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DraftKings NBA: Wednesday Cheat Sheet

Slate Overview

SAS at CLE (-6), O/U: 217

CHI (-1) at CHA, O/U:

TOR (-9.5) at OKC, O/U:

LAL (-8) at POR, O/U:

MIN (-9) at SAC, O/U:

GSW at UTA (-2.5), O/U:


The Bulls-Hornets should be a high-scoring, competitive matchup and features a good selection of reliable picks through every price tier.

DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic will be looking to keep up their strong play to lead the Bulls. Javonte Green and Coby White stand out as great value options, as they will pick up more responsibility due to a shorthanded lineup.

On the Hornets' side, LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges both come at reasonable prices and should have an advantage at their positions. Terry Rozier and Kelly Oubre make solid midpriced picks, while P.J. Washington is priced for value.

Injuries to Monitor

SAS - Lonnie Walker (knee): Questionable

Devin Vassell and Keita Bates-Diop will get a boost if Walker is out.

CLE - Darius Garland (back), Caris LeVert (not injury related): Questionable Lauri Markkanen: OUT

If Garland is out, Rajon Rondo and Cedi Osman will have to step up. Isaac Okoro is expected to start in place of Markkanen, while Kevin Love is also up for more action. LeVert will have a key role in the backcourt if he is ready to go.

CHI - Derrick Jones (finger), Lonzo Ball (knee), Alex Caruso (wrist), Ayo Dosunmu(concussion): OUT

Coby White will start at point guard. Matt Thomas and Troy Brown will get a boost off the bench.

CHA - Jalen McDaniels (ankle), Cody Martin (achilles), Gordon Hayward (ankle): OUT

P.J. Washington and Kelly Oubre will get more minutes.

OKC - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot), Aaron Wiggins (ankle), Mike Muscala (ankle), Isaiah Roby (ankle): OUT

Tre Mann, Kenrich Williams, Darius Bazley and Derrick Favors are in line for significant playing time.

LAL - Dwight Howard (back): Questionable Carmelo Anthony (hamstring): OUT

Trevor Ariza and Stanley Johnson will see more action with Anthony, and possibly Howard, sidelined.

POR - Eric Bledsoe (achilles), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (not injury related), Josh Hart (not injury related), Tomas Satoransky (not injury related): Questionable Damian Lillard (abdomen): OUT

Anfernee Simons will continue to start in place of Lillard. CJ Elleby and Ben McLemore are each up for a boost, but their playing time will be affected by the availability of the Trail Blazers' latest roster additions.

SAC - Maurice Harkless (ankle), Marvin Bagley (ankle), De'Aaron Fox (ankle), Justin Holiday(not injury related), Richaun Holmes (personal), Jeremy Lamb (not injury related), Domantas Sabonis (not injury related): Questionable Terence Davis (wrist): OUT

Chimezie Metu and Damian Jones will have to step up if Holmes, Bagley and/or Sabonis are out.

GSW - Kevon Looney (quadriceps), Otto Porter (back): Questionable Nemanja Bjelica (back), Draymond Green (back), Klay Thompson (rest), Andre Iguodala (hip): OUT

Jonathan Kuminga will have another opportunity to step up in the frontcourt, while Jordan Poole is up for a boost in the absence of Thompson.

UTA: Rudy Gay (knee): Questionable Joe Ingles (knee), Rudy Gobert (calf): OUT

Udoka Azubuike is up for his fourth consecutive start in place of Gobert. Jordan Clarkson has to step off the bench.

Elite Players

Guards

Dejounte Murray ($10,600)

Murray has three triple-doubles in his last 10 games, as he is averaging 21.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 10.2 assists and 2.2 steals over that span. He topped 47 DK points in each of the last eight games, including three games with more than 60 DK points.

Mitchell is coming off a huge outing in which he generated 58.8 DK points. He has looked great in two games since returning from a two-week absence, and he needs to continue to lead his shorthanded squad. Mitchell has an advantage at his position, as the Jazz host the shorthanded Warriors.

Forwards/Centers

LeBron James ($10,800)

James is playing on the second night of a back-to-back, but he has the advantage in his matchup and needs to come up big to help his team bounce back from an ugly loss. James logged 27 points, five rebounds and eight assists in 34 minutes of action in Tuesday's loss.

DeMar DeRozan ($9,600)

DeRozan continues to put up massive numbers, averaging 34.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.6 steals over the last five games. He has an advantage against the Hornets, who are giving up an average of 114.2 points per game, which is third most in the league.

Pascal Siakam ($9,400)

Siakam has the advantage over the Thunder frontcourt. He is averaging 22.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.0 blocks over the last 10 games, and he topped 45 DK points in eight of the last 10 games.

Expected Chalk

Towns has an advantage going up against the Kings, who have one of the worst defenses in the league. The Timberwolves and Kings are set to clash for the second time in consecutive nights, after Towns led his team to the win on Tuesday, with 25 points, nine rebounds and three assists in just 28 minutes of action.

Value Picks

Coby White ($5,100)

White is up for major minutes due to injuries in the Bulls' backcourt. He has topped 20 DK points in seven of the last 10 games.

Malik Beasley ($4,100)

Beasley is averaging 11.9 points and 2.8 rebounds over the last 10 games. He topped 21 DK points in three of the last four games, including 36.8 DK points in his last game.

Otto Porter ($4,700)

Porter will pick up extra playing time with the Warriors' shorthanded frontcourt. He is averaging 10.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals over his last 10 games.

Winslow started in the Blazers' last game and totaled 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 32 minutes of action.

Chris Boucher ($4,800)

Boucher topped 21 DK points in each of the last three games, including one outing with 37.5 DK points. He has an advantage against the Hornets, who struggle on the defensive end.

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