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NBA Breakdown 12/23/20

The NBA Breakdown article will highlight the slate with a broad-strokes view and pinpoint injuries you need to be aware of. Let’s start with our Vegas Odds page (FREE) and go from there.

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Pace Up in Bold

Pace is an estimate of the number of possessions per 48 minutes for each team. In theory, if a slower-paced team, is playing against a higher paced team, that slower-paced team should have an opportunity to score more than they usually would. The contrary to this would be a fast-paced team, playing against a slower-paced team. The fast-paced team in this scenario could be expected to take a negative hit in production.

Pistons vs T’Wolves +5.8
Celtics vs Bucks +5.6
Thunder @ Rockets +4.9
Sixers vs Wizards +3.7
Bulls vs Hawks +3.3

Bad Defenses in Bold

Jazz vs Blazers
Thunder vs Rockets
T’Wolves vs Pistons
Hornets vs Cavs
Suns vs Mavericks

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HOU – James Harden – Questionable
– without Harden, tons of usage will open up for the rest of the Rockets

DAL – Kristaps Porzingis – OUT
– without Porzingis, Luka Doncic would get a big usage increase, and Maxi Kleber could enter the starting lineup

HOU – John Wall – Doubtful
– Similar to Harden situation, without Wall, tons of usage will open up on the Rockets

CLE – Kevin Love – OUT
– Larry Nance Jr will start with Love out

ATL – Clint Capela – OUT
– John Collins will probably start at Center with Capela out, while Gallinari could enter the starting lineup

SAS – Derrick White – OUT
– Lonnie Walker and Patty Mills will most likely fill in for White

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ROF Ratings Top 3’s today

The ROF Ratings have been developed over the years. We have them in our NBA Study Hub, and we use them in other sports as well. The rating system identifies the best plays on every slate. It’s a final metric to use when comparing players. I personally like to give 3 thumbs up 👍👍👍 in Fantasy Cruncher on all of these players. This will give me higher exposure to the highest rated players.

PG – Luka Doncic
Russell Westbrook
Damian Lillard

SG – Bradley Beal
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Zach LaVine

SF – Jimmy Butler
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Larry Nance Jr.

PF – Domantas Sabonis
Pascal Siakam
Bam Adebayo

C – Deandre Ayton
Karl-Anthony Towns
Andre Drummond

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