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Expect John Wall to be massively owned tonight, so if you are looking to pivot, check out Damian Lillard ($8,800). Lillard is always under-owned and he’s had a bit of a rough stretch this week (by his standards) only averaging 41.7 DraftKings points per game in his last six. I can not overstate how much upside this guy actually has. He’s taken a ridiculous 76 shots in the last three games and will get one of the better matchups in the league with New Orleans. This game is pinned with a 209 O/U which is the highest on the slate.
I expect Deron Williams ($6,600) to be under-owned as well tonight. After missing a game with an illness, he is still listed as OUT on DraftKings at the time of writing this article. Reports have him as ready to roll for tonight and his production has been incredible. He’s scored 34+ DraftKings points in seven of eight which would be a lock for 5x value tonight. The matchup cannot be better, as the Suns have allowed the most points to opposing PGs this season. Another game with a big total (209) should put D-Will in-line for another big night.
How good as Wes Matthews ($5,600) been lately? How about a 19.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.0 SPG and 34.8 DraftKings points per game over his L5. Another one of those games tonight would put Matthews right at 6x value. Matthews looks very comfortable from behind the arc hitting 20 of his last 42. We already talked about the uptempo game expected tonight in DAL and Matthews is priced to move.
It looks like Garrett Temple ($3,500) is going to step in and start at SG with Bradley Beal sidelined. Temple has started and played 28 minutes in each of the last two games, earning 21 and 19 DraftKings points. He’s unlikely to have a massive night, but he can score in all five categories. Needing only 21 DraftKings points to reach full value, he should be able to provide plenty of roster flexibility.
It looks like the Grizzlies are shaking up their rotation and Matt Barnes ($4,300) has entered the starting lineup. He responded with a massive 13-13-4-2-1 game last night, earning 42.75 DraftKings points. Barnes has been nearly a DK point per minute player this season, so a significant increase in minutes would skyrocket his value. This is our chance to buy him low as that price tag is already on the rise. Even a 30 points night from Barnes would be a 7x value this evening.
We don’t talk much about Chris Bosh ($7,200), but we really should. He’s as solid as they come, averaging 35 DraftKings points per game this season. He’s also eclipsed 40 points in three of his last seven. Bosh is a unique blend of rebounding and blocks with the ability to hit the outside shot. Bosh can fill it up in a hurry which is what I expect him to do against ATL tonight. The Hawks have been one of the softest teams in the paint this season, which means we could see a big night from Bosh.
It is time to feast on Jahlil Okafor ($6,400). Nerlens Noel has already been ruled out tonight, meaning it will be the Okafor show for the Sixers. Expect the offense to run through him as it did yesterday. Jah posted a 23-14 line, good for 45 DraftKings points. The absence of Nerlens should give Jah plenty of room to work in the paint and snag a few extra rebounds. There’s no better matchup as the Bulls have surrendered the most DraftKings points to opposing centers this season.
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