Today we are looking at a 5 game slate starting at 4pm on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Four teams are still fighting for the last spots in the West. Blazers, Grizzlies, Suns and Spurs.
The Magic get the largest bump in pace and are playing against the bench players on the Pelicans. Magic players give go value with upside in this matchup.
*Keep an eye on news today.
The Magic have a few key players out today opening up some additional minutes and usage. With Fournier. Ross, Gordon and MCW off the court Fultz usage goes up by 13% to 33% and he also picks up an additional .3 FPPM (1.24). Add in that the Magic have a massive bump in pace and will be playing against the Pelicans bench players. Fultz has hit value in three straight games and had shown 44 FP upside in that time frame. Have him projected as one of the best return with value and think he will exceed that.
Dame will do everything in his power to get the win today. We have watched him go off the last two games. *Something to keep an eye on-if the Grizzles and Sun both lose then the Blazers keep the 8th seed and may rest players.
Conley is out. Also may see the Jazz rest or limit some players today. Mudiay is FPPM player that could see 25 or so minutes and return around 7x.
Suns need this win today. Booker has dropped 35 real points in three straight games and has led the Suns to a 7-0 record in the restart. He is the key to keep this team rolling and give them a chance at the playoffs. They will give him all the minutes he can take if the game stays close.
Spurs need this win to stay alive. The Spurs have done well vs the Jazz this year. DeRozan will need to play well to keep them in the game. He has exceeded 40 FPs in the bubble and a good source of raw points today.
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Clarke is back on track and playing well again. Minutes have been consistent at around 26-28 and producing over 25 FPs in the last two games. He gets a boost with pace and DvP as the Bucks have allowed the 4th most FPs in the bubble. No Giannis helps out as well.
The Bucks will be without Giannis and should
Nurkic has played very well since the restart and coming back from injury. In his last two matchups for the Nets he dropped 72 and 50 FPs. The Blazers have been keeping a tight rotation with 8 players, so we should see Nurkic get solid run in this excellent matchup. Keep an eye on status(See Damian Lillard).
Bradley has 10x upside with 20+ minutes. Could see the Jazz limit Gobert today and Bradley gets some extra run.