The Top Picks and Predictions for Today’s Small NBA Slate

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Alright sport fans, get ready for the show! Four matchups are ready to rock the court, starting with the Nuggets vs. Magic showdown at 08:00 PM EST at Amway Center. The Bucks and Lakers are prepared for a points barrage, but the Bulls and Nets 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

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($12300/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 24 points, 8 assists, and 13 rebounds while shooting 9-13 from the field in 23 minutes against the Trail Blazers. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #11 in the league against the PF, allowing 39.9dfs per game or -1.3 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 67.4DK and 65.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Trae Young ($9100/DK) was just okay in his last game, puttin up 16 points, 16 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 2-6 from the field in 36 minutes against the Pelicans. Today he faces the Suns ranked #13 in the league against the PG, allowing 46.6dfs per game or -1.0 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 44.2DK and 42.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9.

Anthony Davis ($10200/DK) had a forgettable outing in his last game, scoring only 13 points, 2 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 6-9 from the field in 31 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Bucks ranked #17 in the league against the C, allowing 46.4dfs per game or -0.2 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 49.8DK and 50.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Chris Paul ($7300/DK) was a beast on the court in his last outing, dropping 9 points, dishing out 12 assists, and pulling down 2 rebounds while shooting 2-7 from the field in 34 minutes against the Nets. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #17 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 48.2 per game which is +0.6 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 37.3DK and 39.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.1.

Dennis Schroder ($5000/DK) had an absolute clunker in his last game, scoring only 10 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 4-4 from the field in 32 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Bucks ranked #6 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 41.9 per game which is -2.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 23.3DK and 22.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.7.

Wendell Carter ($6000/DK) was a complete bust in his last game, scoring only 13 points, 2 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 4-5 from the field in 31 minutes against the Knicks. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #5 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 48.3 per game which is -6.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 30.1DK and 28.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0.

Brook Lopez ($5600/DK) was a high-flyer in his last game, dropping 27 points, dishing out 0 assists, and pulling down 9 rebounds while shooting 7-7 from the field in 32 minutes against the Trail Blazers. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #28 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 60.8 per game which is +6.4 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 25.2DK and 25.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.5.

Jrue Holiday ($7700/DK) was just okay in his last game, puttin up 20 points, 8 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 7-12 from the field in 32 minutes against the Trail Blazers. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #24 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 46.5 per game which is +2.2 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 31.4DK and 29.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.1.

Cheap Value Players

Damion Lee ($3200/DK) had a stinker of a game in his last outing, scoring only 5 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 0-0 from the field in 22 minutes against the Nets. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #16 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 44.5 per game +0.2 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 15.5DK and 14.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

Dario Saric ($3500/DK) played like trash in his last outing, scoring only 0 points, 0 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 0-2 from the field in 4 minutes against the Nets. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #10 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 44.9 per game -1.8 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 16.7DK and 15.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

Torrey Craig ($4100/DK) failed to perform up to par in his last game, scoring only 3 points, 0 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 1-1 from the field in 25 minutes against the Nets. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #16 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 44.5 per game +0.2 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 16.2DK and 15.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.9.

Jock Landale ($3000/DK) was mid last game, puttin up 7 points, 1 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 3-4 from the field in 13 minutes against the Nets. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #25 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 59.4 per game +5.0 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 16.9DK and 16.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.6.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Denver Nuggets -5.5 vs Orlando Magic +5.5
It's a match to remember as the Nuggets and their 38-17 record face off against the lacking Magic and their 22-33 record in Orlando. Nuggets are known for their lockdown defense, while they are powered by a top-5 offense. Magic field a bottom-tier #18 defense, while they field a bottom-tier offense.

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

Chicago Bulls +1.0 vs Brooklyn Nets -1.0
Expect a highly competitive game as the Bulls with a 26-28 record battle the durable Nets who hold a 32-22 record in Brooklyn. Bulls possess a top-10 defense, while they have room for improvement on the offensive end with a #19 ranked team. Nets need to improve on the defensive end, while they are struggling with a #18 ranked offense.

Nets hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Bulls hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games

Phoenix Suns +7.0 vs Atlanta Hawks -7.0
It's a match to remember as the Suns and their 30-26 record face off against the inconsistent Hawks and their 27-28 record in Atlanta. Suns are known for their lockdown defense, while they are struggling with a #20 ranked offense. Hawks are struggling as a #23 ranked defense, while they are middle-of-the-pack on offense.

Hawks hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Suns hit the over 6 out of the last 15 games

Milwaukee Bucks -6.5 vs Los Angeles Lakers +6.5
The competition heats up as the Bucks with a 37-17 record head to Los Angeles to challenge the erratic Lakers who hold a 25-30 record. Bucks are average on the defensive end, while they boast a dynamic #5 ranked offense. Lakers are struggling as a #26 ranked defense, while they field an average offense. The Bucks are one of the top rebounding teams in the NBA ranking #1 in the league with 49.3 per game which is 12.9% above the NBA avg. We have an imbalance at the boards as the Bucks rank #1 at grabbing a rebound while the Lakers struggle ranking #27 in the league at grabbing them.

Lakers hit the over 7 out of the last 15 games
Bucks hit the over 5 out of the last 15 games

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