NBA Plays of the Day – 3/13
- 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
Kyle Lowry – 16/6/5 [ $8,000 / $7,600 ] Over his previous 3 games, Kyle Lowry has started to click, putting up 56.9, 42.6 and 36.3 FanDuel point efforts, respectively and tonight, will get a Nets team that has struggled against point guards all season. Not only does Lowry see a nice boost in pace, but Brooklyn ranks 23rd in the league defensively and averages 15.4 turnovers per outing.
Lonzo Ball – 10/6/6 [ $7,800 / $7,500 ] For the second time in just five days, Lonzo Ball and the Lakers meet up with the Nuggets and antagonist Jamal Murray, where in the last matchup, the UCLA product dropped an impressive 15/8/8 stat line. Coming off a “tough” contest against Cleveland, for Ball anyways, expect a bounce back, as Murray possesses a subpar 109.4 defensive rating.
• Shooting Guard
Bradley Beal – 23/4/4 [ $8,400 / $8,600 ] Without Jimmy Butler, the Timberwolves have played a lot of minutes, especially over their past 3 matches and likewise for Bradley Beal, but not as of late, which should help him out a bit, here tonight. Minnesota has allowed opponents to shoot an average of 47.6% from the field (29th) and 36.3% from deep (15th), giving Beal some comfort.
Gary Harris – 17/3/2 [ $6,500 / $6,600 ] Priced exactly the same as teammate Will Barton, making this a pick ’em type situation in the salary department, Gary Harris does hold the “tiebreaker” in shooting percentage(s) and offensive rating. Adding to this selection is their recent performances in the past matchup, as Harris put up 40.5 FanDuel points to Barton’s 28.5 FanDuel points.
• Small Forward
LeBron James – 26/8/8 [ $12,500 / $11,600 ] The best player in the world is in a significant pace up spot versus the worst defense among the league in the Phoenix Suns and as expensive as he is, LeBron James is a fantastic play for tonight’s slate. Although, I must say that I wouldn’t blame you for fading James, you should first consider that this matches’ spread is only an *8 point total.
Nemanja Bjelica – 6/1/3 [ $5,800 / $6,200 ] As mentioned above, the Timberwolves have played a ton of minutes recently and as Butler’s replacement into the starting role, Nemanja Bjelica has shown those numbers, playing 40+ in the last 3 games. The time has helped Bjelica greatly, as expected, to which he’s put up 45.4 and 38.4 FanDuel points in his prior 2 outings and is still cheap.
• Power Forward
Anthony Davis – 27/10/2 [ $12,900 / $11,200 ] In his previous contest (also his birthday), Anthony Davis went absolutely insane, as he dropped an incredible 25/11/10 triple double and while I wouldn’t expect that again, he’s on another level right now. Davis will matchup with a Hornets team that has struggled against bigs immensely, since these teams last met, which should help out.
Paul Millsap – 14/6/1 [ $6,700 / $6,400 ] Since returning from his injury, Paul Millsap has reached the 30 minute mark just once, which was coincidentally against Los Angeles and in that game, he put up 36.7 FanDuel points, backed by 21 points. The Lakers have had plenty of difficulty at limiting paint production, as they allow opponents an average of 48.7 (29th), opening up Millsap.
Dwight Howard – 16/12/1 [ $8,400 / $8,500 ] On the side of the ball, from Davis, Dwight Howard sees himself an intriguing spot, as well, with the Pelicans allowing opponents to score an average of 47.8 points in the paint per game. The loss of Boogie is and has been evident in this area, though it wasn’t much better and in the last meeting, Howard put together 22/16/3 in 36 minutes.
Nerlens Noel – 4/4 [ $4,200 / $3,800 ] This is definitely a gpp play and with the minutes that Nerlens Noel has been afforded this season, he should be considered more of a dart, despite this matchup being a favorable one for him. At this price(s), Noel offers you flexibility for elsewhere in your lineup, while still granting you some decent production — *Salah Mejri is inactive, tonight.