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Quick Look At The NBA Matchups For 01-27-2023

We have a total of 5 games today with the first tip off scheduled for 08:00 PM EST when the Bucks take on the Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Early projections are for the Bucks and Pacers to lead the day in total points scored while Magic and Heat should be one of the bottom with the lowest over of the day.

DraftEdge Top Stand Outs Headed Into The Slate

Ja Morant (PG)

DK Proj: 51.2 FD Proj: 49.5

Morant put up 29 points, 12 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 8 for 13 from the field in 35 minutes against the Warriors. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #7 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 43.8 over 48 minutes of play which is -3.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 46.2DK and 44.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 2.5 on DraftKings and 2.4 on FanDuel.


Stephen Curry (PG)

DK Proj: 48.2 FD Proj: 45.4

Curry put up 34 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 6 for 11 from the field in 35 minutes against the Grizzlies. Today he faces the Raptors ranked #11 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 45.4 over 48 minutes of play which is -1.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 49.0DK and 47.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.5 on DraftKings and 4.3 on FanDuel.


Anthony Edwards (SG)

DK Proj: 47.3 FD Proj: 46.2

Edwards put up 37 points, 5 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 8 for 15 from the field in 37 minutes against the Pelicans. Today he faces the Grizzlies ranked #8 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 43.1 over 48 minutes of play which is -1.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 58.4DK and 56.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.5 on DraftKings and 6.3 on FanDuel.


Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (SG)

DK Proj: 45.8 FD Proj: 46.2

Gilgeous-Alexander put up 36 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 12 for 21 from the field in 36 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Cavaliers ranked #2 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.8 over 48 minutes of play which is -3.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 54.9DK and 55.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5 on DraftKings and 5.6 on FanDuel.


Klay Thompson (SF)

DK Proj: 33.4 FD Proj: 31.3

Thompson put up 24 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 4 for 13 from the field in 34 minutes against the Grizzlies. Today he faces the Raptors ranked #19 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 43.7 over 48 minutes of play which is +2.0 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 28.1DK and 27.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 2.6 on DraftKings and 2.5 on FanDuel.


Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF)

DK Proj: 60.8 FD Proj: 59.3

Antetokounmpo put up 33 points, 4 assists, and 14 rebounds while shooting 9 for 15 from the field in 31 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Pacers ranked #22 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 49.3 over 48 minutes of play which is +2.3 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 51.0DK and 48.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 2.7 on DraftKings and 2.5 on FanDuel.


Pascal Siakam (C)

DK Proj: 48.2 FD Proj: 47.2

Siakam put up 26 points, 7 assists, and 11 rebounds while shooting 9 for 16 from the field in 35 minutes against the Kings. Today he faces the Warriors ranked #10 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 51.7 over 48 minutes of play which is -2.3 less 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 5.6 on DraftKings and 5.6 on FanDuel.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Milwaukee Bucks -8.5
#3

Offense

#13

Defense

31-17

Season

6-4

Last 10

Indiana Pacers +8.5
#6

Offense

#26

Defense

24-26

Season

2-8

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 3.4% 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 115.1 per game which is 3.0% above the NBA avg
    Daily Fantasy Point Alert: The Bucks rank #3 in the league at generating fantasy points (235.2/gm) while the Pacers rank #26 in the league at defending against them at (234.7/gm).
    Points Alert: The Bucks rank #1 at putting points on the board with 115.1/gm, 3.0% above the average, while the Pacers rank #28 at defending them allowing an average of 115.6 pts per game.
    Pacers hit the over 33% 33 out of the last 100 and 7 out of the last 15 for 40%
    Bucks hit the over 24% 24 out of the last 100 and 4 out of the last 15 for 27%
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of our top projected PF/C's today at 60.8 points

Memphis Grizzlies -3.0
#1

Offense

#17

Defense

31-17

Season

6-4

Last 10

Minnesota Timberwolves +3.0
#4

Offense

#27

Defense

25-25

Season

6-4

Last 10

    The Grizzlies get up a ton of shots ranking #1 in the league with 92.8 per game which is 5.4% above the NBA avg
    The Grizzlies are one of the top rebounding teams in the NBA ranking #2 in the league with 47.8 per game which is 8.3% above the NBA avg
    The Timberwolves are the NBA leaders at stealing the ball causing a turnover 8.8 per game which is 17.4% above the NBA avg
    Daily Fantasy Point Alert: The Grizzlies rank #1 in the league at generating fantasy points (242.2/gm) while the Timberwolves rank #27 in the league at defending against them at (234.9/gm).
    Rebound Alert: We have an imbalance at the boards as the Grizzlies rank #2 at grabbing a rebound while the Timberwolves struggle ranking #26 in the league at grabbing them.
    Points Alert: The Grizzlies rank #4 at putting points on the board with 114.6/gm, 2.6% above the average, while the Timberwolves rank #27 at defending them allowing an average of 115.1 pts per game.
    Timberwolves hit the over 39% 39 out of the last 100 and 5 out of the last 15 for 33%
    Grizzlies hit the over 28% 28 out of the last 100 and 6 out of the last 15 for 40%
    Ja Morant is one of our top projected PG's today at 51.2 points
    Anthony Edwards is one of our top projected SG/SF's today at 47.3 points

Cleveland Cavaliers +1.0
#27

Offense

#9

Defense

30-20

Season

5-5

Last 10

Oklahoma City Thunder -1.0
#25

Offense

#29

Defense

23-25

Season

7-3

Last 10

    Thunder hit the over 53% 53 out of the last 100 and 11 out of the last 15 for 67%
    Cavaliers hit the over 30% 30 out of the last 100 and 7 out of the last 15 for 40%

Orlando Magic +8.0
#30

Offense

#25

Defense

19-29

Season

5-5

Last 10

Miami Heat -8.0
#26

Offense

#2

Defense

27-22

Season

7-3

Last 10

    Heat hit the over 43% 43 out of the last 100 and 6 out of the last 15 for 40%
    Magic hit the over 56% 56 out of the last 100 and 11 out of the last 15 for 67%

Toronto Raptors +5.5
#16

Offense

#12

Defense

22-27

Season

6-4

Last 10

Golden State Warriors -5.5
#2

Offense

#11

Defense

24-24

Season

4-6

Last 10

    Warriors hit the over 39% 39 out of the last 100 and 9 out of the last 15 for 60%
    Raptors hit the over 25% 25 out of the last 100 and 7 out of the last 15 for 47%
    Stephen Curry is one of our top projected PG's today at 48.2 points
    Pascal Siakam is one of our top projected C's today at 48.2 points

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