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

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Alright sport fans, get ready for the show! Three matchups are ready to rock the court, starting with the Nuggets vs. Jazz showdown at 03:30 PM EST at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Timberwolves and Spurs are prepared for a points barrage, but the Nuggets and Jazz 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

Kawhi Leonard ($10400/DK) had a subpar performance in his last game, scoring only 25 points, 4 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 5-10 from the field in 43 minutes against the Lakers. Today he faces the Trail Blazers ranked #13 in the league against the SF, allowing 40.8dfs per game or -0.9 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 40.7DK and 39.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.9.

Nikola Jokic ($11600/DK) had a subpar performance in his last game, scoring only 14 points, 4 assists, and 10 rebounds while shooting 7-11 from the field in 25 minutes against the Rockets. Today he faces the Jazz ranked #8 in the league against the C, allowing 49.2dfs per game or -3.7 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 53.8DK and 53.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.6.

Russell Westbrook ($9000/DK) had a game to forget in his last outing, scoring only 14 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 4-8 from the field in 21 minutes against the Lakers. Today he faces the Trail Blazers ranked #19 in the league against the PG, allowing 49.1dfs per game or +0.8 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 33.5DK and 33.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.7.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Luka Samanic ($4900/DK) had a tough time in his last game, scoring only 8 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 2-3 from the field in 31 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #3 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 43.0 per game which is -3.8 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 16.4DK and 15.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.4.

Kris Dunn ($6900/DK) was unstoppable in his last game, dropping 22 points, dishing out 8 assists, and pulling down 7 rebounds while shooting 7-8 from the field in 35 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #4 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 44.6 per game which is -3.7 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 29.8DK and 29.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.3.

Simone Fontecchio ($4600/DK) was a complete bust in his last game, scoring only 11 points, 0 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 3-5 from the field in 25 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #25 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 45.2 per game which is +3.4 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 9.2DK and 8.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 2.0.

Rudy Gobert ($8200/DK) choked in his last game, scoring only 12 points, 2 assists, and 12 rebounds while shooting 5-8 from the field in 34 minutes against the Nets. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #29 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 59.5 per game which is +6.6 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 32.2DK and 31.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.9.

Cheap Value Players

Johnny Juzang ($3600/DK) had a game to forget in his last outing, scoring only 7 points, 1 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 2-3 from the field in 16 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #10 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 43.3 per game -1.2 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 15.4DK and 15.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.3.

Damian Jones ($4300/DK) was a complete bust in his last game, scoring only 4 points, 0 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 2-3 from the field in 21 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #17 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 54.4 per game +1.5 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 15.9DK and 15.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.7.

Jordan McLaughlin ($3700/DK) had an off night in his last outing, scoring only 3 points, 2 assists, and 0 rebounds while shooting 0-0 from the field in 11 minutes against the Trail Blazers. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #10 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 46.5 per game -1.7 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 7.9DK and 6.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 2.1.

Romeo Langford ($3500/DK) had an absolute clunker in his last game, scoring only 4 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 2-4 from the field in 18 minutes against the Trail Blazers. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #5 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 41.4 per game -3.0 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 10.3DK and 9.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.0.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Denver Nuggets -10.0 vs Utah Jazz +10.0
The Nuggets and their 52-28 record head to Utah for a challenging match against the inconsistent Jazz who hold a 36-44 record. Nuggets are strong on the defensive end, while they have an above-average offensive attack. Jazz field a bottom-tier #27 defense, while they field an average offense. The Jazz can crash the boards ranking #1 in the league with 48.0 per game which is 11.4% above the NBA avg.

Jazz hit the over 12 out of the last 15 games
Nuggets hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games

Minnesota Timberwolves -15.0 vs San Antonio Spurs +15.0
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Timberwolves brings their 40-40 record to San Antonio to take on the struggling Spurs and their 21-59 record. Timberwolves are average on the defensive end, while they are known for their decent offense. Spurs field a bottom-tier #29 defense, while they field an average offense. The Spurs get up a ton of shots ranking #1 in the league with 94.3 per game which is 6.8% above the NBA avg.

Spurs hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games
Timberwolves hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Portland Trail Blazers +17.0 vs Los Angeles Clippers -17.0
Get ready for an action-packed game as the Trail Blazers with a 33-47 record travels to Los Angeles to face the middle of the road Clippers who hold a 42-38 record. Trail Blazers are the absolute worse defense in the league, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Clippers field a bottom-tier #16 defense, while they are struggling with a #19 ranked offense.

Clippers hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Trail Blazers hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games

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