DraftKings NBA Picks – April 1st

What’s going on everyone. Alex here, and I am back with my DraftKings NBA picks for April 1st, 2017. Saturday’s main slate is a smaller four game slate. From now on I will be including an expensive player I like with my sleeper/value picks. Be sure to follow all the injury news up until the 5:00 PM EST lock tonight, to see if any new injury news comes up. As always if any of these picks help you win or if you need any advice, let me know on Twitter. @Hunta512.

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Top Pick:

PG: Damian Lillard: (9,600) Lillard has been a man on a mission trying to keep The Blazers in The Playoffs, averaging 50.5 DK points over his last nine games. The Blazers are currently #8 seed in The West, with only a two game lead over The Nuggets, so every game is significant for Lillard and The Blazers the rest of the season. He will most likely have to take on an even bigger role in this offense for the next few weeks, with starting center Jusuf Nurkic out with a fractured fibula. The Blazers just acquired Nurkic at The Trade Deadline, but in the 135 minutes Lillard has been on the floor without the big man, he has taken on a huge role, posting a ridiculous 41.2% usage rate, which is an 8.1% increase from his average this season, and is scoring 54.79 DK points per 36 minutes.

Tonight, the matchup is outstanding for him, taking on The Suns who have allowed the 3rd most DK points to opposing PGs this season, with a high current opponent +/- of 2.89 points. The one worry is that this game will become a blowout with The Blazers at home favored by 11 points. But either way, with this game still very important for The Blazers (116.5 implied team total), I think we see Lillard log 30-35 minutes and score around 50 DK points tonight. With the type of usage, he should see without Nurkic, he is a hard player to ignore, and is the stud I will be pursuing in all formats on Saturday night.

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