Our Top Plays and Projections for Today’s Wednesday’s NBA

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Buckle up, basketball fans, it's game time! Nine matchups are set to go down today, starting with the Bulls and Pistons duking it out at 08:00 PM EST in the Little Caesars Arena. The Pelicans and Trail Blazers are ready to unleash a scoring frenzy, but the 76ers and Heat 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

Ja Morant ($9900/DK) was unstoppable in his last game, dropping 39 points, dishing out 10 assists, and pulling down 10 rebounds while shooting 15-24 from the field in 34 minutes against the Lakers. Today he faces the Rockets ranked #30 in the league against the PG, allowing 64.4dfs per game or +16.0 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 45.3DK and 44.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.6.

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($12300/DK) was pretty average in his last game, puttin up 33 points, 4 assists, and 15 rebounds while shooting 14-25 from the field in 28 minutes against the Nets. Today he faces the Magic ranked #3 in the league against the PF, allowing 37.7dfs per game or -3.3 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 29.2DK and 27.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 2.4.

Julius Randle ($9500/DK) had a mediocre performance in his last game, puttin up 23 points, 4 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 4-7 from the field in 36 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Nets ranked #25 in the league against the PF, allowing 57.8dfs per game or +3.7 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 47.7DK and 44.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Nikola Vucevic ($9100/DK) failed to perform up to par in his last game, scoring only 23 points, 4 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 5-8 from the field in 31 minutes against the Raptors. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #12 in the league against the C, allowing 52.5dfs per game or -1.6 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 33.5DK and 32.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.7.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Jarred Vanderbilt ($4900/DK) had a subpar performance in his last game, scoring only 4 points, 1 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 1-5 from the field in 29 minutes against the Grizzlies. Today he faces the Thunder ranked #14 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 40.0 per game which is -1.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 27.0DK and 27.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Dennis Schroder ($5400/DK) was so-so in his last game, puttin up 10 points, 10 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 3-7 from the field in 32 minutes against the Grizzlies. Today he faces the Thunder ranked #19 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 44.4 per game which is +0.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 27.1DK and 25.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Luguentz Dort ($5100/DK) had a game to forget in his last outing, scoring only 11 points, 2 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 2-9 from the field in 21 minutes against the Kings. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #25 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 46.2 per game which is +2.5 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 26.7DK and 25.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

James Wiseman ($4800/DK) was a high-flyer in his last game, dropping 23 points, dishing out 0 assists, and pulling down 7 rebounds while shooting 8-10 from the field in 27 minutes against the Hornets. Today he faces the Bulls ranked #5 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 50.5 per game which is -3.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 24.9DK and 23.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Terry Rozier ($7200/DK) had an okay outing in his last game, puttin up 22 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 6-11 from the field in 38 minutes against the Pistons. Today he faces the Suns ranked #17 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 47.9 per game which is -0.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 26.0DK and 26.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.6.

Cheap Value Players

Rui Hachimura ($3700/DK) was mid last game, puttin up 9 points, 1 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 2-5 from the field in 20 minutes against the Grizzlies. Today he faces the Thunder ranked #14 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 40.0 per game -1.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 13.7DK and 13.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.7.

Lonnie Walker ($3300/DK) was a straight up baller in his last outing, dropping 21 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 4 rebounds while shooting 2-5 from the field in 22 minutes against the Grizzlies. Today he faces the Thunder ranked #19 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 44.4 per game +0.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 14.8DK and 13.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.5.

Dillon Brooks ($4300/DK) was meh in his last game, puttin up 7 points, 2 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 0-5 from the field in 27 minutes against the Lakers. Today he faces the Rockets ranked #1 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 36.2 per game -4.8 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 19.6DK and 19.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.6.

Mo Bamba ($3500/DK) was a disaster in his last game, scoring only 0 points, 0 assists, and 0 rebounds while shooting 0-0 from the field in 1 minutes against the Grizzlies. Today he faces the Thunder ranked #3 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 48.0 per game -6.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 10.5DK and 9.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.0.

Jaxson Hayes ($3000/DK) had a mediocre performance in his last game, puttin up 6 points, 0 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 3-4 from the field in 25 minutes against the Magic. Today he faces the Trail Blazers ranked #28 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 60.5 per game +6.4 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 8.3DK and 9.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 2.8.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Chicago Bulls -5.5 vs Detroit Pistons +5.5
Expect a highly competitive game as the Bulls with a 28-34 record battle the mediocre Pistons who hold a 15-47 record in Detroit. Bulls boast a dominant #2 defense, while they are known for their lackluster #29 ranked offense. Pistons need to improve on the defensive end, while they are known for their lackluster #23 ranked offense.

Pistons hit the over 8 out of the last 14 games
Bulls hit the over 4 out of the last 15 games

Phoenix Suns -10.5 vs Charlotte Hornets +10.5
The competition heats up as the Suns with a 33-29 record head to Charlotte to challenge the struggling Hornets who hold a 20-43 record. Suns have a fearsome defense, while they are powered by a top-5 offense. Hornets need to improve on the defensive end, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #16 ranked team. We have an imbalance at the boards as the Suns rank #4 at grabbing a rebound while the Hornets struggle ranking #30 in the league at grabbing them.

Hornets hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Suns hit the over 4 out of the last 15 games

Philadelphia 76ers -1.5 vs Miami Heat +1.5
It's a match to remember as the 76ers and their 39-21 record face off against the mediocre Heat and their 33-29 record in Miami. 76ers have a fearsome defense, while they are known for their lackluster #20 ranked offense. Heat have a fearsome defense, while they are the absolute worse offense in the league.

Heat hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games
76ers hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games

Cleveland Cavaliers +5.0 vs Boston Celtics -5.0
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Cavaliers brings their 39-25 record to Boston to take on the dependable Celtics and their 44-18 record. Cavaliers boast the best defense in the league, while they are known for their lackluster #17 ranked offense. Celtics field a top-notch #9 defense, while they are known for their decent offense.

Celtics hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Cavaliers hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Brooklyn Nets +7.5 vs New York Knicks -7.5
The Nets and their 34-27 record head to New York for a challenging match against the capable Knicks who hold a 36-27 record. Nets field a respectable defense, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #25 ranked team. Knicks are strong on the defensive end, while they field a bottom-tier offense. The Nets rank #29 in the league at rebounding with 38.9 per game which is -10.5% below the NBA avg.

Knicks hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Nets hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games

Orlando Magic +7.5 vs Milwaukee Bucks -7.5
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Magic brings their 26-36 record to Milwaukee to take on the strong Bucks and their 44-17 record. Magic have a defense that is middle-of-the-pack, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Bucks are known for their solid defense, while they are the most potent offense in the league. The Bucks can crash the boards ranking #1 in the league with 51.8 per game which is 19.2% above the NBA avg. The Bucks put up a bunch of points ranking #2 in the league at scoring with 121.4 points per game which is 5.7% above the NBA avg.

Bucks hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Magic hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

Los Angeles Lakers +3.0 vs Oklahoma City Thunder -3.0
The battle lines are drawn as the Lakers with a 29-33 record square off against the up-and-down Thunder and their 28-33 record in Oklahoma City. Lakers field a bottom-tier #27 defense, while they have a top-10 offense. Thunder are struggling as a #26 ranked defense, while they are known for their high-powered offense. The Thunder get up a ton of shots ranking #2 in the league with 93.0 per game which is 5.6% above the NBA avg. The Lakers are one of the top rebounding teams in the NBA ranking #2 in the league with 48.8 per game which is 12.3% above the NBA avg. We have an imbalance at the boards as the Lakers rank #2 at grabbing a rebound while the Thunder struggle ranking #28 in the league at grabbing them.

Thunder hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games
Lakers hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Memphis Grizzlies -10.0 vs Houston Rockets +10.0
The Grizzlies and their 37-23 record head to Houston for a challenging match against the floundering Rockets who hold a 13-48 record. Grizzlies field a bottom-tier #19 defense, while they are proficient on the offensive end. Rockets are struggling as a #29 ranked defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. The Rockets are the NBA leaders at stealing the ball causing a turnover 6.7 per game which is -9.2% above the NBA avg.

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

New Orleans Pelicans +1.5 vs Portland Trail Blazers -1.5
The competition heats up as the Pelicans with a 30-32 record head to Portland to challenge the hit-or-miss Trail Blazers who hold a 29-32 record. Pelicans are known for their average defense, while they are struggling with a #27 ranked offense. Trail Blazers are struggling as a #25 ranked defense, while they are known for their lackluster #19 ranked offense. The Trail Blazers are horrible at rebounding ranking #30 in the league with 35.9 per game which is -17.4% below the NBA avg.

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

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