NBA DFS First Look: Friday, December 20th - NBA Odds Preview

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NBA Schedule & Vegas Lines

Road Team Home Team Vegas Line Over/Under Away Total Home Total Game Time (ET)
Sacramento Kings at Indiana Pacers SAC 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7:00 PM
Memphis Grizzlies at Cleveland Cavaliers MEM -1.0 224.0 112.5 111.5 7:00 PM
Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics BOS -8.0 214.5 103.3 111.3 7:30 PM
Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors WAS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7:30 PM
Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers PHI -8.0 212.5 102.3 110.3 8:00 PM
New York Knicks at Miami Heat MIA -10.0 214.5 102.3 112.3 8:00 PM
Phoenix Suns at Oklahoma City Thunder PHO 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8:00 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets MIN 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9:00 PM
Orlando Magic at Portland Trail Blazers POR -4.0 216.0 106.0 110.0 10:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors NOP -1.0 225.5 113.3 112.3 10:30 PM

Points Per Game and Pace of Play

Team Opponent Spread Implied Total Points/Game Points +/- Team Pace Opp. Pace Proj. Pace Pace +/-
Indiana Pacers Sacramento Kings -4.5 0.0 109.1 102.8 100.5 98.7 -4.1
Sacramento Kings Indiana Pacers 4.5 0.0 104.7 100.5 102.8 98.7 -1.8
Cleveland Cavaliers Memphis Grizzlies 1.0 111.5 103.6 7.9 102.4 106.7 104.5 2.1
Memphis Grizzlies Cleveland Cavaliers -1.0 112.5 110.6 1.9 106.7 102.4 104.5 -2.2
Boston Celtics Detroit Pistons -8.0 111.3 110.8 0.5 102.6 102.2 100.2 -2.4
Detroit Pistons Boston Celtics 8.0 103.3 109.0 -5.8 102.2 102.6 100.2 -2.0
Toronto Raptors Washington Wizards -7.0 0.0 111.7 104.3 107.3 107.0 2.7
Washington Wizards Toronto Raptors 7.0 0.0 117.3 107.3 104.3 107.0 -0.3
Philadelphia 76ers Dallas Mavericks -8.0 110.3 109.1 1.1 103.1 103.8 102.3 -0.8
Dallas Mavericks Philadelphia 76ers 8.0 102.3 117.6 -15.4 103.8 103.1 102.3 -1.4
Miami Heat New York Knicks -10.0 112.3 112.1 0.2 104.1 102.0 101.5 -2.6
New York Knicks Miami Heat 10.0 102.3 102.7 -0.5 102.0 104.1 101.5 -0.5
Oklahoma City Thunder Phoenix Suns -5.0 0.0 108.3 102.0 107.3 104.8 2.7
Phoenix Suns Oklahoma City Thunder 5.0 0.0 114.7 107.3 102.0 104.8 -2.5
Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves -10.0 0.0 106.8 101.8 108.7 105.9 4.1
Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets 10.0 0.0 114.1 108.7 101.8 105.9 -2.8
Portland Trail Blazers Orlando Magic -4.0 110.0 112.6 -2.6 105.4 100.8 101.6 -3.8
Orlando Magic Portland Trail Blazers 4.0 106.0 103.5 2.5 100.8 105.4 101.6 0.8
Golden State Warriors New Orleans Pelicans 1.0 112.3 104.6 7.7 103.9 107.6 106.9 3.0
New Orleans Pelicans Golden State Warriors -1.0 113.3 112.2 1.0 107.6 103.9 106.9 -0.7

Matchup Cheat Sheet

Note: The defensive efficiency rankings are for the opponent of the team listed in the first column and are for the season.

Offense Opponent Total DIS CG SCW SHW 3DW VF VB PB
Indiana Pacers Sacramento Kings 18 1 18 23 30 30 6 9 27
Sacramento Kings Indiana Pacers 5 3 3 8 4 2 4 27 21
Cleveland Cavaliers Memphis Grizzlies 21 18 26 26 18 12 21 18 25
Memphis Grizzlies Cleveland Cavaliers 29 26 30 13 29 18 23 19 24
Boston Celtics Detroit Pistons 20 12 17 12 5 28 27 28 8
Detroit Pistons Boston Celtics 8 16 4 6 25 1 15 7 11
Toronto Raptors Washington Wizards 30 30 28 29 13 25 22 25 5
Washington Wizards Toronto Raptors 2 19 1 9 7 17 12 3 3
Philadelphia 76ers Dallas Mavericks 15 8 14 16 26 20 10 10 20
Dallas Mavericks Philadelphia 76ers 6 15 8 22 6 5 18 2 4
Miami Heat New York Knicks 25 23 29 17 14 13 24 17 19
New York Knicks Miami Heat 10 4 11 10 9 9 8 23 16
Oklahoma City Thunder Phoenix Suns 16 20 7 25 20 8 13 30 13
Phoenix Suns Oklahoma City Thunder 14 11 24 14 2 26 5 29 7
Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves 23 21 20 30 11 19 20 26 26
Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets 4 25 10 2 3 7 2 5 22
Portland Trail Blazers Orlando Magic 13 17 25 7 23 11 14 4 6
Orlando Magic Portland Trail Blazers 19 9 16 3 16 14 29 22 30
Golden State Warriors New Orleans Pelicans 26 29 23 15 24 21 26 11 29
New Orleans Pelicans Golden State Warriors 27 28 22 28 21 27 11 16 18

Legend: DIS = Distributor, CG = Combo Guard, SCW = Scoring Wing, SHW = Shooting Wing, 3DW = 3 & D Wing, VF = Versatile Forward, VB = Versatile Big, PB = Post Big

Point Guards

Projected Starter Team Total DK FD YH FDT MIN FP/GM L2WKS FP +/- FP/Min USG% OPP DvsA DEFF
Malcolm Brogdon IND 0.0 $7,700 $8,000 $31 $14,200 31.5 37.8 36.2 -1.6 1.20 27.4% SAC 27 18
Cory Joseph SAC 0.0 $3,500 $3,600 $10 $7,100 26.4 17.3 17.5 0.2 0.66 14.1% IND 26 3
Darius Garland CLE 111.5 $4,500 $4,400 $11 $8,400 28.2 19.0 21.1 2.1 0.67 21.1% MEM 19 26
Ja Morant MEM 112.5 $7,800 $7,600 $28 $14,100 29.3 34.9 36.7 1.8 1.19 30.3% CLE 29 26
Kemba Walker BOS 111.3 $8,300 $8,000 $38 $15,100 32.4 40.5 46.6 6.0 1.25 29.3% DET 23 17
Bruce Brown DET 103.3 $5,100 $4,500 $16 $10,100 26.1 21.9 28.9 7.0 0.84 16.9% BOS 21 25
Kyle Lowry TOR 0.0 $8,500 $8,300 $35 $15,400 37.4 39.7 39.4 -0.3 1.06 23.2% WAS 20 28
Isaiah Thomas WAS 0.0 $5,100 $4,900 $18 $10,500 25.3 24.5 28.4 3.9 0.97 24.6% TOR 8 1
Ben Simmons PHI 110.3 $7,900 $7,900 $39 $15,000 34.6 39.1 40.6 1.5 1.13 21.4% DAL 5 8
Jalen Brunson DAL 102.3 $6,400 $5,700 $18 $12,400 17.5 17.6 25.2 7.6 1.00 21.8% PHI 2 15
Kendrick Nunn MIA 112.3 $6,500 $5,800 $20 $12,100 31.2 28.2 33.9 5.7 0.90 23.5% NYK 25 29
Frank Ntilikina NYK 102.3 $3,400 $3,900 $10 $7,100 24.3 16.6 12.5 -4.1 0.68 13.9% MIA 8 4
Chris Paul OKC 0.0 $7,600 $8,100 $31 $13,900 31.4 35.1 43.3 8.2 1.12 21.8% PHO 17 7
Ricky Rubio PHO 0.0 $7,300 $7,400 $31 $13,700 31.9 35.8 41.4 5.6 1.12 24.0% OKC 18 11
Jamal Murray DEN 0.0 $6,600 $6,800 $26 $11,900 31.7 32.8 26.7 -6.1 1.04 25.4% MIN 18 20
Andrew Wiggins MIN 0.0 $8,000 $7,900 $34 $14,400 35.3 40.2 38.5 -1.7 1.14 29.6% DEN 10 2
Damian Lillard POR 110.0 $8,800 $8,800 $40 $16,500 36.7 46.4 44.9 -1.5 1.27 29.8% ORL 12 25
Markelle Fultz ORL 106.0 $4,900 $4,700 $19 $9,600 26.0 23.6 24.1 0.5 0.91 22.0% POR 26 16
D’Angelo Russell GSW 112.3 $8,300 $8,400 $30 $15,000 31.1 37.9 34.9 -3.1 1.22 32.8% NOP 30 23
Jrue Holiday NOP 113.3 $8,600 $8,600 $35 $15,900 36.0 40.1 39.3 -0.9 1.11 27.3% GSW 29 22

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