Fantasy basketball tips and betting picks for Sunday

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. 12 NBA odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and fantasy tips are based on Sportzshala’s 10-team leagues.

What you need to know about Sunday Games

The Boston Celtics remain favorites to win the NBA Finals (+350) after Thursday’s trade deadline, followed by a rejuvenated Phoenix Suns (+450). Boston has a Grizzlies roster that added Luke Kennard on deadline. They were followed by the Toronto Raptors, who were deadline buyers with the addition of Jacob Poeltle against a Pistons team that could see James Wiseman make his Detroit debut.

Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s two-game schedule.

Games of the day

Memphis Grizzlies to Boston Celtics
2:00 pm ET, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Records (against spread)

Grizzlies: 34–21 (26–26–3)
Celtics: 40-16 (29-26-1)

Line: Celtics (-4)
Performance Index Forecast: Celtics (119-116.6)
Money line: Grizzlies (+143), Celtics (-170)
Predicted BPI Winner: Celtics (58.6%)
General: 227 points Predicted BPI: 235.6 points

Injury Report:

Grizzlies: Steven Adams (EXIT – Knee)
Celtics: Malcolm Brogdon (GTD – Achilles) Marcus Smart, (OUT – Ankle); Jaylen Brown (OUT – Face); Danilo Gallinari (EXIT – Knee)
Note: BPI figures include players who are excluded but assume that GTD players will play.

Fantasy streamer: Derrick White (available in 38.2% of leagues) has a stellar rise with all the Celtics injuries right now. In his last eight games, he averaged 20.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 3.1 three-pointers and 1.1 blocks while 34.6 miles per game. — Snellings

Fantasy streamer: Brandon Clark (available in 50.6% of leagues) may be worth considering on a bright day like Sunday. He has lost some of his lead since coming to the bench but has put in solid straight games with averages of 13.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 2.0 apg in 22.0 mpg against the Timberwolves and Bulls. Clark is currently backing Xavier Tillman but will likely have better stats on most days. — Snellings

Fantasy Streamer: Sam Houser (available in 97.9% of leagues) started two of the last three games due to injury and responded with three double-figure goals in a row. During that stretch, he averaged 13.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.3 three-pointers and 1.3 assists in 27.7 mpg. — Snellings

Best bet: Desmond Bain over 20.5 points. Bain is a solid second choice for the Grizzlies. Over the past month, he has averaged 22.0 points per game, scoring at least 21 points in seven of 12 and two of his last three games. He will face a small Celtics squad, without defenseman of the year Marcus Smart and solid defenseman Jaylen Brown. — Snellings

Best bet: Derrick White over 16.5 points. White has scored at least 19 points in four straight games, averaging 23.5 points per game during that time, and is one of the most important scorers on the team behind Jason Tatum, while the rest of the Celtics’ perimeter is dealing with injuries. — Snellings

Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors
3:00 pm ET, Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Records (against spread)

Pistons: 15-42 (25-31-1)
Raptors: 26-31 (28-29-0)

Line: Predators (-11)
Performance Index Forecast: Predators (122.4-111.1)
Money line: Pistons (+400), Raptors (-550)
Predicted BPI Winner: Predators (85.3%)
General: 228 points Predicted BPI: 233.5 points

Injury Report:

Pistons: James Wiseman (GTD – non-injury related); Marvin Bagley III, (OUT – Hand); Nerlens Noel, (OUT – Personal); Cade Cunningham (REDACTED – Calf)
Raptors: OG Anunoby, (OUT – wrist); Otto Porter Jr., (OUT – Foot)
Note: BPI figures include players who are excluded but assume that GTD players will play.

Fantasy Streamer: Killian Hayes (available in 81.7% of leagues) quietly returned to the Pistons’ starting lineup just in time for the trade deadline. He did not return to the scoring game he had at the beginning of this season, but he again proved himself as a distributor, defender and even a sniper. In his last three games, Hayes averaged 10.0 ppg, 7.0 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 3-pointers at 33.3 mpg. -Snellings

Fantasy streamer: Jalen Duren (available in 74.9% of leagues) reacted to the news that the Pistons were trying to trade James Wiseman by posting the best game of his young career with 30 points, 17 boards, 4 blocks, 3 assists and 1 steal in a 42-minute win over the Spurs. He is a double-double threat every night, averaging 13.7 points per game, 10.0 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.6 assists and 0.9 rebounds in 29.8 miles per game in nine games since he returned to the starting lineup. — Snellings

Best bet: Pascal Siakam over 24.5 points. Siakam is going through a scoring streak and seems to be in full swing at the moment. One of the most frequently mentioned names in trading rumors as the deadline approached, Siakam exploded with straight 37 and 35 points in the two games leading up to the deadline. On Sunday, he will face the Pistons, who have earned eighth in points from opposing centers and third in points from strong forwards this season. — Snellings

Trend: The Toronto Raptors have covered six of their last eight games in front of their fans, and they have a chance to extend those good times against the Detroit Pistons, who are 4-7 in their last 11 road games. Former Raptor coach Duane Casey plays for the Pistons these days and in the first meeting, but his team lost 115 points to a team from Toronto that did not include Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent Jr. when these teams met in november. . — Soups


Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker