Welcome back everyone, we’ve been away for a little over 140 days but today, the NBA finally returns to finish out the 2020. Lets hope they can get through it all without any Covid-19 outbreaks that force another shut down.
In this article I’m going to quickly go over some basic slate info to get our day started. This is not going to be an in depth detailed breakdown of each matchup, but more of a Macro view of the slate each morning. I’ll drop some injury blurbs in here as well that we should be monitoring and I’ll try to make a note of what those injuries mean for us in our DFS contests today.
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Not a big slate today, only 2 games but we’ve got a MILLY MAKER on Fanduel 👀 that we’ll be attacking tonight!!!
Utah Jazz (109) vs New Orleans Pelicans (111.5)
Vegas: Pelicans -2.5
LA Clippers (106) vs LA Lakers (110.5)
Vegas: Lakers -4.5
Pace up or Pace down
What is Pace? Well, a quick google search leads us a great explanation.
Pace, or how many possessions a team uses per 48 minutes, is something we often discuss when referring to specific teams or even specific eras of NBA history. It goes to the core of a team’s identity, defines it against its peers. Fast teams are fun. They run, they score, they entertain. Slow teams defend.
Utah Jazz (101.4) vs New Orleans Pelicans (108.3)
– Big bace up spot for the Jazz
Jazz get a nice bump in pace which should lead for more scoring opportunities vs the fast paced Pelicans team.
LA Clippers (105.9) vs LA Lakers (104.4)
– Slight pace up spot for Clipers
Nothing really substantial here for either team
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NOP – Zion Williamson – Questionable
– if Zion is out look for Nicolo Melli to get the start
– other starters like Brandon Ingram and Jrue Holiday get a bump in production if Zion is out
UTA – Bojan Bogdanovic – OUT
– Joe Ingles will start with Bogdanovic being out for the year with a wrist injury
– Jordan Clarkson becomes a solid value play
LAL – Rajon Rondo – OUT
LAL – Avery Bradley – OUT
LAC – Montrezl Harrell – OUT
LAC – Patrick Beverly – Questionable
LAC – Lou Williams – OUT
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I’ve set up a Rating for both Fanduel and Draftkings on the ROF Study Hub. This rating is something I’ve been working on that takes into account several factors of each slate each day. Rather than simply looking at the standard Projection and Value, my hope is that this rating will give us another level of insight each day.
Anthony Davis leads the slate with a 92.72 rating on Fanduel, while Paul George leads the slate with a 99.47 rating on Draftkings. Both should be fully in play in all formats tonight. I’ll list a few of the other top options below
Wrap it up
That’s all I’ve got for this 1st slate. It’s a 2 gamer so don’t drive yourself crazy trying to build the PERFECT LINEUP. Just have fun with this slate, throw a few darts at that Milly Maker on Fanduel and sit back and enjoy the fact that NBA BASKETBALL is finally back!!!
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Nice article! Like a breath of fresh air. WELCOME BACK NBA!!!