NBA Plays of the Day – 11/26
- Plays are based on stats, opposition, and pricing.
- FanDuel and DraftKings prices listed respectively.
- Averaged 17-18 Season stats after player’s names.
• Point Guard
Mario Chalmers – 8/4/3 [ $6,900 / $6,000 ] Mario Chalmers not only has a terrific matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, ranking 26th with a 108.3 team defense, but he also is in a great spot going up against Spencer Dinwiddie, who is a subpar defender possessing an awful 107.4 defensive rating. The Nets play at the fastest pace in the league and turnover the ball an average 14.3 times per game, making way for a big game for Chalmers.
Kris Dunn – 11/3/4 [ $6,500 / $5,900 ] It may be early, but Kris Dunn has been shooting much better this season, seeing his numbers rise to 40.9% from the field and 35.5% from three. Dunn’s individual matchup with Goran Dragic should provide him plenty of opportunities to flex his newfound shot, as Dragic owns a 105.5 defensive rating.
• Shooting Guard
Tyreke Evans – 17/3/5 [ $7,700 / $6,900 ] Tyreke Evans has seen a rejuvenation in his game and it looks like he’s in for the long haul. Evans’ usage rate is at an insane 26.7% and with Mike Conley out, as well as the foreseeable future, it has only gone up and in a prime spot against Brooklyn he could definitely take advantage.
Andrew Wiggins – 18/1/4 [ $6,800 / $6,500 ] If Devin Booker doesn’t play, Andrew Wiggins could be poised for a huge game, but either way it doesn’t much matter, as Booker boasts a horrendous 108.8 defensive rating. This game should see a decently quick pace to it, with Phoenix ranking 2nd and Minnesota right in the middle of the pack at 15th in pace, which is perfect for an athletic guard-wing combo like Wiggins.
• Small Forward
Jimmy Butler – 17/4/5 [ $9,000 / $7,500 ] Jimmy Butler has been alright this season, but not the Jimmy we’re used to seeing, which was to be expected when added to the mix of Towns and Wiggins. Butler’s matchup is an exploitable one, as the Suns have a 108.3 team defense rating and play at the 2nd fastest pace in the league, and he already put up 42.7 FanDuel points against this team earlier in the year – can you say encore!
TJ Warren – 18/1/6 [ $7,900 / $7,100 ] Like his matchup, Jimmy Butler, TJ Warren has seen success in their previous meeting, posting an impressive 47.2 FanDuel point outing, highlighted by his 35 points. Minnesota hasn’t been too tough on defense this year, owning a 107.5 team defense and their matchups with opposing small forwards haven’t been very kind, giving Warren and edge, especially if Booker is out.
• Power Forward
JaMychal Green – 10/4 [ $6,200 / $4,400 ] JaMychal Green has only played in 6 total games this season, however, he has been active in the last 5 outings, posting 22.2 or more FanDuel points in 4 of those 5 games. Green has seen 28+ minutes in his last 3 and if he sees similar time could crush against the Nets, who rank 23rd in rebound percentage and give up an average 47.9 points in the paint to their opposition.
Bobby Portis – 13/7 [ $4,800 / $5,300 ] Bobby Portis hasn’t been the player he has the potential to be, but he has a great chance to make things happen today against Miami. Though the Heat have been solid defensively this season, they have a weak spot in their front court and Portis has shown his ceiling once already, with a 40.6 FanDuel point effort against Toronto.
Karl-Anthony Towns – 20/11/1 [ $9,800 / $8,900 ] Karl-Anthony Towns had a solid game versus the Suns in their first meeting and should see similar results here in this game too. With big game potential every time he steps on the court, Towns is in a great spot against a messy Phoenix front court and is at home, where he typically plays much better.
Marc Gasol – 19/9/1 [ $9,200 / $8,500 ] Like Towns, but maybe in an ever sweeter situation is Marc Gasol and his price point on both sites remains lower than KAT’s. This is a smash spot for Gasol, who can tally up the stat sheet with his overall game along with his immense usage rating of 28.1%, making him a great play in all formats.
Extras: Teague, Booker, Carroll, Gibson, Lopez.