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NBA DFS Primer: Tuesday (10/26)

Oct 26, 2021
Luka Doncic

Yesterday was a fantastic day for yours truly. I had almost all of my lineups cash, and this article is a significant reason why. The opening week can be a struggle for a lot of people, but I find it to be one of the best times to find value. We have a ton of that here, so let’s go ahead and get into it!

After a monster-nine game slate on Monday, we’re down to just five games here. It’s a rivalry-type slate, with many clubs facing off with some historical opponents. That should lead to closer games than usual, and that’s all we can ask for as DFS players. Without further ado, let’s kick things off with the schedule and odds!

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Schedule and Odds

  • PHI at NYK (NYK -1) O/U: 221
    These were two of the best defenses in the NBA last season, and it should be the lowest-scoring game of the night.
  • GS at OKC (GS -9.5) O/U: 224.5
    These young teams like to run up and down the floor, making it an attractive over at this 224-total.
  • HOU at DAL (DAL – 11) O/U: 230
    This should be the highest-scoring game of the night. The only question is whether it will stay close.
  • LAL at SAS (LAL -3) O/U: 224
    The Lakers have been struggling, and a matchup in San Antonio certainly won’t be easy. Look for these clubs to play a close battle.
  • DEN at UTH (UTH -7.5) O/U: 219.5
    Denver and Utah always play tight games. That makes this spread a bit surprising, but Denver is playing the second half of a back-to-back set after a bad loss to Cleveland on Monday. I grabbed a bit of Denver +8!

Injury Report

Core Plays

Nikola Jokic (C – DEN): $10,600 DraftKings, $11,100 FanDuel
Jokic has been playing at his usual absurd level, averaging over 60 DraftKings points per game. A matchup with Utah sounds tough on the surface, but he’s killed them throughout his career. In fact, Joker scored at least 57 DraftKings points in all three of their meetings last year en route to a 65-point average.


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