NBA Plays of the Day – 1/13 (Early)

  1. Plays are based on stats, opposition, and pricing.
  2. Averaged 17-18 Season stats after player’s names.
  3. FanDuel and DraftKings prices listed respectively.

• Point Guard

Kemba Walker – 21/5/3 [ $8,900 / $7,500 ] For the most part, Kemba Walker has been great this season, especially at home, as he tends to up his game when he’s in Charlotte. I like Walker a lot here, because even though Oklahoma City possess the 5th ranked defense in the league, they’ve slipped in the standings recently, while keeping games close, despite all their star power.

Lonzo Ball – 10/7/7 [ $8,500 / $8,000 ] Lonzo Ball has been playing well over his last 3 games, putting up double doubles in all contests, as well as 46+ FanDuel points in the previous 2 outings. Today’s matchup with the Mavericks presents a ton of upside for Ball, as Dallas owns a subpar 107.2 team defensive rating – 22nd in the league, and struggles mightily versus point guards.

• Shooting Guard

Lou Williams – 23/4/2 [ $9,500 / $9,000 ] Lou Williams continues to produce, scoring 30+ real points in 5 of his prior 7 matches, and playing upwards of 30+ minutes per game in that span. This back to back meeting with the Sacramento Kings, highly favors a shooter like Williams, as the Kings own the league’s worst defense, and allow their opponents to shoot 47.8% from the field.

Wesley Matthews – 12/2/3 [ $5,200 / $4,900 ] Recently, Wesley Matthews has been a nice value play, logging 33+ minutes in each of his last 6 games, and putting up 25.7+ FanDuel in 6 of his previous 8 outings. Mathews’ opponent, the Lakers, haven’t guarded opposing shooting guards all too well, even with Caldwell-Pope’s reputation, placing as the 5th worst in DvP season long ranks.

• Small Forward

Paul George – 20/3/5 [ $7,500 / $7,700 ] Paul George has struggled to get things going as of late, putting up 26.8 and 25.2 FanDuel point efforts, respectively, over his past 2 matchups. However, this meeting with Charlotte is a bounce back spot for George, despite the Hornets possessing the 10 ranked defense among the league, as they’ve had some difficulties with small forwards.

Harrison Barnes – 18/2/6 [ $7,300 / $7,300 ] Harrison Barnes has remained consistent all year, and has put up 32+ FanDuel points in 5 of prior 6 contests, while playing 33+ minutes per game. Los Angeles has proven to be a solid defensive team at times this season, but against opposing small forwards they have a lot of trouble, ranking as the worst DvP team in the entire league.

• Power Forward

Blake Griffin – 22/7 [ $9,000 / $9,200 ] After missing the previous 2 games with a concussion, Blake Griffin put up a solid outing against Sacramento, scoring 18 points, while snatching 12 rebounds and dishing 6 assists. Griffin will once again get the chance to dominate the Kings, who have been awful on the boards, ranking 28th in rebound percentage, grabbing just 40.4 per game.

Kyle Kuzma – 16/6 [ $5,500 / $5,700 ] Kyle Kuzma is starting to see lower minutes as he comes off the bench, but he has played nicely over his last 3 matches, putting up 25.7+ FanDuel points. It’s been a legitimate thing to target Dallas down low, to which you could also go with teammate Larry Nance Jr., who brings a ton of effort, or flip it and go to the Mavericks, rostering Dirk.

• Center

DeAndre Jordan – 11/14/1 [ $9,500 / $8,100 ] DeAndre Jordan is currently questionable to play, as he is dealing with a sprained ankle that he sustained in the last meeting with Sacramento. If Jordan can play, he would be the top center play, that is he is 100% healthy, with the Kings rebounding struggles and inability to defend much, if at all – Griffin is a lock, if he can’t go, today.

Dwight Howard – 15/12/1 [ $8,800 / $7,400 ] As mentioned above, the Thunder haven’t been the same defensive team without Andre Roberson, falling in their defensive efficiency quite a bit since he’s been out. Dwight Howard has shown dominance this year, looking like his beginnings in Orlando at times, and with Oklahoma City allowing more to centers lately, the door is open.

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