This is definitely a schedule of NBA games that was set forth before we got a multitude of injuries. For one, the top game on the eight-game slate is Celtics-Warriors, but with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson out, and Kevin Durant now in Brooklyn, we’ve got a less than appealing game. Boston enters this matchup with the best record in the NBA at 9-1. That’s got them as huge road favorites, and rightfully so.
I guess the other decent matchup on the slate is Pacers-Rockets, but we’ve got no Eric Gordon and Clint Capela for Houston. But still, the opening line on this game is Rockets -7.5, which is a bit surprising considering how well Indiana has played lately without Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner.
The Sixers should get Joel Embiid back from resting on Wednesday and have a full lineup going into their matchup vs. the Thunder in OKC. Philly needs a victory after a poor performance on the road in Orlando without Embiid and a narrow victory over Cleveland the night before. At -3, the Sixers are in a good spot on Friday’s slate.
Other than that, it’s a relatively OK slate with less narratives and more straight basketball.
Below are point spreads and the over/under for each of the seven games on schedule for tonight:
Spurs @ Magic (-3, O/U 211) 7:00 p.m. ET
Pistons @ Hornets (-3.5, O/U 220.5) 7:00 p.m. ET
Wizards @ Timberwolves (-6.5, O/U 242) 8:00 p.m. ET
Pacers @ Rockets (-7.5, O/U 225) 8:00 p.m. ET
76ers @ Thunder (+3, O/U 213.5) 8:00 p.m. ET
Jazz @ Grizzlies (+7, O/U 214) 8:00 p.m. ET
Celtics @ Warriors (+8, O/U 222.5) 10:30 p.m. ET
Kings @ Lakers (-8.5, O/U 214.5) 10:30 p.m. ET
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