High-Stakes Action: A Preview of Wednesday’s NBA Slate

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Buckle up, basketball fans, it's game time! Ten matchups are set to go down today, starting with the Bulls and Pacers duking it out at 08:00 PM EST in the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Spurs and Hornets are ready to unleash a scoring frenzy, but the Heat and Nets 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

LaMelo Ball ($10400/DK) was unstoppable in his last game, dropping 30 points, dishing out 15 assists, and pulling down 6 rebounds while shooting 6-9 from the field in 41 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #28 in the league against the PG, allowing 53.3dfs per game or +4.7 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 54.2DK and 50.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Lauri Markkanen ($9100/DK) delivered a nothing-special performance in his last game, puttin up 29 points, 2 assists, and 11 rebounds while shooting 8-11 from the field in 37 minutes against the Pacers. Today he faces the Grizzlies ranked #26 in the league against the SF, allowing 50.5dfs per game or +4.2 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 45.2DK and 44.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Luka Doncic ($11700/DK) was meh in his last game, puttin up 33 points, 6 assists, and 12 rebounds while shooting 8-13 from the field in 36 minutes against the Timberwolves. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #13 in the league against the SG, allowing 43.7dfs per game or -0.2 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 50.6DK and 47.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.3.

Tyrese Haliburton ($9500/DK) was a beast on the court in his last outing, dropping 30 points, dishing out 12 assists, and pulling down 1 rebounds while shooting 9-16 from the field in 35 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Bulls ranked #12 in the league against the PG, allowing 47.1dfs per game or -1.5 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 44.8DK and 44.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.7.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Derrick White ($7000/DK) went ham in his last game, dropping 27 points, dishing out 12 assists, and pulling down 2 rebounds while shooting 7-12 from the field in 43 minutes against the Bucks. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #13 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 47.1 per game which is -1.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 53.0DK and 51.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 7.6.

Mark Williams ($5300/DK) put in a just-alright outing in his last game, puttin up 15 points, 0 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 5-7 from the field in 30 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #28 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 50.9 per game which is +4.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 26.0DK and 28.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9.

Zach Collins ($5100/DK) was a force to be reckoned with in his last outing, dropping 11 points, dishing out 6 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds while shooting 3-5 from the field in 32 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Hornets ranked #30 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 58.1 per game which is +11.9 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 34.2DK and 33.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.7.

Sam Hauser ($4600/DK) was on fire in his last game, dropping 15 points, dishing out 2 assists, and pulling down 9 rebounds while shooting 3-4 from the field in 39 minutes against the Bucks. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #20 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 41.5 per game which is +0.5 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 26.5DK and 24.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.8.

Al Horford ($5100/DK) had a monster game in his last outing, dropping 16 points, dishing out 5 assists, and pulling down 9 rebounds while shooting 1-2 from the field in 30 minutes against the Grizzlies. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #27 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 60.0 per game which is +5.8 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 22.8DK and 21.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.5.

Cheap Value Players

Nick Richards ($3500/DK) underperformed in his last game, scoring only 6 points, 0 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 1-2 from the field in 17 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #29 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 64.1 per game +9.9 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 17.4DK and 17.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Devonte' Graham ($4000/DK) lit up the court in his last game, dropping 12 points, dishing out 8 assists, and pulling down 1 rebounds while shooting 3-6 from the field in 29 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Hornets ranked #14 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 47.6 per game -1.0 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 32.8DK and 32.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 8.2.

Dennis Smith ($3700/DK) had a mediocre performance in his last game, puttin up 12 points, 2 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 5-6 from the field in 24 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #28 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 53.3 per game +4.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 23.6DK and 24.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.4.

Jae'Sean Tate ($3600/DK) had a stinker of a game in his last outing, scoring only 6 points, 1 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 2-2 from the field in 24 minutes against the 76ers. Today he faces the Thunder ranked #3 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 37.1 per game -3.9 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 16.5DK and 15.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.6.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Chicago Bulls +2.5 vs Indiana Pacers -2.5
It's a match to remember as the Bulls and their 26-31 record face off against the average Pacers and their 25-34 record in Indiana. Bulls are strong on the defensive end, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #25 ranked team. Pacers field a bottom-tier #29 defense, while they are struggling with a #18 ranked offense.

Pacers hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Bulls hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games

San Antonio Spurs +7.5 vs Charlotte Hornets -7.5
It's a match to remember as the Spurs and their 14-44 record face off against the failing Hornets and their 16-43 record in Charlotte. Spurs are the absolute worse defense in the league, while they are struggling with a #20 ranked offense. Hornets are struggling as a #27 ranked defense, while they have an above-average offensive attack. The Spurs get up a ton of shots ranking #1 in the league with 93.8 per game which is 6.6% above the NBA avg.

Hornets hit the over 2 out of the last 15 games
Spurs hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games

Cleveland Cavaliers +2.0 vs Philadelphia 76ers -2.0
It's a match to remember as the Cavaliers and their 38-22 record face off against the formidable 76ers and their 37-19 record in Philadelphia. Cavaliers boast the best defense in the league, while they are known for their lackluster #17 ranked offense. 76ers have a fearsome defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense.

76ers hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games
Cavaliers hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

Detroit Pistons +7.5 vs Boston Celtics -7.5
The competition heats up as the Pistons with a 15-43 record head to Boston to challenge the impressive Celtics who hold a 41-17 record. Pistons need to improve on the defensive end, while they are struggling with a #21 ranked offense. Celtics are known for their lockdown defense, while they are known for their high-powered offense. The Celtics can crash the boards ranking #1 in the league with 48.8 per game which is 12.8% above the NBA avg. We have an imbalance at the boards as the Celtics rank #1 at grabbing a rebound while the Pistons struggle ranking #30 in the league at grabbing them.

Celtics hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Pistons hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games

Miami Heat +1.0 vs Brooklyn Nets -1.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Heat with a 32-26 record battle the efficient Nets who hold a 33-24 record in Brooklyn. Heat are anchored by a top-5 defense, while they are struggling with a #29 ranked offense. Nets are known for their average defense, while they are known for their lackluster #23 ranked offense.

Nets hit the over 13 out of the last 15 games
Heat hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

New York Knicks +3.0 vs Atlanta Hawks -3.0
Knicks, adequate with a 32-27 record, march into Atlanta to take on the inconsistent Hawks with a 29-29 squad. Knicks are known for their average defense, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #26 ranked team. Hawks need to improve on the defensive end, while they field a dangerous offense.

Hawks hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Knicks hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Houston Rockets +10.0 vs Oklahoma City Thunder -10.0
The Rockets and their 13-44 record head to Oklahoma City for a challenging match against the inconsistent Thunder who hold a 27-29 record. Rockets need to improve on the defensive end, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Thunder are struggling as a #19 ranked defense, while they are powered by a top-5 offense. The Thunder rank #5 in the league at generating fantasy points (240.2/gm) while the Rockets rank #28 in the league at defending against them (244.7/gm). The Thunder rank #3 at putting points on the board with 120.8/gm, 4.6% above the average, while the Rockets rank #28 at defending them allowing an average of 121.6 pts per game.

Thunder hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Rockets hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games

Utah Jazz +8.5 vs Memphis Grizzlies -8.5
The competition heats up as the Jazz with a 29-30 record head to Memphis to challenge the durable Grizzlies who hold a 34-22 record. Jazz need to improve on the defensive end, while they are known for their high-powered offense. Grizzlies are struggling as a #23 ranked defense, while they are known for their explosive #4 ranked offense. The Grizzlies are the NBA leaders at stealing the ball causing a turnover 9.7 per game which is 33.1% above the NBA avg.

Grizzlies hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games
Jazz hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games

Dallas Mavericks +4.5 vs Denver Nuggets -4.5
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Mavericks brings their 31-28 record to Denver to take on the efficient Nuggets and their 40-18 record. Mavericks are known for their average defense, while they are the absolute worse offense in the league. Nuggets have a fearsome defense, while they are known for their explosive #2 ranked offense. The Mavericks rank #30 in the league at rebounding with 38.4 per game which is -11.3% below the NBA avg.

Nuggets hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Mavericks hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

New Orleans Pelicans +4.0 vs Los Angeles Lakers -4.0
Get ready for an action-packed game as the Pelicans with a 30-28 record travels to Los Angeles to face the average Lakers who hold a 26-32 record. Pelicans are strong on the defensive end, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Lakers are struggling as a #26 ranked defense, while they are known for their decent offense. The Lakers get up a ton of shots ranking #2 in the league with 92.1 per game which is 4.6% above the NBA avg.

Lakers hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Pelicans hit the over 4 out of the last 15 games

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