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

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Alright, let's get hyped up for some ballin'! Two games are ready to rock your world today, starting with the Knicks vs. Heat at 03:30 PM EST in the FTX Arena. Warriors and Lakers are ready to drop some serious points, but don't count out the Knicks and Heat who may surprise us with a low-scoring thriller. This is where the real DFS pros make their moves, so check out our predictions and player breakdowns to make sure your lineup is straight fire.

Top Stars On The Main Slate

Anthony Davis ($10100/DK) played like trash in his last outing, scoring only 11 points, 4 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 5-11 from the field in 33 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #10 in the league against the None, allowing 44.5dfs per game or -2.9 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 50.0DK and 52.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Jimmy Butler ($9400/DK) was meh in his last game, puttin up 25 points, 4 assists, and 11 rebounds while shooting 8-15 from the field in 43 minutes against the Knicks. Today he faces the Knicks ranked #14 in the league against the SF, allowing 44.7dfs per game or -1.0 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 61.3DK and 60.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.5.

LeBron James ($9900/DK) had an okay outing in his last game, puttin up 23 points, 3 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 7-10 from the field in 28 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #18 in the league against the None, allowing 42.9dfs per game or +0.3 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 41.6DK and 40.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.2.

Stephen Curry ($9800/DK) was just okay in his last game, puttin up 20 points, 12 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 4-7 from the field in 30 minutes against the Lakers. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #19 in the league against the None, allowing 50.9dfs per game or +2.9 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 53.5DK and 50.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Austin Reaves ($5800/DK) had a forgettable outing in his last game, scoring only 7 points, 2 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 2-6 from the field in 25 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #5 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 41.1 per game which is -4.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 23.4DK and 22.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.0.

D'Angelo Russell ($6100/DK) was mid last game, puttin up 10 points, 8 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 5-9 from the field in 28 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #5 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 41.1 per game which is -4.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 35.2DK and 35.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.8.

Julius Randle ($7800/DK) was a force to be reckoned with in his last outing, dropping 25 points, dishing out 8 assists, and pulling down 12 rebounds while shooting 5-9 from the field in 38 minutes against the Heat. Today he faces the Heat ranked #4 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 45.6 per game which is -6.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 30.3DK and 29.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.9.

Draymond Green ($6500/DK) was a force to be reckoned with in his last outing, dropping 11 points, dishing out 9 assists, and pulling down 11 rebounds while shooting 5-9 from the field in 28 minutes against the Lakers. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #8 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 44.3 per game which is -3.2 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 33.6DK and 35.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Bam Adebayo ($8000/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 15 points, 6 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 5-10 from the field in 38 minutes against the Knicks. Today he faces the Knicks ranked #12 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 44.8 per game which is -2.7 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 38.5DK and 38.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

Cheap Value Players

Isaiah Hartenstein ($3800/DK) put in a just-alright outing in his last game, puttin up 3 points, 1 assists, and 9 rebounds while shooting 1-2 from the field in 26 minutes against the Heat. Today he faces the Heat ranked #7 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 43.9 per game -3.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 12.8DK and 14.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.4.

Dennis Schroder ($3900/DK) had a disappointing showing in his last game, scoring only 4 points, 2 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 0-2 from the field in 19 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #5 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 41.1 per game -4.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 20.2DK and 21.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Rui Hachimura ($4400/DK) had an incredible game in his last outing, dropping 21 points, dishing out 0 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds while shooting 4-8 from the field in 22 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #18 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 42.9 per game +0.3 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 18.0DK and 17.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.1.

Donte DiVincenzo ($3400/DK) was on fire in his last game, dropping 8 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 4 rebounds while shooting 1-1 from the field in 28 minutes against the Lakers. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #9 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 43.3 per game -2.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 12.8DK and 12.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.8.

Jarred Vanderbilt ($4200/DK) was underwhelming in his last game, scoring only 6 points, 1 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 1-5 from the field in 20 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #18 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 42.9 per game +0.3 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 21.6DK and 22.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.1.

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New York Knicks +4.0 vs Miami Heat -4.0
The Knicks and their 5-2 record head to Miami for a challenging match against the efficient Heat who hold a 6-3 record. Knicks boast the best defense in the league, while they are known for their decent offense. Heat field a respectable defense, while they are known for their lackluster #23 ranked offense.

Heat hit the over 12 out of the last 15 games
Knicks hit the over 7 out of the last 14 games

Golden State Warriors +3.0 vs Los Angeles Lakers -3.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Warriors with a 5-4 record battle the dependable Lakers who hold a 6-3 record in Los Angeles. Warriors are average on the defensive end, while they are the most potent offense in the league. Lakers field a respectable defense, while they are known for their explosive #3 ranked offense. The Lakers are one of the top teams in the NBA at generating DFS points at a whopping 244 per game which is 5.7% above the NBA avg. The Lakers can crash the boards ranking #1 in the league with 48.8 per game which is 10.9% above the NBA avg. The Warriors are one of the top rebounding teams in the NBA ranking #2 in the league with 48.7 per game which is 10.7% above the NBA avg.

Lakers hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Warriors hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

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