It’s Thursday, which means we’ve got a short, yet fun three-game slate in the NBA, including a pair of nationally televised games which should certainly be worth watching. Let’s survey DraftKings Sportsbook for some player props, totals and sides to take on this slate. With just the trio of games, I’ll hit on each one. You can follow me on Twitter (@KennyDucey) for any late adds.
Here’s what jumps out to me on DraftKings Sportsbook.
The Bucks play at the third-fastest pace in the league, while the Raptors don’t sit too far behind in 12th. Over the last 10 games, however, Toronto’s pushed to a pace of around 101.05 possessions per game, which is eighth-most in the NBA.
While the pace suggests we get plenty of chances for points in this one, consider the fact that the Raptors love to shoot the basketball. It’s how they love to score. Only three teams shoot more threes per game than the Raptors, and only four teams allow a higher percentage of opponent threes to fall than the Bucks. I think we should get a run-and-gun type game, with the Bucks sitting among the league leaders in transition possessions and ranking so poorly against the three — Toronto’s specialty. We should see plenty of points.
There will be a lot of