Welcome to the Team Rise or Fall Free FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS picks article. This morning we will highlight some standout Vegas totals, pace ups picks, notable injury news, and my preferred way to attack the slate. At the conclusion of the article, we’ll discuss how I plan on handling the slate with the information we have this early in the day. Be mindful that this preview is subject to change as news breaks throughout the day which can and will affect some of these picks. Tonight, we finally have a full slate of games after the past three days gave us very small slates. Let’s dive in!
San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors O/U 228
The Spurs come to San Francisco on a two-game winning streak, having won 3 of their last 5 games averaging 106.6 points per game in that time. They are led into this game by Dejounte Murray and DeMar DeRozan. Murray and DeRozan are the team leaders in all-important statistical categories and is where my primary interest will be the Spurs. This is also a massive pace up spot for the Spurs.
The Warriors are coming off a big, come-from-behind win against the defending champion Lakers. The Dubs have also won 3 of their last 5 games averaging 107 points per game over their last 5 games. They are going to be led by Steph Curry and Draymond Green. Curry is the gold standard when it comes to shooting the ball and he leads the Warriors in scoring averaging 28.2 points per game. Draymond is the glue that holds the team together while filling the stat sheet in all categories. Green is an excellent value pick on both sites at $5,400.
Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Clippers O/U 230
The Kings visit Los Angeles to face the Clippers in a rematch from earlier this month. The Kings are looking to turn around a 3-game losing streak. They are led by point guard DeAaron Fox we had a terrible outing the last time these two teams faced. Fox is overpriced on DraftKings but is right in line on FanDuel.
The Clippers go into this game riding a four-game winning streak. The Clippers’ main production will come from Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. They both seem to get their share of shots up and will fill the stat sheet with assists and rebounds. If I had to pick, I’d say Paul George is the better value on both sites as Kawhi is getting priced closer to his ceiling.
The Cavs will face the new-look Nets who should get Kyrie Irving back tonight. Cleveland ranks near the bottom of the league in pace while Brooklyn is top 5. We’ll have to see what the status of Darius Garland and Collin Sexton is, but if they play I will have exposure to them. I would also have to pick on the Nets bigs as I don’t think they can stop Andre Drummond.
The Grizzlies have Ja Morant back from his ankle injury. This is a nice pace up spot and a late hammer all in one. I want exposure to the guys who will be handling the ball in this one.
Probable: Trae Young, De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Andrew Wiggins, Lou Williams,
Out: Danilo Gallinari, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Jayson Tatum, John Wall, Jonas Valanciunas, CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nukic
Dame Lillard – No CJ McCollum or Jusuf Nurkic to compete with for shots. He’s my pick to carry the Blazers tonight in the late game.
Jaylen Brown – No Jayson Tatum again tonight, we saw the performance he put up the last time Tatum missed, and I would pick him to be the main man again for Boston.
Brandon Clarke – He’s seen a price increase on both sites but there is no JoVal this game. He’s consistently seeing over 30 minutes per game and we’ll also get to pick on Enes Kanter and his terrible defense.
These are my early picks, should you want to see what our coach’s Building Blocks look like check closer to lock.
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