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Malcolm Brogdon in, Victor Oladipo out Monday vs. Wizards

The Pacers will get Brogdon back in the lineup while Dipo is sidelined.

Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers warms up prior to a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on August 1, 2020 at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

The Indiana Pacers will swap guards for their game against the Washington Wizards this afternoon. Victor Oladipo has been ruled out to get some rest while Malcolm Brogdon will return to the lineup from a neck injury.

So this was the big news we were waiting for on the main five-game slate that locks at 4:00 p.m. ET. The Pacers will be down a guard but get Brogdon back in there. So it’ll be interesting to see what lineup Indy goes with as Brogdon is back at PG. We could see Aaron Holiday stay in there at SG. Holiday posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists in the Pacers’ win over the Sixers over the weekend. Let’s take a look at the DFS and betting implications.

Fantasy basketball and betting impact

The Pacers were going to be the chalk in DFS this slate. The Wizards are awful defensively and get killed on the glass. Brogdon ($6,200) is a decent GPP play, though he will have a minutes limit, so he’s hard to trust. Aaron Holiday ($5,000) is still a good tournament option and honestly is fine for cash games. Myles Turner ($6,100) and TJ Warren ($7,400) will be popular even with Brogdon back. I’ve mentioned T.J. McConnell ($4,500) and JaKarr Sampson ($3,500) as sharper pivot plays in this game.

Nothing new from a betting angle really. The Pacers should win by double digits, though crazier things have happened in the bubble (look at the Spurs). The line is only at -8.5 for the Pacers, which I think is still a good bet. If you’re feeling crazy, Wizards moneyline could start to go up from +310.

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