Hoops Hysteria: Top NBA Playoff Picks and Projections for Today’s Triple-Header Showdown

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Alright sport fans, get ready for the show! Three matchups are ready to rock the court, starting with the Celtics vs. Hawks showdown at 07:00 PM EST at State Farm Arena. The Celtics and Hawks are prepared for a points barrage, but the Cavaliers and Knicks might just shock us with a defensive showdown. If you're playing DFS, it's time to bring your A-game. Check out our in-depth analysis and fearless predictions to give yourself the upper hand. Let's ball!

Top Stars On The Main Slate

Jayson Tatum ($9900/DK) was a beast on the court in his last outing, dropping 29 points, dishing out 6 assists, and pulling down 10 rebounds while shooting 7-13 from the field in 40 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #29 in the league against the PF, allowing 53.1dfs per game or +6.1 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 42.2DK and 39.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.3.

Nikola Jokic ($10700/DK) was mid last game, puttin up 27 points, 9 assists, and 9 rebounds while shooting 9-16 from the field in 37 minutes against the Timberwolves. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #16 in the league against the C, allowing 54.4dfs per game or +0.9 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 42.4DK and 41.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.0.

Donovan Mitchell ($9300/DK) was mid last game, puttin up 17 points, 13 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 4-6 from the field in 39 minutes against the Knicks. Today he faces the Knicks ranked #19 in the league against the SG, allowing 45.6dfs per game or +0.8 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 56.5DK and 55.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.1.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Karl-Anthony Towns ($7500/DK) was underwhelming in his last game, scoring only 10 points, 2 assists, and 12 rebounds while shooting 1-7 from the field in 34 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #8 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 49.5 per game which is -4.0 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 35.2DK and 33.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.7.

Rudy Gobert ($6600/DK) put in a just-alright outing in his last game, puttin up 19 points, 4 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 7-11 from the field in 39 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #8 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 49.5 per game which is -4.0 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 33.1DK and 32.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Mike Conley ($5500/DK) had an okay outing in his last game, puttin up 14 points, 7 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 3-5 from the field in 38 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #3 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 43.6 per game which is -4.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 25.2DK and 25.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.6.

Jaylen Brown ($8300/DK) was just okay in his last game, puttin up 18 points, 2 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 5-10 from the field in 36 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #16 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 45.0 per game which is +0.3 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 42.3DK and 40.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.1.

Jalen Brunson ($7600/DK) went off for a big game in his last outing, dropping 20 points, dishing out 6 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds while shooting 4-9 from the field in 36 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Cavaliers ranked #12 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 46.6 per game which is -1.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 42.0DK and 43.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Cheap Value Players

Onyeka Okongwu ($4100/DK) had a sick game in his last outing, dropping 8 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 9 rebounds while shooting 4-5 from the field in 24 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Celtics ranked #16 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 46.5 per game -0.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 21.2DK and 22.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($4200/DK) underperformed in his last game, scoring only 8 points, 2 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 3-8 from the field in 39 minutes against the Timberwolves. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #3 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 39.6 per game -5.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 24.4DK and 23.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.8.

Isaiah Hartenstein ($3800/DK) lit up the court in his last game, dropping 4 points, dishing out 5 assists, and pulling down 7 rebounds while shooting 2-6 from the field in 27 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Cavaliers ranked #2 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 40.8 per game -6.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 18.5DK and 18.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9.

John Collins ($4400/DK) got roasted in his last game, scoring only 5 points, 1 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 1-4 from the field in 30 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Celtics ranked #16 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 46.5 per game -0.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 18.8DK and 18.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.3.

Taurean Prince ($3700/DK) was meh in his last game, puttin up 12 points, 1 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 1-2 from the field in 18 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #27 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 47.2 per game +4.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 12.1DK and 11.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.3.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Boston Celtics -6.0 vs Atlanta Hawks +6.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Celtics with a 2-0 record battle the underwhelming Hawks who hold a 1-2 record in Atlanta. Celtics field a top-notch #6 defense, while they are powered by a top-5 offense. Hawks are struggling as a #24 ranked defense, while they field a potent #2 ranked offense. The Hawks get up a ton of shots ranking #2 in the league with 94.9 per game which is 7.0% above the NBA avg. The Hawks can crash the boards ranking #1 in the league with 49.1 per game which is 12.5% above the NBA avg. We have an imbalance at the boards as the Hawks rank #1 at grabbing a rebound while the Celtics struggle ranking #24 in the league at grabbing them.

Hawks hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games
Celtics hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Cleveland Cavaliers +2.0 vs New York Knicks -2.0
The competition heats up as the Cavaliers with a 1-1 record head to New York to challenge the inconsistent Knicks who hold a 1-1 record. Cavaliers are known for their lockdown defense, while they are known for their lackluster #22 ranked offense. Knicks have a defense that is middle-of-the-pack, while they are known for their high-powered offense.

Knicks hit the over 12 out of the last 15 games
Cavaliers hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games

Denver Nuggets -2.0 vs Minnesota Timberwolves +2.0
The competition heats up as the Nuggets with a 2-0 record head to Minnesota to challenge the underperforming Timberwolves who hold a 1-3 record. Nuggets are known for their solid defense, while they are known for their lackluster #19 ranked offense. Timberwolves field a respectable defense, while they have an above-average offensive attack.

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

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