Since we didn’t have an article yesterday, let me be the first to welcome you Hoop Heads to another week of fantasy basketball. The year may be starting to wind down, but we are just a quarter of the way through the basketball season. Tonight, we have five games on the schedule and all teams are form the Western Conference except for two. The Western Conference has been brutal this year, while the Eastern Conference looks to have more than half the teams making the playoffs with a losing record. It should also be noted that only two of the five games tonight have a spread under 200 points.
The more I play daily hoops, the more I have become to trusting these spreads in gauging my picks. I do, however, still follow my two golden rules of fantasy sports: Play your studs and trust your gut. It should be no different with tons of great matchups to win your daily leagues tonight. Good luck and allons-y with my picks!
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Kevin Durant vs Nuggets – The Thunder have won fourteen of the last fifteen games, with KD playing like he’s in a video game. Last time these two teams played, he dropped thirty-eight points to go with eight rebounds and six assists. Denver has been playing a lot better as of lately, especially at home. This game shouldn’t be a blow out, so KD should continue to show why he leads the league in scoring.
Gerald Henderson vs Kings – The Bobcats have hit a slight bump in the road losing three games in a row, and five of the last seven. Luckily for the bobcats, they have a great matchup against the Kings at home tonight to help them get out their slump. Except for the last game against the Rockets, the Kings have given up an average of almost 108 points a game. Henderson has scored double figures in fifteen straight games, so look for that streak to continue tonight, and I believe that Henderson is a strong value play.
Tristan Thompson vs Blazers – TT is averaging a double-double so far this season, but has only had one in the past six games. He gets a really tough matchup against a strong Portland frontcourt. Guys like Jason Smith, Kenneth Faried, and Harrison Barnes are cheaper and have better matchups tonight, so I would use the extra money else-where when setting my lineup.
Kobe Bryant vs Grizzlies – This makes three articles in a row where I have suggested against using Kobe. His rust seems to be coming off more and more with every game, but Tony Allen is still Tony Allen as far as defenders go. I do think he can put up points tonight, but I need one more big game before I can confidently use him in daily play.