The NBA is offering up a solid slate of basketball on Sunday. The action gets underway with an afternoon contest between the Celtics and Pelicans at 3:30 p.m. ET and wraps with the Kings vs. the Bucks at 9 p.m. ET.
Let’s dive into some of my favorite wagers on DraftKings Sportsbook for Sunday’s NBA slate.
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If you’ve followed my NBA picks for any period of time, you know that I absolutely love betting the under on Sunday afternoon NBA games. Even though the players might not be able to go out on Saturday night due to COVID-19, their bodies still aren’t used to play games at this time of day. The under has gone 11-5 this season in games starting before 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, and it’s 362-304-12 dating back to 2006.
This total also feels high to begin with. Neither of these two teams plays at a particularly fast pace – New Orleans is tied for 21st and Boston is tied for 23rd – and the Celtics have been mediocre in terms of offensive efficiency this season. The Pelicans are awful defensively, but the combination of a slow pace