Parlay: Celtics moneyline at Knicks + Pelicans moneyline at Grizzlies (+215)
FanDuel, 2:10 PM CT
The Celtics are one of the clear favorites to win the title, and the Knicks are a middle of the road team. I anticipate Jrue Holiday and Derrick White giving Jalen Brunson plenty of issues, and Jayson Tatum should do just fine against Julius Randle. The Grizzlies are plenty shorthanded without Ja Morant and Steven Adams. The Pelicans have injuries of their own, but nothing that impactful. New Orleans looked unstoppable at the beginning of last season when Zion and Ingram were healthy.
Myles Turner over 1.5 threes (+152) vs. Wizards
FanDuel, 2:13 PM CT
Turner averaged 1.5 made threes last season, and I don't envision Daniel Gaffordrushing out to the perimeter to stop the Pacer from launching away. Washington's defense projects to be terrible altogether, so that's an advantage on its own. Either way, I love getting +152 on Turner to exceed last season's average in this scenario.
Tyler Herro over 23.5 points + assists (-115) vs. Pistons
DraftKings, 2:15 PM CT
Why is everyone down on Herro? He's coming off two seasons of 20.4 points and 4.1 assists. Now, with Miami's roster as thin as ever, especially for playmakers, I'm getting him at -115 to barely exceed his averages? Against a Detroit team that may be the worst in the NBA? And the Heat are at home? Sign me up.
Rudy Gobert over 1.5 blocks (+156) at Raptors
FanDuel, 2:17 PM CT
Toronto projects to be one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the league. In a situation where an opponent is constantly attacking the paint, I love getting Gobert to swat multiple shots at significant plus money.
Derrick White over 10.5 points (-125)
FanDuel, 1:30pm ET
Ken Crites: Derrick White is still the Celtics starting shooting guard, with Marcus Smart in Memphis, Jrue Holiday in Boston and 37-year-old Al Horford now coming off the bench. In 70 starts last season, White averaged 12.9 points over 29 minutes per game. Holiday is an even swap for Smart, but no new Celtic replaces Malcolm Brogdon (now in Portland). That should me big minutes for White and a bump for Payton Pritchard.