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


Photo credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Bam Adebayo & De’Aaron Fox

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!

6. Devin Booker vs. 11. Nikola Jokic

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

  • Spread: Booker -2.5
  • Moneyline: Booker -220, Jokic +180
  • Over/Under: 17.5

We’ve had differing results in this tournament by how much size matters. We’ll get another data point in that battle tonight when Booker faces Jokic.

Can Booker do damage from the perimeter and the mid-range? Will Jokic’s efficiency in the paint prove too much?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Booker -2.5, Booker -220, Under 17.5
  • Moore: Jokic +2.5, Booker -220, Over 17.5
  • Phan: Jokic +2.5, Booker -220, Over 17.5

3. Paul George vs. 14. Nikola Vucevic

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

  • Spread: George -4.5
  • Moneyline: George -650, Vucevic +450
  • Over/Under: 17.5

So far it seems that athletic, two-way wings are very difficult to beat in this 1-on-1 tournament, which makes sense. They have the skills of most guards but the defensive size to at least somewhat hang with bruising big men.

PG is in a region full of big men; will he emerge victorious or will one of the skilled centers pull off an upset?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Vucevic +4.5, George -650, Under 17.5
  • Moore: Vucevic +4.5, George -650, Over 17.5
  • Phan: Vucevic +4.5, George -650, Over 17.5

7. De’Aaron Fox vs. 10. Bam Adebayo

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

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

Teammates at Kentucky, Fox and Adebayo will meet again on tonight’s virtual court for a first-round 1-on-1 matchup.

Everyone knows how explosive Fox can be: He’s already one of the most athletic guards in the entire league and should be able to finish even against big men in this tournament.

But Bam is one of the most underrated players in the league, combining length, size and athleticism — a rare package. Which Wildcat will make it to the second round?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Bam pick’em, Bam +120, Over 17.5
  • Moore: Bam pick’em, Bam +120, Under 17.5
  • Phan: Bam pick’em, Bam +120, Over 17.5

2. Joel Embiid vs. 15. Eric Bledsoe

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

  • Spread: Embiid -5.5
  • Moneyline: Embiid -2500, Bledsoe +1200
  • Over/Under: 16.5

Talk about a size disparity.

The question for Embiid is whether he’ll take advantage of his numerous strengths, especially against smaller guys. If he elects to play a bruising game down low and lock down on defense, he’ll be a nearly impossible out.

But if he tries to play like a guard and take unnecessary fadeaways, he could get upset at any time. What will happen tonight?

Here are our staff’s picks …

  • Wob: Embiid -5.5, Embiid -2500, Under 16.5
  • Moore: Embiid -5.5, Embiid -2500, Under 16.5
  • Phan: Embiid -5.5, Embiid -2500, Under 16.5

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