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

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Buckle up, basketball fans, it's game time! Six matchups are set to go down today, starting with the Bulls and 76ers duking it out at 07:00 PM EST in the Wells Fargo Center. The Kings and Jazz are ready to unleash a scoring frenzy, but the Bulls and 76ers might steal the show with a low-scoring battle for the ages. It's time to bring your A-game to the DFS table, so check out our expert analysis and fearless predictions to get an edge on the competition. Let's get ready to rumble!

Top Stars On The Main Slate

Julius Randle ($9200/DK) had a rough outing in his last game, scoring only 20 points, 4 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 5-9 from the field in 36 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #18 in the league against the PF, allowing 55.1dfs per game or +1.8 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 43.2DK and 41.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.7.

Stephen Curry ($9800/DK) underperformed in his last game, scoring only 16 points, 5 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 2-7 from the field in 30 minutes against the Grizzlies. Today he faces the Rockets ranked #28 in the league against the PG, allowing 52.7dfs per game or +4.3 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 49.3DK and 45.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Domantas Sabonis ($10400/DK) was on fire in his last game, dropping 30 points, dishing out 10 assists, and pulling down 9 rebounds while shooting 10-11 from the field in 33 minutes against the Wizards. Today he faces the Jazz ranked #17 in the league against the C, allowing 45.8dfs per game or -0.7 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 58.8DK and 59.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.6.

Joel Embiid ($11600/DK) had a mediocre performance in his last game, puttin up 31 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 9-12 from the field in 30 minutes against the Pacers. Today he faces the Bulls ranked #5 in the league against the C, allowing 47.7dfs per game or -5.6 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 63.8DK and 64.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Kelly Olynyk ($5700/DK) was unstoppable in his last game, dropping 13 points, dishing out 6 assists, and pulling down 13 rebounds while shooting 4-7 from the field in 29 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Kings ranked #4 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 42.4 per game which is -4.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 28.3DK and 27.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Kevin Huerter ($4800/DK) was a complete bust in his last game, scoring only 0 points, 1 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 0-2 from the field in 6 minutes against the Nets. Today he faces the Jazz ranked #30 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 50.2 per game which is +6.3 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 23.3DK and 21.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9.

Dennis Smith ($5000/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 5 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 2-7 from the field in 32 minutes against the 76ers. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #9 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 45.8 per game which is -2.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 31.2DK and 32.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.2.

Kelly Oubre ($6900/DK) got roasted in his last game, scoring only 11 points, 1 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 2-6 from the field in 31 minutes against the 76ers. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #17 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 40.9 per game which is -0.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 30.2DK and 29.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.4.

Kris Dunn ($4800/DK) had a disappointing showing in his last game, scoring only 7 points, 6 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 1-6 from the field in 20 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Kings ranked #17 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 49.0 per game which is +0.6 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 22.4DK and 21.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.7.

Cheap Value Players

Simone Fontecchio ($3600/DK) underperformed in his last game, scoring only 8 points, 1 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 0-3 from the field in 16 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Kings ranked #30 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 48.0 per game +7.0 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 21.3DK and 20.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.9.

Taurean Prince ($3400/DK) was a disaster in his last game, scoring only 4 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 1-3 from the field in 30 minutes against the Raptors. Today he faces the Knicks ranked #7 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 39.3 per game -1.7 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 7.8DK and 6.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 2.3.

Ochai Agbaji ($3800/DK) had an incredible game in his last outing, dropping 16 points, dishing out 3 assists, and pulling down 1 rebounds while shooting 2-3 from the field in 36 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Kings ranked #24 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 45.1 per game +1.2 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 21.3DK and 20.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.6.

Coby White ($3700/DK) had a slate breaking performance in his last game, dropping 18 points, dishing out 6 assists, and pulling down 1 rebounds while shooting 3-4 from the field in 27 minutes against the Heat. Today he faces the 76ers ranked #4 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 43.7 per game -4.7 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 26.7DK and 25.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 7.2.

Dwight Powell ($3800/DK) choked in his last game, scoring only 5 points, 1 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 2-2 from the field in 23 minutes against the Lakers. Today he faces the Grizzlies ranked #18 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 47.3 per game +0.8 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 20.1DK and 19.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.3.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Chicago Bulls +8.5 vs Philadelphia 76ers -8.5
Bulls, inconsistent with a 33-37 record, march into Philadelphia to take on the formidable 76ers with a 48-22 squad. Bulls are anchored by a top-5 defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. 76ers boast the best defense in the league, while they are known for their decent offense.

76ers hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Bulls hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

Indiana Pacers -1.5 vs Charlotte Hornets +1.5
The battle lines are drawn as the Pacers with a 32-39 record square off against the disappointing Hornets and their 22-50 record in Charlotte. Pacers field a bottom-tier #28 defense, while they have a top-10 offense. Hornets are struggling as a #18 ranked defense, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #22 ranked team.

Hornets hit the over 1 out of the last 15 games
Pacers hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games

Minnesota Timberwolves +8.5 vs New York Knicks -8.5
Timberwolves, middle of the road with a 35-37 record, march into New York to take on the solid Knicks with a 42-30 squad. Timberwolves field a bottom-tier #19 defense, while they field a potent #5 ranked offense. Knicks have a fearsome defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense.

Knicks hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Timberwolves hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games

Dallas Mavericks +2.5 vs Memphis Grizzlies -2.5
Expect a highly competitive game as the Mavericks with a 36-35 record battle the durable Grizzlies who hold a 43-27 record in Memphis. Mavericks are struggling as a #17 ranked defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Grizzlies field a respectable defense, while they have a top-10 offense.

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

Golden State Warriors -9.5 vs Houston Rockets +9.5
Get ready for an action-packed game as the Warriors with a 36-36 record travels to Houston to face the faltering Rockets who hold a 18-53 record. Warriors need to improve on the defensive end, while they are known for their explosive #3 ranked offense. Rockets are struggling as a #21 ranked defense, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #25 ranked team. The Warriors are one of the top teams in the NBA at generating DFS points at a whopping 239 per game which is 3.8% above the NBA avg.

Rockets hit the over 4 out of the last 15 games
Warriors hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

Sacramento Kings -5.0 vs Utah Jazz +5.0
The competition heats up as the Kings with a 43-27 record head to Utah to challenge the inconsistent Jazz who hold a 34-36 record. Kings need to improve on the defensive end, while they boast a dynamic #2 ranked offense. Jazz field a bottom-tier #28 defense, while they are powered by a top-5 offense. The Jazz can crash the boards ranking #1 in the league with 49.7 per game which is 14.6% above the NBA avg. The Kings run a quick pace ranking #1 in the league with 126.5 points per game which is 9.8% above the NBA avg. The Jazz rank #3 in the league at generating fantasy points (239.4/gm) while the Kings rank #26 in the league at defending against them (240.2/gm). The Kings rank #2 in the league at generating fantasy points (243.4/gm) while the Jazz rank #28 in the league at defending against them at (240.4/gm). The Kings rank #1 at putting points on the board with 126.5/gm, 9.8% above the average, while the Jazz rank #25 at defending them allowing an average of 119.5 pts per game.

Jazz hit the over 4 out of the last 15 games
Kings hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

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