Dynamic Duels: Expert NBA Playoff Picks and Projections for Today’s Thrilling 2-Game Slate

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Get ready for a wild ride, sports fans! Two matchups are about to hit the court, kicking off with the 76ers vs. Celtics showdown at 07:30 PM EST in the TD Garden. The Suns and Nuggets are primed to light up the scoreboard, but the 76ers and Celtics might just keep it cool with a defensive battle. It's time to bring your DFS strategy to the next level, so follow our insider analysis and bold predictions to give yourself the best shot at victory. Let's ball out!

Top Stars On The Main Slate

Nikola Jokic ($10800/DK) delivered a nothing-special performance in his last game, puttin up 24 points, 5 assists, and 19 rebounds while shooting 8-19 from the field in 33 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #10 in the league against the C, allowing 50.2dfs per game or -2.4 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 66.8DK and 65.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.2.

Jayson Tatum ($9900/DK) was a high-flyer in his last game, dropping 30 points, dishing out 7 assists, and pulling down 14 rebounds while shooting 7-10 from the field in 40 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the 76ers ranked #2 in the league against the PF, allowing 41.3dfs per game or -6.1 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 53.6DK and 53.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.4.

Kevin Durant ($9500/DK) was a force to be reckoned with in his last outing, dropping 29 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 14 rebounds while shooting 11-16 from the field in 36 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #26 in the league against the PF, allowing 49.0dfs per game or +6.4 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 52.2DK and 50.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Devin Booker ($9200/DK) was pretty average in his last game, puttin up 27 points, 8 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 10-18 from the field in 40 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #4 in the league against the SG, allowing 40.9dfs per game or -4.3 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 60.8DK and 60.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.6.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Jamal Murray ($8000/DK) was on fire in his last game, dropping 34 points, dishing out 9 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds while shooting 7-14 from the field in 37 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #27 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 53.7 per game which is +5.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 48.3DK and 45.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.0.

Michael Porter ($6100/DK) had a stinker of a game in his last outing, scoring only 11 points, 2 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 4-5 from the field in 31 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #7 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 38.7 per game which is -3.9 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 25.7DK and 26.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.2.

Deandre Ayton ($6200/DK) was underwhelming in his last game, scoring only 14 points, 1 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 7-11 from the field in 30 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #6 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 47.3 per game which is -5.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 33.6DK and 33.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.4.

Chris Paul ($7100/DK) failed to perform up to par in his last game, scoring only 11 points, 5 assists, and 0 rebounds while shooting 4-6 from the field in 32 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #1 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 39.6 per game which is -8.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 36.1DK and 37.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.1.

Jaylen Brown ($8200/DK) had a sick game in his last outing, dropping 32 points, dishing out 2 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds while shooting 7-17 from the field in 40 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the 76ers ranked #16 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 45.3 per game which is +0.0 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 45.8DK and 42.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.6.

Cheap Value Players

Bruce Brown ($4400/DK) was on fire in his last game, dropping 14 points, dishing out 3 assists, and pulling down 2 rebounds while shooting 7-10 from the field in 25 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #5 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 42.1 per game -3.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 24.2DK and 25.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($4300/DK) put in a just-alright outing in his last game, puttin up 10 points, 1 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 0-0 from the field in 28 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #5 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 42.1 per game -3.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 18.2DK and 19.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.2.

De'Anthony Melton ($4000/DK) was pretty average in his last game, puttin up 15 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 2-4 from the field in 28 minutes against the Nets. Today he faces the Celtics ranked #10 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 43.4 per game -1.8 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 21.0DK and 21.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Josh Okogie ($3800/DK) had a tough time in his last game, scoring only 2 points, 1 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 1-2 from the field in 19 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #4 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.9 per game -4.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 15.1DK and 16.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.0.

Jalen McDaniels ($3200/DK) had a tough time in his last game, scoring only 4 points, 0 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 2-2 from the field in 15 minutes against the Nets. Today he faces the Celtics ranked #9 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 44.2 per game -3.2 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 6.8DK and 6.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 2.1.

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Philadelphia 76ers +9.5 vs Boston Celtics -9.5
The competition heats up as the 76ers with a 4-0 record head to Boston to challenge the capable Celtics who hold a 4-2 record. 76ers boast a dominant #3 defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Celtics are strong on the defensive end, while they are known for their explosive #2 ranked offense.

Celtics hit the over 12 out of the last 15 games
76ers hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games

Phoenix Suns +4.0 vs Denver Nuggets -4.0
The Suns and their 4-2 record head to Denver for a challenging match against the unmatched Nuggets who hold a 5-1 record. Suns are known for their solid defense, while they are known for their high-powered offense. Nuggets are known for their solid defense, while they are struggling with a #18 ranked offense.

Nuggets hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games
Suns hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

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