DFS Insights: Analyzing Today’s Top Games and Players

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Basketball fanatics, it's time to get pumped! Ten games are ready to hit the hardwood, starting with the Knicks vs. Clippers face-off at 05:00 PM EST at Crypto.com Arena. The Bucks and Warriors are primed for a points explosion, but the Heat and Magic might just keep it tight with a battle for every possession. It's time to take your DFS strategy to the next level. Check out our player breakdowns and fearless predictions to make sure your lineup is ready to rumble. Let's go!

Top Stars On The Main Slate

Devin Booker ($9900/DK) was a force to be reckoned with in his last outing, dropping 44 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 3 rebounds while shooting 11-13 from the field in 28 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Kings ranked #28 in the league against the SG, allowing 47.6dfs per game or +3.7 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 57.9DK and 56.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.9.

Jayson Tatum ($10600/DK) put in a just-alright outing in his last game, puttin up 30 points, 2 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 5-7 from the field in 31 minutes against the Trail Blazers. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #25 in the league against the PF, allowing 49.5dfs per game or +3.2 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 53.2DK and 50.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($9200/DK) was pretty average in his last game, puttin up 33 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 12-19 from the field in 36 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Pelicans ranked #7 in the league against the PG, allowing 44.5dfs per game or -3.8 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 57.5DK and 58.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.3.

De'Aaron Fox ($9400/DK) delivered a nothing-special performance in his last game, puttin up 23 points, 7 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 8-12 from the field in 31 minutes against the Knicks. Today he faces the Suns ranked #13 in the league against the PG, allowing 46.4dfs per game or -1.8 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 45.5DK and 45.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

Standout Mid-Value Players

T.J. McConnell ($4900/DK) was on fire in his last game, dropping 13 points, dishing out 6 assists, and pulling down 3 rebounds while shooting 1-5 from the field in 26 minutes against the Rockets. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #24 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 52.3 per game which is +4.1 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 27.1DK and 27.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Killian Hayes ($5000/DK) choked in his last game, scoring only 1 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 0-5 from the field in 19 minutes against the Hornets. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #5 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 43.8 per game which is -4.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 20.0DK and 20.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.0.

Buddy Hield ($6300/DK) had an incredible game in his last outing, dropping 17 points, dishing out 0 assists, and pulling down 6 rebounds while shooting 1-3 from the field in 33 minutes against the Rockets. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #23 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 45.5 per game which is +1.6 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 28.2DK and 27.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.5.

Christian Wood ($5400/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 15 points, 1 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 5-8 from the field in 26 minutes against the Pelicans. Today he faces the Grizzlies ranked #21 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 49.2 per game which is +2.8 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 22.0DK and 21.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.1.

Cory Joseph ($4600/DK) lit up the court in his last game, dropping 17 points, dishing out 3 assists, and pulling down 3 rebounds while shooting 5-9 from the field in 24 minutes against the Hornets. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #5 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 43.8 per game which is -4.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 28.1DK and 28.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.1.

Cheap Value Players

Jordan Nwora ($4400/DK) lit up the court in his last game, dropping 18 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds while shooting 5-6 from the field in 23 minutes against the Rockets. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #6 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 38.5 per game -2.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 24.8DK and 24.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.6.

Jalen Smith ($3500/DK) had an off night in his last outing, scoring only 2 points, 0 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 1-2 from the field in 18 minutes against the Rockets. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #11 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 44.8 per game -1.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 18.9DK and 18.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.4.

Nick Richards ($4000/DK) was an absolute stud in his last game, dropping 13 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 10 rebounds while shooting 6-7 from the field in 29 minutes against the Pistons. Today he faces the Jazz ranked #4 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 47.7 per game -6.2 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 16.5DK and 16.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.1.

Patrick Beverley ($4100/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 3 points, 4 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 0-1 from the field in 24 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Rockets ranked #30 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 59.1 per game +10.8 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 15.0DK and 14.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.7.

Reggie Bullock ($3600/DK) failed to perform up to par in his last game, scoring only 0 points, 1 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 0-0 from the field in 8 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Grizzlies ranked #16 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 41.6 per game +0.6 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 15.2DK and 14.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.2.

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Today's NBA Matchups

New York Knicks +5.0 vs Los Angeles Clippers -5.0
Knicks, competing with a 39-29 record, march into Los Angeles to take on the average Clippers with a 35-33 squad. Knicks are known for their solid defense, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #19 ranked team. Clippers need to improve on the defensive end, while they field an average offense.

Clippers hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Knicks hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Miami Heat -1.5 vs Orlando Magic +1.5
It's a match to remember as the Heat and their 36-32 record face off against the inconsistent Magic and their 27-40 record in Orlando. Heat are strong on the defensive end, while they are the absolute worse offense in the league. Magic field a respectable defense, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #25 ranked team.

Magic hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Heat hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Indiana Pacers -6.0 vs Detroit Pistons +6.0
The competition heats up as the Pacers with a 30-37 record head to Detroit to challenge the disappointing Pistons who hold a 15-52 record. Pacers need to improve on the defensive end, while they are known for their high-powered offense. Pistons need to improve on the defensive end, while they are struggling with a #29 ranked offense. The Pacers rank #29 in the league at rebounding with 38.7 per game which is -10.8% below the NBA avg.

Pistons hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games
Pacers hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Utah Jazz -2.5 vs Charlotte Hornets +2.5
The Jazz and their 32-35 record head to Charlotte for a challenging match against the underperforming Hornets who hold a 22-46 record. Jazz are struggling as a #27 ranked defense, while they are middle-of-the-pack on offense. Hornets need to improve on the defensive end, while they are struggling with a #18 ranked offense. We have an imbalance at the boards as the Jazz rank #3 at grabbing a rebound while the Hornets struggle ranking #28 in the league at grabbing them.

Hornets hit the over 4 out of the last 15 games
Jazz hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games

Boston Celtics -5.0 vs Atlanta Hawks +5.0
Celtics, competent with a 46-21 record, march into Atlanta to take on the mediocre Hawks with a 34-33 squad. Celtics are known for their solid defense, while they have a top-10 offense. Hawks field a bottom-tier #18 defense, while they have a top-10 offense.

Hawks hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games
Celtics hit the over 4 out of the last 15 games

Chicago Bulls -7.5 vs Houston Rockets +7.5
Get ready for an action-packed game as the Bulls with a 30-36 record travels to Houston to face the lacking Rockets who hold a 15-51 record. Bulls boast a dominant #4 defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Rockets are struggling as a #29 ranked defense, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #21 ranked team.

Rockets hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games
Bulls hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games

Dallas Mavericks +6.0 vs Memphis Grizzlies -6.0
The Mavericks and their 34-33 record head to Memphis for a challenging match against the dependable Grizzlies who hold a 39-26 record. Mavericks are known for their average defense, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #22 ranked team. Grizzlies are average on the defensive end, while they have an above-average offensive attack.

Grizzlies hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Mavericks hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games

Oklahoma City Thunder +2.0 vs New Orleans Pelicans -2.0
Get ready for an action-packed game as the Thunder with a 31-35 record travels to New Orleans to face the inconsistent Pelicans who hold a 32-34 record. Thunder need to improve on the defensive end, while they are known for their explosive #5 ranked offense. Pelicans possess a top-10 defense, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #25 ranked team. The Thunder get up a ton of shots ranking #1 in the league with 93.6 per game which is 6.3% above the NBA avg. The Thunder run a quick pace ranking #2 in the league with 122.2 points per game which is 6.0% above the NBA avg.

Pelicans hit the over 4 out of the last 15 games
Thunder hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games

Milwaukee Bucks +1.0 vs Golden State Warriors -1.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Bucks with a 48-18 record battle the middle of the road Warriors who hold a 34-33 record in Golden State. Bucks are known for their lockdown defense, while they are the most potent offense in the league. Warriors field a bottom-tier #16 defense, while they field a potent #5 ranked offense. 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. The Bucks are one of the top rebounding teams in the NBA ranking #1 in the league with 51.2 per game which is 18.0% above the NBA avg.

Warriors hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games
Bucks hit the over 4 out of the last 15 games

Sacramento Kings +4.0 vs Phoenix Suns -4.0
The battle lines are drawn as the Kings with a 39-26 record square off against the dependable Suns and their 37-29 record in Phoenix. Kings field a bottom-tier #25 defense, while they are powered by a top-5 offense. Suns are known for their lockdown defense, while they field a potent #4 ranked offense. The Kings run a quick pace ranking #1 in the league with 125.5 points per game which is 8.9% above the NBA avg.

Suns hit the over 1 out of the last 15 games
Kings hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

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