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Season 2022/23 is here, and we get two big games to open the season – the Celtics hosting the Sixers, along with the Warriors and Lakers.
Sixers @ Celtics (10:30am)
Many believe Jayson Tatum is primed for an MVP calibre season with the Celtics favourites for the NBA Championship, and we could see the forward averaging close to a double-double this season.
Tatum’s rebounding went to another level in the back end of last season, and with Robert Williams missing we should see him having a major impact on the glass. Tatum averaged 8.3 rebounds per game in the pre-season going at 11.1 rebounds per 36 minutes, and in 18 games without Williams in the last regular season, he averaged 8.4 rebounds covering in 11 of those 18 games.
The Celtic produced some big games on the glass against the Sixers last season, averaging 12 rebounds from their four games, covering in all four and recording three double-doubles.
The 8+ is the best bet, while 10+ rebounds at $3.21 is worth a small play.
Lakers @ Warriors (1:00pm)
If he can stay on the court, Anthony Davis covers his points line when the Lakers open their 22/23 campaign against the Warriors.
Davis has looked ultra-aggressive on the offensive end this pre-season, averaging 19.3 points from his three games from only 21 minutes per game, including 29 points in 21 minutes in their pre-season clash with the Warriors.
Davis scored 33 points in last year’s season opener with the Warriors and from his first 18 games of the season he averaged 24.6 PPG, including a 2-point game where he got injured after just seven minutes.
There’s really not a lot of options on the offensive end for the Lakers so don’t be surprised if we see Davis combine with LeBron for 60+.
Lakers @ Warriors (1:00pm)
After the pre-season we’ve seen from the Lakers, it’s hard to see where the improvement is going to come from after last season’s nightmare. They enter this season going 1-5 in the pre-season while conceding the most points per game of all teams in the lead-up.
These two teams met on four occasions last season, with the average total points at 236.8 per game – covering 224.5 on all four occasions.
Patrick Beverley will help the Lakers on the defensive end, but against this guard-heavy Warriors outfit there’s simply not enough bodies out there for the Lakers that can slow down Curry, Thompson, Wiggins and Poole which should once again see the Warriors post a huge score.
Worth taking both these bets as singles, with the double great value at $3.55.
Wednesday NBA Multi
76ers +2.5 / Warriors -6 = $3.55