Do you think John Wall cares about this “bad matchup”? Seriously, the Magic have allowed the fewest points to opposing PGs, which give you a chance to buy on an under-owned Wall. He’s scored at least 48 DraftKings points in seven of his last eight. His assist totals are off the charts, racking up double-digit dimes in six of seven. He’s faced Orlando once this season and shredded them for 55.75 DraftKings points. That OVP designation will drive down the ownership on Wall at home, which has me buying him up.
This is a total punt but Isaiah Canaan checks in at the near-min salary tonight. Despite that, he’s played at least 26 minutes in five straight and six of seven. He’s going to have to make attempts count, because he doesn’t get a lot of them. You can expect between 6-10 shots, with most of them coming from beyond the arc. You’re looking for him to heat up on that 3P bonus and tack on a few rebounds. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a guy this cheap with that many minutes of action. There’s also an opportunity that Wade doesn’t play tonight on the second half of a B2B, which could open the door for Canaan.
Jahlil Okafor has already been ruled out for tonight after not playing last night with the flu. Since this is the second half of a B2B, the Sixers certainly won’t suit up Joel Embiid either. That should make them extremely thin in the front-court with beneficiaries being Dario Saric and Richaun Holmes. Holmes is high energy all over the court and has found success when he plays 20+ minutes. The last four times he’s played that much, he’s scored 26.5, 18.25, 26.75 and 27.75 DraftKings points. That’s pretty good for a guy who costs only $3,600. Saric looks like he’s finding his game for the Sixers contributing 21-12 on Saturday night, followed by a solid 17-8 game last night.
This Serge Ibaka guy will not go away. He’s scored 30+ DraftKings points in six of nine, but had included some serious explosions. He’s scored 42+ in three of eight and is coming off a 50.25 game against Detroit on Sunday night. The high ceiling is thanks to him contributing in the two point categories totaling nine blocks and four steals in his last three games alone. Throw in his ~15 real points and a few rebounds and you’ve got yourself a solid option at the forward position tonight.
That’s all folks! Be sure to follow me on Twitter for more player analysis as news and injuries break closer to tip-off! Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.