Fantasy basketball tips and betting picks for Monday

The Sportzshala Fantasy Basketball Betting Tips and Basketball Betting Cheat Sheet is where you can get pre-game basketball betting predictions and our best intelligence and data, including Sportzshala’s own Basketball Power Index (BPI), which will help you make smart betting and fantasy decisions. Feb. 13 NBA odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and fantasy tips are based on Sportzshala’s 10-team leagues.

What you need to know about Monday games

With football in the background and new NBA rotations being developed in the days following the trade deadline, we are entering an extended period of fantasy season. The deadline for trades in Sportzshala’s fantasy hoop leagues is this Friday, so you are encouraged to spend some time assessing your lineup’s statistical weaknesses and excesses before making offers.

It’s time to target some reasonably priced rising names like Colleen Sexton of the Utah Jazz (31% available in Sportzshala leagues) or his rookie teammate Walker Kessler (60% available) who ranks fifth in BPG and second in NBA in block percentage. Another interesting free agent is rookie center Mark Williams (91% available) of the Charlotte Hornets.

Sexton is part of most competitive 10-team formats, but he’s worth considering when making deals. He’s averaged 19.7 points and 9.3 combined rebounds and assists thanks to high scoring over the past three games, all of which start after Mike Conley and Malik Beasley were dealt. These young jazz players are ready to take on the Indiana Pacers, who are ranked 25th defensively in their last 10 games. With the Utah defense finishing 29th this stretch, this game has the potential to top the overall record.

It may just be a guess, but we may be seeing a significant uptick since the All-Star break from Tyrese Maxey. The experiment with him leaving the bench was not very fruitful either for the team or for him personally. As the Philadelphia 76ers take on the crumbling Houston Rockets this evening, Maxi, for just $5,200 at the DraftKings, is a strong DFS play and remains a league trade target all season long.

After this Friday’s trade deadline, it will just be a no wire and free rein as a means to improve the lineup. With so many rotations adapting to recent transactions, it’s time to capitalize on the fluidity of the fantasy market.

— Jim McCormick

Breaking down Monday’s list

Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets
7:00 pm ET, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC.

Records (against spread)

Hawks: 29-28 (26-29-2)
Hornets: 15-43 (23-33-2)

Line: Hawks (-5)
Performance Index Forecast: Hawks (120.1–117.3)
Money line: Hawks (-210), Hornets (+175)
Predicted BPI Winner: Hawks (59.9%)
General: 240 points Predicted BPI: 237.4 points

Injury Report:

Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovich, (GTE – Hip); Bruno Fernando, (GTD – Coach’s Decision); Garrison Matthews (GTD – non-injury related); John Collins (GTD – Hip); Saddiq Bey (GTD – Not Injury Related) Trae Young (GTD – Shoulder)
Hornets: Kai Jones, (GTD – Ankle); St. Mikhaylyuk, (GTD – Coach’s Decision); Cody Martin (EXIT – Knee); Kelly Obre Jr. (OUT – Hand)
Note: BPI figures include players who are excluded but assume that GTD players will play.

Fantasy streamer: De’Andre Hunter (participant in 18.5% of Sportzshala leagues) Hunter is a great streamer whenever he throws punches as his fantasy production is based mostly on points and threes. Hunter scored a fantasy 43 against the Spurs last Saturday and is well positioned to repeat that against the Hornets, who are 24th in points allowed per 100 possessions. Charlotte also allows opponents to hit 55.8% of effective field goals. — Eric Moody

Best bet: Dejonte Murray over 5.5 rebounds. Murray has always been one of the best rebounding defensemen in the league. He has averaged 6.1 RPGs over the past eight games and has scored 6 or more points in five of them. On Monday, he will face a Hornets team that has allowed 10th-most offensive rebounders and point guards, giving Murray the opportunity to thrive on glass again. — Andre Snellings

San Antonio Spurs – Cleveland Cavaliers.
7:00 pm ET, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio

Records (against spread)

Spurs: 14-43 (23-34-0)
Cavaliers: 37-22 (32-25-2)

Line: Cavaliers (-14.5)
Performance Index Forecast: Cavaliers (129.3-109.1)
Money line: Spurs (+800), Cavaliers (-1400)
Predicted BPI Winner: Cavaliers (96.7%)
General: 224.5 points Predicted BPI: 238.4 points

Injury Report:

Spurs: Charles Bassey (GTD – ft); Doug McDermott (GTD – Achilles); Jeremy Sochan (GTD – Back); Keldon Johnson, (GTD – ankle); Romeo Langford, (OUT – Thigh); Tre Jones (WED – Foot); Devin Wassel (WAY – Knee); Hem Birch, (EXIT – Knee)
Cavaliers: not reported
Note: BPI figures include players who are excluded but assume that GTD players will play.

Fantasy streamer: Devonte Graham (participates in 6.8% of Sportzshala leagues) is a reliable streamer who has the opportunity to play many minutes due to the fact that Tre Jones has already been ruled out due to pain in his left leg. Graham scored 34 or more fantasy points in two games in a row. — Eric Moody

Best bet: Jarrett Allen over 26.5 points + rebounds. This season, the Spurs lost to centers second in points per game and ninth in rebounds per game. Jakob Poeltl’s trade to the Raptors made San Antonio an even better opponent for Allen. In the past five games, the Cavaliers center has averaged 20.8 points and 11.6 rebounds. — Moody

Best bet: Darius Garland over 29.5 points + assists. Despite Garland averaging 21.8 points and 8.0 assists per game this season, Garland hasn’t impressed in his last four fights. During this period, he averaged 19.3 points and 6.3 assists. Garland has a very favorable matchup against the Spurs, who are 30th in points per 100 possessions. San Antonio also allows an effective field goal percentage of 58.1%, the highest in the league. — Moody

Utah Jazz to Indiana Pacers
7:00 pm ET, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN.

Records (against spread)

Jazz: 28-30 (31-27-0)
Pacers: 25-33 (30-28-0)

Line: Pacers (-1)
Performance Index Forecast: Jazz: 129.3–120.8
Money line: Jazz (+105), Pacers (-125)
Predicted BPI Winner: Jazz (54%)
General: 237.5 points Predicted BPI: 242.7 points

Injury Report:

Jazz: Micah Potter, (CARE – Elbow); Russell Westbrook (out, not related to injury)
Pacers: Daniel Theis (GTD – Knee); George Hill (GTD – non-injury related); Jordan Nwora (GTD – non-injury related); Miles Turner (GTD – Back); Tyrese Haliburton (GTD – Thigh)
Note: BPI figures include players who are excluded but assume that GTD players will play.

Best bet: Colleen Sexton over 21.5 points + assists. Until the end of the season, Sexton will be Utah’s starting point guard. He has surpassed 21.5 PA in his last three starter games. The Pacers are 25th in points per 100 possessions. Indiana also allows an effective field goal percentage of 55%. — Moody

Houston Rockets at the Philadelphia 76ers
7:00 pm ET, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Records (against spread)

Rockets: 13-43 (22-31-3)
76ers: 36-19 (30-24-1)

Line: 76ers (-14.5)
Performance Index Forecast: 76ers (126.4-112.5)
Money line: Rockets (+800), 76ers (-1400)
Predicted BPI Winner: 76ers (89.5%)
General: 226 points Predicted BPI: 238.9 points

Injury Report:

Rockets: Kevin Porter Jr. (GTD – Foot)
76ers: Joel Embiid (GTD – Foot); Shake Milton (GTD – The Eye)
Note: BPI figures include players who are excluded but assume that GTD players will play.

Fantasy streamer: Kenyon Martin Jr. (Played in 15.2% of Sportzshala leagues) remains in the spotlight due to Kevin Porter Jr.’s injury and Eric Gordon’s move to the Clippers. Martin Jr. has scored 30 or more fantasy points in three straight games. — Capricious

Denver Nuggets at Miami Heat
7:30 pm ET, FTX Arena, Miami, Florida

Records (against spread)

Nuggets: 39-18 (30-26-1)
Heat: 32-25 (21-33-3)

Line: Warm (-1.5)
Performance Index Forecast: Nuggets (126.4-112.4)
Money line: Nuggets (+105), Heat (-125)
Predicted BPI Winner: Nuggets (62.9%)
General: 223.5 points Predicted BPI: 228.3 points

Injury Report:

Nuggets: Aaron Gordon (GTD – ribs); Jamal Murray (GTD – Knee); Zeke Nnaji, (EXIT – Shoulder)
Round: Bam Adebayo (GTD – Knee); Gabe Vincent (GTD – Ankle); Haywood Highsmith, (GTE – Elbow); Max Strus, (GTE – Shoulder); Tyler Herro (GTD – Knee); Udonis Haslem, (GTD – personal); Victor Oladipo, (LEAVING – Ankle); Duncan Robinson (CARE – Finger); Kyle Lowry (EXIT – Knee); Nikola Jovic, (OUT – Back)
Note: BPI figures include players who are excluded but assume that GTD players will play.

Trend: The Miami Heat is a lot of things… rushing is not one of them. They are likely to finish in the bottom five in terms of pace for the fourth season in a row, and this may be an advantage for them in many places, but not in this one. The Denver Nuggets are 6-1 on points in their last seven games against bottom 10 teams, and the only cover failure came in Philadelphia, which they closed with five minutes left (47 points and 18 rebounds from Joel Embiid could be lost) ). difficult to overcome, as well as shooting 18 out of 35 out of 3). The Heat have gone 3-8 in their last 11 games and that fight could very well continue tonight. – Kyle Soppe

Brooklyn Nets to New York Knicks
7:30 pm ET, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York

Records (against spread)

Networks: 33-23 (30-26-0)
Knicks: 31-27 (30-27-1)

Line: Knicks (-2)
Performance Index Forecast: Nix (115.9-111)
Money line: Nets (+110), Knicks (-130)
Predicted BPI Winner: Knicks (58.3%)
General: 223.5 points Predicted BPI: 224.1 points

Injury Report:

Networks: Seth Curry, (EXIT – Thigh)
Knicks: Mitchell Robinson, (OUT – Thumb)
Note: BPI figures include players who are excluded but assume that GTD players will play.

Fantasy streamer: Cam Thomas (listed 50.5%) still available in a large percentage of leagues. Last Saturday, his starting place was lost to several newcomers. After three games in a row with 56 or more fantasy points, Thomas has only accumulated 21 fantasy points and 17 fantasy points in the last two…


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