It’s a smaller slate than we’re used to for NBA DFS tonight, with just seven games. There are a few very interesting games, and should make for a really fun night of basketball.
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Russell Westbrook (OKC vs. GSW)
FanDuel: $13,400 (PG)
DraftKings: $13,300 (PG)
Westbrook at these prices feels like the MLB equivalent to Clayton Kershaw. The Warriors dropped to 1-point favorites overnight, although, I do think the Thunder come out with the win. The Warriors aren’t the same team without Kevin Durant, but Durant being injured shouldn’t negatively correlate to Westbrook’s performance tonight. He should be in line for another triple-double, per usual.
T.J. McConnell (PHI @ ORL)
FanDuel: $5,400 (PG)
DraftKings: $5,200 (PG)
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It’s been a while since I’ve written up McConnell. The last couple of games against the Celtics and Mavericks weren’t the best of matchups. Most will want to roster at least one $10k+ player, so we need to dig for some value. Peripherals are where McConnell’s fantasy points add up, and the Magic are a good team for that. McConnell is a fine target for his price tonight.
Ersan Ilyasova (ATL @ CHA)
FanDuel: $4,500 (PF)
DraftKings: $5,000 (PF)
With Paul Millsap out, Ilyasova should get the start again. You could roster him on both sites tonight against the Hornets. Kent Bazemore is also out for this game, which should give Ilyasova a little more usage. While with the Hawks, his fantasy points per minute on FD is 0.89, and 0.96. With Millsap and Bazemore off the floor, it increases to 1.03 on FD, and 1.11 on DK points per minute.
Mason Plumlee (DEN @ HOU)
FanDuel: $6,100 (C)
DraftKings: $6,600 (C)
This game game between the Nuggets and Rockets has the highest game total of the night, at 236 1/2 points. You’ll definitely want exposure to this game! Plumlee has seen over 30 minutes at the forward position in the last three games. The Rockets give up the ninth most rebounds, seventh most blocks, and fourth most steals in the NBA. This game should be the source of a lot of scoring, and this is a plus matchup for Plumlee.
Also take into consideration:
James Harden (HOU vs. DEN) – on both sites
FanDuel: $12,200 (SG)
DraftKings: $12,700 (PG/SG)
Thabo Sefolosha (ATL @ CHA) – on both sites
FanDuel: $3,600 (SF)
DraftKings: $3,900 (SG/SF)
Will Barton (DEN @ HOU) – on FD, on DK for GPPs
FanDuel: $5,800 (SG)
DraftKings: $7,300 (SG/SF)
Steven Adams (OKC vs. GSW) – on both sites
FanDuel: $5,200 (C)
DraftKings: $5,000 (C)
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Thank you for reading, and good luck with your picks!