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

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Alright, let's get hyped up for some ballin'! Thirteen games are ready to rock your world today, starting with the Bulls vs. Hornets at 07:00 PM EST in the Spectrum Center. Thunder and Pacers are ready to drop some serious points, but don't count out the Knicks and Cavaliers who may surprise us with a low-scoring thriller. This is where the real DFS pros make their moves, so check out our predictions and player breakdowns to make sure your lineup is straight fire.

Top Stars On The Main Slate

Jayson Tatum ($10300/DK) put in a just-alright outing in his last game, puttin up 40 points, 1 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 4-8 from the field in 31 minutes against the Bucks. Today he faces the Jazz ranked #6 in the league against the PF, allowing 43.9dfs per game or -2.7 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 50.7DK and 47.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9.

Stephen Curry ($10500/DK) was on fire in his last game, dropping 39 points, dishing out 8 assists, and pulling down 8 rebounds while shooting 6-10 from the field in 37 minutes against the Pelicans. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #8 in the league against the PG, allowing 46.1dfs per game or -2.1 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 52.0DK and 49.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Ja Morant ($10100/DK) was unstoppable in his last game, dropping 36 points, dishing out 9 assists, and pulling down 4 rebounds while shooting 9-19 from the field in 35 minutes against the Clippers. Today he faces the Clippers ranked #30 in the league against the None, allowing 56.0dfs per game or +7.8 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 44.4DK and 43.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.4.

Jaylen Brown ($9200/DK) was just okay in his last game, puttin up 30 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 10-15 from the field in 32 minutes against the Bucks. Today he faces the Jazz ranked #29 in the league against the SF, allowing 49.2dfs per game or +5.1 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 45.6DK and 43.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Theo Maledon ($5500/DK) had a monster game in his last outing, dropping 19 points, dishing out 9 assists, and pulling down 4 rebounds while shooting 5-10 from the field in 38 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Bulls ranked #3 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 44.1 per game which is -4.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 24.2DK and 24.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.4.

Trendon Watford ($5900/DK) underperformed in his last game, scoring only 6 points, 0 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 3-3 from the field in 11 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Kings ranked #30 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 46.8 per game which is +5.3 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 27.1DK and 27.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.6.

Sandro Mamukelashvili ($5000/DK) was a high-flyer in his last game, dropping 17 points, dishing out 5 assists, and pulling down 8 rebounds while shooting 5-8 from the field in 29 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #24 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 58.5 per game which is +4.6 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 26.0DK and 24.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Kevon Looney ($5100/DK) struggled in his last game, scoring only 3 points, 2 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 0-4 from the field in 22 minutes against the Pelicans. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #30 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 60.0 per game which is +6.1 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 22.8DK and 23.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.5.

Bruce Brown ($4700/DK) lit up the court in his last game, dropping 19 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds while shooting 7-11 from the field in 28 minutes against the Pelicans. Today he faces the Suns ranked #18 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 44.9 per game which is +0.8 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 29.3DK and 28.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.2.

Cheap Value Players

Mitchell Robinson ($4300/DK) choked in his last game, scoring only 2 points, 1 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 1-3 from the field in 19 minutes against the Heat. Today he faces the Cavaliers ranked #17 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 55.6 per game +1.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 17.7DK and 19.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.1.

Josh Okogie ($4400/DK) was unstoppable in his last game, dropping 10 points, dishing out 0 assists, and pulling down 9 rebounds while shooting 3-7 from the field in 33 minutes against the Timberwolves. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #2 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.4 per game -3.7 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 21.0DK and 21.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

Jonathan Kuminga ($4300/DK) had a mediocre performance in his last game, puttin up 13 points, 1 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 4-4 from the field in 31 minutes against the Pelicans. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #26 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 44.2 per game +2.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 14.6DK and 15.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.4.

Jaylin Williams ($4400/DK) was mid last game, puttin up 7 points, 2 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 0-0 from the field in 32 minutes against the Pistons. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #24 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 48.9 per game +2.3 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 18.5DK and 18.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.2.

Patrick Beverley ($4300/DK) had a rough outing in his last game, scoring only 0 points, 1 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 0-0 from the field in 25 minutes against the Lakers. Today he faces the Hornets ranked #1 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 42.0 per game -6.2 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 17.2DK and 18.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.0.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Chicago Bulls -11.5 vs Charlotte Hornets +11.5
Bulls, middling with a 36-40 record, march into Charlotte to take on the floundering Hornets with a 26-51 squad. Bulls possess a top-10 defense, while they are struggling with a #18 ranked offense. Hornets are known for their solid defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense.

Hornets hit the over 3 out of the last 15 games
Bulls hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games

Oklahoma City Thunder -6.0 vs Indiana Pacers +6.0
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Thunder brings their 38-39 record to Indiana to take on the mediocre Pacers and their 33-44 record. Thunder need to improve on the defensive end, while they are struggling with a #20 ranked offense. Pacers field a bottom-tier #29 defense, while they are proficient on the offensive end. The Thunder get up a ton of shots ranking #2 in the league with 93.0 per game which is 5.3% above the NBA avg.

Pacers hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Thunder hit the over 4 out of the last 15 games

Orlando Magic -4.5 vs Washington Wizards +4.5
Get ready for an action-packed game as the Magic with a 32-44 record travels to Washington to face the up-and-down Wizards who hold a 34-42 record. Magic are struggling as a #16 ranked defense, while they are struggling with a #16 ranked offense. Wizards need to improve on the defensive end, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #26 ranked team.

Wizards hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Magic hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games

Toronto Raptors +4.0 vs Philadelphia 76ers -4.0
Raptors, middle of the road with a 38-38 record, march into Philadelphia to take on the impressive 76ers with a 50-26 squad. Raptors are strong on the defensive end, while they are known for their decent offense. 76ers have a fearsome defense, while they are known for their decent offense. The 76ers are the NBA leaders at stealing the ball causing a turnover 7.4 per game which is 1.6% above the NBA avg.

76ers hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games
Raptors hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games

New York Knicks +3.5 vs Cleveland Cavaliers -3.5
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Knicks brings their 44-33 record to Cleveland to take on the dependable Cavaliers and their 48-29 record. Knicks have a fearsome defense, while they are middle-of-the-pack on offense. Cavaliers boast a dominant #5 defense, while they are struggling with a #23 ranked offense.

Cavaliers hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games
Knicks hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games

Utah Jazz +10.0 vs Boston Celtics -10.0
The Jazz and their 36-40 record head to Boston for a challenging match against the impressive Celtics who hold a 53-24 record. Jazz need to improve on the defensive end, while they have a top-10 offense. Celtics are strong on the defensive end, while they are known for their explosive #3 ranked offense. The Jazz are one of the top rebounding teams in the NBA ranking #1 in the league with 49.2 per game which is 13.6% above the NBA avg. The Celtics rank #3 in the league at generating fantasy points (243.4/gm) while the Jazz rank #27 in the league at defending against them (243.1/gm).

Celtics hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Jazz hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games

Atlanta Hawks -2.0 vs Brooklyn Nets +2.0
The Hawks and their 38-38 record head to Brooklyn for a challenging match against the erratic Nets who hold a 41-35 record. Hawks field a bottom-tier #22 defense, while they have a top-10 offense. Nets field a bottom-tier #17 defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. The Hawks run a quick pace ranking #2 in the league with 123.7 points per game which is 7.2% above the NBA avg.

Nets hit the over 3 out of the last 15 games
Hawks hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games

Detroit Pistons +6.5 vs Houston Rockets -6.5
The battle lines are drawn as the Pistons with a 16-60 record square off against the disappointing Rockets and their 18-59 record in Houston. Pistons need to improve on the defensive end, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #29 ranked team. Rockets field a bottom-tier #26 defense, while they are known for their lackluster #27 ranked offense.

Rockets hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Pistons hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games

Los Angeles Clippers +5.0 vs Memphis Grizzlies -5.0
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Clippers brings their 41-36 record to Memphis to take on the durable Grizzlies and their 48-28 record. Clippers field a bottom-tier #23 defense, while they are middle-of-the-pack on offense. Grizzlies have a defense that is middle-of-the-pack, while they field a potent #4 ranked offense.

Grizzlies hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Clippers hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games

Los Angeles Lakers -3.0 vs Minnesota Timberwolves +3.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Lakers with a 38-38 record battle the inconsistent Timberwolves who hold a 39-38 record in Minnesota. Lakers are known for their average defense, while they are struggling with a #17 ranked offense. Timberwolves field a respectable defense, while they field a dangerous offense.

Timberwolves hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Lakers hit the over 2 out of the last 15 games

Sacramento Kings -14.0 vs Portland Trail Blazers +14.0
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Kings brings their 46-30 record to Portland to take on the hit-or-miss Trail Blazers and their 32-44 record. Kings field a bottom-tier #25 defense, while they field a potent #2 ranked offense. Trail Blazers field a bottom-tier #29 defense, 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 245 per game which is 5.9% above the NBA avg. The Trail Blazers are horrible at rebounding ranking #29 in the league with 38.4 per game which is -11.4% below the NBA avg. The Kings run a quick pace ranking #1 in the league with 125.7 points per game which is 9.0% above the NBA avg. The Kings rank #2 in the league at generating fantasy points (244.8/gm) while the Trail Blazers rank #29 in the league at defending against them at (246.7/gm). The Kings rank #1 at putting points on the board with 125.7/gm, 9.0% above the average, while the Trail Blazers rank #26 at defending them allowing an average of 120.7 pts per game.

Trail Blazers hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games
Kings hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games

San Antonio Spurs +18.5 vs Golden State Warriors -18.5
It's a match to remember as the Spurs and their 19-57 record face off against the erratic Warriors and their 40-37 record in Golden State. Spurs are the absolute worse defense in the league, while they are struggling with a #19 ranked offense. Warriors are average on the defensive end, while they field a dangerous offense. The Spurs get up a ton of shots ranking #1 in the league with 93.5 per game which is 5.9% above the NBA avg. We have an imbalance at the boards as the Warriors rank #6 at grabbing a rebound while the Spurs struggle ranking #29 in the league at grabbing them.

Warriors hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games
Spurs hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Denver Nuggets +10.5 vs Phoenix Suns -10.5
The competition heats up as the Nuggets with a 51-25 record head to Phoenix to challenge the inconsistent Suns who hold a 41-35 record. Nuggets are strong on the defensive end, while they field an average offense. Suns boast a dominant #3 defense, while they are powered by a top-5 offense.

Suns hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games
Nuggets hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

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