NBA Value Plays – 1/15
- Plays are based solely on opposition and pricing.
- FanDuel and DraftKings prices listed respectively.
• Point Guard
Ricky Rubio [ $5,100 / $5,300 ] Ricky Rubio is starting to see more time, playing 28+ minutes in each of his last 3 outings, and while he isn’t the most consistent player, his all around game offers some safety. The Pacers rank 21st in team defense, owning a 106.7 team defensive rating, and with Mitchell taking on the tough Oladipo, Rubio could play a bigger part in their offense.
• Shooting Guard
Tyrone Wallace [ $4,200 / $4,400 ] Tyrone Wallace continues to play big for the Clippers, logging 32+ minutes in all of his prior 3 matches, which is mainly due to how many injuries the team has faced this season. Tonight’s meeting with Houston possesses an over/under of 228.5, ranking 2nd on the slate, meaning, a lot of scoring is anticipated, which Wallace could have a role in.
• Small Forward
Gerald Green [ $4,600 / $5,300 ] With James Harden remaining out for tonight’s contest, Gerald Green should retain his solid minutes, and in a potential blowout situation, he could be in line for a big night. Green has scored in double figures every game since being acquired by the Rockets, sans his first appearance, and has played upwards of 30+ minutes on multiple occasions.
• Power Forward
Jae Crowder [ $3,900 / $3,800 ] Jae Crowder allows the Cavs to play small, while still defending against bigger players, which will be key against the Warriors, as they’re the masters of the small ball death lineup. This epic duel holds an impressive, as well as slate-high over/under of 235, and is expected to be more than a competitive game, so Crowder could see a lot of time.
Ekpe Udoh [ $4,800 / $4,100 ] Rudy Gobert’s injury has bolstered backup Ekpe Udoh to a more defined role, although at times his minutes have been a bit staggered, regardless of how he has played. While Indiana has struggled mightily against centers this season, they’ve been rather decent as of late with Myles Turner out; be very careful with exposure to Udoh – unpredictable.
Extras: Thomas, Wade, Iguodala, Green, Koufos.
* Tristan Thompson is a wildcard in a crazy game.