From Downtown: Our Top Plays and Projections for Today’s NBA

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Basketball fanatics, it's time to get pumped! Ten games are ready to hit the hardwood, starting with the Suns vs. Mavericks face-off at 02:00 PM EST at American Airlines Center. The Jazz and Thunder are primed for a points explosion, but the Pacers and Bulls 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

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($9800/DK) was a beast on the court in his last outing, dropping 39 points, dishing out 7 assists, and pulling down 8 rebounds while shooting 12-24 from the field in 41 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Jazz ranked #29 in the league against the SG, allowing 55.6dfs per game or +7.4 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 50.5DK and 50.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($12400/DK) was just okay in his last game, puttin up 34 points, 4 assists, and 13 rebounds while shooting 9-18 from the field in 35 minutes against the 76ers. Today he faces the Wizards ranked #10 in the league against the PF, allowing 39.1dfs per game or -2.0 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 55.1DK and 52.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.4.

Damian Lillard ($11700/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 33 points, 8 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 5-10 from the field in 37 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Magic ranked #8 in the league against the PG, allowing 44.1dfs per game or -4.1 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 50.8DK and 49.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.3.

Stephen Curry ($10000/DK) had a forgettable outing in his last game, scoring only 21 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 5-5 from the field in 26 minutes against the Mavericks. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #18 in the league against the None, allowing 48.0dfs per game or -0.2 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 43.9DK and 40.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.4.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Devonte' Graham ($4600/DK) was a straight up baller in his last outing, dropping 28 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 2 rebounds while shooting 0-3 from the field in 29 minutes against the Rockets. Today he faces the Rockets ranked #30 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 61.2 per game which is +13.0 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 30.6DK and 27.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.6.

Delon Wright ($4900/DK) went ham in his last game, dropping 18 points, dishing out 7 assists, and pulling down 6 rebounds while shooting 2-4 from the field in 40 minutes against the Raptors. Today he faces the Bucks ranked #2 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.1 per game which is -3.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 36.2DK and 38.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 7.4.

Dennis Schroder ($5900/DK) was mid last game, puttin up 6 points, 12 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 3-9 from the field in 34 minutes against the Timberwolves. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #13 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 43.3 per game which is -0.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 32.8DK and 31.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.6.

Malik Beasley ($5100/DK) lit up the court in his last game, dropping 15 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 8 rebounds while shooting 2-5 from the field in 32 minutes against the Timberwolves. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #13 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 43.3 per game which is -0.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 24.9DK and 23.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9.

Kelly Oubre ($6900/DK) lit up the court in his last game, dropping 29 points, dishing out 2 assists, and pulling down 10 rebounds while shooting 6-10 from the field in 41 minutes against the Magic. Today he faces the Nets ranked #30 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 45.6 per game which is +4.5 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 39.8DK and 38.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.8.

Cheap Value Players

Tyus Jones ($3100/DK) had a subpar performance in his last game, scoring only 0 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 0-1 from the field in 12 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Clippers ranked #20 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 49.3 per game +1.1 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 12.8DK and 12.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.1.

Moritz Wagner ($3400/DK) went ham in his last game, dropping 13 points, dishing out 0 assists, and pulling down 6 rebounds while shooting 5-7 from the field in 16 minutes against the Hornets. Today he faces the Trail Blazers ranked #26 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 50.9 per game +4.4 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 17.8DK and 17.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Cole Anthony ($4300/DK) was a high-flyer in his last game, dropping 16 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 3 rebounds while shooting 5-8 from the field in 28 minutes against the Hornets. Today he faces the Trail Blazers ranked #28 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 55.2 per game +7.0 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 26.9DK and 25.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.3.

Charles Bassey ($3900/DK) had an incredible game in his last outing, dropping 14 points, dishing out 3 assists, and pulling down 8 rebounds while shooting 7-8 from the field in 18 minutes against the Rockets. Today he faces the Rockets ranked #10 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 50.7 per game -3.0 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 24.8DK and 25.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.3.

Jordan Nwora ($3700/DK) had an incredible game in his last outing, dropping 10 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 3 rebounds while shooting 3-6 from the field in 26 minutes against the Spurs. Today he faces the Bulls ranked #17 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 41.7 per game +0.6 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 28.5DK and 28.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 7.7.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Phoenix Suns -2.5 vs Dallas Mavericks +2.5
Suns, strong with a 36-29 record, march into Dallas to take on the inconsistent Mavericks with a 33-32 squad. Suns are known for their lockdown defense, while they are known for their explosive #4 ranked offense. Mavericks are struggling as a #16 ranked defense, while they are struggling with a #22 ranked offense.

Mavericks hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Suns hit the over 2 out of the last 15 games

Indiana Pacers +5.0 vs Chicago Bulls -5.0
It's a match to remember as the Pacers and their 28-36 record face off against the inconsistent Bulls and their 29-35 record in Chicago. Pacers need to improve on the defensive end, while they are struggling with a #16 ranked offense. Bulls are known for their lockdown defense, while they are known for their lackluster #29 ranked offense.

Bulls hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games
Pacers hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games

Golden State Warriors -5.0 vs Los Angeles Lakers +5.0
Warriors, adequate with a 34-30 record, march into Los Angeles to take on the fair Lakers with a 30-34 squad. Warriors field a respectable defense, while they are powered by a top-5 offense. Lakers are struggling as a #26 ranked defense, while they field an average offense. The Warriors are one of the top teams in the NBA at generating DFS points at a whopping 243 per game which is 5.9% above the NBA avg. The Warriors rank #2 in the league at generating fantasy points (243.4/gm) while the Lakers rank #26 in the league at defending against them at (240.8/gm).

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

Charlotte Hornets +8.5 vs Brooklyn Nets -8.5
The Hornets and their 20-45 record head to Brooklyn for a challenging match against the durable Nets who hold a 35-28 record. Hornets field a bottom-tier #22 defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Nets are struggling as a #20 ranked defense, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #25 ranked team. The Nets are horrible at rebounding ranking #29 in the league with 38.5 per game which is -11.2% below the NBA avg.

Nets hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Hornets hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Portland Trail Blazers +3.0 vs Orlando Magic -3.0
The competition heats up as the Trail Blazers with a 29-34 record head to Orlando to challenge the hit-or-miss Magic who hold a 27-37 record. Trail Blazers need to improve on the defensive end, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Magic have a defense that is middle-of-the-pack, while they are known for their lackluster #26 ranked offense. The Trail Blazers rank #30 in the league at rebounding with 36.0 per game which is -17.0% below the NBA avg.

Magic hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games
Trail Blazers hit the over 12 out of the last 15 games

San Antonio Spurs +4.5 vs Houston Rockets -4.5
The battle lines are drawn as the Spurs with a 16-48 record square off against the disappointing Rockets and their 14-49 record in Houston. Spurs are the absolute worse defense in the league, while they are struggling with a #24 ranked offense. Rockets field a bottom-tier #29 defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. The Spurs get up a ton of shots ranking #1 in the league with 94.1 per game which is 6.9% above the NBA avg.

Rockets hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games
Spurs hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

Utah Jazz +6.5 vs Oklahoma City Thunder -6.5
It's a match to remember as the Jazz and their 31-33 record face off against the inconsistent Thunder and their 29-34 record in Oklahoma City. Jazz need to improve on the defensive end, while they have a top-10 offense. Thunder field a bottom-tier #27 defense, while they field a dangerous offense. The Thunder get up a ton of shots ranking #2 in the league with 93.8 per game which is 6.6% above the NBA avg. The Jazz are one of the top rebounding teams in the NBA ranking #2 in the league with 48.1 per game which is 10.9% above the NBA avg.

Thunder hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games
Jazz hit the over 7 out of the last 14 games

Milwaukee Bucks -6.0 vs Washington Wizards +6.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Bucks with a 45-18 record battle the mediocre Wizards who hold a 30-33 record in Washington. Bucks are known for their solid defense, while they are the most potent offense in the league. Wizards are average on the defensive end, while they field a bottom-tier offense. The Bucks are one of the top rebounding teams in the NBA ranking #1 in the league with 51.9 per game which is 19.7% above the NBA avg. The Bucks run a quick pace ranking #2 in the league with 122.4 points per game which is 6.6% above the NBA avg.

Wizards hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games
Bucks hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

New York Knicks +6.5 vs Boston Celtics -6.5
The competition heats up as the Knicks with a 38-27 record head to Boston to challenge the strong Celtics who hold a 45-19 record. Knicks are known for their lockdown defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Celtics are known for their solid defense, while they field a dangerous offense.

Celtics hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Knicks hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games

Memphis Grizzlies +7.5 vs Los Angeles Clippers -7.5
It's a match to remember as the Grizzlies and their 38-24 record face off against the fair Clippers and their 33-33 record in Los Angeles. Grizzlies field a respectable defense, while they are known for their decent offense. Clippers need to improve on the defensive end, while they are middle-of-the-pack on offense. The Clippers are the NBA leaders at stealing the ball causing a turnover 8.0 per game which is 9.0% above the NBA avg.

Clippers hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Grizzlies hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

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