NBA DFS Lineups Advice: August 24
The Daily Plug is our daily NBA DFS lineups advice write-up that highlights the top plays from our Occupy Model. The Plug then provides actionable information for the main slate by making specific recommendations on how much of your bankroll to allocate and exactly which types of contests to play -- all depending on the type of player you are. Consider the Plug an in-depth roadmap for the main slate. Let’s get to it! Alright enough chatting, lets see who is going to make your lineups special tonight! - @gstroms99 and @tboyle24_DFS
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Betting Odds & Line Movements:
Highest Scoring Games:
MIL (-13.5) @ ORL, o/u 225.5
LAL (-7.5) @ POR, o/u 224.5
HOU (-3) @ OKC, o/u 220
IND @ MIA (-6.5), o/u 216.5
HOU: Russell Westbrook (OUT)
LAL: Rajon Rondo (Doubtful), LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Probable)
MIA: Andre Iguodala, Derrick Jones Jr., Jae Crowder (Questionable)
ORL: Michael Carter-Williams (OUT), Aaron Gordon (OUT)
POR: Zach Collins (OUT)
***Welcome to the NBA Playoffs. With the playoffs comes a new Daily Plug format. Here, we will split up our NBA DFS picks into Elite, Mid, and Value options. The order that they are presented is our order of preference in that price range. For example, the first player mentioned in our elite tier is our favorite play over $7000 in terms of ceiling and value/$. We hope that this settles some of the “Who vs Who” decisions that you might run into throughout the playoffs. Let us know if you have any questions!***
Tier 1 - Elite:
James Harden (DK: PG/SG $11700, FD: SG $11300)
There has been a lot of talk about the Thunder figuring out how to cover Harden. However, he did score 61.75 DK points in 38 minutes last game. It’s also worth noting he did foul out in the first minute of OT. Harden realizes that a 3-1 series is a lot better than a 2-2 series, and he will be giving it his all with the ball in his hands often in Game 4.
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