DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Thursday (12/28) PREMIUM
We have a five-game NBA slate over on DraftKings tonight, as we move one day closer to another extended holiday weekend. Despite having a handful games on tonight’s slate, there are a few interesting matchups and there is certainly no shortage of talent.
Whether you’re playing in cash games or tournaments tonight, there are a number of ways to go in terms of building out your lineups. Outside of Ish Smith there isn’t a ton of great value on this slate, so I am going to focus on plays in the mid-to-high tier and cross both Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden off my list.
Kyrie Irving (BOS): $8,000 vs. HOU
Irving gets a home match-up against a Houston Rockets team that is likely to be without Chris Paul on Thursday night. The Rockets have given up the 7th most DraftKings points to the point guard position this season, which includes 16 games without their star point guard. Over the past 9 games, Kyrie Irving has exceeded 45 DraftKings points 5 times and attempted a ridiculous 20.8 shots per game. On top of that, the Rockets are ranked 8th in pace this season, so the Celtics will probably get a few extra possessions in this game. If we can project a similar number of shot attempts in tonight’s game, Irving grades out as one of the top plays on the slate.