The NBA is the Wild West right now given COVID-19 and the league’s health protocols, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t edges to be had. We sit at 39-29 on the season for article plays and look to improve upon a 4-0 week on Friday. With two bets per card working out well for us this week, we’ll stick to the two strongest spots on Friday’s slate.
Follow along on Twitter — @julianedlow — for what we hope to be another great season, as some plays jump out late due to news, particularly in the player prop market. Here’s what jumps out to me on DraftKings Sportsbook.
The Cavs are as thin as it gets in the frontcourt, sitting Andre Drummond in hopes of finding a trade partner, while Larry Nance Jr. and Taurean Prince remain out with injuries. That has meant a larger workload for Osman over the past couple of games — he played 25 minutes against the Clippers and scored 20 points on Sunday, then went 35 minutes against the Warriors on Monday, finishing with 17 points. Efficiency has never been Osman’s thing, but there’s enough volume to trust him right now. Over the past two games, he’s a combined 12-for-27 from the field, connecting