The Top Picks and Predictions for Today’s 9 NBA Games

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Hold on to your hats, basketball fans, it's game day! Nine matchups are set to bring the heat, starting with the Pistons vs. Cavaliers at 08:00 PM EST in the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Kings and Rockets are geared up for a scoring outburst, but the Mavericks and Clippers might just surprise us with a low-scoring showdown. If you're playing DFS, it's time to step up your game. Check out our in-depth player analysis and fearless predictions to give yourself the edge. Let's do this!

Top Stars On The Main Slate

Pascal Siakam ($9400/DK) had a game to forget in his last outing, scoring only 19 points, 5 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 5-11 from the field in 28 minutes against the Grizzlies. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #25 in the league against the SF, allowing 50.2dfs per game or +3.8 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 38.3DK and 37.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.1.

Domantas Sabonis ($10300/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 17 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 6-8 from the field in 32 minutes against the Rockets. Today he faces the Rockets ranked #28 in the league against the C, allowing 52.6dfs per game or +6.2 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 40.0DK and 39.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.9.

Kristaps Porzingis ($9600/DK) bricked it up in his last outing, scoring only 18 points, 1 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 6-7 from the field in 26 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Hornets ranked #30 in the league against the C, allowing 56.4dfs per game or +10.1 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 43.8DK and 42.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.6.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Caris LeVert ($4800/DK) was a force to be reckoned with in his last outing, dropping 10 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 8 rebounds while shooting 2-3 from the field in 26 minutes against the Wizards. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #29 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 49.2 per game which is +5.1 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 26.9DK and 26.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.6.

Jarrett Allen ($6900/DK) went off for a big game in his last outing, dropping 23 points, dishing out 3 assists, and pulling down 8 rebounds while shooting 10-13 from the field in 37 minutes against the Wizards. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #27 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 61.4 per game which is +6.9 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 40.0DK and 40.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.8.

Keldon Johnson ($6900/DK) underperformed in his last game, scoring only 21 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 8-10 from the field in 29 minutes against the Bulls. Today he faces the Raptors ranked #26 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 47.5 per game which is +3.4 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 29.4DK and 28.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.3.

Jordan Poole ($7100/DK) was on fire in his last game, dropping 21 points, dishing out 12 assists, and pulling down 4 rebounds while shooting 3-4 from the field in 29 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Trail Blazers ranked #11 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 43.3 per game which is -0.9 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 29.2DK and 26.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.1.

Jaylen Brown ($8700/DK) was a beast on the court in his last outing, dropping 27 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 8 rebounds while shooting 6-9 from the field in 39 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the 76ers ranked #3 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 39.6 per game which is -4.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 47.5DK and 45.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Cheap Value Players

Ricky Rubio ($4000/DK) was a beast on the court in his last outing, dropping 7 points, dishing out 9 assists, and pulling down 3 rebounds while shooting 2-4 from the field in 20 minutes against the Pacers. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #14 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 47.0 per game -1.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 25.5DK and 25.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.4.

Cedi Osman ($3500/DK) was meh in his last game, puttin up 3 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 0-2 from the field in 14 minutes against the Wizards. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #25 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 44.6 per game +3.4 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 23.3DK and 23.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.7.

Raul Neto ($3000/DK) had a stinker of a game in his last outing, scoring only 2 points, 0 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 1-1 from the field in 9 minutes against the Wizards. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #14 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 47.0 per game -1.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 2.2DK and 1.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 0.7.

Grant Williams ($3200/DK) was a disaster in his last game, scoring only 2 points, 1 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 1-2 from the field in 21 minutes against the Pistons. Today he faces the 76ers ranked #2 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 41.8 per game -4.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 8.5DK and 8.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 2.7.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Detroit Pistons +10.5 vs Cleveland Cavaliers -10.5
The Pistons and their 14-41 record head to Cleveland for a challenging match against the dependable Cavaliers who hold a 34-22 record. Pistons need to improve on the defensive end, while they field a bottom-tier offense. Cavaliers boast the best defense in the league, while they are known for their decent offense.

Cavaliers hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games
Pistons hit the over 8 out of the last 12 games

Charlotte Hornets +4.0 vs Washington Wizards -4.0
The Hornets and their 15-40 record head to Washington for a challenging match against the average Wizards who hold a 24-29 record. Hornets field a bottom-tier #25 defense, while they are struggling with a #20 ranked offense. Wizards are average on the defensive end, while they have an above-average offensive attack.

Wizards hit the over 6 out of the last 13 games
Hornets hit the over 7 out of the last 14 games

Philadelphia 76ers +4.5 vs Boston Celtics -4.5
The 76ers and their 34-18 record head to Boston for a challenging match against the dependable Celtics who hold a 38-16 record. 76ers are known for their solid defense, while they have a top-10 offense. Celtics boast a dominant #4 defense, while they are known for their high-powered offense. The Celtics can crash the boards ranking #1 in the league with 49.6 per game which is 14.0% above the NBA avg.

Celtics hit the over 7 out of the last 14 games
76ers hit the over 10 out of the last 13 games

Indiana Pacers +7.0 vs Miami Heat -7.0
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Pacers brings their 25-30 record to Miami to take on the inconsistent Heat and their 29-25 record. Pacers need to improve on the defensive end, while they are struggling with a #17 ranked offense. Heat are known for their lockdown defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense.

Heat hit the over 3 out of the last 13 games
Pacers hit the over 10 out of the last 14 games

San Antonio Spurs +11.0 vs Toronto Raptors -11.0
The stage is set for a thrilling matchup as the Spurs brings their 14-40 record to Toronto to take on the erratic Raptors and their 25-30 record. Spurs are the absolute worse defense in the league, while they are known for their lackluster #23 ranked offense. Raptors have a defense that is middle-of-the-pack, while they are proficient on the offensive end. The Raptors get up a ton of shots ranking #2 in the league with 93.4 per game which is 5.9% above the NBA avg. The Spurs get up a ton of shots ranking #1 in the league with 94.4 per game which is 7.0% above the NBA avg. The Raptors rank #6 in the league at generating fantasy points (239.1/gm) while the Spurs rank #30 in the league at defending against them (254.5/gm).

Raptors hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games
Spurs hit the over 10 out of the last 14 games

Sacramento Kings -9.0 vs Houston Rockets +9.0
The competition heats up as the Kings with a 30-23 record head to Houston to challenge the faltering Rockets who hold a 13-41 record. Kings field a respectable defense, while they are proficient on the offensive end. Rockets field a bottom-tier #28 defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense. The Kings run a quick pace ranking #2 in the league with 121.7 points per game which is 5.2% above the NBA avg. The Kings rank #2 at putting points on the board with 121.7/gm, 5.2% above the average, while the Rockets rank #29 at defending them allowing an average of 123.9 pts per game.

Rockets hit the over 5 out of the last 14 games
Kings hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

Minnesota Timberwolves +5.5 vs Utah Jazz -5.5
The competition heats up as the Timberwolves with a 29-28 record head to Utah to challenge the average Jazz who hold a 27-28 record. Timberwolves field a bottom-tier #16 defense, while they field an average offense. Jazz are struggling as a #20 ranked defense, while they field an average offense. The Timberwolves are one of the top teams in the NBA at generating DFS points at a whopping 231 per game which is 0.1% above the NBA avg.

Jazz hit the over 3 out of the last 12 games
Timberwolves hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games

Dallas Mavericks +8.0 vs Los Angeles Clippers -8.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Mavericks with a 29-26 record battle the erratic Clippers who hold a 31-26 record in Los Angeles. Mavericks are average on the defensive end, while they are the absolute worse offense in the league. Clippers are known for their lockdown defense, while they are struggling with a #18 ranked offense. The Mavericks rank #29 in the league at rebounding with 38.0 per game which is -12.6% below the NBA avg.

Clippers hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games
Mavericks hit the over 7 out of the last 14 games

Golden State Warriors +2.5 vs Portland Trail Blazers -2.5
The Warriors and their 28-26 record head to Portland for a challenging match against the fair Trail Blazers who hold a 26-28 record. Warriors need to improve on the defensive end, while they are the most potent offense in the league. Trail Blazers need to improve on the defensive end, while they are known for their lackluster #25 ranked offense. The Trail Blazers are horrible at rebounding ranking #30 in the league with 37.3 per game which is -14.2% below the NBA avg. The Warriors run a quick pace ranking #1 in the league with 123.3 points per game which is 6.5% above the NBA avg. The Warriors rank #1 at putting points on the board with 123.3/gm, 6.5% above the average, while the Trail Blazers rank #25 at defending them allowing an average of 120.1 pts per game.

Trail Blazers hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Warriors hit the over 10 out of the last 14 games

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