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Welcome everyone to your Run Pure Sports DFS Daily Breakdown. Today we will be previewing Wednesday’s big 10 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 (111) -5.5, 216.5 @ CAVALIERS (105.5)

The Indiana Pacers (15-18) travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers (14-21). The Pacers come in on a four game losing streak following their 130-114 loss to Philadelphia on Monday. Malcolm Brogdon returned from injury and led the team with 20 points. Cleveland is coming in riding a season high four-game winning streak after they defeated the reeling Rockets 101-90 on Monday night. Collin Sexton is red hot right now. He scored a season high 39 points and added 8 assist in the win over Houston. He has now scored over 20+ points in 9 straight games averaging 26.6 ppg during that stretch.

Injury News –

Indiana – Jeremy Lamb, Questionable (knee), Doug McDermott, Questionable (non injury)

Cleveland – Taurean Prince, Questionable (ankle)

DFS Targets – 

 Malcolm Brogdon, Domantas Sabonis, Collin Sexton, Jarrett Allen

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 JAZZ (115) -3, 227 @ 76’ERS (112)

The Philadelphia 76’ers (23-12) welcome in the Utah Jazz (27-8) and their league best record to the Wells Fargo Arena tonight. The 76’ers rebounded nicely after a very disappointing loss to Cleveland on Saturday with a big win over Indiana 130-114. All star Joel Embiid has been great this year and the go to guy for this team. They got a game-high 26 points from Shake Milton off the bench last time out. They once again played without starter Tobias Harris who missed his second straight game. The Jazz meanwhile come into this game having lost 2 of their last 3 games. They lost in New Orleans 129-124 last time out in a game that saw Bojan Bogdanovic score a game-high 30 points in 32 minutes of action. Jazz are led by Donovan Mitchell with 24.4 ppg. The Jazz defeated the 76’ers 134-123 back on Feb. 15th in Salt Lake City.

Injury News – 

Philadelphia – Tobias Harris, Questionable (knee)

DFS Targets –

 Joel Embiid, Shake Milton, Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Clarkson

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 RAPTORS (111) -7.5, 214.5 vs PISTONS (103.5)

The Toronto Raptors (17-17) will play host to the Detroit Pistons (9-25). The Raptors have not played since last Friday night when they defeated Houston 122-111. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games and come in rested. Norman Powell is going through a great stretch of basketball shooting the ball really well from the field. He had a game-high 30 points in that win over the Rockets. Kyle Lowry recorded a triple double last time out (20/11/10). The Pistons are really struggling ending February with a 4-10 record and are coming off a 19 point loss to the New York Knicks. Jerami Grant has played well for the Pistons in his first year with the team. He leads the team in scoring at 23.4 ppg.

Injury News – 

Detroit – Jerami Grant, Questionable (left quadriceps)

DFS Targets –

 Jerami Grant, Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, Kyle Lowry

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 NETS (118) -9, 227 @ ROCKETS (109)

The Brooklyn Nets (23-13) travel to Houston to take on the Rockets (11-22) in the return of James Harden to the Toyota Center. Harden has recorded seven triple-doubles in only 22 games since joining the Nets. The team comes in on quite a roll winning 9 of their last 10 games. Kevin Durant hasn’t played since Feb 13th but teammate Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup on Monday and had 27 points. The Rockets on the other hand are a total disaster right now losing 12 straight games. They recently released Boogie Cousins and have had leading scorer Chris Wood out with an injury since Feb 4th. It will be interesting to see if management makes any decisions after the all star break with the direction of this team the second part of the season.

Injury News – 

Brooklyn – Kevin Durant, Out until after all star break (hamstring), Jeff Green, Doubtful (shoulder), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, doubtful (knee)

Houston – Chris Wood, Out (ankle), Danuel House, Questionable (knee), Eric Gordon, Questionable (knee)

DFS Targets –

 James Harden, Kyrie Irving, John Wall

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PELICANS (120.5) -5, 236 vs BULLS (115.5)

The Chicago Bulls (15-18) go on the road to take on the New Orleans Pelicans (15-19). The Bulls come in 6-4 in their last 10 games and are coming off a 118-112 loss to Denver on Monday. Zach LaVine has been awesome this year coming in averaging 28.5 ppg and was recently named to his first all star game. The Pelicans are coming off their biggest win of the year defeating the Utah Jazz 129-124. In that game Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson led the way with 26 points each, Lonzo Ball added 23.

Injury News – 

Chicago – Lauri Markkanen, Doubtful (shoulder)

DFS Targets –

 Zach LaVine, Coby White, Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram

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HORNETS (119.5) -4, 225 @ TIMBERWOLVES (115.5)

The Minnesota Timberwolves (7-28) welcome in the Charlotte Hornets (16-18) to the Target Center. The Hornets are 2-3 and playing the final game of a 6-game road trip. After shocking the Kings late Sunday night they dropped a game to Portland 123-111. Rookie LaMelo Ball has been playing great recently scoring 20+ points in five straight games. PJ Washington followed up his career-high 42 point (15/23) effort against the Kings with a (1/8), 3 point effort against the Blazers. Leading scorer Gordon Hayward has missed the last 2 games with a hand injury. The Timberwolves are struggling losing 8 games in a row and 12 of their last 13. Rookie Anthony Edwards has been more productive recently scoring over 20+ points in 3 straight. He has done his part to help Karl-Anthony Towns on the offensive end.

Injury News –

Charlotte – Gordon Hayward, Questionable (hand), Cody Zeller, Questionable (hip), Devonte’ Graham, Out, kneecap)

Minnesota – Malik Beasley, Out, (suspension)

DFS Targets – 

LaMelo Ball, Malik Monk, Karl Anthony-Towns, Anthony Edwards

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 HAWKS (114.5) -4, 225 @ MAGIC (110.5)

The Atlanta Hawks (15-20) are hoping March treats them a little better than the month of February (4-11) as they travel to Orlando to take on the Magic (13-22). Trae Young has been off on his shooting the last two games (10/35) but he has contributed with 14 rebounds and 17 assists. John Collins and Clint Capela have been double-double machines between the two of them the last several games. The Magic have lost 4 straight games after losing to the Mavericks 130-124 on Monday. Center Nikola Vucevic will be making his 2nd all-star game appearance this weekend. He comes in averaging 24.5 ppg and 11.7 rpg.

Injury News – 

Orlando – Evan Fournier, Questionable (groin)

Atlanta – Cam Reddish, Questionable (achilles soreness), Bogdan Bogdanovic, Doubtful (rest, back to back)

DFS Targets –

 Nikola Vucevic, Trae Young, John Collins, Clint Capela

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 MAVERICKS (115) -6, 224 vs THUNDER (109)

The Oklahoma City Thunder (14-20) come in rested to take on the Dallas Mavericks (17-16). The Thunder last played on Saturday night when the Nuggets blew them out 126-96. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is having a breakout season leading the team in scoring at 23.2 ppg. He recently recorded a career-high 42 points in a win over the Spurs. The Mavericks are playing some good basketball recently with wins over Brooklyn and Boston. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. Luka Doncic is playing some of the best basketball of his career and leads the team in scoring at 28.6 ppg.

Injury News – 

Oklahoma City – Darius Miller, Questionable (illness)

Dallas – Luka Doncic, Questionable (lower back), Willie Cauley-Stein, Questionable (thumb)

DFS Targets –

 SGA, Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis

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 WARRIORS (118) -1, 235 TRAIL BLAZERS (117)

The Golden State Warriors (19-16) will take on the Portland Trail Blazers (19-14) in a game between two playoff teams currently in the West. The Warriors are coming off a disappointing 117-91 loss to the Lakers. Steph Curry comes in 4th in the league in scoring at 29.5 ppg. Portland snapped a 4 game losing streak with a win over Charlotte 123-111. Prior to that they had won 6 games in a row. Damian Lillard comes in 3rd in the NBA in scoring at 29.6 ppg and has been a stud since the loss of Jusuf Nurkic and CJ McCollum in mid-January due to injury.

Injury News – 

Portland – Jusuf Nurkic, Out, CJ McCollum, Out

DFS Targets –

 Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony

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KINGS (115) -4, 226 vs LAKERS (111)

The Los Angels Lakers (24-12) will go on the road to take on the Sacramento Kings (13-21). The Kings had lost 9 games in a row before defeating the Pistons last Friday 110-107. They were all set to win their second in a row on Sunday night but blew a 4 point lead in the final 20 seconds to the Hornets. De’Aaron Fox has led the team most nights and has elevated his game to one of the best point guards in the league. The Lakers are limping a heading into the All-Star break losing 5 of their last 7. Anthony Davis has been sidelined since Feb 14th with a strained achilles and Lebron James will sit this one out on a back to back (rest).

Injury News – 

Sacramento – Buddy Hield, Questionable (ankle), Jabari Parker, Questionable (health and safety protocol)

LA Lakers – Lebron James, Out (rest), Alex Caruso, Out (neck spasms), Kyle Kuzma, Questionable (heel), Marc Gasol, Questionable (health and safety protocol),

DFS Targets –

De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell

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