Hey Guys, I’m back again offering some of my favorite FanDuel NBA picks for today’s 5 game main slate. The main slate only features 5 games so its more on the smaller side then normal, which means we need to get our studs in our rosters tonight. The highest game total on the slate is the New Orleans Pelicans playing on a road back to back against the Golden State Warriors. The odds makers in Vegas have set the line at 219 but has since been bet down to 217. The Pelicans and Warriors are both missing some key players tonight, so not only will the studs be popular there will popular value plays in tonight’s game as well.
Notable Injuries – Davis (OUT), Cousins (OUT), Steph Curry (OUT), Rondo (OUT)
Lets get into tonight’s FanDuel NBA picks, tonight I’ll be giving out my favorite studs and value picks.
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SG – Giannis Antetokounmpo – $10,000 – The Bucks need to win this game to clinch a playoff seed tonight against the 76ers. This game doesnt have a great total, but typically Bucks games never do. Giannis has been extremely consistent averaging 43+ FD points for the last month of the NBA season. Tonights game is a great match up for Giannis because the 76ers rank as one of the worst defensive teams without Joel Embiid. Giannis carries one of the highest floors of any player on the slate, and has the highest ceiling by a long shot. Giannis has a realistic chance to get you 60 everynight, and especially in a match up such as this with so much to play for tonight.
C – Rudy Gobert – $9100 – The Chalk play of the night will be Alex Ajinca at center tonight on Fanduel for min price, with the injury news of Cousins and Davis. The quickest way to be contrarian tonight would be to spend up at center, especially on a player who is coming off a bad fantasy performance. Gobert put up 27 FD points in just 27 minutes last game, which is 5-6 minutes less than he normally plays. I expect Gobert to have a big bounce back night against Portland who is struggling to defend Centers with the absence of Nurkic. Gobert has exceeded 45 FD points in 2 of his last 3 games with one of those two games coming at the expense of the Blazers.
Jordan Crawford is a great play tonight but I didnt want to write up such a chalky obvious value play. But I will have exposure to him as well.
SG – Rodney Hood – $4,000 – The news just broke that George is closer to being ruled out tonight against Portland then he is to playing. This means more shots and opportunites for players such as Hayward, Gobert and Hood. Rodney Hood has been one of the most frustrating players to roster this year due to his injury issues and his streaky scoring. I like Hood tonight as a pivot play off of the sure to be high owned Jordan Crawford. Hood has real 7-8x potential he’s shown it all year and is a great GPP play tonight.