Handicapping the NBA: Tuesday Picks

Handicapping the NBA: Tuesday Picks

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Alex Barutha

Bam Adebayo OVER 32.5 points+rebounds+assists (-122) vs. DAL FanDuel (2:47 PM CT)

Over the past 10 games, Adebayo is averaging 32.2 combined P+R+A, so this appears to be a well-set prop. But I don't trust any of the Mavericks' frontcourt talent – Maxi Kleber, Dwight Powell, Willie Cauley-Stein – to stop Adebayo. While Adebayo's rebounding and passing can be up and down, he's at least taken double-digit shot attempts in each of the past eight games, averaging 19.6 points.

Joe Bartel

Jarrett Allen UNDER 14.5 points vs. PHO (-125)DraftKings (12:02 PM CT)

I thought the Suns would be one of the better teams against opposing centers, but they actually rank middle of the pack in terms of points allowed. Upon further examination, it's mainly because opposing big men tend to shoot well outside (42.3 percent from three, second worst in the league behind the Thunder), which is obviously not something Allen will do. The 23-year-old has played well since returning from a concussion in mid-April, averaging 13.5 points across the last 11 games. I have a hard time believing those scoring opportunities will be as readily available against Deandre Ayton and the Suns.

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Joe Bartel
Joe Bartel is RotoWire's Operations Specialist and football contributor among many other things. When not at the office, he's probably playing a variety of Gen 4 console games or rooting on his beloved Green Bay Packers.
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