Top NBA DraftKings and FanDuel Plays For Thursday Jan 8th

Big wins yesterday with Caris Levert, Shake Milton, Nikola Jokic. Congrats to everyone that placed high in tournaments. Tonight we are set for a repeat Levert performance and we get the first head to head match up of the Ball brothers. Lamelo has been solid all year, but we haven’t seen a big ceiling game yet. Nothing like an older brother to pull that out of a performance.

The high scoring matchup tonight is projected to be the Wizards and Celtics. Don’t want to call a lock on Daniel Thesis, but its close. At $4300 he will get as many minutes as he can handle with Grant Williams, Robert Williams III, and Tristan Thompson out for Covid. The EdgeScore is showing him putting up a 6.4 value tonight. That would put him above his high so far this year, but the stars are aligned for him in the matchup. The follow up is Jayson Tatum is could have also have a season high tonight against the Wizards.

Over in Orlando we have a season ending injury with Markelle Fultz out, and Aaron Gordon is now a scratch. Take a look at Cole Anthony. He is a first round 13th pick him will be starting tonight with a $5000/DK and FD price tag.

Let’s take a look at tonight’s available slates for lineup optimization for DraftKings and FanDuel.

DFS Slates Available

PlatformSlateStartGamesBuild
DraftKingsMainFri 1/8 7:00 PM10GO
FanDuelMainFri 1/8 7:00 PM10GO
FanDuelExpressFri 1/8 7:30 PM3GO
DraftKingsTurboFri 1/8 8:00 PM3GO
FanDuelExpress IIFri 1/8 8:00 PM3GO
DraftKingsNightFri 1/8 10:00 PM3GO
DraftKingsLAC @ GSFri 1/8 10:00 PM1GO
FanDuelAfter HoursFri 1/8 10:00 PM3GO

Top 5 NBA DFS Projections

PLAYERDKDKSALDKVALFDFDSALFDVALDEF
Russell Westbrook50.2$10.4K4.848.3$10.7K4.55
Stephen Curry48.8$10.0K4.946.2$9.7K4.88
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander44.6$7.8K5.743.3$7.9K5.514
De'Aaron Fox40.4$8.3K4.940.9$7.8K5.228
Fred VanVleet39.7$8.1K4.939.3$7.8K5.022

**View the complete list of today's NBA projections here

Today's NBA Schedule

AwayAway TotalHomeHome TotalOver/UnderStartFavSpread
Suns (6-2)112Pistons (1-7)1042167:00 PMPHX-8
Wizards (2-6)116.25Celtics (6-3)120.25236.57:30 PMBOS-4
Hornets (3-5)107.75Pelicans (4-4)110.252187:30 PMNOP-2.5
Thunder (3-4)104.75Knicks (5-3)106.75211.57:30 PMNYK-2
Nets (5-4)108.5Grizzlies (2-6)109217.58:00 PMMEM-0.5
Magic (6-2)109.75Rockets (2-4)111.75221.58:00 PMHOU-2
Jazz (4-4)114Bucks (5-3)1172318:00 PMMIL-3
Clippers (6-3)115.5Warriors (4-4)113.522910:00 PMLAC-2
Raptors (1-6)113.25Kings (4-4)111.7522510:00 PMTOR-1.5
Bulls (4-5)110Lakers (6-3)113.5223.510:00 PMLAL-3.5