Triple Threat Showdown: NBA Playoff Night – In-Depth DFS Analysis for Tonight’s 3 Game Slate

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Hold on to your hats, basketball fans, it's game day! Three matchups are set to bring the heat, starting with the Hawks vs. Celtics at 07:30 PM EST in the TD Garden. The Hawks and Celtics are geared up for a scoring outburst, but the Timberwolves and Nuggets 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

Jayson Tatum ($10000/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 31 points, 4 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 4-7 from the field in 39 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #29 in the league against the PF, allowing 54.5dfs per game or +7.2 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 53.4DK and 51.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.3.

Nikola Jokic ($10800/DK) went off for a big game in his last outing, dropping 43 points, dishing out 6 assists, and pulling down 11 rebounds while shooting 10-18 from the field in 39 minutes against the Timberwolves. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #24 in the league against the C, allowing 58.2dfs per game or +5.0 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 57.9DK and 55.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.4.

Kevin Durant ($9900/DK) had an okay outing in his last game, puttin up 31 points, 6 assists, and 11 rebounds while shooting 6-13 from the field in 45 minutes against the Clippers. Today he faces the Clippers ranked #23 in the league against the PF, allowing 45.9dfs per game or +3.7 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 47.2DK and 45.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

Anthony Edwards ($9100/DK) was scorching hot in his last game, dropping 34 points, dishing out 5 assists, and pulling down 6 rebounds while shooting 7-15 from the field in 45 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #4 in the league against the SG, allowing 41.7dfs per game or -3.1 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 60.9DK and 62.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.7.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Bogdan Bogdanovic ($4800/DK) had an off night in his last outing, scoring only 8 points, 0 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 1-3 from the field in 19 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Celtics ranked #9 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 42.6 per game which is -2.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 23.3DK and 22.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9.

Karl-Anthony Towns ($7800/DK) delivered a nothing-special performance in his last game, puttin up 17 points, 2 assists, and 11 rebounds while shooting 5-7 from the field in 36 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #7 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 48.9 per game which is -4.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 35.2DK and 33.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.5.

Jaylen Brown ($8100/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 31 points, 3 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 9-18 from the field in 42 minutes against the Hawks. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #17 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 44.9 per game which is +0.0 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 33.3DK and 33.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.1.

Trae Young ($8600/DK) had a crazy-good performance in his last outing, dropping 35 points, dishing out 15 assists, and pulling down 3 rebounds while shooting 7-16 from the field in 41 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Celtics ranked #20 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 50.2 per game which is +2.2 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 54.7DK and 53.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.4.

Jamal Murray ($8200/DK) was just okay in his last game, puttin up 19 points, 5 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 6-14 from the field in 41 minutes against the Timberwolves. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #27 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 52.3 per game which is +4.3 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 45.0DK and 43.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Cheap Value Players

Nickeil Alexander-Walker ($4100/DK) was mid last game, puttin up 8 points, 1 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 1-2 from the field in 38 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #4 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 41.7 per game -3.1 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 13.8DK and 12.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.4.

Saddiq Bey ($4200/DK) had a stinker of a game in his last outing, scoring only 5 points, 0 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 2-4 from the field in 21 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Celtics ranked #7 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 38.6 per game -3.7 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 13.0DK and 12.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.1.

Onyeka Okongwu ($4400/DK) had a stinker of a game in his last outing, scoring only 6 points, 0 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 2-4 from the field in 18 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Celtics ranked #8 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 44.9 per game -2.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 17.7DK and 18.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.0.

Josh Okogie ($3700/DK) had an okay outing in his last game, puttin up 6 points, 1 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 2-2 from the field in 25 minutes against the Clippers. Today he faces the Clippers ranked #10 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 42.9 per game -2.0 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 16.4DK and 17.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.4.

Nah'Shon Hyland ($4300/DK) struggled in his last game, scoring only 5 points, 2 assists, and 0 rebounds while shooting 1-1 from the field in 18 minutes against the Suns. Today he faces the Suns ranked #8 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 42.6 per game -2.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 15.4DK and 15.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.6.

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Today's NBA Matchups

Atlanta Hawks +13.5 vs Boston Celtics -13.5
The Hawks and their 2-3 record head to Boston for a challenging match against the efficient Celtics who hold a 3-1 record. Hawks need to improve on the defensive end, while they boast a dynamic #3 ranked offense. Celtics are known for their solid defense, while they boast a dynamic #2 ranked offense. The Hawks are one of the top teams in the NBA at generating DFS points at a whopping 246 per game which is 6.5% above the NBA avg. The Hawks get up a ton of shots ranking #2 in the league with 94.8 per game which is 6.8% above the NBA avg. The Hawks are one of the top rebounding teams in the NBA ranking #2 in the league with 48.6 per game which is 11.4% above the NBA avg. The Hawks run a quick pace ranking #1 in the league with 121.8 points per game which is 6.4% above the NBA avg.

Celtics hit the over 9 out of the last 15 games
Hawks hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games

Minnesota Timberwolves +9.5 vs Denver Nuggets -9.5
Timberwolves, in a rough patch with a 2-4 record, march into Denver to take on the formidable Nuggets with a 3-1 squad. Timberwolves are average on the defensive end, while they field an average offense. Nuggets have a fearsome defense, while they are known for their lackluster #20 ranked offense.

Nuggets hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games
Timberwolves hit the over 8 out of the last 15 games

Los Angeles Clippers +12.5 vs Phoenix Suns -12.5
The competition heats up as the Clippers with a 1-3 record head to Phoenix to challenge the competent Suns who hold a 3-1 record. Clippers need to improve on the defensive end, while they are known for their lackluster #17 ranked offense. Suns possess a top-10 defense, while they are proficient on the offensive end.

Suns hit the over 10 out of the last 15 games
Clippers hit the over 11 out of the last 15 games

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