NBA DFS First Look: Thursday, August 13th

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NBA Schedule & Vegas Lines

Team 1 Team 2 Vegas Line Over/Under Team 1 Total Team 2 Total Game Time (ET)
Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics WAS -2.0 225.5 113.8 111.8 12:00 PM
Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers LAL -5.0 222.5 108.8 113.8 1:30 PM
Milwaukee Bucks at Memphis Grizzlies MEM -3.5 226.5 111.5 115.0 4:00 PM
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns PHO -8.5 234.5 113.0 121.5 4:00 PM
San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz SAS -8.0 231.0 119.5 111.5 6:30 PM
Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets POR -10.0 236.5 123.3 113.3 9:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans at Orlando Magic ORL -4.0 226.5 111.3 115.3 9:00 PM

Points Per Game and Pace of Play

Team Opponent Spread Implied Total Points/Game Points +/- Team Pace Opp. Pace
Boston Celtics Washington Wizards 2.0 111.8 114.0 -2.2 103.7 106.6
Washington Wizards Boston Celtics -2.0 113.8 114.6 -0.8 106.6 103.7
Los Angeles Lakers Sacramento Kings -5.0 113.8 113.3 0.4 104.4 102.6
Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Lakers 5.0 108.8 109.6 -0.9 102.6 104.4
Memphis Grizzlies Milwaukee Bucks -3.5 115.0 112.5 2.5 105.9 108.4
Milwaukee Bucks Memphis Grizzlies 3.5 111.5 118.8 -7.3 108.4 105.9
Phoenix Suns Dallas Mavericks -8.5 121.5 113.4 8.1 104.5 103.9
Dallas Mavericks Phoenix Suns 8.5 113.0 117.2 -4.2 103.9 104.5
Utah Jazz San Antonio Spurs 8.0 111.5 111.2 0.3 101.9 104.4
San Antonio Spurs Utah Jazz -8.0 119.5 114.1 5.4 104.4 101.9
Brooklyn Nets Portland Trail Blazers 10.0 113.3 111.5 1.8 106.1 104.4
Portland Trail Blazers Brooklyn Nets -10.0 123.3 114.7 8.5 104.4 106.1
Orlando Magic New Orleans Pelicans -4.0 115.3 106.9 8.3 101.8 108.2
New Orleans Pelicans Orlando Magic 4.0 111.3 115.7 -4.4 108.2 101.8

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
Boston Celtics Washington Wizards 29 30 30 15 17 13 23 24 20
Washington Wizards Boston Celtics 4 16 6 15 15 9 5 4 6
Los Angeles Lakers Sacramento Kings 20 22 25 15 30 22 6 9 21
Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Lakers 3 1 15 15 1 12 22 3 18
Memphis Grizzlies Milwaukee Bucks 1 12 2 15 12 6 1 1 1
Milwaukee Bucks Memphis Grizzlies 14 10 20 15 20 3 7 25 12
Phoenix Suns Dallas Mavericks 19 26 16 15 16 27 11 20 30
Dallas Mavericks Phoenix Suns 16 9 24 15 14 14 13 7 29
Utah Jazz San Antonio Spurs 23 25 21 15 27 29 16 23 11
San Antonio Spurs Utah Jazz 13 6 18 15 25 26 15 11 3
Brooklyn Nets Portland Trail Blazers 26 20 7 15 28 24 25 30 24
Portland Trail Blazers Brooklyn Nets 9 18 11 15 10 20 2 12 10
Orlando Magic New Orleans Pelicans 18 13 12 15 23 21 26 6 16
New Orleans Pelicans Orlando Magic 11 14 10 15 24 4 20 14 15

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 MIN FP/GM L2WKS FP +/- FP/Min USG% OPP DVA DEFF
Brad Wanamaker BOS 111.8 $3,600 $4,500 $15 19.3 15.1 20.4 5.3 0.78 16.3% WAS 30 29
Troy Brown Jr. WAS 113.8 $6,800 $5,900 $24 25.7 23.6 33.2 9.7 0.92 18.3% BOS 9 9
LeBron James LAL 113.8 $11,000 $10,500 $50 34.6 53.3 47.6 -5.7 1.54 33.9% SAC 6 21
Cory Joseph SAC 108.8 $4,100 $4,300 $10 24.5 16.7 18.3 1.5 0.68 13.7% LAL 1 23
Ja Morant MEM 115.0 $9,000 $7,700 $35 30.9 34.7 43.2 8.6 1.12 28.0% MIL 12 4
Eric Bledsoe MIL 111.5 $5,800 $5,800 $20 27.1 31.3 27.8 -3.5 1.15 25.7% MEM 20 10
Ricky Rubio PHO 121.5 $7,300 $6,500 $24 31.2 34.6 33.4 -1.2 1.11 22.9% DAL 26 1
Luka Doncic DAL 113.0 $11,400 $10,300 $55 33.6 55.5 64.0 8.5 1.65 37.7% PHO #N/A 23
Emmanuel Mudiay UTA 111.5 $3,300 $3,700 $10 15.7 14.4 13.1 -1.2 0.91 22.5% SAS 25 15
Dejounte Murray SAS 119.5 $6,500 $6,600 $24 25.4 27.5 28.4 0.8 1.08 21.3% UTA 6 17
Caris LeVert BKN 113.3 $8,000 $8,300 $34 29.5 32.4 41.7 9.3 1.10 29.7% POR 7 7
Damian Lillard POR 123.3 $11,200 $10,100 $51 37.4 50.5 60.8 10.2 1.35 31.5% BKN 11 14
D.J. Augustin ORL 115.3 $4,600 $4,100 $10 25.0 21.0 19.0 -1.9 0.84 19.9% NOP 13 22
Lonzo Ball NOP 111.3 $7,200 $6,700 $28 32.1 33.5 27.6 -5.9 1.04 20.9% ORL 14 20

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  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in RotoGrinders.com’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.

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