Hey FanCavers, tonight we have a small 2 game slate before the All-Star break begins and while I’m not usually a fan of these slates, they’re some pretty sweet matchups. Since we don’t have much depth, I’ll be presenting some of my favorite plays, that I believe are in great spots and should do well.
Eric Bledsoe ( $8,000 / $7,100 )
Over his previous 5 games, Eric Bledsoe has played well, putting up 37.1+ FanDuel points in 4 of those contests and is shooting a solid 52.6% in the month of February, while averaging 18.2 points, 6.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game.
Tonight’s matchup versus the Nuggets offers plenty of upside for Bledsoe, as Denver has been the worst team against the point guard position over the last 10 outings and Jamal Murray is dealing with an injury, though is probable to play.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ( $5,700 / $5,100 )
While the rookie Josh Hart has been making waves recently, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has stayed the course and been the consistent player this young Lakers team needs, putting up 28.6+ FanDuel points throughout his prior 3 matches.
Minnesota has proven to be a solid front court foe, however, their back court has had trouble with shooting guards, as they rank dead last against them over their past 5 games and as a team, allow opponents to shoot 47.8% from the field.
Jimmy Butler ( $9,500 / $9,500 )
Coming off 2 rather subpar outings, as compared to the 3 contests he had before, Jimmy Butler sees himself in a smash spot against the Lakers, who despite their better than expected 13th ranked defense, have had plenty of difficulties.
During the last meeting between Minnesota and Los Angeles, Butler put up a 50.1 FanDuel point effort, backed by 28 points, 9 assists, 3 rebounds, a block and 3 steals in 37 minutes – something that he is very capable of repeating, tonight.
Nikola Jokic ( $10,000 / $9,800 )
After going for a 23/13/11 triple double against the short-handed Spurs, Nikola Jokic will once again get a nice matchup in an outing versus the Bucks, who have struggled on the boards all season and rank 27th in rebounding percentage.
On top of Milwaukee’s lack of rebounding, they allow opponents to score 45.4 points in the paint game, which should give Jokic some nice opportunities, as Denver runs their offense through his passing ability and crafty all-around play style.