DFS Showdown: Win or Go Home – Breaking Down Today’s NBA Play-In Finale

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Basketball fanatics, it's time to get pumped! Two games are ready to hit the hardwood, starting with the Bulls vs. Heat face-off at 07:00 PM EST at FTX Arena. The Thunder and Timberwolves are primed for a points explosion, but the Bulls and Heat 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

Jimmy Butler ($9000/DK) was so-so in his last game, puttin up 21 points, 9 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 6-18 from the field in 38 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Bulls ranked #8 in the league against the PF, allowing 42.5dfs per game or -2.1 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 45.8DK and 46.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.1.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($10400/DK) delivered a nothing-special performance in his last game, puttin up 22 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 6-14 from the field in 38 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #27 in the league against the PG, allowing 52.0dfs per game or +3.5 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 48.4DK and 47.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.7.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Karl-Anthony Towns ($8500/DK) was on fire in his last game, dropping 24 points, dishing out 5 assists, and pulling down 11 rebounds while shooting 6-8 from the field in 41 minutes against the Lakers. Today he faces the Thunder ranked #2 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 45.1 per game which is -8.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 48.6DK and 47.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.7.

Nikola Vucevic ($7500/DK) bricked it up in his last outing, scoring only 8 points, 0 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 4-9 from the field in 17 minutes against the Pistons. Today he faces the Heat ranked #3 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 46.0 per game which is -7.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 33.7DK and 33.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.5.

Jalen Williams ($6400/DK) choked in his last game, scoring only 9 points, 5 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 3-6 from the field in 28 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #3 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.7 per game which is -3.9 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 23.5DK and 23.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.7.

Bam Adebayo ($7600/DK) had a mediocre performance in his last game, puttin up 12 points, 4 assists, and 9 rebounds while shooting 5-12 from the field in 41 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Bulls ranked #10 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 45.5 per game which is -1.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 25.3DK and 27.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.3.

Anthony Edwards ($8800/DK) had a game to forget in his last outing, scoring only 9 points, 5 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 3-8 from the field in 43 minutes against the Lakers. Today he faces the Thunder ranked #15 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 43.7 per game which is -0.9 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 48.0DK and 49.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Cheap Value Players

Patrick Beverley ($4300/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 2 points, 4 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 1-1 from the field in 24 minutes against the Pistons. Today he faces the Heat ranked #8 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 46.4 per game -2.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 24.2DK and 26.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.6.

Jaylin Williams ($4400/DK) went off for a big game in his last outing, dropping 11 points, dishing out 2 assists, and pulling down 6 rebounds while shooting 1-3 from the field in 23 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #13 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 45.9 per game -1.0 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 21.1DK and 20.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

Isaiah Joe ($4200/DK) went off for a big game in his last outing, dropping 11 points, dishing out 3 assists, and pulling down 3 rebounds while shooting 0-2 from the field in 21 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #3 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.7 per game -3.9 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 19.6DK and 18.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.7.

Dario Saric ($3400/DK) was an absolute stud in his last game, dropping 14 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 10 rebounds while shooting 3-6 from the field in 23 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #13 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 45.9 per game -1.0 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 20.0DK and 20.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.9.

Aaron Wiggins ($3900/DK) played like trash in his last outing, scoring only 6 points, 0 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 3-3 from the field in 8 minutes against the Grizzlies. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #3 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.7 per game -3.9 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 18.1DK and 18.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.6.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Chicago Bulls +5.5 vs Miami Heat -5.5
Bulls, superb with a 1-0 record, march into Miami to take on the mediocre Heat with a 0-1 squad. Bulls are strong on the defensive end, while they are known for their lackluster #19 ranked offense. Heat field a respectable defense, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #28 ranked team. The Heat are horrible at rebounding ranking #30 in the league with 38.3 per game which is -12.1% below the NBA avg.

Heat hit the over 13 out of the last 15 games
Bulls hit the over 12 out of the last 15 games

Oklahoma City Thunder +5.5 vs Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5
The Thunder and their 1-0 record head to Minnesota for a challenging match against the faltering Timberwolves who hold a 0-1 record. Thunder field a bottom-tier #19 defense, while they are struggling with a #23 ranked offense. Timberwolves are known for their average defense, while they field a dangerous offense.

Timberwolves hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Thunder hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

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