NBA Plays of the Day 3/6: CP3 to Rise to the Occasion against Westbrook
- 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
Chris Paul – 18/8/5 [ $8,100 / $7,900 ] In a highly anticipated matchup between the Rockets and Thunder, Chris Paul remains as an underpriced stud, who should be leaned on heavily with Paul George likely to guard James Harden. OKC has had difficulties with points guards lately and with the loss of Andre Roberson, have now slid back into 9th defensively with a 104.4 team rating.
Kyle Lowry – 16/6/5 [ $7,700 / $7,400 ] While Kyle Lowry hasn’t been impressive lately, he does offer a relatively safe floor, to which he sees himself in an excellent individual matchup with Dennis Schroder, who owns a 110.2 defensive rating. Although this game contains the number 1 and 15 seeds, Lowry should be able to take advantage of this spot and give decent production.
• Shooting Guard
Jrue Holiday – 19/5/4 [ $8,500 / $8,200 ] As the second option on a rolling Pelicans team, who are currently on a 8 game winning streak, Jrue Holiday has been extremely consistent, putting up 38.9+ FanDuel points in 8 of his last 9 outings. The Clippers have been awful versus shooting guards over their past 5 games and with Holiday likely to be guarded by Austin Rivers, he could eat.
Gary Harris – 17/3/2 [ $7,200 / $6,300 ] Compared to his teammate Will Barton, who has played quite well recently, Gary Harris is a very affordable roster with solid upside, as he has put up 38.8 and 43.4 FanDuel point efforts in his prior 2 games. In the last meeting between these teams, Harris went for 24/4/4 in 35 minutes and Dallas won’t have Wesley Matthews active, for this one.
• Small Forward
Paul George – 22/3/5 [ $8,600 / $8,500 ] Similarly to Chris Paul, Paul George finds himself in a spot where he’ll be relied heavily upon and despite what the numbers say, I like this situation a bit more for him than his teammate Westbrook. Save last contest against the Trailblazers, George has looked great, as he’s put up 41.1+ FanDuel points up over his prior 4 games and could here.
Harrison Barnes – 18/1/6 [ $6,200 / $6,100 ] Although he’s not a flashy roster, Harrison Barnes continues to achieve close to and even exceed value on many occasions, as he’s put up 30+ FanDuel points in 4 of his previous 7 contests. Barnes has been a solid cash play for the better part of the season and if you’re looking for a consistent player, as he often is, he’s a nice choice, tonight.
• Power Forward
Anthony Davis – 27/10/2 [ $12,500 / $11,600 ] After a rather slow first half in his last game against the Mavericks, Anthony Davis regrouped and put things together in the second half, however, he didn’t return value, but has solid chance, tonight. Like many of the slates to come, Davis will be a chalky play, undoubtedly, but he’ll be tough fade, as he’s crushed value and more as of late.
Paul Millsap – 14/6/1 [ $6,100 / $5,800 ] Since returning from injury, Paul Millsap has noticeably impacted the output of his front court teammate Nikola Jokic, which has in turn been to the benefit of himself, as he works back into things. Dallas has had a lot of difficulty with power forwards during their previous 5 outings and with Millsap looking healthy, he’s worthy of a few shares.
Joel Embiid – 23/10/1 [ $10,300 / $9,600 ] These last several games have been quite rough for the Hornets and according to DvP metrics, Charlotte has been the second worst team against centers in their past 5 games, opening up Joel Embiid. Just a few days ago, Embiid put up a 52 FanDuel point effort in just 31 minutes played, propelled by 25/15/3, something possible tonight, as well.
Hassan Whiteside – 14/12/1 [ $7,200 / $6,900 ] Again, while the numbers don’t necessarily reflect this in all cases, Washington is targetable against some big, physical big men, like tonight’s matchup Hassan Whiteside in this tough atmosphere. This is more of a call on my part, definitely gpp, but Whiteside is capable of putting up crazy numbers in no time, as evidenced by last night.
Extras: Curry, Harden, Winslow, Harris, Kanter.