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With an exciting slate of NBA games this Saturday, it's important to note that there are some big names sidelined today. Which players stand to benefit most from Saturday's injury report? Brian Matthews answers.

NBA Injury Report: Which Players Stand to Benefit Most from Saturday's Injury Report?

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Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic (OUT)

  • Biggest Beneficiaries: Spencer Dinwiddie, Tim Hardaway, Dorian Finney-Smith
  • Stats of note: Dinwiddie has scored 27/21/28/35 pts over his last four games without Luka. Dinwiddie has also gone over his line of 7.5 assists in all five games without Luka this season.
  • Dorian Finney-Smith: He has gone over 6.5 rebounds in his last four games (including games of 12 and 9 rebounds). Had nine rebounds in his last game without Luka. His DD is +950 on Bet365.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards

Brooklyn Nets: Kyrie Irving (OUT), Ben Simmons (OUT), T.J. Warren (OUT

  • Biggest beneficiaries: Seth Curry (has scored 22 and 23 pts in games w/o Kyrie and TJ
  • Notable stat: The last time T.J. Warren and Kyrie Irving missed a game, Royce O'Neale finished with a triple-double - 11 pts, ten rebounds, and 11 assists. (His DD is +1200 on DK)

Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal (Questionable)

  • Biggest Beneficiaries: Kyle Kuzma, Monte Morris, Kristaps Porzingis
  • Notable stats: Monte Morris has 8/10/4/3/9/3/10 assists over his last seven games without Beal (BEAL has not been ruled out - but was downgraded to questionable)

Atlanta Hawks vs. Denver Nuggets

Atlanta Hawks: Trae Young (Questionable)

  • Biggest beneficiaries: Dejounte Murray

Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Miami Heat: Kyle Lowry (OUT)

  • Biggest Beneficiary: Gabe Vincent (28/27/10 pts over his L3 without Lowry) (Vincent scored 27 pts (5 3 pm) against the Bucks earlier this season w/o Lowry)

Other things that jumped out to me

  • Lakers/Pelicans: Larry Nance Jr. will be playing his old team. He now has recorded a double-double in 3 straight games and is +540 on DK for a double-double tonight.
  • Brandon Ingram is also playing his old team (as is AD) and scored 26 and 29 pts in his L2 games against the Lakers (His line is set at 23.5 pts)

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Born in Southern California, Brian lives and breathes sports.  He comes from a football family, with a number of family members who played professionally.  While Brian didn’t play professionally, he took his insights and dominated off the field. In fact, during the 2021 NFL season, his bets and parlays returned a whopping 117.84 units. Specializing in data analysis, Brian takes a unique approach to his NFL, NBA, and MLB bets. You can find him on Twitter at @the_bmatt.


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