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NBA DFS Primer: Thursday (10/28)

Oct 28, 2021
Julius Randle

After a night off on Wednesday, we’re back at it here. I was still grinding DFS on Wednesday night, though, having a decent day with that big card. Russell Westbrook was the chalk there (rightfully so), and it’ll be interesting to see who people rely on today!

After a full card on Wednesday, we have six games here. That’s by no means a big slate, but it’s the perfect amount to build a plentiful player pool. I also prefer to have a slate like this because there are not too many games to get lost in, and there’s just enough to get zoned in on each individual one. There’s a lot to discuss, though, so let’s kick things off by presenting you with the schedule and odds!

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Schedule and Odds

  • DET at PHI (PHI -8) O/U: 221
    A line hasn’t been produced yet because of the Embiid injury, but this is what I think it’ll be at. Philly should take care of business whether he’s on the floor or not.
  • ATL at WAS (NYK -1) O/U: 218.5
    Both of these clubs love to run up and down the court. It should be interesting to see if they do that with both clubs playing the second half of a back-to-back set.
  • NYK at CHI (CHI -2) O/U: 215
    These have been two of the most impressive clubs in the early going, with both teams looking like elite defenses.
  • UTH at HOU (UTH -9) O/U: 223
    Utah enters as heavy road favorites, and they shouldn’t have an issue with Houston after killing them last season.
  • SAS at DAL (DAL -5) O/U: 226
    San Antonio has been sneaky while Dallas has struggled a bit. That should lead to a tight Texas tussle!
  • MEM at GS (GS -5.5) O/U: 232.5
    These teams played in the play-in tournament last year, and both should be hungry to exact revenge. Look for the stud point guards to thrive against one another.

Injury Report

Core Plays

Luka Doncic (PG – DAL): $11,000 DraftKings, $10,700 FanDuel
Doncic is obviously one of the best players in the NBA, and this is a great spot for him to succeed. He’s already averaging 54.2 DraftKings points per game but could be asked to do even more with Porzingis possibly sitting. Even if he’s not, Doncic should flirt with a triple-double against a Spurs team that he crushed last season.


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