DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Thursday (1/4)
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Jan 4, 2018

Klay has been playing much better over the last few games

We have a mini 2-game NBA slate over on DraftKings tonight, as we inch closer to the midway point of the NBA regular season. Last night’s 12-game slate included a lot of injury news and tough line-up decisions prior to lock, so it will be nice to (hopefully) have the complete opposite of that tonight.

Despite a lack of games, the slate is still interesting, as we have 4 offenses that rank inside the top 14 in the league in offensive rating along with a load of superstars.  Identifying great value is going to be imperative in building a winning line-up tonight so I am going to identify my two favorite plays, regardless of price, at each position and then a few value plays that can help round out our line-ups.

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Guards

Russell Westbrook (OKC): $11,300 at LAC

Despite being on the second half of a back-to-back and facing a difficult match-up, Westbrook still grades out as the top overall play on tonight’s slate. Westbrook has averaged 63.5 DraftKings points per game over the past 11 contests and has a 34% usage rate on the season, which is second in the league behind James Harden. Now there are a few things working against him, as the Clippers have given up the 2nd fewest DraftKings points to point guards and Milos Teodosic is ranked 5th out of 94 point guards in defensive real plus-minus (DRPM). On a larger slate a fade could be viable but with only two games on tap the risk is far too great.

 

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