NBA Plays of the Day – 3/4
- 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
Austin Rivers – 15/3/2 [ $6,200 / $5,800 ] While Austin Rivers isn’t a guy that’ll go out and give you 20+ points per game, he does a little bit of everything and showed that in the last meeting with the Nets, putting up 17/4/2 in 35 minutes. Brooklyn owns the 23rd ranked defense, plays at the 7th fastest pace and has been the worst team against point guards all season – giving comfort.
Dennis Smith Jr. – 14/4/3 [ $6,200 / $6,700 ] At the same price, as Rivers, Dennis Smith Jr. has a solid matchup with the Pelicans ranking as the 4th worst team against point guards on the season, according to DvP, but have been better. Smith’s play style has an explosive, yet consistent atmosphere, even in a cluttered back court and I envision him playing well versus a hot NO squad.
• Shooting Guard
Lou Williams – 23/5/2 [ $8,200 / $7,700 ] With Avery Bradley listed as a game-time decision and Tyrone Wallace and CJ Williams being sent down to the G-League, Lou Williams will more than likely play even more minutes than usual. Like Rivers, Williams will undoubtedly benefit in this matchup, as he did in the prior meeting, putting up 36.4 FanDuel points, supported by 20 points.
Jrue Holiday – 19/5/4 [ $7,800 / $8,200 ] Consistency has been Jrue Holiday’s calling card, as he’s put up 38.9+ FanDuel points in 7 of his previous 9 matches, while scoring 20+ points per game in all, but 1 outing against Philadelphia. Dallas has allowed nice production to shooting guards over their last 10 games and Holiday possesses a solid 24.5% over the span of his past 15 outings.
• Small Forward
Otto Porter Jr. – 15/2/6 [ $7,500 / $7,700 ] As teammate Bradley Beal finds himself in a tough individual matchup with Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter Jr. could be a huge beneficiary to get the Wizards some much needed production. Porter has been playing very well lately and quietly, putting up 35.2+ FanDuel points in each of his last 4 matches, while scoring 23+ points in 3 of them.
Harrison Barnes – 18/1/6 [ $6,200 / $6,400 ] For what he’s capable of and that he’s a rather safe roster, Harrison Barnes is quite cheap on this slate and gotten things back on track, putting 34.4+ FanDuel points in both his previous matches. This is a smash spot for Barnes, as New Orleans has really struggled against small forwards, especially over their previous 10 games (per: DvP).
• Power Forward
Anthony Davis – 27/10/2 [ $12,300 / $11,700 ] Since DeMarcus Cousins went down, Anthony Davis has been an absolute monster for the Pelicans, carrying them every step of the way, as he’s put up 81.5+ FanDuel points in 4 of his past 7 contests. Dallas won’t have much of an answer for Davis tonight, seeing as they rank 30th in rebounding percentage and possess a weaker front court.
Skal Labissiere – 8/4 [ $5,200 / $4,800 ] Teammate Willie Cauley-Stein has been ruled out for tonight’s matchup with the Knicks, allowing Skal Labissiere to see a less crowded front court, to which should allow for more opportunities. At a reasonable price point(s), Labissiere allows you to save salary for elsewhere in your lineups, while also playing solid minutes and having upside.
Joel Embiid – 23/11/1 [ $10,600 / $10,200 ] In what is sure to be a rather competitive game, considering all the star-power that this game has to offer, Joel Embiid should have little to no resistance from the Milwaukee big men, in this one. The Bucks have allowed opponents to score an average of 46 points in the paint and rank 28th in defensive rebound with a mere 31.4 per game.
DeAndre Jordan – 11/14/1 [ $7,900 / $7,600 ] Coming in as the 2nd highest priced center, on FanDuel, with a major discount, as compared to Embiid, DeAndre Jordan sees himself in a fantastic spot against the Brooklyn Nets. During the last game these two teams had met, Jordan scored 16 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and had 2 blocks, something he’s capable of doing again, tonight.