NBA Monday Night Targets for DraftKings Contests
The best medicine for a rough NFL Sunday is a 7 game Monday night NBA slate. Tonight’s slate features plenty of big-name players and teams with the Cavs, Thunder, Clippers and Rockets all active. Here are the projected top scoring teams from Vegas’ totals for tonight.
Guard Targets for 11/2 DraftKings Contests
FanDuel Salary – $10,300
We will always have the best player in the best matchup in a large number of our lineups, that rule is especially true when it’s Westbrook in a solid matchup. The Rockets are amongst the top of the league in both pace and defensive inefficiency… a DFS dream for Westbrook.
FanDuel Salary – $6,000
I love this matchup for Jack, who should see his highest minute total of the season here. The Bucks have the highest defensive efficiency number in the NBA, and are particularly weak in defending the point guard position.
FanDuel Salary – $4,500
The shooting guard position is a disaster tonight, which is generally when we will look to pay up for Harden, but instead I’m betting on Danny Green having a bounce-back night tonight. His shot has been awful this season, but if he sees on go in early, he could make up for lost time against an inefficient up-tempo Knicks team.
Forward Targets for 11/2 DraftKings Contests
FanDuel Salary – $9,800
I don’t love the matchups for the mid-level players at shooting guard and power forward tonight. However, Blake Griffin generally destoys the Suns (27/8/5 last season) and is coming off from a monster 37/9/6 game against Sacramento. If you do have to go value at PF, my choice would be Clint Capela facing a OKC team that has struggled defending the frontcourt this season.
FanDuel Salary – $6,400
The Freak has been ridiculous since serving his one game suspension to start the season. While the Nets are generally one of the slower paced teams in the NBA, their currently alling just uner 110 points per 100 possessions. It’s hard to analyze def vs pos because Giannis plays three positions throughout the game, but the Nets are bottom 10 in defending the 2 and 3 and his previous two 6-8x value performances came against better defensive teams.
FanDuel Salary – $4,800
I love starting guys like Aminu that do several things well, because you know you are getting 12-18 points every night before he even takes a shot. Minnesota has actually been one of the better defensive teams in the NBA to start off the season, but this will be an extremely fast paced game with both teams averaging over 102 possessions per game. Generally speaking a box-stuffer like Aminu will rack up stats in a game like this where there an extra 5+ possesions each half.
Center Targets for 11/2 DraftKings Contests
FanDuel Salary – $7,000
Lopez is off to a fairly slow start this season, but that could be because he’s faced Memphis, San Antonio, and Chicago. Tonight he will see a lot of Greg Monroe who, as a Pistons fan, I’ve seen my fair share of. Moose may very well be the worst post defender in the NBA, Lopez will have his best night of the season tonight.