This article is part of our Handicapping the NBA series.
Alex Barutha: Zach LaVine over 34.5 points + assists (-122) vs. DEN – FanDuel, 12:54 PM CT
LaVine had an incredible February. He averaged 30.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists. The Nuggets continue to struggle on defense and notably give up the third-most assists per game. Denver has nobody to guard LaVine, and he should be able to have one of his better games of the season.
Nick Whalen: Cavaliers moneyline (+106) to win at Houston – DraftKings Sportsbook
These are two of the worst teams in the league, but the Cavs getting points against a Rockets outfit that hasn't won a game since Feb. 4 feels like a steal. When these teams met last week, Jarrett Allen decimated Houston's frontcourt for the best game of his career, while the Rockets couldn't even muster 100 points against a soft Cleveland defense. Houston enters Monday's game on the second night of a back-to-back after taking a 49-point home loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Sunday night. Maybe they're due for a bounceback, but the Rockets have shown very few signs of that being the case.