THE LAYUP – CORE PICKS 2.14.19 – NBA DFS

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Hello Playmakers! We have a 3 game NBA DFS Main Slate on tap tonight heading into the All-Star Break. Here are some core plays that you can implement in either cash games or tournaments. Unless otherwise specified, the plays work on either DraftKings or FanDuel.

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Paul George | OKC | $10,700 DraftKings | $12,500 FanDuel

PG is on a different level right now and it’s finally starting to show with where his price tag is at now on both sites. For his last game before the ASB he gets a nice pace up matchup with the Pelicans. New Orleans sits 29th in DvP against opposing small forwards and George has managed 50+ on them in each of their three meetings so far this season. Although he may not hit 5x value on FanDuel tonight he may very well still end up as the highest scoring player on the slate so dont shy away from playing him there just because you don’t think he can get 67.5. On such a small slate having the highest scoring guys is critical especially if they are chalk.

Anthony Davis | NOP | $9,000 DraftKings | $11,500 FanDuel

Although Anthony Davis is not in play on FanDuel at his given price tag its almost as if DraftKings is daring us to play him at $9,000 and at that price, I’ll bite. Davis is coming off the worst game of his career where he did not make a trip to the locker room putting up 16 FP. He will still likely be only playing 25-30 minutes but would anyone be surprised if he maintained 2 FPPM over those minutes in such a fast paced matchup? He is definitely worth a look over on DraftKings for the upside that he brings to the table tonight at just $9,000.

Mitchell Robinson | NYK | $4,100 DraftKings | $5,400 FanDuel 

The Knicks rookie is coming off a monster game last night and gets an even better matchup tonight without much of a price change. The Knicks have lost their last 18 games in a row and their rotations are, for lack of a better phrase, absolutely fucked. Despite this Robinson has been one of the consistent guys that sees minutes because he is young and the Knicks want to develop him. He gets a massive pace boost here against the fastest team in the NBA who can not defend their front court. He will be popular but I think we can expect to see another strong game from the rookie here tonight.

Allonzo Trier | NYK | $3,300 DraftKings | $3,700 FanDuel

As colourfully mentioned before the Knicks rotation at this point does not have much rhyme or reason but with Mudiay still sidelined and Trey Burke shipped off to Dallas someone has to get those back court minutes other than just Dennis Smith Jr. Trier is coming off a 30 point game last night and he could easily repeat that tonight if he gets the minutes and the shots are falling. It could be Damyean Dotson or Kadeem Allen both of whom are in play but for the sake of the article we will plug in Trier because he is the highest risk/reward play of the three. One of these three will likely pop off based on their prices and the pace bump, just a matter of having the right one in GPP’s.

 

Other players to consider: Aaron Gordon (ORL), Jrue Holiday (NOP), John Collins (ATL), Luke Kornet (NYK), Cody Zeller (CHA) 

Best bets
OKC -4.5 -110 
Cody Zeller o10.5 points -110
Paul George o33.5 points -125
Bonus: Cody Zeller double double +300

John Huish is the Head NBA analyst for DailyPlayAction. He plays both Draftkings and Fanduel. His picks are subject to change without notice. DailyPlayAction and John Huish are not responsible for losses accrued.