NBA King of the Hill Tournament: Our Staff’s Picks for Monday’s 4 Games

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Photo credit: Don Juan Moore/Getty Images. Pictured: Aaron Gordon and Giannis Antetokounmpo

Tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET, The Action Network’s King of the Hill 1-on-1 NBA tournament will continue with four games. We’ll be airing the games back-to-back-to-back-to-back live on our Twitter handle, so be sure to tune in at 8:30 p.m. ET.

If you missed the action thus far, here are the streams and results.

And here are tonight’s games, along with how our NBA experts are projecting them to go. Good luck!

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. 16. Aaron Gordon

8:30 p.m. ET | Watch @ActionNetworkHQ

  • Spread: Giannis -6.5
  • Moneyline: Giannis -5000, Gordon +3000
  • Over/Under: 15.5

Tonight’s 1 vs. 16 matchup is one between two of the most explosive wings in the league.

Giannis seems built for this 1-on-1 tournament given his skillset as a near 7-foot ball-handler who also is already one of the best defenders in the league. He’s a completely unique player and presents matchup problems for every opponent.

Can Gordon use his athleticism to hang or will Giannis just overpower him attacking the rim?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Gordon +6.5, Giannis -5000, Over 15.5
  • Moore: Giannis -6.5, Giannis -5000, Under 17.5
  • Phan: Giannis -6.5, Giannis -5000, Under 17.5

8. Caris LeVert vs. 9. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

8:30 p.m. ET | Watch @ActionNetworkHQ

  • Spread: Pick’em
  • Moneyline: SGA -130, LeVert +100
  • Over/Under: 17.5

Two of the more underrated off-guards in the league will face off in the Giannis region’s 8 vs. 9 matchup.

I expected LeVert to be a somewhat trendy pick in this tournament given his point guard-like skillset in a wing-sized body, but he’s going up against a mirror image in SGA, who is the same size and has guard skills as well.

This one definitely feels right as a pick’em and should be a fun game to watch.

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: LeVert pick, LeVert +100, Under 17.5
  • Moore: SGA pick, SGA -130, Over 17.5
  • Phan: SGA pick, SGA -130, Over 17.5

5. Zion Williamson vs. 12. Derrick Rose

8:30 p.m. ET | Watch @ActionNetworkHQ

  • Spread: Zion -3.5
  • Moneyline: Zion -340, Rose +290
  • Over/Under: 17.5

Human bowling ball Zion Williamson, who is already one of the most feared attackers of the rim in the NBA, will go up against Derrick Rose, who was similarly feared earlier in his career as the point guard version.

Rose has added craft to his game following his early career injuries, but he’ll need to channel some of that athleticism to match Zion, who has a huge size advantage here. Will that be the difference?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Zion -3.5, Zion -340, Under 17.5
  • Moore: Rose +3.5, Zion -340, Over 17.5
  • Phan: Zion -3.5, Zion -340, Under 17.5

4. Karl-Anthony Towns vs. 13. Carmelo Anthony

8:30 p.m. ET | Watch @ActionNetworkHQ

  • Spread: Towns -4.5
  • Moneyline: Towns -450, Carmelo +350
  • Over/Under: 17.5

You can’t have a 1-on-1 tournament and not include Melo.

He did draw a tough first-round matchup, however, as he won’t be able to back down KAT and get to that patented fadeaway like he could against a smaller wing or guard.

Will Towns dominate inside? Will Melo hit enough jumpers to keep it competitive?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Melo +4.5, KAT -450, Over 17.5
  • Moore: KAT -4.5, KAT -450, Under 17.5
  • Phan: Melo +4.5, KAT -450, Over 17.5

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