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[The Duel will come out with a $10 parlay angle every day, tracking success on a rolling seven-day span. In the last seven days, The Duel staff has gone 5-2 in parlay bets with a +$52.75 payout differential. This month, we're +$30.67].
Game 1: Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks – First Half Spread: Philadelphia -1.5 (-112), 7:30 p.m. EST
Philadelphia is scoring more first-half points than every other NBA team except the Golden State Warriors this season, averaging 59.8 first-half points per game. The 76ers are also scoring the league's fourth-most points on the road in the first half this year at 58.0 per game. The Hawks know how to find early buckets too though, boasting the league's seventh-best first-half offense at 57.9 points. While each team's first-half scoring average is separated by fewer than two points, Philly is averaging the sixth-best half-time margin per game (+3.1 points), while Atlanta is averaging the NBA's seventh-lowest first-half margin (-2.3 points).
Game 2: St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates – Pitcher Strikeouts: Jameson Taillon Over 5.5 (-125), 7:05 p.m.
The St. Louis Cardinals have shown an early tendency to swing for the fences this season, averaging 2.0 home runs per game – the fifth-most in the MLB. However, the Cardinals are averaging a league-high 12.8 strikeouts per game, with 17 strikeouts in their 6-5 win over the Pirates on Monday. Pittsburgh's Jameson Taillon has also averaged 0.97 strikeouts per inning pitched against the Cardinals in his four-year MLB career.
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