Slam Dunk or Bust? A Look at the Four-Game Slate for Thursday’s NBA Action

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Alright, let's get hyped up for some ballin'! Four games are ready to rock your world today, starting with the Raptors vs. Wizards at 08:00 PM EST in the Capital One Arena. Pacers and Spurs are ready to drop some serious points, but don't count out the Raptors and Wizards who may surprise us with a low-scoring thriller. This is where the real DFS pros make their moves, so check out our predictions and player breakdowns to make sure your lineup is straight fire.

Top Stars On The Main Slate

James Harden ($9500/DK) was pretty average in his last game, puttin up 23 points, 5 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 2-6 from the field in 37 minutes against the Heat. Today he faces the Mavericks ranked #2 in the league against the PG, allowing 39.1dfs per game or -4.5 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 45.4DK and 43.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

Tyrese Haliburton ($9200/DK) was scorching hot in his last game, dropping 32 points, dishing out 6 assists, and pulling down 7 rebounds while shooting 7-12 from the field in 35 minutes against the Mavericks. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #28 in the league against the PG, allowing 54.7dfs per game or +6.3 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 49.1DK and 49.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.3.

Joel Embiid ($10800/DK) had a mediocre performance in his last game, puttin up 27 points, 2 assists, and 12 rebounds while shooting 10-16 from the field in 34 minutes against the Heat. Today he faces the Mavericks ranked #24 in the league against the C, allowing 57.8dfs per game or +3.6 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 61.6DK and 62.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.7.

Pascal Siakam ($9000/DK) was pretty average in his last game, puttin up 20 points, 3 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 6-13 from the field in 34 minutes against the Bulls. Today he faces the Wizards ranked #10 in the league against the None, allowing 43.5dfs per game or -3.0 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 45.3DK and 45.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Keita Bates-Diop ($5000/DK) had a rough outing in his last game, scoring only 6 points, 2 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 3-6 from the field in 34 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #17 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 41.3 per game which is +-0.0 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 23.8DK and 24.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

Jeremy Sochan ($5300/DK) was meh in his last game, puttin up 13 points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 4-10 from the field in 28 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #29 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 52.5 per game which is +6.1 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 27.1DK and 26.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.1.

Myles Turner ($7400/DK) was a high-flyer in his last game, dropping 24 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 7 rebounds while shooting 9-11 from the field in 32 minutes against the Mavericks. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #30 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 65.9 per game which is +11.8 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 47.9DK and 47.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.5.

Tre Jones ($5100/DK) was just okay in his last game, puttin up 8 points, 3 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 3-7 from the field in 25 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #21 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 50.0 per game which is +1.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 18.9DK and 18.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.7.

Malaki Branham ($4800/DK) had a tough time in his last game, scoring only 4 points, 1 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 2-4 from the field in 21 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #24 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 45.2 per game which is +1.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 22.2DK and 21.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.6.

Cheap Value Players

Charles Bassey ($3800/DK) had a sick game in his last outing, dropping 7 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 10 rebounds while shooting 3-7 from the field in 21 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #18 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 55.7 per game +1.5 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 24.3DK and 25.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.4.

Doug McDermott ($3300/DK) had a sick game in his last outing, dropping 19 points, dishing out 0 assists, and pulling down 3 rebounds while shooting 2-5 from the field in 28 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #17 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 41.3 per game +-0.0 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 13.4DK and 11.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.1.

Aaron Nesmith ($4100/DK) was just okay in his last game, puttin up 14 points, 1 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 3-3 from the field in 19 minutes against the Mavericks. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #17 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 44.0 per game +0.4 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 15.9DK and 15.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.9.

Reggie Bullock ($3700/DK) was a force to be reckoned with in his last outing, dropping 14 points, dishing out 2 assists, and pulling down 3 rebounds while shooting 1-1 from the field in 34 minutes against the Pacers. Today he faces the 76ers ranked #3 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 37.8 per game -3.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 20.7DK and 19.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.6.

Devonte' Graham ($4400/DK) was so-so in his last game, puttin up 12 points, 3 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 2-4 from the field in 24 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #21 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 50.0 per game +1.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 21.2DK and 20.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Toronto Raptors -2.0 vs Washington Wizards +2.0
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Raptors brings their 31-32 record to Washington to take on the average Wizards and their 29-32 record. Raptors are known for their solid defense, while they are middle-of-the-pack on offense. Wizards field a respectable defense, while they have an above-average offensive attack.

Wizards hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Raptors hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Philadelphia 76ers +4.0 vs Dallas Mavericks -4.0
The competition heats up as the 76ers with a 40-21 record head to Dallas to challenge the inconsistent Mavericks who hold a 32-31 record. 76ers are known for their lockdown defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Mavericks are known for their average defense, while they are known for their lackluster #29 ranked offense.

Mavericks hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
76ers hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games

Indiana Pacers -5.0 vs San Antonio Spurs +5.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Pacers with a 28-35 record battle the sputtering Spurs who hold a 15-47 record in San Antonio. Pacers are struggling as a #28 ranked defense, while they are known for their lackluster #16 ranked offense. Spurs are the absolute worse defense in the league, while they are known for their lackluster #24 ranked offense. The Spurs get up a ton of shots ranking #1 in the league with 94.1 per game which is 6.8% above the NBA avg.

Spurs hit the over 4 out of the last 15 games
Pacers hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games

Los Angeles Clippers -4.0 vs Golden State Warriors +4.0
The Clippers and their 33-31 record head to Golden State for a challenging match against the hit-or-miss Warriors who hold a 32-30 record. Clippers field a bottom-tier #18 defense, while they field a dangerous offense. Warriors are struggling as a #16 ranked defense, while they are known for their explosive #2 ranked offense.

Warriors hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games
Clippers hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

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