NBA Grind Down Overview - Monday, December 5th

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Milwaukee at Orlando – 7:00 PM ET

Milwaukee
Vegas Total 225.5
Vegas Spread -9.5
Implied Team Total 117.5
Team Total Rank 3
Team Total vs. PPG 4.8
Notable Injuries: Lopez and Allen are questionable.
Elite Plays: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Tournament Targets: Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez, Bobby Portis (if Lopez is out)
Viable punts: None
Orlando
Vegas Total 225.5
Vegas Spread 9.5
Implied Team Total 108.0
Team Total Rank 14
Team Total vs. PPG 0.2
Notable Injuries: Bamba is questionable. Suggs, Carter, Okeke, Harris, and Isaac are out.
Elite Plays: Paolo Banchero
Tournament Targets: Franz Wagner
Viable punts: Markelle Fultz, Moe Wagner (if Bamba is out)

L.A.Clippers at Charlotte – 7:00 PM ET

L.A.Clippers
Vegas Total 216.5
Vegas Spread -4.0
Implied Team Total 110.3
Team Total Rank 12
Team Total vs. PPG 3.6
Notable Injuries: Leonard, George, and Kennard will play. Powell is out.
Elite Plays: Paul George (FD)
Tournament Targets: Ivica Zubac, Paul George (DK)
Viable punts: Reggie Jackson (if George/Leonard are out), Marcus Morris (if George/Leonard are out)
Charlotte
Vegas Total 216.5
Vegas Spread 4.0
Implied Team Total 106.3
Team Total Rank 16
Team Total vs. PPG -2.8
Notable Injuries: Ball, Hayward, Martin, Williams, and Smith Jr. are out.
Elite Plays: Terry Rozier (FD)
Tournament Targets: Terry Rozier (DK), Kelly Oubre, PJ Washington
Viable punts: Mason Plumlee

Oklahoma City at Atlanta – 7:30 PM ET

Oklahoma City
Vegas Total 236
Vegas Spread 6.0
Implied Team Total 115.0
Team Total Rank 4
Implied Total vs. PPG -1.8
Notable Injuries: K. Williams is out.
Elite Plays: None
Tournament Targets: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey
Viable punts: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
Atlanta
Vegas Total 236
Vegas Spread -6.0
Implied Team Total 121.0
Team Total Rank 2
Team Total vs. PPG 7.0
Notable Injuries: Collins and Hunter are out.
Elite Plays: Trae Young, Clint Capela
Tournament Targets: Dejounte Murray
Viable punts: Jalen Johnson, AJ Griffin

Boston at Toronto – 7:30 PM ET

Boston
Vegas Total 227.5
Vegas Spread -1.0
Implied Team Total 114.3
Team Total Rank 5
Team Total vs. PPG -6.6
Notable Injuries: Horford is out. Brogdon is questionable. Smart will play.
Elite Plays: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown
Tournament Targets: Marcus Smart
Viable punts: Malcolm Brogdon, Derrick White (if Brogdon is out), Grant Williams, Blake Griffin (GPP)
Toronto
Vegas Total 227.5
Vegas Spread 1.0
Implied Team Total 113.3
Team Total Rank 7
Team Total vs. PPG 2.3
Notable Injuries: Achiuwa and Otto are out. Hernangomez is doubtful.
Elite Plays: Pascal Siakam
Tournament Targets: Fred VanVleet, Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby
Viable punts: Gary Trent Jr. (DK)

Philadelphia at Houston – 8:00 PM ET

Philadelphia
Vegas Total 221
Vegas Spread -7.5
Implied Team Total 114.3
Team Total Rank 5
Team Total vs. PPG 6.0
Notable Injuries: Harden is questionable (but on track to play). Maxey is out.
Elite Plays: James Harden
Tournament Targets: Joel Embiid, De’Anthony Melton
Viable punts: None
Houston
Vegas Total 221
Vegas Spread 7.5
Implied Team Total 106.8
Team Total Rank 15
Team Total vs. PPG -3.3
Notable Injuries: Tate is out.
Elite Plays: None
Tournament Targets: Alperen Sengun, Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr.
Viable punts: Jabari Smith (GPP)

Miami at Memphis – 8:00 PM ET

Miami
Vegas Total 224
Vegas Spread 1.0
Implied Team Total 111.5
Team Total Rank 11
Team Total vs. PPG 2.0
Notable Injuries: Butler, Vincent, and Dedmon are questionable.
Elite Plays: Bam Adebayo (DK), Tyler Herro
Tournament Targets: Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo (FD)
Viable punts: Gabe Vincent
Memphis
Vegas Total 224
Vegas Spread -1.0
Implied Team Total 112.5
Team Total Rank 9
Team Total vs. PPG -2.8
Notable Injuries: Morant, LaRavia, Konchar, and Z. Williams are doubtful. JJJ and Bane are out. Adams will play.
Elite Plays: Tyus Jones, Dillon Brooks
Tournament Targets: Steven Adams
Viable punts: Santi Aldama, Brandon Clarke, David Roddy

Phoenix at Dallas – 8:30 PM ET

Phoenix
Vegas Total 222
Vegas Spread 3.0
Implied Team Total 109.5
Team Total Rank 13
Team Total vs. PPG -7.2
Notable Injuries: Paul, Johnson, and Craig are out.
Elite Plays: Deandre Ayton
Tournament Targets: Devin Booker, Cameron Payne, Mikal Bridges
Viable punts: Dario Saric, Damion Lee
Dallas
Vegas Total 222
Vegas Spread -3.0
Implied Team Total 112.5
Team Total Rank 9
Team Total vs. PPG 1.9
Notable Injuries: Wood is questionable.
Elite Plays: Luka Doncic
Tournament Targets: Christian Wood
Viable punts: Tim Hardaway Jr.

Indiana at Golden State – 10:00 PM ET

Indiana
Vegas Total 236.5
Vegas Spread 11.0
Implied Team Total 112.8
Team Total Rank 8
Team Total vs. PPG -3.1
Notable Injuries: Haliburton is out. McConnell is questionable.
Elite Plays: Myles Turner, Buddy Hield
Tournament Targets: Jalen Smith
Viable punts: Bennedict Mathurin, TJ McConnell, Andrew Nembhard, Aaron Nesmith (if McConnell is out)
Golden State
Vegas Total 236.5
Vegas Spread -11.0
Implied Team Total 123.8
Team Total Rank 1
Team Total vs. PPG 6.1
Notable Injuries: Wiggins is out. Poole is questionable.
Elite Plays: Stephen Curry
Tournament Targets: Klay Thompson, Draymond Green
Viable punts: Kevon Looney
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  • Taylor Smith (tcsmith031)

  • Taylor Smith is a native Texan (required by all fellow Texans to report this at all times) and a Southern California-based sports writer. He specializes in MLB and NBA while dabbling in a few other sports like a true degen when the other two are out of season. He has written about DFS in the past at Bang The Book, and you can find some of his previous work on SB Nation and FanRag Sports.

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