NBA Plays of the Day – 1/25

  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

Steph Curry – 27/6/5 [ $9,900 / $10,400 ] Steph Curry sees himself in a great spot against the Minnesota Timberwolves, who’ve been somewhat questionable on defense this season, and have recently struggled against point guards. Curry has been nothing short of efficient and productive since returning from injury, and with this game owning an over/under of 228, he’s too cheap.

Jamal Murray – 16/2/3 [ $7,500 / $6,700 ] Jamal Murray has been fantastic over his last 2 outings, putting up 47 and 52 FanDuel point efforts, respectively, while scoring 30+ points per game and grabbing 5 rebounds in both contests. The Nuggets are slated to put up just over a 109 implied total, which is the 3rd highest, and Murray’s recent play very well could be a factor into this.

• Shooting Guard

Tim Hardaway Jr. – 18/3/4 [ $5,900 / $6,300 ] The previous 4 games have been a bit of a rough patch for Tim Hardaway Jr., sans the meeting with Utah, as he has failed to put up 25 or more FanDuel points in 3 of those matches. However, tonight’s matchup versus Denver is a bounce back spot, especially if Gary Harris is sidelined, and will likely be a popular play on this small slate.

Wayne Ellington – 11/1/2 [ $4,900 / $5,300 ] Tyler Johnson has been ruled out for tonight’s game, which is unfortunate, as the Heat have struggled with injuries all year, but this “door” has opened plenty of opportunities for Wayne Ellington. Sacramento owns the league’s worst defense, possessing a 110.1 team defensive rating, and allows opponents to shoot field goals at 47.8%.

• Small Forward

Paul George – 20/2/5 [ $8,100 / $7,600 ] After being “snubbed” from the All-Star game, which is a very controversial topic, I truly expect to see Paul George come out with a fire, similar to what Andre Drummond did last night. This is a smash spot for George, as the Wizards have had difficulties with small forwards all season, but even more so, they’re the worst in the last 10 matches.

Josh Richardson – 12/2/3 [ $6,700 / $6,300 ] Save the past game against the Houston Rockets, Josh Richardson has played nicely, putting up 31.3+ FanDuel points in 7 of his prior 12 contests, and while he won’t wow you in points, he plays minutes. Like his teammate, Wayne Ellington, he’s in a solid spot; however, I do have a concern, and that is that they will be playing pace down.

• Power Forward

Draymond Green – 11/7/7 [ $8,100 / $7,500 ] While the Timberwolves have been solid against bigs, especially power forwards, they do lack on the boards, pulling down a mere 31.1 per game, opening up Draymond Green. This may not seem like a crucial aspect in rostering Green, but if you consider how the Warriors run their offense, on top of this game’s expectations, it’s huge.

Taj Gibson – 12/7 [ $5,600 / $5,600 ] On the flip side of things, playing Taj Gibson isn’t a bad way to go either, as Golden State has oddly enough struggled to guard at times this season, but have mostly put those troubles aside. With that being said, Taj Gibson brings a physical play style that could bother the Warriors, at least for a little while, especially with all the surrounding talent.

• Center

Hassan Whiteside – 14/11/1 [ 9,300 / $8,400 ] Hassan Whiteside has been impressive, considering the minutes he plays at times, as he is good for high totaling double doubles on most nights, including tonight. Although the Kings do contain paint production fairly well, they’re not excellent rebounders, as they place 29th in the league in defensive rebounding, grabbing 30.8 per game.

Steven Adams – 13/8/1 [ $7,300 / $6,600 ] Out of all the elite centers playing, my favorite would have to be Steven Adams, as he gets a Washington front court that can be targeted with tough, physical bigs, despite their efforts to limit them. The Wizards are an average at best to subpar rebounding team, ranking 19th in rebound percentage and 21st in defensive rebound percentage.

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