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

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Photo credit: Matteo Marchi/Getty Images. Pictured: Kyrie Irving and Jrue Holiday

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 previous streams and results.

Tonight’s games are listed below, along with how our NBA experts are projecting them to go. Good luck!

1. LeBron James vs. 9. Kemba Walker

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

  • Spread: LeBron -5.5
  • Moneyline: LeBron -3000, Kemba +1800
  • Over/Under: 17.5

LeBron rolled through his first-round game, beating 16-seed Kelly Oubre by eight points and easily covering the spread. Kemba, meanwhile, had a tougher battle against 8-seed Zach LaVine but eventually got the victory in dramatic fashion with a game-winning 2-pointer.

Will Kemba be able to get hot from outside again or will LeBron’s size prove too much in this matchup?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: LeBron -5.5, LeBron -3000, Under 17.5
  • Moore: LeBron -5.5, LeBron -3000, Under 17.5

4. Bradley Beal vs. 12. Gordon Hayward

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

  • Spread: Beal -2.5
  • Moneyline: Beal -220, Hayward +180
  • Over/Under: 18.5

In his first-round matchup, Beal failed to cover the 3.5-point spread, although the game against Buddy Hield was never really in doubt. Hayward was an underdog in his first game, shocking the tournament with a 15-13 overtime upset of 5-seed Russell Westbrook.

Will Hayward’s Cinderella magic continue and propel him into the Sweet 16?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Beal -2.5, Hayward +180, Over 18.5
  • Moore: Hayward +2.5, Hayward +180, Over 18.5

3. Pascal Siakam vs. 11. Kristaps Porzingis

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

  • Spread: Siakam -2.5
  • Moneyline: Siakam -240, Porzingis +200
  • Over/Under: 18.5

Siakam made quick work of his teammate, Kyle Lowry, in the first round, winning by seven and covering the spread. Porzingis also looked good, upsetting 6-seed DeMar DeRozan.

Porzingis used his extreme length to get the surprise victory in Round 1; will the same happen tonight against the Toronto wing?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Porzingis +2.5, Siakam -240, Over 18.5
  • Moore: Siakam -2.5, Siakam -240, Over 18.5

2. Kyrie Irving vs. 7. Jrue Holiday

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

  • Spread: Kyrie -2.5
  • Moneyline: Kyrie -220, Holiday +180
  • Over/Under: 18.5

Kyrie is largely considered the best pound-for-pound 1-on-1 player in the world, and he looked the part in the first round, beating a much bigger Domantas Sabonis by three. Holiday, meanwhile, also scraped by a bigger opponent in TJ Warren, winning his matchup by two in overtime.

Are we on a Kyrie vs. LeBron crash course or will Jrue shock the world?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Holiday +2.5, Kyrie -220, Over 18.5
  • Moore: Holiday +2.5, Kyrie -220, Over 18.5

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