle, Questionable, Reggie Bullock, Questionable

Miami – Kendrick Nunn, OUT, Victor Oladipo, OUT, Gabe Vincent, Probable

DFS Targets – 

Nerlens Noel, Alec Burks, Goran Dragic, Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler

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RAPTORS (111.5) -4.5, 218.5 @ PISTONS (107) 

The Detroit Pistons (12-33) will look to break a five game losing streak when they host the Toronto Raptors (18-28). The Pistons lost in Washington 106-92 on Saturday and have now lost eight of their last 10 games. Leading scorer Jerami Grant left last game with a left quad contusion but is listed as probable tonight. The Raptors have lost 11 of their last 12 games after a home loss to Portland last night 122-117. Pascal Siakam led the way with 26 points and 8 rebounds. OG Anunoby added 19 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Lowry was a late scratch to the lineup.

Injury News – 

Detroit – Jerami Grant, Probable, Rodney McGruder, Doubtful

Toronto – Jahlil Okafor, OUT, Dennis Smith Jr., OUT, Kyle Lowry, Questionable, DeAndre Bembry, Questionable, Patrick McCaw, Questionable

DFS Targets – 

Kyle Lowry (if in), Pascal Siakam, Jerami Grant

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GRIZZLIES (113) -5, 221 @ ROCKETS (108)

The Houston Rockets (13-32) welcome in the Memphis Grizzlies (21-22) to the Toyota Center. The Rockets beat Minnesota 129-107 behind 25 points from Kevin Porter Jr., John Wall added 13 points and 12 assists. Kelly Olynyk made his team debut and finished with 16 points starting in place of Christian Wood who sat out the game with a sore ankle. The Grizzlies will look to break a two game losing streak after dropping both games in Utah (117-114 & 116-107). They are currently the ninth seed in the Western Conference. Ja Morant leads the team at 19.3 ppg.

Injury News – 

Houston – Christian Wood, Questionable, Avery Bradley, Questionable

DFS Targets – 

John Wall, Kelly Olynyk (if Wood sits), Ja Morant

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MAVERICKS (113) -9.5, 216.5 @ THUNDER (103.5)

The Dallas Mavericks (23-21) hope to have star Luka Doncic back when it faces the Oklahoma City Thunder (19-26). Doncic has missed the last two games due to back soreness. They are 1-4 without him this season. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Thunder come in off a 111-94 loss to Boston. Theo Maledon got the start and led the way with 22 points. Moses Brown added 21 points and 22 rebounds. With the injuries to SGA, Bazley, Muscala and Dort this should open up value tonight for guys like Kenrich Williams and even Svi Mykhailuk.

Injury News – 

Dallas – J.J. Redick, OUT, Willie Cauley-Stein, OUT, Luka Doncic, Probable, Kristaps Porzingis, Probable

Oklahoma City – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OUT, Darius Bazley, OUT, Mike Muscala, OUT, Luguentz Dort, OUT

DFS Targets – 

Moses Brown, Theo Maledon, Kenrich Williams, Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis

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SPURS (115.5) -2.5, 228.5 vs KINGS (113)

The San Antonio Spurs (23-20) will welcome in the Sacramento Kings (21-25) to the AT&T Center. The Spurs broke a four game losing streak when they beat Chicago 120-104 on Saturday. Jakob Poeltl led seven players in double figures with 20 points. DeMar DeRozan added 17 points and 7 assists. The Kings come in playing some great basketball of late winning four in a row and six of their last seven games. De’Aaron Fox led the way with 36 points and 6 assists when the Kings beat Cleveland 100-98 on Saturday. They also got 16 points and 11 rebounds from Harrison Barnes and 10 points and 14 rebounds from Richaun Holmes.

Injury News – 

San Antonio – Lonnie Walker, OUT, Hassan Whiteside, Questionable, Devin Vassell, Probable

DFS Targets – 

DeMar DeRozan, Derrick White, De’Aaron Fox, Richaun Holmes

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JAZZ (120) -15.5, 224.5 vs CAVALIERS (104.5) 

The Utah Jazz (34-11) look to make it six wins in a row when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (17-29). The Jazz defeated Memphis 126-110 on Saturday behind 35 points from leading scorer Donovan Mitchell. Rudy Gobert posted another double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson had 28 points in 29 minutes off the bench. The Jazz own the best record in the NBA and are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers are coming off a buzzer-beating loss to the Kings on the road 100-98. Collin Sexton made a layup with 1.6 seconds left, but Harrison Barnes hit a 3 at the buzzer for the win. Collin Sexton led the way with 26 points. 

Injury News – 

Utah – Mike Conley – Questionable

Cleveland – Matthew Dellavedova, OUT, Kevin Love, Questionable, Jarrett Allen, Questionable, Taurean Prince, Questionable

DFS Targets – 

Donovan Mitchell, Collin Sexton, Larry Nance 

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BULLS (114.5) -4.5, 224.5 @ WARRIORS (110)

The Chicago Bulls (19-25) will look to break a three game losing streak when it travels to Golden State to take on the Warriors (22-24). The Bulls lost in San Antonio 120-104 on Saturday spoiling the Bulls debut of Nikola Vucevic who finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds in 32 minutes. The Warriors have beaten the Bulls seven straight times but will once again be without star guard Steph Curry who is expected to miss his 7th straight game with a bruised tailbone. They are 1-6 without him this season. Andrew Wiggins has picked up the scoring slack scoring 20+ points in four of his last five games including a 40 point game. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games.

Injury News – 

Golden State – Steph Curry, Questionable. Eric Paschall, Questionable

Chicago – Lauri Markkanen, Probable, Zach LaVine, Probable, Daniel Thies, Probable

DFS Targets – 

Nikola Vucevic, Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, Kelly Oubre Jr

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CLIPPERS (115) PK, 230 vs BUCKS (115) 

In the game of the night, the Milwaukee Bucks (29-16) travel to the Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers (31-16). The Bucks will be looking to break a two game skid that follows a season-best eight-game winning streak. They sat four starters in a 102-96 loss Saturday to the Knicks, including Giannis Antetokounmpo. He along with Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Donte DiVincenzo are all expected to return tonight. The Clippers have won five in a row and are coming off a 122-112 win over Philadelphia. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 28 points. Paul George just missed a triple-double with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Terance Mann recorded 23 points off the bench.

Injury News – 

Milwaukee – PJ Tucker, OUT, Bobby Portis, OUT, Rodions Kurucs, OUT

LA Clippers – Rajon Rondo, OUT, Patrick Beverley, OUT, Serge Ibaka, OUT

DFS Targets – 

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Terance Mann

 

 

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