Happy Hump Day everyone!

It’s a small 7-game slate for tonight’s NBA action. There are some juicy games on tap for tonight, so I won’t hold you up for very long and let you get after the digestion of today’s information.

A reminder that the statistics and projections below come from the following sources:

Rotogrinders CourtIQ

Rotowire NBA Starting Lineups

Good luck tonight!

O/U Spread Pace
Utah Jazz 26
Indiana Pacers 200.5 Even 20

Injury News

Questionable: Derrick Favors

Utah Jazz

Projected Starters

PG – Ricky Rubio – 28%, 1.10
SG – Donovan Mitchell – 27.5%, 0.95
SF – Joe Ingles – 17.4%, 0.81
PF – Derrick Favors – 17%, 0.75
C – Rudy Gobert – 15.6%, 0.91

Bench Players

SF/PF – Jae Crowder – 25.5%, 0.76
SF/PF – Jonas Jerebko (if Favors sits), 16.2%, 0.74

Indiana Pacers

Projected Starters

PG – Cory Joseph – 14.2%, 0.65
SG – Victor Oladipo – 35.3%, 1.44
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic – 18.3%, 0.77
PF – Thaddeus Young – 17.2%, 0.76
C – Myles Turner – 18.8%, 1.09

Bench Players

SG/SF – Lance Stephenson – 22.9%, 0.94
PF/C – Domantas Sabonis – 24.2%, 1.06

Must Plays – Rudy Gobert
Bubble Plays – Victor Oladipo, Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell
Value Plays – None

O/U Spread Pace
Toronto Raptors 213 -5 10
Detroit Pistons 21

Injury News

Out: OG Anunoby
Questionable: Stanley Johnson

Toronto Raptors

Projected Starters

PG – Kyle Lowry – 20%, 0.97
SG – DeMar DeRozan – 28.3%, 0.89
SF – Norman Powell – 15%, 0.49
PF – Serge Ibaka – 21.5%, 0.88
C – Jonas Valanciunas – 18.6%, 1.03

Bench Players

PG/SG – Fred VanVleet – 20.6%, 0.95
SF/PF – Pascal Siakam – 16.5%, 0.88
PF/C – Jakob Poeltl – 14.9%, 0.89

Detroit Pistons

Projected Starters

PG – Ish Smith – 20.8%, 0.92
SG – Reggie Bullock – 18.2%, 0.76
SF – Stanley Johnson – 17.2%, 0.63
PF – Blake Griffin – 28.1%, 1.04
C – Andre Drummond – 20%, 1.32

Bench Players

PG – Dwight Buycks – 28.2%, 0.94
SG/SF – James Ennis III – 18.7%, 0.73

Must Plays – Andre Drummond
Bubble Plays – Blake Griffin, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Ish Smith
Value Plays – Fred VanVleet

O/U Spread Pace
Memphis Grizzlies X X 30
Chicago Bulls X X 13

Injury News

Out: Tyreke Evans, Andrew Harrison, Mario Chalmers
Questionable: Jarell Martin, Robin Lopez, Justin Holiday

Memphis Grizzlies

Projected Starters

PG – Kobi Simmons – 20.2%, 0.80
SG – Ben McLemore – 17.8%, 0.78
SF – Dillon Brooks – 24.1%, 0.66
PF – JaMychal Green – 21%, 1.10
C – Marc Gasol – 20.6%, 1.16

Bench Players

Who the hell knows???

Chicago Bulls

Projected Starters

PG – Kris Dunn – 21.3%, 1.03
SG – Zach Lavine – 28%, 0.88
SF – David Nwaba – 17.9%, 0.97
PF – Lauri Markkanen – 16.7%, 0.86
C – Bobby Portis – 24.5%, 0.90

Bench Players

SG/SF – Denzel Valentine – 19.4%, 0.80
C – Cristiano Feliciano – 15.3%, 0.69
PG – Cameron Payne – 19.7%, 0.96

Must Plays – JaMychal Green, Marc Gasol
Bubble Plays – Every Chicago Bull
Value Plays – None

O/U Spread Pace
Houston Rockets 216.5 -6 11
Milwaukee Bucks 24

Injury News

Questionable: Joe Johnson, Ryan Anderson

Houston Rockets

Projected Starters

PG – Chris Paul – 17.5%, 0.80
SG – James Harden – 34.4%, 1.24
SF – Trevor Ariza – 22.3%, 0.96
PF – P.J. Tucker – 11.7%, 0.75
C – Clint Capela – 23%, 1.17

Bench Players

PG/SG – Eric Gordon – 25.5%, 0.89

Milwaukee Bucks

Projected Starters

PG – Eric Bledsoe – 26.4%, 1.05
SG – Tony Snell – 10.3%, 0.48
SF – Khris Middleton – 21.4%, 0.83
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo – 32%, 1.37
C – John Henson – 14.4%, 0.85

Bench Players

SF/PF – Jabari Parker – 24.4%, 0.96

Must Plays – James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Clint Capela
Bubble Plays – Chris Paul, Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton
Value Plays – Jabari Parker, Trevor Ariza

O/U Spread Pace
New Orleans Pelicans 224 -5.5 4
Sacramento Kings 28

Injury News

Out: Willie Cauley-Stein
Questionable: Skal Labissierre, Emeka Okafor

New Orleans Pelicans

Projected Starters

PG – Rajon Rondo – 18%, 1.10
SG – Jrue Holiday – 29.2%, 1.25
SF – E’Twaun Moore – 16.8%, 0.64
PF – Nikola Mirotic – 21.5%, 1.02
C – Anthony Davis – 34.9%, 1.66

 

Sacramento Kings

Projected Starters

PG – De’Aaron Fox -25.5%, 0.82
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic – 20.9%, 0.84
SF – Justin Jackson – 17.2%, 0.63
PF – Zach Randolph – 28.9%, 1.14
C – Skal Labissiere – 21.6%, 0.91

Bench Players

C – Kosta Koufos – 15.3%, 0.93
PG – Frank Mason III – 26.4%, 0.90
SG/SF – Buddy Hield – 26.4%, 0.99

Must Plays – Anthony Davis, Nikola Mirotic
Bubble Plays – Jrue Holiday, Zach Randolph, Bogdan Bogdanovic
Value Plays – Skal Labissiere, Kosta Koufos, De’Aaron Fox

O/U Spread Pace
Orlando Magic 8
Los Angeles Lakers 226.5 -7 1

Injury News

Out: Brandon Ingram

Orlando Magic

Projected Starters

PG – D.J. Augustin – 14.5%, 0.87
SG – Jonathon Simmons – 13%, 0.62
SF – Evan Fournier – 23%, 0.89
PF – Aaron Gordon – 25.7%, 1.11
C – Nikola Vucevic – 25%, 1.13

Bench Players

SF/PF – Mario Hezonja – 21.2%, 0.90
PF/C – Marreese Speights – 28.4%, 1.03

Los Angeles Lakers

Projected Starters

PG – Lonzo Ball – 14.7%, 0.71
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – 14.5%, 0.77
SF – Kyle Kuzma – 17.6%, 0.63
PF – Julius Randle – 27.1%, 1.13
C – Brook Lopez – 29.3%, 0.91

Bench Plays

PG/SG – Isaiah Thomas – 37.5%, 1.33

Must Plays – Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic, Isaiah Thomas
Bubble Plays – Evan Fournier, KCP, D.J. Augustin
Value Plays – Brook Lopez

O/U Spread Pace
Cleveland Cavaliers 14
Denver Nuggets 230 -2.5 17

Injury News

Out: Jeff Green, Tristan Thompson

Cleveland Cavaliers

Projected Starters

PG – George Hill – 15.4%, 0.74
SG – J.R. Smith – 18.5%, 0.37
SF – Rodney Hood – 18.2%, 0.62
PF – LeBron James – 38.9%, 1.92
C – Larry Nance – 18.2%, 1.09

Bench Players

PG/SG – Jordan Clarkson – 25.2%, 1.25

Denver Nuggets

Projected Starters

PG – Jamal Murray – 23.2%, 0.84
SG – Gary Harris – 20.3%, 0.86
SF – Wilson Chandler – 14.6%, 0.64
PF – Paul Millsap – 25.1%, 1.11
C – Nikola Jokic – 20.8%, 1.31

Bench Players

PF/C – Mason Plumlee – 17.7%, 0.99
SG/SF – Will Barton – 21.6%, 0.95

Must Plays – LeBron James, Larry Nance
Bubble Plays – Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton
Value Plays – Rodney Hood, George Hill, Jordan Clarkson

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