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Quick Look At The NBA Matchups For 01-26-2023

We have a total of 6 games today with the first tip off scheduled for 08:30 PM EST when the Bulls take on the Hornets at Spectrum Center. Early projections are for the Bulls and Hornets to lead the day in total points scored while Mavericks and Suns should be one of the bottom with the lowest over of the day.

DraftEdge Top Stand Outs Headed Into The Slate

Luka Doncic (PG)

DK Proj: 62.5 FD Proj: 60.9

Doncic put up 41 points, 6 assists, and 15 rebounds while shooting 16 for 25 from the field in 38 minutes against the Wizards. Today he faces the Suns ranked #17 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 47.3 over 48 minutes of play which is +0.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 60.2DK and 57.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.0 on DraftKings and 4.8 on FanDuel.


Kyrie Irving (PG)

DK Proj: 55.0 FD Proj: 53.7

Irving put up 30 points, 10 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 7 for 10 from the field in 38 minutes against the 76ers. Today he faces the Pistons ranked #13 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 45.4 over 48 minutes of play which is -1.2 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 65.0DK and 63.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.4 on DraftKings and 6.3 on FanDuel.


Jayson Tatum (SG)

DK Proj: 49.6 FD Proj: 48.0

Tatum put up 31 points, 7 assists, and 14 rebounds while shooting 7 for 13 from the field in 40 minutes against the Heat. Today he faces the Knicks ranked #24 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 46.5 over 48 minutes of play which is +1.8 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 58.8DK and 55.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.4 on DraftKings and 3.2 on FanDuel.


Paul George (SG)

DK Proj: 43.7 FD Proj: 42.0

George put up 27 points, 4 assists, and 9 rebounds while shooting 8 for 11 from the field in 36 minutes against the Lakers. Today he faces the Spurs ranked #29 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 49.4 over 48 minutes of play which is +4.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 40.3DK and 38.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 2.5 on DraftKings and 2.4 on FanDuel.


DeMar DeRozan (SF)

DK Proj: 46.5 FD Proj: 46.6

DeRozan put up 33 points, 3 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 14 for 21 from the field in 40 minutes against the Pacers. Today he faces the Hornets ranked #26 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 46.3 over 48 minutes of play which is +4.6 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 45.2DK and 46.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.1 on DraftKings and 5.2 on FanDuel.


Julius Randle (PF)

DK Proj: 49.9 FD Proj: 47.6

Randle put up 36 points, 4 assists, and 13 rebounds while shooting 3 for 9 from the field in 38 minutes against the Cavaliers. Today he faces the Celtics ranked #9 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 45.1 over 48 minutes of play which is -1.8 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 56.6DK and 51.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.5 on DraftKings and 3.2 on FanDuel.


Nikola Vucevic (C)

DK Proj: 44.6 FD Proj: 43.8

Vucevic put up 20 points, 5 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 7 for 12 from the field in 33 minutes against the Pacers. Today he faces the Hornets ranked #12 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 53.0 over 48 minutes of play which is -1.0 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 44.5DK and 43.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9 on DraftKings and 4.9 on FanDuel.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Chicago Bulls -6.0
#20

Offense

#16

Defense

22-25

Season

6-4

Last 10

Charlotte Hornets +6.0
#5

Offense

#28

Defense

13-36

Season

3-7

Last 10

    Hornets hit the over 41% 41 out of the last 100 and 8 out of the last 15 for 53%
    Bulls hit the over 32% 32 out of the last 100 and 6 out of the last 15 for 33%
    DeMar DeRozan is one of our top projected SF/PF's today at 46.5 points

Detroit Pistons +7.5
#28

Offense

#22

Defense

12-37

Season

2-8

Last 10

Brooklyn Nets -7.5
#8

Offense

#14

Defense

29-18

Season

4-6

Last 10

    Nets hit the over 36% 36 out of the last 100 and 6 out of the last 15 for 33%
    Pistons hit the over 40% 40 out of the last 100 and 9 out of the last 15 for 60%
    Kyrie Irving is one of our top projected PG's today at 55.0 points

New York Knicks +9.0
#23

Offense

#8

Defense

26-23

Season

5-5

Last 10

Boston Celtics -9.0
#10

Offense

#5

Defense

35-14

Season

8-2

Last 10

    Celtics hit the over 53% 53 out of the last 100 and 9 out of the last 15 for 53%
    Knicks hit the over 41% 41 out of the last 100 and 7 out of the last 15 for 40%
    Julius Randle is one of our top projected PF's today at 49.9 points
    Jayson Tatum is one of our top projected SF/PF's today at 49.6 points

Cleveland Cavaliers -8.5
#27

Offense

#9

Defense

29-20

Season

4-6

Last 10

Houston Rockets +8.5
#24

Offense

#30

Defense

11-37

Season

1-9

Last 10

    Rockets hit the over 69% 69 out of the last 100 and 9 out of the last 15 for 53%
    Cavaliers hit the over 38% 38 out of the last 100 and 8 out of the last 15 for 47%

Dallas Mavericks +1.0
#29

Offense

#3

Defense

25-24

Season

3-7

Last 10

Phoenix Suns -1.0
#9

Offense

#1

Defense

25-24

Season

5-5

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 2.1% above the NBA avg
    The Mavericks rank #30 in the league at rebounding with 41.7 per game which is -5.5% below the NBA avg
    Suns hit the over 62% 62 out of the last 100 and 9 out of the last 15 for 53%
    Mavericks hit the over 48% 48 out of the last 100 and 10 out of the last 15 for 60%
    Luka Doncic is one of our top projected PG's today at 62.5 points

San Antonio Spurs +13.0
#13

Offense

#23

Defense

14-34

Season

2-8

Last 10

Los Angeles Clippers -13.0
#22

Offense

#6

Defense

26-24

Season

5-5

Last 10

    The Spurs get up a ton of shots ranking #2 in the league with 91.7 per game which is 4.2% above the NBA avg
    Clippers hit the over 23% 23 out of the last 100 and 5 out of the last 15 for 27%
    Spurs hit the over 43% 43 out of the last 100 and 11 out of the last 15 for 67%

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