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The NBA is back in action on Friday night! There are some exciting matchups set to occur when 28 of the league's teams take the court!
When NBA Friday night kicks off, there are a number of key players to keep an eye on. Anfernee Simons' role as the Trail Blazers' temporary point guard is under the microscope. Domantas Sabonis' playmaking will also be under scrutiny when his Kings face the Celtics. And Ben Simmons' newfound offensive engagement is the focus when the Nets play the Pacers.
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Anfernee Simons has stepped up in his recent games, in the absence of Damian Lillard. At PointsBet, Simons is a +105 to clear 5.5 assists when he faces the New York Knicks.
Through the 2022-23 NBA season, Simons is averaging 22.8 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.2 rebounds on 41.9% from the field and 37.1% from three. In his three games playing lead guard without Lillard in the lineup, Simons is averaging 24.0 points, 6.0 assists, and 4.7 rebounds in 37 minutes per game.
Simons' newfound role has increased his assist numbers due to his usage. The Knicks, allowing the third most assists per game in the league (27.2), project to allow Simons to clear 5.5 dimes with ease.
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In his first full season as a Sacramento Kings player, Domantas Sabonis has grown into his role as a playmaker. At Caesars Sportsbook, Sabonis is a +102 to clear 5.5 assists when he faces the Celtics.
On the season, Sabonis is averaging 16.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists on 57.7% shooting from the field. It's a wonder why he's a +102 to clear 5.5 assists, as he's averaging 13.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 7.3 assists over his last three games.
The Boston Celtics have great perimeter defenders who will key in on the Kings' guard. Clearing 5.5 shouldn't be an issue for Sabonis.
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The Brooklyn Nets will be facing off with the Indiana Pacers and Ben Simmons' recent positive run of form will be under the microscope. At DraftKings, Ben Simmons is a -115 to clear 11.5 points when he faces the Pacers.
To say Ben Simmons got off to a rough start would be an understatement. He's averaging 8.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 6.1 assists on 60.9% shooting from the field. But over his last five games, Simmons is averaging 14.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 6.4 assists on 78.6% shooting from the field.
Simmons' newfound aggression on offense is a boon to the Brooklyn Nets' chances. Expect Simmons to clear 11.5 points with ease given his renewed role on the court.
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