|Boston Celtics||Danilo Gallinari||SF||Out For Season – Knee||Thu, Sep 8||Gallinari suffered a torn left ACL and is expected to miss the entire 2022-23 season.|
|Brooklyn Nets||Ben Simmons||SG||Out Fri – Knee||Thu, Mar 2||Simmons has been held out of the last four contests with left knee soreness, and he will not partake in Friday’s clash with the Celtics.|
|Brooklyn Nets||Edmond Sumner||PG||Ques Fri – Personal||Wed, Mar 1||Sumner has been absent from the last two matches while dealing with a personal matter, and it is uncertain whether he will be available against the Celtics on Friday.|
|Brooklyn Nets||Yuta Watanabe||SG||Ques Fri – Back||Wed, Mar 1||Watanabe has missed the last two games due to back soreness, and it remains to be seen whether he face off against the Celtics on Friday.|
|Charlotte Hornets||Cody Martin||PF||Out Indefinitely – Knee||Wed, Jan 25||Martin is sidelined with soreness in his left knee, and it is up in the air when he will return to the court.|
|Charlotte Hornets||P.J. Washington||PF||Ques Fri – Foot||Wed, Mar 1||Washington has missed the last three games with a right foot sprain, and it is uncertain whether he will suit up Friday against the Magic.|
|Charlotte Hornets||Lamelo Ball||PG||Out For Season – Ankle||Wed, Mar 1||Ball is sidelined while recovering from surgery to address a fractured right ankle, and he is expected to miss the remainder of the season.|
|Chicago Bulls||Javonte Green||SG||Mid March – Knee||Thu, Feb 23||Green is sidelined after undergoing a procedure on his right knee, and he is expected to remain out of the lineup until the middle of March.|
|Chicago Bulls||Goran Dragic||PG||Early March – Knee||Mon, Feb 27||Dragic is idle with left knee soreness, and he is not expected to return to the lineup until the beginning of March at the earliest.|
|Chicago Bulls||Lonzo Ball||PG||Out For Season – Knee||Mon, Feb 27||Ball is out of the lineup after undergoing arthroscopic debridement surgery on his left knee, and he will miss the remainder of the 2023 season.|
|Dallas Mavericks||Maxi Kleber||PF||Early March – Hamstring||Thu, Feb 23||Kleber is out of the lineup due to a tear in his right hamstring, and he is expected to remain idle until the beginning of March.|
|Dallas Mavericks||Davis Bertans||PF||Mid March – Calf||Sun, Feb 26||Bertans is idle with a right calf strain, and he is expected to be out of the lineup until the middle of March.|
|Denver Nuggets||Collin Gillespie||PG||Early March – Leg||Thu, Feb 23||Gillespie is idle with a fractured right leg, and he is expected to be out until the beginning of March.|
|Denver Nuggets||Zeke Nnaji||PF||Out Indefinitely – Shoulder||Fri, Feb 24||Nnaji is sidelined with a right shoulder sprain, and there is no timetable for his return.|
|Detroit Pistons||Cade Cunningham||PG||Out For Season – Shin||Sun, Jan 8||Cunningham will miss the rest of the season after having surgery to repair a left tibial stress fracture.|
|Detroit Pistons||Nerlens Noel||C||Out Indefinitely – Personal||Sat, Feb 25||Noel is idle due to to a personal matter, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.|
|Detroit Pistons||Isaiah Livers||PF||Ques Sat – Ankle||Wed, Mar 1||Livers missed the previous contest due to a left ankle sprain, and it has yet to be confirmed whether he will be active Saturday versus the Cavaliers.|
|Detroit Pistons||Isaiah Stewart||PF||Ques Sat – Hip||Wed, Mar 1||Stewart has sat out the previous two games due to right hip soreness, leaving his status for Saturday’s contest with the Cavaliers up in the air.|
|Detroit Pistons||Jalen Duren||C||Ques Sat – Ankle||Wed, Mar 1||Duren has been out of the lineup for the past three games due to bilateral ankle soreness, and it is unclear whether he will face the Cavaliers on Saturday.|
|Golden State Warriors||Jordan Poole||SG||Prob Thurs – Knee||Wed, Mar 1||Poole is dealing with a left knee contusion, but it is not expected to impact his status for Thursday’s showdown with the Clippers.|
|Golden State Warriors||Ryan Rollins||PG||Ques Thurs – Foot||Wed, Mar 1||Rollins missed the last game due to right foot soreness, and it is unclear if he will play against the Clippers on Thursday.|
|Golden State Warriors||Gary Payton Ii||PG||Mid March – Thigh||Mon, Feb 13||Payton is idle with an abdominal injury, and he is not expected to return to the lineup until the middle of March at the earliest.|
|Golden State Warriors||Stephen Curry||PG||Early March – Knee||Wed, Feb 15||Curry is out of the lineup with partial ligament and membrane tears in his left knee, and he will remain sidelined until at least the beginning of March.|
|Golden State Warriors||Andrew Wiggins||SF||Out Indefinitely – Personal||Thu, Feb 23||Wiggins is away from the team due to a personal issue, and there is no timetable for return.|
|Golden State Warriors||Andre Iguodala||SG||Out Indefinitely – Hip||Tue, Jan 24||Iguodala is out of action with right hip soreness, and there is no timetable for return.|
|Houston Rockets||Tyty Washington Jr.||PG||Ques Sat – Migraine||Wed, Mar 1||Washington exited the previous match due to a migraine, and it remains to be seen whether this will impact his status Saturday against the Spurs.|
|Indiana Pacers||Kendall Brown||SG||Out For Season – Shin||Tue, Feb 28||Brown is sidelined while recovering from surgery to address a right tibia stress fracture, and he is likely to miss the remainder of the season.|
|Indiana Pacers||Tyrese Haliburton||PG||Ques Thurs – Calf||Wed, Mar 1||Haliburton is nursing a calf strain, leaving his status for Thursday’s match against the Spurs up in the air.|
|Los Angeles Clippers||Moussa Diabate||PF||Ques Thurs – Illness||Wed, Mar 1||Diabate missed the last game with an illness, and it is up in the air if he will play on Thursday against the Warriors.|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Lebron James||SF||Out Indefinitely – Foot||Tue, Feb 28||James sustained a right foot injury, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Anthony Davis||PF||Ques Fri – Foot||Wed, Mar 1||Davis missed the previous contest with a right foot injury, and it is unknown whether he will suit up Friday versus the Timberwolves.|
|Los Angeles Lakers||D Angelo Russell||PG||Out Fri – Ankle||Thu, Mar 2||Russell has sat out the last three games due to a right ankle sprain, and he will not be available versus the Timberwolves on Friday.|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Steven Adams||C||Early April – Knee||Tue, Jan 24||Adams is out of commission due to a PCL sprain in his right knee, and he is projected to miss three to five weeks.|
|Miami Heat||Nikola Jovic||SF||Early March – Back||Thu, Feb 23||Jovic is idle with a back injury, and he will remain out of action until the beginning of March.|
|Miami Heat||Omer Yurtseven||C||Early March – Ankle||Thu, Feb 23||Yurtseven is out of commission after having surgery to correct a left ankle impingement, and he is expected to miss at least three months of action.|
|Miami Heat||Kyle Lowry||PG||Out Indefinitely – Knee||Thu, Feb 23||Lowry is out of action with left knee soreness, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Wesley Matthews||SG||Early March – Calf||Sun, Feb 26||Matthews is out of action due to a right calf strain, and he will remain idle until the beginning of March.|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Khris Middleton||SF||Ques Sat – Knee||Wed, Mar 1||Middleton sat out the last match due to a right knee injury, leaving his status for Saturday’s contest against the 76ers up in the air.|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Jaylen Nowell||SG||Ques Fri – Knee||Wed, Mar 1||Nowell has been held out of the last two games with a left knee tendinopathy, and it is unclear if he will play against the Lakers on Friday.|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Karl Anthony Towns||C||Early March – Calf||Thu, Feb 23||Towns is sidelined with a right calf strain, and he in not expected to return to the court until at least the beginning of March.|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Zion Williamson||PF||Early March – Hamstring||Fri, Feb 17||Williamson is out of commission with a right hamstring strain, and it is uncertain if he will return to the lineup before the beginning of March.|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Jose Alvarado||PG||Late March – Shin||Tue, Feb 28||Alvarado is idle with a right tibia stress reaction, and he is expected to remain out of the lineup for at least three weeks.|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Larry Nance Jr.||SF||Mid March – Ankle||Tue, Feb 28||Nance Jr. is sidelined with a low left ankle sprain, and he will not be returning to the court for at least two weeks.|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Jonas Valanciunas||C||Ques Fri – Calf||Thu, Mar 2||Valanciunas sat out the last game with a left calf contusion, and it is unclear if he will play Friday against the Warriors.|
|New Orleans Pelicans||E.J. Liddell||SF||Out Indefinitely – Knee||Sat, Nov 5||Liddell is recovering from ACL surgery on his right knee, and he will be out for an extended period.|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Chet Holmgren||C||Out For Season – Foot||Thu, Aug 25||Holmgren has sustained a Lisfranc injury in his right foot, and will miss the 2022-2023 season.|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Aleksej Pokusevski||PF||Early March – Knee||Thu, Feb 23||Pokusevski is sidelined with a left tibial plateau non-displaced fracture, and he is expected to remain out of action until the beginning of March.|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Kenrich Williams||SG||Out For Season – Wrist||Thu, Mar 2||Williams is out for the remainder of the season as he is expected to undergo surgery to repair a scapholunate ligament rupture in his left wrist.|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Shai Gilgeous Alexander||PG||Ques Fri – Abdominal||Wed, Mar 1||Gilgeous-Alexander has been absent from the previous two games while going through health and safety protocols and dealing with an abdominal strain. It is unclear whether he will suit up against the Jazz on Friday.|
|Orlando Magic||Jonathan Isaac||PF||Ques Fri – Hamstring||Wed, Mar 1||Isaac has missed the previous two contests due to a right hamstring strain, and it is undetermined whether he will face off against the Hornets on Friday.|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Dewayne Dedmon||C||Early March – Hip||Sat, Feb 25||Dedmon is out of action due to left hip tightness, and he will remain idle until the beginning of March.|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Joel Embiid||C||Ques Thurs – Foot||Wed, Mar 1||Embiid missed the last match due to a foot injury, and his availability for Thursday’s contest with the Mavericks is uncertain.|
|Phoenix Suns||Landry Shamet||PG||Early March – Foot||Thu, Feb 23||Shamet is out of action due to right foot soreness, and he is not projected to return until the early part of March.|
|Phoenix Suns||Terrence Ross||SG||Ques Fri – Toe||Wed, Mar 1||Ross was absent from the last match due to right toe soreness, and it remains to be seen whether he will hit the court against the Bulls on Friday.|
|Portland Trail Blazers||Anfernee Simons||SG||Ques Fri – Ankle||Thu, Mar 2||Simons exited the previous match with a right ankle injury, and it remains to be seen whether he will lace up against the Hawks in Friday’s clash.|
|Portland Trail Blazers||Ryan Arcidiacono||PG||Ques Fri – Back||Thu, Mar 2||Arcidiacono has missed the previous three games with lower-back pain, and it is unknown if he will be active Friday versus the Hawks.|
|Portland Trail Blazers||Jusuf Nurkic||C||Early March – Calf||Thu, Feb 23||Nurkic is sidelined with a left calf strain, and he is not expected back in the lineup until the early part of March.|
|Portland Trail Blazers||Ibou Badji||C||Out Indefinitely – Knee||Tue, Feb 7||Badji is idle with left knee soreness, and he will miss an extended period.|
|Portland Trail Blazers||Justise Winslow||SF||Early March – Ankle||Thu, Feb 23||Winslow is idle with a left ankle sprain, and he will not return until the beginning of March.|
|Sacramento Kings||De Aaron Fox||PG||Ques Fri – Wrist||Tue, Feb 28||Fox missed the previous match due to left wrist soreness, and it remains to be seen if he will be face off against the Clippers on Friday.|
|San Antonio Spurs||Isaiah Roby||SF||Ques Thurs – Ankle||Wed, Mar 1||Roby has sat out the last four games due to a right ankle sprain, and it is unclear if he will play versus the Pacers on Thursday.|
|San Antonio Spurs||Keldon Johnson||SF||Ques Thurs – Foot||Wed, Mar 1||Johnson is nursing a left foot sprain, and it has yet to be confirmed whether he will hit the court Thursday versus the Pacers.|
|San Antonio Spurs||Devin Vassell||SG||Prob Thurs – Knee||Wed, Mar 1||Vassell has been out of commission after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, but it is predicted that he will return against the Pacers on Thursday.|
|San Antonio Spurs||Tre Jones||PG||Ques Thurs – Foot||Wed, Mar 1||Jones has missed the last five games due to left foot soreness, and it is unknown if he will be active on Thursday against the Pacers.|
|San Antonio Spurs||Romeo Langford||SG||Early March – Hip||Thu, Feb 23||Langford is idle with left hip soreness, and he will remain out of the lineup until at least the beginning of March.|
|San Antonio Spurs||Khem Birch||C||Early March – Knee||Thu, Feb 23||Birch is idle with a knee injury, and he is not expected to make his debut until the early part of March.|
|San Antonio Spurs||Malaki Branham||SF||Ques Thurs – Back||Wed, Mar 1||Branham exited the previous match with lower back soreness, and it remains to be seen if he will suit up against the Pacers on Thursday.|
|Toronto Raptors||Otto Porter Jr.||SF||Out For Season – Toe||Thu, Jan 12||Porter Jr. will miss the rest of the season as he has undergone surgery on his left foot.|
|Toronto Raptors||Dalano Banton||SF||Out Thurs – Thumb||Wed, Mar 1||Banton missed the previous contest with a left thumb sprain, and he will not be available for Thursday’s match against the Wizards.|
|Utah Jazz||Micah Potter||C||Mid March – Elbow||Wed, Jan 25||Potter is out of the lineup after having surgery to remove loose fragments in his right elbow. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.|
|Utah Jazz||Collin Sexton||PG||Early March – Hamstring||Thu, Feb 23||Sexton is idle due to a left hamstring injury, and he will not be active until the beginning of March.|
|Utah Jazz||Jordan Clarkson||PG||Ques Fri – Thumb||Wed, Mar 1||Clarkson missed the previous contest with a right thumb sprain, and it is undetermined if he will play against the Thunder on Friday.|
|Utah Jazz||Ochai Agbaji||SG||Ques Fri – Leg||Wed, Mar 1||Agbaji exited the last match with a right lower leg contusion, leaving his status for Friday’s showdown with the Thunder uncertain.|
|Washington Wizards||Kristaps Porzingis||PF||Ques Thurs – Knee||Tue, Feb 28||Porzingis was held out of the previous two games with left knee soreness, leaving his status for Thursday’s showdown versus the Raptors up in the air.|
|Washington Wizards||Monte Morris||PG||Out Indefinitely – Back||Wed, Mar 1||Morris is idle while recovering from an epidural injection for back soreness, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.|
How to Use Our NBA Injury Report to Handicap Pro Basketball
If you are going to bet on the NBA, you need to be checking the injury report on a daily basis. The problem is there’s not a lot of sites out there you can trust or are too slow with updating the information.
Most will just list the player injured and what is keeping him out. That’s solid information, but there’s so much more too it. We take it a step further.
You will be able to see the day the player was sidelined. That allows you to take a quick look at how his absence has effected the play of the team. You can also use it to see if a team was hit hard with injuries at the same time or if they were spread out over a longer period.
We also note the position, so you can see if a club has been hit hard at one spot. Another feature is the perceived impact of that specific player being out.
Lastly, we show a players current status. Why? Because we don’t just remove players immediately after they return from being sidelined. This allows you to look at injuries a whole different way, as a lot of people don’t make the proper adjustments for players returning to the lineup.
Expert Betting Tips on Handicapping NBA Injuries This Season
Now, let’s take a quick look at how you can use that information to start cashing more tickets. Simply knowing who is in and who is out is going to increase your chances of winning.
The big key is accurately predicting how the oddsmakers are going to adjust the odds. Some players are going to shift the line more than others. The bigger the superstar the bigger the expected movement.
Not every player who is out of the lineup is going to shift the betting line. The biggest thing to keep in mind is the books are going to set their odds to try and take advantage of the public.
If they think the public is going to rush to bet against a team that just lost a player, they will over-adjust in their favor.
Let’s say if everyone was healthy the books had “Team A” as a 5-point favorite over “Team B”. Before the game “Team B” loses a starter (second best player). The books know the public is going to be on “Team A” given this news. While they might only think that player is worth 1-2 points on the spread, they might jump ‘Team A” up to a 9-point favorite.
I’m not saying the public will always be wrong. Sometimes the over-adjustment won’t be enough to make up for the loss of a player. For example, anytime time LeBron James sits out, it’s hard not to take the other side, regardless of the inflation.
Where you can really make your money is by focusing more on the non-superstars. The guys who do a lot of the dirty work or simply good players who don’t get the recognition. Oddsmakers typically aren’t going to do much with the line when these guys are out. This is where you can find the value going to the other direction.
This is just one step in becoming an expert NBA handicapper. There’s so much more that goes into handicapping the NBA than just what players are on the floor. You have to look at other things like rest situations and home court advantage.
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