Happy Halloween. NBA has a 3 game slate tonight.
Nuggets/Pelicans & Spurs/Clippers have a 4 point spread while the Heat/Hawks have 6.5 point spread.
Heat @ Hawks
The Hawks will be with out Trae Young tonight opening up a lot of usage and minutes. With Young off the court Reddish gets a + 8.2% bump in usage, Hunter +6.2%, Huerter + 5.3% bump. John Collins will see some additional usage as well, especially on the scoring end. Kevin Huerter got a minutes increase to 25 and my favorite value play at only 3.4 K on DK. He should have a solid night and return around 7-8x. Jabari Parker should play a bigger role tonight as they will need his scoring ability with Young out. The Hawks have called up Brandon Goodwin from the G-League to help with the lack of PGs on the team. He is a viable play as well.
On the Heat side Justice Winslow is listed as questionable and could end up sitting tonight, especially with Butler back and the Hawks with out Young. This would open up a starting spot and Goran Dragic should slide into that role. Myers Leonard player very well last game out vs the Hawks and is in play again tonight at his price. The Heat are running at a much faster pace this year and this game has the fastest pace on the board tonight.
Hawks: Huerter, Collins, Parker, Bembry
Heat: Dragic, Butler, Leonard
Nuggets @ Pelicans
Will Barton is listed a questionable tonight and if he sits out the we could see Tony Craig get the start. This also opens up more minutes for players like Malik Beasley and Michael Porter Jr. could actually see time as well. The Pelicans are ranked dead last is guarding opposing SGs, SFs, PFs & Cs. Good spot for the Nuggets tonight. Game has a 225 total with a close spread.
On the Pelicans side Jrue Holiday is slated to be back tonight and this could hurt players like Josh Hart & Jackson minutes. Also, Derrick Favors is listed as questionable and we could see Jahil Okafor start again. Last game he started but Jaxson Hayes out played him. If Favors sits I like Kendrick Williams who played well in his absence last game.
Nuggets: Jokic, Harris, Murray, Beasley(if Barton is out). Plumlee should eat tonight bs Pelicans.
Pelicans: Williams, Hayes or Okafor(I see Okafor our playing Hayes tonight).
Spurs @ Clippers
Spurs have a solid rotation right now. They are limiting Duante Murray’s minutes to the low 20s allowing White to pick up some additional minutes. Lyles started last game and played well and Forbes has been a solid value. DeRozan and Aldridge are priced in the low 7k range tonight on DK and are staying to play well.
On the Clippers side Kawhi Leonard sat out last night, so he will be well rested and ready to play his old team. This year he has a 37% usage rate on the Clippers and a lock tonight. The Clippers need Harrell tonight, so we should expect a jug game from him. JaMychal Green has put up 37 FPs last game and could play a solid roll tonight (3.3K on DK).
Spurs: DeRozan, Aldridge, Forbes
Clippers: Leonard, Harrell, Green
DK Lineup 1:
*If Winslow sits Dragic is a nice play to add.
Also, if Barton sits Beasley is an excellent value as well.
DK lineup 2: