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 Heat vs. Knicks showdown at 01:00 PM EST in the Madison Square Garden. The Warriors and Kings are primed to light up the scoreboard, but the Heat and Knicks 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

De'Aaron Fox ($9200/DK) was on fire in his last game, dropping 26 points, dishing out 11 assists, and pulling down 4 rebounds while shooting 8-13 from the field in 37 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #26 in the league against the PG, allowing 53.5dfs per game or +5.5 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 54.7DK and 53.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.9.

Stephen Curry ($9600/DK) had a mediocre performance in his last game, puttin up 29 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 4-9 from the field in 36 minutes against the Kings. Today he faces the Kings ranked #21 in the league against the PG, allowing 50.7dfs per game or +2.8 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 46.6DK and 43.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9.

Jimmy Butler ($9700/DK) had a sick game in his last outing, dropping 42 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 8 rebounds while shooting 14-23 from the field in 46 minutes against the Bucks. Today he faces the Knicks ranked #19 in the league against the SF, allowing 45.6dfs per game or +0.6 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 61.2DK and 59.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.3.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Jalen Brunson ($7900/DK) was mid last game, puttin up 23 points, 4 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 6-16 from the field in 42 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Heat ranked #2 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 40.6 per game which is -7.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 41.8DK and 40.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.3.

Josh Hart ($5500/DK) was just okay in his last game, puttin up 4 points, 2 assists, and 12 rebounds while shooting 2-4 from the field in 47 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Heat ranked #26 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 47.5 per game which is +2.5 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 27.4DK and 26.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Domantas Sabonis ($8600/DK) had an absolute clunker in his last game, scoring only 7 points, 4 assists, and 11 rebounds while shooting 2-11 from the field in 23 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #4 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 41.9 per game which is -5.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 37.8DK and 38.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.4.

RJ Barrett ($5600/DK) was a high-flyer in his last game, dropping 21 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 4 rebounds while shooting 5-9 from the field in 36 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Heat ranked #26 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 47.5 per game which is +2.5 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 33.7DK and 32.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.0.

Mitchell Robinson ($5200/DK) went off for a historic performance in his last game, dropping 13 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 18 rebounds while shooting 6-9 from the field in 36 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Heat ranked #3 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 46.9 per game which is -5.8 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 35.3DK and 38.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.8.

Cheap Value Players

Immanuel Quickley ($4300/DK) was a high-flyer in his last game, dropping 19 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 2 rebounds while shooting 2-5 from the field in 29 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Heat ranked #2 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 40.6 per game -7.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 14.8DK and 13.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.4.

Quentin Grimes ($3600/DK) struggled in his last game, scoring only 2 points, 0 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 1-2 from the field in 13 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Heat ranked #2 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 40.6 per game -7.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 12.5DK and 13.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.5.

Isaiah Hartenstein ($4100/DK) failed to perform up to par in his last game, scoring only 1 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 0-1 from the field in 12 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Heat ranked #10 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 44.4 per game -3.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 16.6DK and 18.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.0.

Donte DiVincenzo ($4000/DK) had a mediocre performance in his last game, puttin up 8 points, 2 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 0-2 from the field in 18 minutes against the Kings. Today he faces the Kings ranked #17 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 45.5 per game +0.5 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 14.0DK and 14.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.5.

Trey Lyles ($3700/DK) had an incredible game in his last outing, dropping 12 points, dishing out 0 assists, and pulling down 9 rebounds while shooting 3-4 from the field in 27 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #4 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 41.9 per game -5.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 18.2DK and 17.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Miami Heat +4.0 vs New York Knicks -4.0
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Heat brings their 5-2 record to New York to take on the competent Knicks and their 4-1 record. Heat field a respectable defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Knicks have a fearsome defense, while they are known for their decent offense.

Knicks hit the over 8 out of the last 14 games
Heat hit the over 12 out of the last 15 games

Golden State Warriors +1.0 vs Sacramento Kings -1.0
Warriors, middling with a 3-3 record, march into Sacramento to take on the average Kings with a 3-3 squad. Warriors have a defense that is middle-of-the-pack, while they are the most potent offense in the league. Kings are struggling as a #18 ranked defense, while they field a dangerous offense.

Kings hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Warriors hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

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