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We took our training wheels off last night with a nice little six-game slate, but we’re full steam ahead tonight with 11 games on tap. You’re not going to want to miss this one. — Mark Gallant

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Friday’s Five Best NBA Props to Bet

Matt LaMarca uses to FantasyLabs tool to highlight the best props values tonight.

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The Main Events

BOSTON CELTICS (-2) AT DETROIT PISTONS | O/U: 208.5

7 p.m. ET

What I’m watching for: Detroit cashed in a lot of chips to get Blake Griffin. To make that trade worth it, the Pistons need to make the postseason. They are currently on the outside looking in, with some good teams ahead of them. Meanwhile, Boston was in a tailspin before the break, and they now get Marcus Smart back. This is a game of real importance for both sides.

Watch out for Andre Drummond: The Celtics are one of the worst rebounding teams, and Drummond should feast. Al Horford’s floor-stretching ability vs. Drummond’s raw size and athleticism is a very interesting matchup. — Matt Moore

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