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DET at ORL (-2), O/U: 212.5
BOS at ATL (-2.5), O/U: 217.5
LAL at CHA (-7), O/U:
DEN (-6) at NOP, O/U: 215
POR (-2.5) at HOU, O/U: 233
LAC at MIA (-6.5), O/U:
IND at OKC (-1), O/U: 216.5
UTA at MEM (-3), O/U: 224
CHI (-2) at SAS, O/U: 228.5
MIN (-9.5) at PHX, O/U: 231.5
NYK at MIL (-9), O/U: 216
Celtics-Hawks should be competitive and high-scoring. And with both teams at full health, there are plenty of reliable picks through all salary tiers.
Trae Young is the only player above $7,000 for Atlanta, but he is well worth it having exceeded 40 DK points in seven straight games. Clint Capela and John Collins also offer the potential to put up big numbers, but come in with very modest salaries. Kevin Huerter, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari are all valued in the lower range and have the opportunity to turn in solid returns.
Jayson Tatum is $1,200 higher than Jaylen Brown, but both make strong picks as they lead the Celtics at both ends. Dennis Schroder and Marcus Smart represent excellent medium-salaried picks while Grant Williams and Josh Richardson make for decent values.
Injuries to Monitor
LAL: LeBron James (knee): Questionable
LAC: Marcus Morris (personal): OUT
Terance Mann will start with Morris out.
OKC: Derrick Favors (back): OUT
SAS: Keita Bates-Diop (COVID-19): OUT
Pat Connaughton is in line for more playing time if Allen and/or Matthews are out.
LaMelo Ball ($8,400)
Ball is coming off a huge effort with 69.0 DK points and is averaging 19.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 8.4 assists over the last 10 games. Ball boasts an advantage at home versus the Lakers, who are on the second night of a back-to-back.
Jaylen Brown ($8,900)
Brown just dropped 30 points and has topped 40 DK six times across the last 10 contests, including a peak of 60.3. He should do well against the Hawks' smaller backcourt.
Jayson Tatum ($10,100)
Tatum has combined for 87 points over two outings and averages 27.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists from the last 10. He should dominate against Atlanta's subpar defense.
DeMar DeRozan ($8,500)
DeRozan continues to put up massive numbers averaging 25.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists over the last 10 games while going over 40 DK six times over that span. The Bulls are playing in San Antonio against his former team, which could provide him extra motivation to post big numbers.
Jusuf Nurkic ($8,000)
Nurkic is averaging 17.8 points, 13.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.5 steals across the last 10 and has exceeded 40 DK six times during that stretch. He'll also be in line to dominate the Rockets' smaller frontcourt.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,800)
Giannis will be looking to step up and help ensure the Bucks bounce back from a loss in Cleveland in their last outing. They return home to host the Knicks for their fourth matchup of the season with a 2-1 lead in the series against the Knicks with Giannis averaging 20.0 points and 10.7 rebounds. He's also topped 50 DK in seven of his last 10 appearances.
Cory Joseph ($4,600)
Joseph has started the last four games averaging 13.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists, including one performance of 40 DK.
Malik Monk ($4,500)
Monk continues to play a key role and has produced at least 25 DK points over two contests. The Lakers are on the second of a back-to-back with Monk managing 26.5 DK last night.
Terance Mann ($4,000)
Mann will start again and offers the opportunity to keep up his strong play with over 20 DK points six times from the last 10 games.
Torrey Craig ($4,700)
Craig will continue to start in place of the injured Myles Turner. He's exceeded 20 DK points in each of the last five and is averaging 9.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists across six consecutive starts.
Mason Plumlee ($4,100)
Plumlee topped 24 DK in each of the last three outings and will be at home against a Lakers side that played yesterday.