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Thursday’s NBA Sleeper Picks Player Predictions: Bam Adebayo, Andrew Wiggins, Spencer Dinwiddie (11/16)

Thursday’s NBA Sleeper Picks Player Predictions: Bam Adebayo, Andrew Wiggins, Spencer Dinwiddie (11/16)

Welcome to Sleeper Picks. Sleeper’s newest offering promised plenty of entertainment and action, and they delivered. We will break down our top three picks for tonight’s NBA action. Sleeper is quickly becoming one of the most popular season-long fantasy platforms, and they are expanding into other areas based on demand. Each week in this space, we’ll talk about some strategy for the new platform while providing our favorite NBA more/less picks.

NBA Sleeper Picks Player Predictions (11/16)

Bam Adebayo (C – MIA): 0.5 double doubles

Bam Adebayo has been excellent for the Miami Heat this season, averaging 23 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game on 525 shooting. He has recorded 11 or more rebounds in six of his last seven games. Brooklyn has been one of the better teams in the league in limiting rebounds to the center position but still allow 13.58 per game, putting Bam in an excellent position to record his sixth straight double double. This is an excellent key for those cross-sport players looking for multiplier builders on the Lamar Jackson total tonight. Bump the More on Bam for Thursday night.

Pick: More

Andrew Wiggins (G/F – GSW): 14.5 points

Andrew Wiggins was a virtual non-factor on Tuesday night despite Steph Curry being injured and Draymond Green and Klay Thompson being tossed before any points were scored. He managed just nine points on .266 shooting from the field. The team will need to lean on him on Thursday as they will be without Curry again, and Draymond has been suspended five games for his headlock on Rudy Gobert. The Warriors need their other starters to start clicking, and this should be the perfect opportunity to get Wiggins and Klay going after the team has had to rely on Steph even more than usual this season. Wiggins is averaging just 10.4 points per game on the season, but this play is all about his increased role tonight. Tap the More on Wiggins despite the tough on-paper matchup against an Oklahoma City Thunder team holding opposing small forwards to a league-low 18.05 points per game on the season.

Pick: More

Spencer Dinwiddie (G – BKN): 14.5 points

Dinwiddie was excellent on Tuesday night, recording 29 points, five rebounds, and nine assists on .555 shooting. He has the green light with Cam Thomas and Ben Simmons sidelined and should be afforded enough minutes tonight after his breakout game against the Magic. Dinwiddie is averaging just 12.5 points on the season, so the 14.5 may seem a bit high. However, with the expanded role and depleted roster, Dinwiddie is one of the top plays on a night without many standout lines. Projected to score 15.4 points, Dinwiddie is worth a look for those looking for an additional play for Thursday night.

Pick: More

Writers note: The lines are constantly changing on Sleeper, so there is a high probability that one or all of the numbers may no longer be the same when you open your app. There are excellent values when they are first posted, with the only catch being that they are not all released at the same time. Vigilance could provide a solid return on investment this season, literally.


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