Round 1, Game On: NBA Playoffs – DFS Insight & Analysis for Day 4 Matchups

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Alright sport fans, get ready for the show! Three matchups are ready to rock the court, starting with the Hawks vs. Celtics showdown at 07:00 PM EST at TD Garden. The Hawks and Celtics are prepared for a points barrage, but the Knicks and Cavaliers 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 ($9800/DK) had a mediocre performance in his last game, puttin up 25 points, 2 assists, and 11 rebounds while shooting 7-16 from the field in 40 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #29 in the league against the PF, allowing 53.2dfs per game or +6.2 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 37.7DK and 36.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.8.

Kevin Durant ($9300/DK) had an incredible game in his last outing, dropping 27 points, dishing out 11 assists, and pulling down 9 rebounds while shooting 4-8 from the field in 45 minutes against the Clippers. Today he faces the Clippers ranked #21 in the league against the PF, allowing 44.6dfs per game or +2.1 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 45.8DK and 43.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9.

Donovan Mitchell ($9200/DK) had a sick game in his last outing, dropping 38 points, dishing out 8 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds while shooting 8-14 from the field in 44 minutes against the Knicks. Today he faces the Knicks ranked #20 in the league against the SG, allowing 45.4dfs per game or +0.7 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 59.5DK and 57.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.5.

Kawhi Leonard ($9400/DK) was a high-flyer in his last game, dropping 38 points, dishing out 5 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds while shooting 10-19 from the field in 42 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #12 in the league against the SF, allowing 40.8dfs per game or -1.6 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 50.7DK and 48.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.4.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Jarrett Allen ($6500/DK) was unstoppable in his last game, dropping 14 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 14 rebounds while shooting 6-8 from the field in 43 minutes against the Knicks. Today he faces the Knicks ranked #1 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 40.9 per game which is -12.8 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 26.2DK and 26.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.0.

Derrick White ($5300/DK) was a straight up baller in his last outing, dropping 24 points, dishing out 7 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds while shooting 3-6 from the field in 38 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #13 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 47.3 per game which is -0.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 27.9DK and 26.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.3.

Ivica Zubac ($5000/DK) was unstoppable in his last game, dropping 12 points, dishing out 0 assists, and pulling down 15 rebounds while shooting 5-8 from the field in 30 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #10 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 51.0 per game which is -2.7 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 27.6DK and 27.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Jaylen Brown ($8500/DK) was unstoppable in his last game, dropping 29 points, dishing out 3 assists, and pulling down 12 rebounds while shooting 10-17 from the field in 37 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #17 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 44.7 per game which is +-0.0 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 38.1DK and 35.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.5.

Chris Paul ($7200/DK) lit up the court in his last game, dropping 7 points, dishing out 10 assists, and pulling down 11 rebounds while shooting 1-6 from the field in 39 minutes against the Clippers. Today he faces the Clippers ranked #20 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 49.4 per game which is +1.4 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 38.1DK and 36.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.3.

Cheap Value Players

Onyeka Okongwu ($4200/DK) had an absolute clunker in his last game, scoring only 3 points, 0 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 0-4 from the field in 19 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Celtics ranked #18 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 47.1 per game +0.2 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 21.7DK and 22.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Torrey Craig ($4200/DK) went off for a big game in his last outing, dropping 22 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 4 rebounds while shooting 7-8 from the field in 27 minutes against the Clippers. Today he faces the Clippers ranked #3 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.6 per game -4.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 25.0DK and 25.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.0.

Isaiah Hartenstein ($4000/DK) struggled in his last game, scoring only 8 points, 0 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 2-3 from the field in 22 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Cavaliers ranked #2 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 41.3 per game -5.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 15.7DK and 16.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.9.

Mason Plumlee ($4000/DK) was a beast on the court in his last outing, dropping 7 points, dishing out 2 assists, and pulling down 11 rebounds while shooting 3-3 from the field in 18 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #10 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 51.0 per game -2.7 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 21.8DK and 22.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.4.

Eric Gordon ($4400/DK) was a force to be reckoned with in his last outing, dropping 19 points, dishing out 2 assists, and pulling down 1 rebounds while shooting 4-7 from the field in 32 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #12 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 43.5 per game -1.2 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 14.6DK and 13.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.3.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Atlanta Hawks +10.0 vs Boston Celtics -10.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Hawks with a 1-1 record battle the dominant Celtics who hold a 1-0 record in Boston. Hawks are struggling as a #23 ranked defense, while they are known for their explosive #3 ranked offense. Celtics have a fearsome defense, while they are known for their explosive #4 ranked offense. The Hawks get up a ton of shots ranking #2 in the league with 94.9 per game which is 6.5% above the NBA avg. The Hawks are one of the top rebounding teams in the NBA ranking #2 in the league with 48.6 per game which is 11.3% above the NBA avg. The Hawks run a quick pace ranking #1 in the league with 121.7 points per game which is 5.6% above the NBA avg.

Celtics hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Hawks hit the over 12 out of the last 15 games

New York Knicks +6.0 vs Cleveland Cavaliers -6.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Knicks with a 1-0 record battle the underperforming Cavaliers who hold a 0-1 record in Cleveland. Knicks are strong on the defensive end, while they are known for their high-powered offense. Cavaliers boast a dominant #4 defense, while they are known for their lackluster #27 ranked offense. The Cavaliers are horrible at rebounding ranking #29 in the league with 38.1 per game which is -12.7% below the NBA avg.

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

Los Angeles Clippers +8.5 vs Phoenix Suns -8.5
Get ready for an action-packed game as the Clippers with a 1-0 record travels to Phoenix to face the struggling Suns who hold a 0-1 record. Clippers are average on the defensive end, while they field an average offense. Suns possess a top-10 defense, while they are middle-of-the-pack on offense.

Suns hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Clippers hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games

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