This article is part of our Handicapping the NBA series.
Clippers to win (-167) at Celtics – DraftKings Sportsbook, 1:13 PM CT
I'm confused as to why this line is so short, especially with Jaylen Brown (knee) questionable and the Clippers fully healthy. LA is a legitimate title contender, while the Celtics are scraping and clawing to remain .500. Neither team has been playing great since February, but I know the Clippers are a much superior team.
Suns to win (+106) at Lakers – FanDuel Sportsbook, 1:22 PM CT
The Lakers have won two in a row since Dennis Schroder returned. First, a six-point win over the Trail Blazers, followed by a 26-point win over the Warriors. However, I'm willing to bet against them in what's essentially a pick'em. Phoenix is 12-3 since Feb. 1, with a +9.8 net rating. Meanwhile, the Lakers are 9-5 with a +2.3 net rating over the same stretch. Getting Schroder back makes the Lakers more competent, but it doesn't make them great. The Suns have been great.
Kevin Huerter OVER 2.5 made three pointers (+140) at Miami – DraftKings Sportsbook, 2:00 PM CT
I know Huerter has been mired in a weeks-long slump from beyond the arc, but it hasn't stopped him from continuing to bomb away from three. Over his last 10 games, he's attempting 6.2 threes per game, despite hitting at just a 26 percent clip. Huerter attempted nine threes in each of the last two games, and tonight he matches up against the team allowing the most three-point attempts to opponents (43 per game) over the last 10 games. The return of Bogdan Bogdanovic could slightly reduce Huerter's workload, but this is still a prime opportunity for him to break out of the slump.