NBA Plays of the Day – 1/20
- Plays are based on stats, opposition, and pricing.
- Averaged 17-18 Season stats after player’s names.
- FanDuel and DraftKings prices listed respectively.
• Point Guard
Damian Lillard – 25/6/4 [ $9,500 / $8,500 ] Damian Lillard has performed nicely since returning from injury, putting up a solid 44+ FanDuel points in 4 of his 5 matches, while scoring 21+ points and dishing 7+ assists. Lillard is easily in one of the best spots on tonight’s slate, as the Mavericks have been terrible against point guards all season long, and own the 22nd ranked defense.
Eric Bledsoe – 17/4/3 [ $7,000 / $7,600 ] With Giannis Antetokounmpo and Malcolm Brogdon out, Eric Bledsoe is in line to see an extremely heavy increase in usage, minutes, and responsibility. Bledsoe already possesses a 26.7% usage, since being picked up by the Milwaukee Bucks, and given tonight’s circumstances, as well as the Sixers’ defensive woes with guards, he’ll be popular.
• Shooting Guard
Tyreke Evans – 19/4/5 [ $8,400 / $8,700 ] Tyreke Evans has been the epitome of consistent, partially due to some injuries, putting up 41.1+ FanDuel points in 11 of his previous 15 contests, becoming an anchor for the Grizzlies. As has been the case just about all season, Memphis looks to be short handed again tonight, meaning, Evans could see significant boosts in all the right places.
Khris Middleton – 20/4/5 [ $7,400 / $7,900 ] As mentioned above, particularly the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo, sets up a lot of players nicely, but maybe even more so Khris Middleton, who put up a cool 46 FanDuel points in the last occasion. Like his teammate, Eric Bledsoe, Middleton will undoubtedly be a highly owned player, so fading him could afford some risky leverage.
• Small Forward
Kevin Durant – 26/5/6 [ $10,700 / $10,300 ] Tonight’s meeting between the Warriors and Rockets is expected to be nothing short of epic, with the matchup owning an insane over/under of 234.5 and a 3.5 point spread, allowing Kevin Durant quality minutes. Opposing small forward Trevor Ariza is out, as he serves the 2nd game of his suspension, which will free Durant up even more.
Josh Richardson – 12/2/3 [ $6,000 / $6,000 ] Josh Richardson has played extremely well over his past 3 outings, putting up 32.9+ FanDuel points, while scoring in double figures and accumulating 2+ steals in that span. In the prior game between Miami and Charlotte, Richardson went for 11/3/6 along with 3 steals and a block, and if Tyler Johnson is out, he could have an encore night.
• Power Forward
Dario Saric – 13/6 [ $5,500 / $6,200 ] Taking a look at the FanDuel side of things, Ben Simmons is the clear higher priced power forward, however, as of recent, Dario Saric has provided the better bang for your buck and been more consistent. Although he doesn’t possess the same level of upside, Saric has an excellent matchup against the short handed and weak rebounding Bucks.
Luc Mbah a Moute – 7/3 [ $4,500 / $4,200 ] Due to the injuries and suspensions that the Rockets have faced, Luc Mbah a Moute has played 26 and 32 minutes over the last 2 contests, respectively, while returning value and more. Tonight, Mbah a Moute will probably see about the same logs, with Ariza and Green out, as he provides fantastic defense against the powerhouse Warriors.
Joel Embiid – 23/11/1 [ $10,500 / $10,400 ] Joel Embiid continues to impress has he has put up solid double doubles in each of his prior 3 matches and 4 of his last 5, as well. Ranking as many peoples’ top play, including mine, due to Milwaukee’s inability to rebounded, placing 27th among the league in rebound percentage at 48.1%, and allowing an average of 43.6 points in the paint.
Clint Capela – 14/10/1 [ $7,400 / $6,700 ] Not only is this game slated to be a shootout, but James Harden is back and is expected to see a 30 minute restriction, giving Clint Capela a boost, as his other superstar facilitator returns. Golden State is a targetable team down low, as they rank 22nd in defensive rebound percentage, and give up an average of 47 points in the paint per game.