NBA Plays of the Day – 12/4
- 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
Spencer Dinwiddie – 12/6/3 [ $7,500 / $7,000 ] Just 2 days ago, when the Nets and Hawks last played, Spencer Dinwiddie had a solid outing of 15/9/6 with 3 blocks in just 30 minutes of action. Dinwiddie’s individual matchup with Dennis Schroder is a great one, as Schroder owns an awful 114.2 defensive rating, a near perfect scenario.
Eric Bledsoe – 16/4/3 [ $7,000 / $6,700 ] Eric Bledsoe’s game has seen a rejuvenation, especially over his last 6 games, where he seen massive boosts to his overall averages and shooting numbers. In that span, Bledsoe has provided double digit scoring in all games and a minimum of 36.9 FanDuel points, in all but 1 outing.
Jamal Murray – 14/2/3 [ $5,600 / $5,100 ] With Millsap and Jokic out, Jamal Murray has seen a nice increase to his usage, to which he made good use of in his 28 point effort against the Lakers. Murray’s mid tier price, tied in with his matchup with Dennis Smith Jr., who has a terrible 111.6 defensive rating, make him a nice play.
• Shooting Guard
Victor Oladipo – 23/3/5 [ $9,200 / $8,700 ] Victor Oladipo has been everything and more the Pacers could hope for and his incredible start to the season has him as the early front runner for Most Improved Player. Though this game may turn into a blowout, Oladipo’s 30.5% usage gives him solid opportunity to hit his value.
Tyreke Evans – 17/3/5 [ $7,400 / $7,300 ] Since Mike Conley has been sidelined, Tyreke Evans, for the most part, has been exceptional, producing at a high level and distributing the ball well. This game should stay rather competitive and depending on who Evans’ sees on defense, probably Wiggins or Teague, could mean a big night.
Gary Harris – 14/2/2 [ $6,500 / $5,800 ] Though Will Barton has seen the biggest boost with all the injuries, Gary Harris should see more consistent minutes, as Wilson Chandler looks to come back, tonight. In his last 2 matches, Harris has been very good, posting 41.1 and 34.4 FanDuel point outings, respectively, and playing 34+ minutes.
• Small Forward
Giannis Antetokounmpo – 29/4/10 [ $12,400 / $10,600 ] Though this matchup is a tough spot for Giannis, he has proved capable of playing at a high level against the Celtics, twice already this season. While the addition of Bledsoe has taken a hit to Giannis’ usage, he still remains effective, with 61.5+ FanDuel points in 2 of his last 3 games.
Robert Covington – 15/1/6 [ $7,000 / $6,200 ] In a sweet spot against the sloppy Suns, Robert Covington could easily have one of his stat stuffed nights, if this game can stay somewhat competitive. Covington’s defender, TJ Warren, shouldn’t pose any threats to his offensive production, as he possesses a 111.3 defensive rating.
DeMarre Carroll – 13/1/7 [ $6,100 / $5,900 ] DeMarre Carroll has been one of the few constants for the Nets this year and this matchup versus the Hawks has proven to be a solid spot for him. Carroll has had great success against his former team in Atlanta this season, with 33.6 and 27.5 FanDuel points efforts in the 2 games he played them.
• Power Forward
Ben Simmons – 17/7/9 [ $10,500 / $9,800 ] In a fast paced game, with Phoenix ranking 1st and Philadelphia ranking 4th, Ben Simmons could have an huge outing, with his fantastic all around game. While Simmons hasn’t returned value in his last 2 outings, this matchup versus the Suns is an amazing spot for him to do so.
Ersan Ilyasova – 6/5 [ $5,600 / $4,800 ] Last game, against this same Brooklyn team, Ersan Ilyasova had a near double double performance and with the vast amount of injuries should be in the starting lineup, again. The Nets, horrible 108.3 team defense and speedy 104.96 pace, should give Ilyasova a nice opportunity at a another solid night.
Kenneth Faried – 6/4 [ $5,500 / $4,800 ] As mentioned above, the injuries to Millsap and Jokic have opened up a ton of minutes and usage and Kenneth Faried has taken advantage of his time. Faried’s double double ability, added to the Maverick’s 47.8 rebound percentage and probable matchup against Dirk, make him a very nice play.
DeMarcus Cousins – 25/12/1 [ $11,000 / $11,000 ] Tonight, DeMarcus Cousins gets a sweet spot against the Golden State Warriors and with Anthony Davis out, things get even better for him. Cousins 33.7% usage could easily be closer to 40%, tonight, and while the Warriors are a defensive juggernaut, he has had some huge games against them.
Marc Gasol – 18/8/1 [ $8,800 / $8,100 ] Marc Gasol was great in his last game versus Cleveland, posting a stat filled night of 27/6/2 with 2 blocks and 3 steals, over 40 minutes played. Gasol’s matchup with Karl-Anthony Towns is a phenomenal one, as Towns has struggled to defend all season long and holds 109.3 defensive rating.
Enes Kanter – 14/10/1 [ $6,600 / $6,200 ] With Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. out again tonight, Enes Kanter is in line to see some solid minutes and a usage boost, against the Pacers. Kanter has been fantastic over his last 2 games, putting up back to back 40+ FanDuel point efforts and he’s in another good spot to continue that trend, tonight.
Extras: Schroder, Barton, Lee, James, Plumlee.