Jayson Tatum over 26.5 points (-125)
Jayson Tatum is having an expectedly MVP-type season with the Celtics through the first 9 games, averaging 30.3 points on 50% from the field and 38% shooting from beyond the arc, alongside 8 rebounds and over 4 assists per night. Tatum averaged 34 points, 7.5 rebounds, and four assists against the Grizzlies last season and is 9-0 vs them in his career. We’re picking the MVP candidate to post over 26.5 points tonight.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander over 28.5 Points (-115)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was due for an off night and that came in his last game against the Bucks where he only managed to score 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field (43%). However, SGA has been on a scoring tear to begin this season… averaging 30.5 points per game and has scored at least 28 points in six of eight games (30+ points in five of those). Expect a big bounce-back night for SGA and bet his over 28.5 points.
Josh Giddey over 1.5 made threes (+146)
Josh Giddey has hit this number in 4 of 6 games this season and in 2 straight. He gets the Detroit Pistons tonight, who are giving up the most 3-pointers to opposing point guards in the NBA (4 per game). It’s a value play at plus-money odds, but the books have not adjusted to Giddey’s newly found efficiency for the deep ball. It’ll be a bit of a sweat, but the +146 value is well worth the bet.