Top Players to Target and Avoid on Saturday’s NBA DFS Slates

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Quick Look At The NBA Matchups For 01-21-2023

We have a total of 7 games today with the first tip off scheduled for 06:00 PM EST when the Celtics take on the Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. Early projections are for the Rockets and Timberwolves to lead the day in total points scored while Bucks and Cavaliers should be one of the bottom with the lowest over of the day.

DraftEdge Top Stand Outs Headed Into The Slate

Trae Young (PG)

DK Proj: 51.3 FD Proj: 48.9

Young put up 27 points, 6 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 8 for 14 from the field in 33 minutes against the Knicks. Today he faces the Hornets ranked #11 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 45.8 over 48 minutes of play which is -0.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 42.3DK and 41.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.4 on DraftKings and 4.3 on FanDuel.

James Harden (PG)

DK Proj: 49.7 FD Proj: 48.1

Harden put up 16 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds while shooting 5 for 7 from the field in 34 minutes against the Trail Blazers. Today he faces the Kings ranked #28 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 50.1 over 48 minutes of play which is +3.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 43.5DK and 42.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.3 on DraftKings and 4.2 on FanDuel.

Anthony Edwards (SG)

DK Proj: 49.0 FD Proj: 47.9

Edwards put up 23 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 3 for 8 from the field in 40 minutes against the Raptors. Today he faces the Rockets ranked #28 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 48.8 over 48 minutes of play which is +3.9 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 42.3DK and 42.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9 on DraftKings and 4.8 on FanDuel.

Dejounte Murray (SG)

DK Proj: 43.6 FD Proj: 43.2

Murray put up 29 points, 12 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 13 for 21 from the field in 36 minutes against the Knicks. Today he faces the Hornets ranked #16 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 45.1 over 48 minutes of play which is +0.2 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 53.2DK and 53.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.2 on DraftKings and 6.2 on FanDuel.

Kyle Kuzma (SF)

DK Proj: 40.4 FD Proj: 38.0

Kuzma put up 27 points, 7 assists, and 13 rebounds while shooting 7 for 12 from the field in 36 minutes against the Knicks. Today he faces the Magic ranked #30 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 50.3 over 48 minutes of play which is +8.8 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 52.6DK and 49.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.4 on DraftKings and 6.0 on FanDuel.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF)

DK Proj: 50.9 FD Proj: 49.7

Antetokounmpo put up 7 points, 10 assists, and 18 rebounds while shooting 3 for 10 from the field in 35 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Cavaliers ranked #10 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 43.8 over 48 minutes of play which is -3.2 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 34.3DK and 33.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.0 on DraftKings and 2.9 on FanDuel.

Joel Embiid (C)

DK Proj: 58.0 FD Proj: 57.8

Embiid put up 32 points, 2 assists, and 9 rebounds while shooting 11 for 19 from the field in 33 minutes against the Trail Blazers. Today he faces the Kings ranked #27 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 60.3 over 48 minutes of play which is +6.5 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 57.4DK and 57.4FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.6 on DraftKings and 4.6 on FanDuel.

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Celtics (-1.5) vs Raptors (+1.5) 225.5 O/U

Sat 6:00 PM EST
Boston Celtics
#9

Offense

#5

Defense

34-12

Season

8-2

Last 10

Toronto Raptors
#16

Offense

#12

Defense

20-26

Season

4-6

Last 10

    Raptors hit the over 40% 40 out of the last 100 and 7 out of the last 15 for 47%
    Celtics hit the over 50% 50 out of the last 100 and 11 out of the last 15 for 73%

Magic (+7.0) vs Wizards (-7.0) 230.5 O/U

Sat 8:00 PM EST
Orlando Magic
#30

Offense

#25

Defense

17-28

Season

4-6

Last 10

Washington Wizards
#19

Offense

#19

Defense

19-26

Season

5-5

Last 10

    Wizards hit the over 38% 38 out of the last 100 and 6 out of the last 15 for 40%
    Magic hit the over 29% 29 out of the last 100 and 7 out of the last 15 for 47%

Hornets (+7.5) vs Hawks (-7.5) 233.0 O/U

Sat 8:30 PM EST
Charlotte Hornets
#4

Offense

#28

Defense

12-34

Season

2-8

Last 10

Atlanta Hawks
#16

Offense

#18

Defense

24-22

Season

7-3

Last 10

    Hawks hit the over 43% 43 out of the last 100 and 9 out of the last 15 for 53%
    Hornets hit the over 44% 44 out of the last 100 and 10 out of the last 15 for 60%
    Trae Young is one of our top projected PG's today at 51.33472478476444 points

Bucks (+1.5) vs Cavaliers (-1.5) 221.0 O/U

Sat 8:30 PM EST
Milwaukee Bucks
#3

Offense

#13

Defense

29-16

Season

6-4

Last 10

Cleveland Cavaliers
#27

Offense

#9

Defense

28-19

Season

5-5

Last 10

    The Bucks are one of the top teams in the NBA at generating DFS points at a whopping 235 per game which is 3.3% above the NBA avg
    The Bucks are one of the top rebounding teams in the NBA ranking #1 in the league with 47.9 per game which is 8.6% above the NBA avg
    The Bucks run a quick pace ranking #1 in the league with 115.0 per game which is 3.0% above the NBA avg
    Cavaliers hit the over 39% 39 out of the last 100 and 8 out of the last 15 for 53%
    Bucks hit the over 57% 57 out of the last 100 and 8 out of the last 15 for 47%
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of our top projected PF/C's today at 50.869994001531474 points

Rockets (+8.0) vs Timberwolves (-8.0) 237.0 O/U

Sat 9:00 PM EST
Houston Rockets
#24

Offense

#30

Defense

10-35

Season

0-10

Last 10

Minnesota Timberwolves
#4

Offense

#27

Defense

23-24

Season

7-3

Last 10

    Daily Fantasy Point Alert: The Timberwolves rank #4 in the league at generating fantasy points (234.2/gm) while the Rockets rank #30 in the league at defending against them (241.5/gm).
    Points Alert: The Timberwolves rank #6 at putting points on the board with 114.1/gm, 2.2% above the average, while the Rockets rank #30 at defending them allowing an average of 117.4 pts per game.
    Timberwolves hit the over 44% 44 out of the last 100 and 5 out of the last 15 for 33%
    Rockets hit the over 33% 33 out of the last 100 and 7 out of the last 15 for 47%

Pacers (+5.5) vs Suns (-5.5) 229.5 O/U

Sat 10:00 PM EST
Indiana Pacers
#6

Offense

#26

Defense

23-24

Season

3-7

Last 10

Phoenix Suns
#10

Offense

#1

Defense

22-24

Season

2-8

Last 10

    The Suns are one of the top teams in the NBA at generating DFS points at a whopping 232 per game which is 2.0% above the NBA avg
    Suns hit the over 41% 41 out of the last 100 and 6 out of the last 15 for 33%
    Pacers hit the over 57% 57 out of the last 100 and 10 out of the last 15 for 67%

76ers (-2.0) vs Kings (+2.0) 235.0 O/U

Sat 11:00 PM EST
Philadelphia 76ers
#14

Offense

#5

Defense

29-16

Season

8-2

Last 10

Sacramento Kings
#16

Offense

#24

Defense

26-18

Season

7-3

Last 10

    Kings hit the over 38% 38 out of the last 100 and 10 out of the last 15 for 60%
    76ers hit the over 18% 18 out of the last 100 and 5 out of the last 15 for 33%
    Joel Embiid is one of our top projected C's today at 57.96492971338845 points
    Domantas Sabonis is one of our top projected C's today at 51.73247575214144 points
    James Harden is one of our top projected PG's today at 49.66941204420943 points
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