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NBA DraftKings & FanDuel DFS Primer: Saturday (12/31)

by Jamie Calandro | Featured Writer
Dec 31, 2022
Luka Doncic

You can fade Luka if you want to, but we’re not sure why you’d want to.

It’s the last day of 2022! I hope the year has been a happy, healthy, and fruitful one (especially in the DFS world). We’re ending the year with another Luka night, so value plays will be the key because you’re fading him at your own peril. Happy New Year, and be sure to follow me on Twitter at @jac3600!

View the best player prop bets for tonight’s slate with our NBA Prop Bet Cheat Sheet >>

Top Plays

Luka Doncic (PG, SG – DAL) ($12,100 DK/$12,400 FD)

Luka Doncic is absolutely on one right now. Over his last five games, the man is averaging 40.4 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 10.4 APG, and 2.2 SPG while playing just about 40 minutes per game. In that span, he also has a 37.9% usage rate, 36.6% rebound rate, and 51.5% assist rate while averaging an insane 78.25 DraftKings PPG. Need more incentives? Tonight’s opponent (San Antonio) is dead last in team defensive efficiency and seventh in pace. Fade at your own risk in cash, and there’s a case to be made that you shouldn’t in GPP either.

Julius Randle (PF, C – NYK) ($10,100 DK/$9900 FD)

RJ Barrett will miss tonight’s game again for the Knicks, and Jalen Brunson is also at risk of sitting again. Over the past two contests without them, Randle has posted a 34.2% usage rate, 34.1% rebound rate, and 27.1% assist rate. In his last five, Randle is averaging 59.9 DK PPG, which really indicates his price still has room to unlock value. If Brunson returns, Randle will see some hits to his rates and may seem overpriced, but right now, he’s the best sidekick to Luka. Houston also ranks 28th in defensive efficiency.


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