Breaking Down Today’s Massive NBA 13 Game Slate: Top Picks and Analysis

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Alright sport fans, get ready for the show! Thirteen matchups are ready to rock the court, starting with the Cavaliers vs. Magic showdown at 07:00 PM EST at Amway Center. The Thunder and Warriors are prepared for a points barrage, but the Heat and Pistons might just shock us with a defensive showdown. If you're playing DFS, it's time to bring your A-game. Check out our in-depth analysis and fearless predictions to give yourself the upper hand. Let's ball!

Top Stars On The Main Slate

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11400/DK) had a sick game in his last outing, dropping 33 points, dishing out 6 assists, and pulling down 14 rebounds while shooting 13-16 from the field in 32 minutes against the 76ers. Today he faces the Wizards ranked #10 in the league against the PF, allowing 40.6dfs per game or -1.1 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 60.7DK and 60.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.3.

Brandon Ingram ($9300/DK) was on fire in his last game, dropping 36 points, dishing out 8 assists, and pulling down 4 rebounds while shooting 13-23 from the field in 39 minutes against the Clippers. Today he faces the Kings ranked #29 in the league against the SF, allowing 47.0dfs per game or +5.3 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 52.6DK and 51.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.7.

Joel Embiid ($11100/DK) was pretty average in his last game, puttin up 28 points, 5 assists, and 9 rebounds while shooting 10-18 from the field in 32 minutes against the Bucks. Today he faces the Celtics ranked #6 in the league against the C, allowing 49.5dfs per game or -4.0 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 43.7DK and 42.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.9.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($10000/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 39 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 11-22 from the field in 38 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #7 in the league against the PG, allowing 45.8dfs per game or -2.3 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 52.3DK and 53.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Delon Wright ($5500/DK) had an incredible game in his last outing, dropping 8 points, dishing out 7 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds while shooting 2-6 from the field in 32 minutes against the Knicks. Today he faces the Bucks ranked #14 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 43.6 per game which is -0.7 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 31.6DK and 32.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.7.

Kevon Looney ($5300/DK) put in a just-alright outing in his last game, puttin up 6 points, 1 assists, and 14 rebounds while shooting 2-6 from the field in 27 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Thunder ranked #2 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 47.5 per game which is -6.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 23.1DK and 23.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.4.

Drew Eubanks ($5800/DK) had an okay outing in his last game, puttin up 12 points, 2 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 4-9 from the field in 29 minutes against the Timberwolves. Today he faces the Grizzlies ranked #14 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 46.1 per game which is -0.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 32.3DK and 34.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.6.

Chris Paul ($7300/DK) was mid last game, puttin up 16 points, 8 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 3-4 from the field in 32 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #17 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 47.7 per game which is -0.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 33.8DK and 33.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.6.

Keita Bates-Diop ($4600/DK) had a mediocre performance in his last game, puttin up 13 points, 2 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 3-4 from the field in 32 minutes against the Kings. Today he faces the Suns ranked #1 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 36.4 per game which is -5.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 25.1DK and 24.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Cheap Value Players

Jordan Goodwin ($4000/DK) had a crazy-good performance in his last outing, dropping 11 points, dishing out 6 assists, and pulling down 7 rebounds while shooting 4-8 from the field in 25 minutes against the Knicks. Today he faces the Bucks ranked #14 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 43.6 per game -0.7 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 20.7DK and 20.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Donte DiVincenzo ($4100/DK) had a monster game in his last outing, dropping 18 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 13 rebounds while shooting 7-8 from the field in 32 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Thunder ranked #19 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 44.6 per game +0.3 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 26.8DK and 26.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.5.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($4100/DK) had a subpar performance in his last game, scoring only 3 points, 0 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 1-3 from the field in 21 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Rockets ranked #20 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 45.3 per game +1.1 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 15.1DK and 16.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.7.

Caleb Martin ($4000/DK) bricked it up in his last outing, scoring only 8 points, 1 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 4-4 from the field in 33 minutes against the Mavericks. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #19 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 42.3 per game +0.6 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 13.4DK and 13.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.4.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Cleveland Cavaliers -5.0 vs Orlando Magic +5.0
It's a match to remember as the Cavaliers and their 49-30 record face off against the mediocre Magic and their 34-44 record in Orlando. Cavaliers are known for their solid defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Magic have a defense that is middle-of-the-pack, while they are known for their decent offense.

Magic hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games
Cavaliers hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games

Miami Heat -14.0 vs Detroit Pistons +14.0
The battle lines are drawn as the Heat with a 41-37 record square off against the struggling Pistons and their 16-62 record in Detroit. Heat have a defense that is middle-of-the-pack, while they are the absolute worse offense in the league. Pistons need to improve on the defensive end, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #29 ranked team. The Heat rank #30 in the league at rebounding with 38.1 per game which is -12.2% below the NBA avg.

Pistons hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Heat hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games

Milwaukee Bucks -14.0 vs Washington Wizards +14.0
The battle lines are drawn as the Bucks with a 56-22 record square off against the mediocre Wizards and their 34-44 record in Washington. Bucks need to improve on the defensive end, while they are the most potent offense in the league. Wizards need to improve on the defensive end, while they are known for their lackluster #25 ranked offense. The Bucks are one of the top rebounding teams in the NBA ranking #2 in the league with 47.5 per game which is 9.5% above the NBA avg.

Wizards hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games
Bucks hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games

Toronto Raptors -15.0 vs Charlotte Hornets +15.0
The battle lines are drawn as the Raptors with a 39-39 record square off against the lacking Hornets and their 26-53 record in Charlotte. Raptors boast a dominant #4 defense, while they have an above-average offensive attack. Hornets have a defense that is middle-of-the-pack, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #27 ranked team. The Hornets are the NBA leaders at stealing the ball causing a turnover 6.7 per game which is -7.2% above the NBA avg.

Hornets hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Raptors hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games

Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5 vs Brooklyn Nets +2.5
Get ready for an action-packed game as the Timberwolves with a 39-40 record travels to Brooklyn to face the formidable Nets who hold a 43-35 record. Timberwolves field a bottom-tier #16 defense, while they have a top-10 offense. Nets are known for their average defense, while they are known for their lackluster #20 ranked offense.

Nets hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Timberwolves hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games

Denver Nuggets -8.5 vs Houston Rockets +8.5
Expect a highly competitive game as the Nuggets with a 52-26 record battle the lacking Rockets who hold a 19-60 record in Houston. Nuggets are known for their solid defense, while they are known for their lackluster #16 ranked offense. Rockets need to improve on the defensive end, while they field a bottom-tier offense.

Rockets hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Nuggets hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games

Sacramento Kings +5.0 vs New Orleans Pelicans -5.0
The competition heats up as the Kings with a 47-31 record head to New Orleans to challenge the up-and-down Pelicans who hold a 40-38 record. Kings are struggling as a #25 ranked defense, while they boast a dynamic #2 ranked offense. Pelicans boast the best defense in the league, while they field a bottom-tier offense. The Kings are one of the top teams in the NBA at generating DFS points at a whopping 247 per game which is 6.7% above the NBA avg. The Kings run a quick pace ranking #1 in the league with 126.7 points per game which is 9.7% above the NBA avg.

Pelicans hit the over 3 out of the last 15 games
Kings hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games

Portland Trail Blazers +17.5 vs Memphis Grizzlies -17.5
It's a match to remember as the Trail Blazers and their 33-45 record face off against the solid Grizzlies and their 49-29 record in Memphis. Trail Blazers field a bottom-tier #29 defense, while they are struggling with a #28 ranked offense. Grizzlies field a respectable defense, while they field a potent #5 ranked offense. The Trail Blazers rank #29 in the league at rebounding with 38.3 per game which is -11.7% below the NBA avg. The Grizzlies rank #5 in the league at generating fantasy points (240.2/gm) while the Trail Blazers rank #29 in the league at defending against them (247.2/gm).

Grizzlies hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Trail Blazers hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Atlanta Hawks +6.0 vs Chicago Bulls -6.0
The competition heats up as the Hawks with a 39-39 record head to Chicago to challenge the average Bulls who hold a 38-40 record. Hawks are struggling as a #22 ranked defense, while they are known for their explosive #5 ranked offense. Bulls field a top-notch #7 defense, while they are known for their lackluster #19 ranked offense. The Hawks get up a ton of shots ranking #2 in the league with 93.2 per game which is 5.4% above the NBA avg. The Hawks run a quick pace ranking #2 in the league with 123.3 points per game which is 6.8% above the NBA avg.

Bulls hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Hawks hit the over 13 out of the last 15 games

Boston Celtics +2.5 vs Philadelphia 76ers -2.5
It's a match to remember as the Celtics and their 54-24 record face off against the solid 76ers and their 51-27 record in Philadelphia. Celtics field a top-notch #8 defense, while they are powered by a top-5 offense. 76ers are anchored by a top-5 defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense.

76ers hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games
Celtics hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games

Los Angeles Lakers -10.0 vs Utah Jazz +10.0
It's a match to remember as the Lakers and their 40-38 record face off against the average Jazz and their 36-42 record in Utah. Lakers are known for their solid defense, while they field an average offense. Jazz need to improve on the defensive end, while they have a top-10 offense. The Jazz can crash the boards ranking #1 in the league with 49.6 per game which is 14.3% above the NBA avg.

Jazz hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Lakers hit the over 1 out of the last 15 games

Oklahoma City Thunder +8.0 vs Golden State Warriors -8.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Thunder with a 38-41 record battle the middle of the road Warriors who hold a 41-38 record in Golden State. Thunder field a bottom-tier #24 defense, while they are known for their lackluster #21 ranked offense. Warriors field a bottom-tier #17 defense, while they are powered by a top-5 offense. The Warriors are one of the top teams in the NBA at generating DFS points at a whopping 241 per game which is 4.1% above the NBA avg. We have an imbalance at the boards as the Warriors rank #4 at grabbing a rebound while the Thunder struggle ranking #28 in the league at grabbing them.

Warriors hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games
Thunder hit the over 4 out of the last 15 games

San Antonio Spurs +19.0 vs Phoenix Suns -19.0
Get ready for an action-packed game as the Spurs with a 20-58 record travels to Phoenix to face the solid Suns who hold a 43-35 record. Spurs are the absolute worse defense in the league, while they are struggling with a #17 ranked offense. Suns boast a dominant #3 defense, while they field a dangerous offense. The Spurs get up a ton of shots ranking #1 in the league with 93.6 per game which is 5.9% above the NBA avg. The Suns rank #7 in the league at generating fantasy points (240.0/gm) while the Spurs rank #30 in the league at defending against them (248.5/gm).

Suns hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games
Spurs hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games

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