NBA Plays of the Day 2/10: Expect Nuggets to Bounce Back Tonight
- 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
Jamal Murray – 16/2/3 [ $7,100 / $6,500 ] Probably my favorite play on tonight’s slate is Jamal Murray, as he’ll take on a Phoenix team that ranks 3rd among the league in pace and places dead last in defense, owning a 110.3 team rating. This matchup offers a ton of upside for Murray and to make things even better, the newly acquired Elfrid Payton possesses a 113.6 defensive rating.
Patty Mills – 9/2/1 [ $4,300 / $3,800 ] Both Dejounte Murray and Tony Parker have been ruled out for tonight’s contest versus the Warriors, which should allow Patty Mills to see more minutes, as well as a nice bump in usage. At a very nice price, on FanDuel and DraftKings, Mills is a solid play in a massive pace up situation, with Golden State ranked 2nd and San Antonio ranked 29th.
• Shooting Guard
Bradley Beal – 23/4/4 [ $9,300 / $9,000 ] Since John Wall went down, Bradley Beal has been fantastic, putting up 42.5+ FanDuel points in the previous 7 matches and has played a ton of minutes lately, which has helped out. In the last meeting with Chicago, Beal exploded for an incredible 67.3 FanDuel points, propelled by a near triple double effort of 39 points, 9 assists and 9 boards.
Lou Williams – 23/5/2 [ $6,800 / $7,900 ] This play just makes too much sense, at least for me, considering that Lou Williams has been an absolute scoring machine this season, while producing more in his playmaking abilities. Philadelphia remains a solid defensive team, holding the 4th best defense, however, they have struggled against shooting guards over their prior 10 outings.
• Small Forward
Otto Porter Jr. – 14/2/6 [ $7,400 / $7,400 ] Like his many of his teammates, Otto Porter Jr. has actually played quite well during the absence of John Wall, putting up 32.1+ FanDuel points in 6 of his last 7 games. The Chicago Bulls have had trouble against opposing small forwards lately, ranking in the bottom 5 in DvP metrics over the past 5 and 10 matches, freeing up Porter a bit.
Brandon Ingram – 15/3/5 [ $7,100 / $6,800 ] While Lonzo Ball has been sidelined, Brandon Ingram has seen a lot of time in a point guard role and in the previous 7 contests he’s faired rather well, while raising his peripherals. Against Dallas, Ingram could see similar numbers, as they rank 20th in the league defensively and have been very inconsistent against small forwards.
• Power Forward
LaMarcus Aldridge – 22/8/1 [ $8,800 / $8,200 ] Very seldom would playing LaMarcus Aldridge without Kawhi Leonard active be somewhat of a risk, but in a game against the Warriors, in the Oracle, he’s kinda risky. Now, he does have some favorable areas about him, as Golden State will play fast, allowing more rebounds, and give up an average of 47.4 points in the paint per game.
Kyle Kuzma – 15/5 [ $6,500 / $5,500 ] Los Angeles’ past outing was the first time in a long time that I felt comfortable in rostering Kyle Kuzma, to which he backed up by going for 16/9/2 with 2 blocks and a steal in just 23 minutes of action. Once again, I don’t mind him, especially on DraftKings where you’ll get him at a nice discount, as Kuzma takes on a rather mediocre Dallas team.
Nikola Jokic – 16/10/5 [ $9,900 / $9,300 ] Although they’re a ton of plausible options for the center position tonight, Nikola Jokic is in too good of a spot to overlook and remains affordable at just under the 10k mark, on both sites. The Suns allow an average of 47.3 points in the paint per game, 14.5 fast break points and rank 26th in defensive rebound percentage, with a subpar 76.2%.
Julius Randle – 14/7 [ $7,200 / $7,000 ] The trade that sent Larry Nance Jr. to Cleveland, definitely secured Julius Randle’s role as a key contributor to this young Lakers squad, especially seeing as he wasn’t the one they moved. Randle has played 26+ minutes per games over his past 5 outings and been playing fairly well; this matchup is a familiar one, as he put up 23/15/2 last meeting.
Extras: Payton, Hart, Giannis, Saric, Len.