Our Favorite Lineup for Tonight’s NBA Contests on DraftKings
In typical NBA playoff action, we only have 2 games tonight so there will be little variance in DraftKings lineups and scoring will be tight. That being said, the majority of our NBA coverage throughout the playoffs has been directed towards FanDuel and their Bud Light NBA Playoffs promotion, so we thought we would change it up and put out a lineup for our DraftKings readers.
Who Are We Paying Up for On DraftKings Tonight?
We approached tonight’s lineup with really only one clear target: Russell Westbrook. He’s averaging over 50 PPG in the playoffs, and has been even slightly better at home. Given the fact that the Spurs have options guarding Durant with Leonard who led the league in defensive field goal percentage and turnover percentage, Westbrook is the clear mismatch the Thunder have to take advantage of in this series. While Westbrook hasn’t shot the ball well yet in this series, he’s 16-44 from the field and 1-9 from the 3 point line, we are betting his shooting ticks up a notch back at home and he plays his best game yet.
Looking at the other players priced above $8,000, two names jumped out at us: LeBron James and LaMarcus Aldridge. LA has been tearing up the Ibaka this series, and at times it’s been so easy for him that it looks like he’s playing against a Junior Varsity high school team. That being said, targeting both guys along with Westbrook was extremely difficult, and after putting together essentially every combination possible and running everything through RotoQL, we were left with two lineups we really liked.
Despite starting four Cavs, on the road, I probably prefer the first lineup, but lucky for us, we don’t have to choose and can play both.
Our top punt of the night is Matthew Dellavedova… The Cavs have looked better with him on the floor than Kyrie throughout the playoffs, and Kyrie struggles away from Cleveland, so look for more minutes and production out of Delly tonight.
Steven Adams is the clear play at center on DraftKings tonight… He’s having a great playoff run, and has picked up defensively and on the glass, where Serge has completely disappeared.
Manu and Danny are both playing more minutes in the postseason, and have both seen a slight increase in production. With Westbrook defending Parker or Mills, one of these guys is being defended by Waiters or Morrow at all times and will be relied on to create offense from the perimeter.