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NBA DFS Primer: Tuesday (10/19)

Oct 19, 2021
LeBron James

Today is one of the best days of the year. This marks the opening night of the NBA season! While the DFS games themselves aren’t necessarily great, it does mean we have an entire season to look forward to. There’s still a lot to discuss, though, so let’s go ahead and get into it!

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Schedule and Odds

BKN at MIL (MIL -1.5) O/U: 236.5

With these likely being the two best teams in the east, we should be in for an opening night gem. The 1.5-point spread is juicy enough, but it pairs beautifully with the 236-point total. The only concern is the pricing of the players, but we’ll get into that later!

GS at LAL (LAL -3.5) O/U: 228

Both of these clubs are better defensively than you’d expect. That should lead to the lower-scoring game of the two, but a 3.5-point spread is a good indicator that we’ll be in for two nail-biters.

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Core Plays

James Harden (PG/SG – BKN): $9,300 DraftKings, $10,600 FanDuel
This is all about this DraftKings price. With Irving out, Harden should be back to his usual ways, which is an $11K player on DraftKings. We don’t want to say that 50 fantasy points are guaranteed, but it’s close with his absurd 54-point average.


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