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

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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 and our Twitch stream.

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!

6. Brandon Ingram vs. 11. Jamal Murray

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

  • Spread: Ingram -3.5
  • Moneyline: Ingram -340, Murray +290
  • Over/Under: 17.5

The players who seem to do especially well in this 1-on-1 setting look a lot like Brandon Ingram: long and skilled wings who can match up against anyone.

Did we underseed Ingram at 6? Will he prove that in his first-round contest against undersized Denver guard Jamal Murray?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Ingram -3.5, Ingram -340, Under 17.5
  • Moore: Ingram -3.5, Ingram -340, Under 17.5

3. Ben Simmons vs. 14. Danilo Gallinari

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

  • Spread: Simmons -4.5
  • Moneyline: Simmons -650, Gallinari +450
  • Over/Under: 17.5

Simmons was one of our darlings in our pre-tournament content. He seems like a perfect fit for a 1-on-1 tournament. He’s a point guard in a big’s body, and he’s already at an All-NBA Defense level.

Will he prove us right starting in tonight’s first round?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Gallinari +4.5, Simmons -650, Over 17.5
  • Moore: Gallinari +4.5, Simmons -650, Over 17.5

7. Chris Paul vs. 10. Khris Middleton

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

  • Spread: Pick’em
  • Moneyline: CP3 -140, Middleton +120
  • Over/Under: 17.5

One of the best matchups of the first round, we have a battle of the C/Khrises.

How will CP3 — one of the best point guards in NBA history but on the back side of his career — fare against the length of mid-range king Middleton?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Middleton pick, Middleton +120, Under 17.5
  • Moore: Middleton pick, Middleton +120, Over 17.5

2. Anthony Davis vs. 15. LaMarcus Aldridge

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

  • Spread: Davis -5.5
  • Moneyline: Davis -3500, Aldridge +2500
  • Over/Under: 16.5

One of the few all-big matchups in the first round, we’ll see how AD looks against a guy he can’t bully down low.

Will Aldridge get hot in the mid-range or will AD take over?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Davis -5.5, Davis -3500, Under 16.5
  • Moore: Davis -5.5, Davis -3500, Under 16.5

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