NBA 3-Point Play: Joel Embiid, Jayson Tatum, More

The last month in the NBA has been all about the play of superstars.

Joel Embiid does not have a 50-point game, like others produced in the last month, but he has been consistently scoring in the 30s with James Harden playing alongside him.

Embiid has a strong history against the Los Angeles Lakers and he should be well rested to go head-to-head with LeBron James on national television.

Jayson Tatum has a superstar showdown on his hands against Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz. Tatum should be up for the task of continuing his incredible 30-point run in March.

A handful of other narratives are in play on Wednesday's massive slate, including a revenge one in Indiana. The other plays below take advantage of low numbers for players in good form with strong matchups in their favor.

The 3-Point Play was expanded to six plays because of the focus we will have on the NCAA tournament over the next few days.

NBA 3-Point Play

Overall Record: 58-67

Joel Embiid Over 31.5 Points (-120)

Joel Embiid averaged 30.4 points per game in his seven career games against the Lakers.

Embiid should feast on his west coast matchup against the Lakers, who do not have a dominant paint presence with Anthony Davis sidelined.

Embiid produced 32+ points in four of his last five games and he comes into Wednesday rested after the Sixers kept him and James Harden out of Monday's win over the Miami Heat.

The Sixers should feed Embiid early and often as they try to keep the momentum up after Monday's win at home over the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed.

Deandre Ayton Over 16.5 Points (-125)

Deandre Ayton had 22 points and 12 rebounds in his lone matchup against Minnesota this season.

Ayton's run of 15+ point performances ended on Sunday against Sacramento because of foul trouble. He should fare better on Wednesday in what should be a high-scoring affair with the Wolves.

Ayton is averaging 12.9 field-goal attempts per game in March. He is averaging 18.9 points per contest in that stretch.

Jerami Grant Over 18.5 Points (-125)

Jerami Grant hit the 20-point mark in each of his last four games.

In March, Grant has seven 20-point performances in nine appearances.

Grant and the Detroit Pistons have an advantage on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks on the second leg of a back-to-back.

Atlanta just exuded a ton of energy at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday and its defense could struggle, especially in the first half if Detroit comes out hot.

Jalen Brunson Over 5.5 Assists (-135)

Jalen Brunson averages 6.3 assists per game over 43 contests in which he has played and Luka Doncic has not.

Brunson also has some remarkable numbers against the Houston Rockets this season. Brunson produced double-digit assists twice against Dallas' in-state foe.

Houston gives up the sixth-most assists per game and it conceded over 120 points in four of its last five games.

Jayson Tatum Over 29.5 Points (-110)

Jayson Tatum has been one of the hottest scorers in the NBA over the last month.

Tatum scored over 30 points in each of his last three games and he is averaging 34.4 points per game in March.

Tatum could be locked in a battle with Donovan Mitchell all night and it is hard to see the superstars taking a back seat in the Jazz-Celtics matchup.

Buddy Hield Over 3.5 Threes (+110)

There are two revenge narratives at play with the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.

Buddy Hield and Tyrese Haliburton face off against their former team, the Sacramento Kings, with no Malcolm Brogdon on the floor.

Hield could be best suited to thrive against his former team since the Kings give up the second-highest three-point percentage to opponents this season.

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