Expert NBA Playoff Picks and Projections for Today’s Thrilling Two-Gamer

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Buckle up, basketball fans, it's game time! Two matchups are set to go down today, starting with the Celtics and 76ers duking it out at 07:30 PM EST in the Wells Fargo Center. The Nuggets and Suns are ready to unleash a scoring frenzy, but the Celtics 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

Nikola Jokic ($10900/DK) was a beast on the court in his last outing, dropping 39 points, dishing out 5 assists, and pulling down 16 rebounds while shooting 15-24 from the field in 41 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #14 in the league against the C, allowing 51.6dfs per game or -0.4 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 67.3DK and 66.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.2.

Kevin Durant ($9800/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 24 points, 3 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 8-15 from the field in 44 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #25 in the league against the PF, allowing 47.9dfs per game or +5.6 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 49.2DK and 48.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Devin Booker ($9500/DK) was mid last game, puttin up 35 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 10-21 from the field in 45 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #5 in the league against the PG, allowing 40.6dfs per game or -4.9 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 58.8DK and 57.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.2.

Jayson Tatum ($9700/DK) was a disaster in his last game, scoring only 7 points, 3 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 1-4 from the field in 19 minutes against the 76ers. Today he faces the 76ers ranked #4 in the league against the None, allowing 42.6dfs per game or -4.7 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 51.0DK and 50.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.3.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Jamal Murray ($7900/DK) bricked it up in his last outing, scoring only 10 points, 8 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 3-6 from the field in 39 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #24 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 51.6 per game which is +3.8 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 45.2DK and 42.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.7.

Cameron Payne ($4800/DK) bricked it up in his last outing, scoring only 2 points, 1 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 1-3 from the field in 17 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #3 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 40.0 per game which is -7.8 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 6.8DK and 6.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 1.4.

Derrick White ($4900/DK) struggled in his last game, scoring only 15 points, 1 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 2-3 from the field in 30 minutes against the 76ers. Today he faces the 76ers ranked #4 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 40.4 per game which is -7.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 15.2DK and 14.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.1.

Deandre Ayton ($6500/DK) put in a just-alright outing in his last game, puttin up 14 points, 4 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 7-10 from the field in 33 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #5 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 46.7 per game which is -5.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 30.8DK and 29.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.7.

Marcus Smart ($5200/DK) was just okay in his last game, puttin up 15 points, 2 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 6-10 from the field in 27 minutes against the 76ers. Today he faces the 76ers ranked #22 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 47.3 per game which is +1.8 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 28.2DK and 26.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.4.

Cheap Value Players

Bruce Brown ($4400/DK) had a stinker of a game in his last outing, scoring only 9 points, 1 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 2-4 from the field in 25 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #4 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.4 per game -5.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 22.6DK and 23.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.1.

Josh Okogie ($3600/DK) failed to perform up to par in his last game, scoring only 2 points, 1 assists, and 0 rebounds while shooting 1-1 from the field in 22 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #5 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.6 per game -4.9 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 11.2DK and 11.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.1.

De'Anthony Melton ($4100/DK) had a stinker of a game in his last outing, scoring only 2 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 1-3 from the field in 18 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Celtics ranked #18 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 45.4 per game -0.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 19.4DK and 18.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.7.

Damion Lee ($4000/DK) had a subpar performance in his last game, scoring only 0 points, 2 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 0-2 from the field in 26 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #5 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.6 per game -4.9 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 5.8DK and 5.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 1.5.

Torrey Craig ($3700/DK) was a complete bust in his last game, scoring only 0 points, 0 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 0-0 from the field in 11 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #5 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.6 per game -4.9 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 4.6DK and 4.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 1.2.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Boston Celtics -2.5 vs Philadelphia 76ers +2.5
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Celtics brings their 5-3 record to Philadelphia to take on the unstoppable 76ers and their 5-1 record. Celtics possess a top-10 defense, while they field a potent #2 ranked offense. 76ers are anchored by a top-5 defense, while they are known for their lackluster #26 ranked offense.

76ers hit the over 9 out of the last 14 games
Celtics hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games

Denver Nuggets +4.0 vs Phoenix Suns -4.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Nuggets with a 6-1 record battle the efficient Suns who hold a 4-3 record in Phoenix. Nuggets are anchored by a top-5 defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Suns possess a top-10 defense, while they have an above-average offensive attack.

Suns hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Nuggets hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

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