NBA DFS First Look: Tuesday, November 19th - NBA Odds Preview

The NBA DFS First Look is complete with sortable odds, implied team totals, player statistics, and projected starters to help you get an early start on the upcoming slate.

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NBA Schedule & Vegas Lines

Road Team Home Team Vegas Line Over/Under Away Total Home Total Game Time (ET)
Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies MEM -6.5 223.0 108.3 114.8 8:00 PM
Portland Trail Blazers at New Orleans Pelicans POR 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8:00 PM
Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings SAC -2.0 220.5 109.3 111.3 10:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers OKC 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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 +/-
Memphis Grizzlies Golden State Warriors -6.5 114.8 109.8 5.0 108.5 106.8 109.4 0.9
Golden State Warriors Memphis Grizzlies 6.5 108.3 109.5 -1.2 106.8 108.5 109.4 2.6
New Orleans Pelicans Portland Trail Blazers 3.5 0.0 116.3 110.2 107.5 111.8 1.6
Portland Trail Blazers New Orleans Pelicans -3.5 0.0 112.8 107.5 110.2 111.8 4.3
Sacramento Kings Phoenix Suns -2.0 111.3 104.8 6.4 101.5 108.5 104.0 2.5
Phoenix Suns Sacramento Kings 2.0 109.3 117.6 -8.4 108.5 101.5 104.0 -4.5
Los Angeles Lakers Oklahoma City Thunder -9.5 0.0 109.8 104.4 103.3 101.8 -2.6
Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Lakers 9.5 0.0 107.1 103.3 104.4 101.8 -1.5

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
Memphis Grizzlies Golden State Warriors 30 28 22 13 24 22 21 23 27
Golden State Warriors Memphis Grizzlies 21 7 27 29 20 4 19 25 22
New Orleans Pelicans Portland Trail Blazers 17 23 14 6 8 11 30 14 30
Portland Trail Blazers New Orleans Pelicans 28 30 15 16 23 19 26 10 23
Sacramento Kings Phoenix Suns 9 8 4 7 21 6 13 26 16
Phoenix Suns Sacramento Kings 24 6 26 10 19 21 18 2 25
Los Angeles Lakers Oklahoma City Thunder 13 12 20 14 1 30 27 19 2
Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Lakers 1 11 7 21 5 8 2 1 24

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
Ja Morant MEM 114.8 $6,700 $8,400 $25 $12,500 27.7 33.4 32.1 -1.4 1.21 33.5% GSW 18 28
Alec Burks GSW 108.3 $5,000 $5,600 $15 $9,800 25.7 24.9 28.7 3.8 0.97 21.0% MEM 9 29
Jrue Holiday NOP 0.0 $14,400 $9,000 $36 $16,200 35.3 38.7 43.5 4.8 1.10 25.9% POR 12 14
Damian Lillard POR 0.0 $15,300 $9,800 $43 $16,600 38.6 50.6 48.6 -2.0 1.31 30.0% NOP 30 15
Cory Joseph SAC 111.3 $4,300 $4,500 $11 $8,400 19.6 14.5 18.9 4.4 0.74 17.8% PHO 15 8
Ricky Rubio PHO 109.3 $6,900 $7,500 $27 $12,700 32.3 37.1 40.0 2.9 1.15 22.4% SAC 12 6
LeBron James LAL 0.0 $11,100 $12,000 $51 $19,700 34.9 53.8 54.3 0.6 1.54 33.0% OKC 8 27
Chris Paul OKC 0.0 $7,000 $7,000 $25 $13,400 30.2 32.8 36.8 4.1 1.08 23.2% LAL 5 7

Shooting Guards

Projected Starter Team Total DK FD YH FDT MIN FP/GM L2WKS FP +/- FP/Min USG% OPP DvsA DEFF
Dillon Brooks MEM 114.8 $4,500 $5,300 $12 $8,400 27.5 25.8 26.0 0.1 0.94 22.3% GSW 13 13
Glenn Robinson GSW 108.3 $4,800 $4,900 $13 $9,300 30.8 22.7 22.7 0.0 0.74 14.2% MEM 14 4
J.J. Redick NOP 0.0 $9,000 $5,400 $12 $9,900 25.8 20.2 27.0 6.8 0.78 20.0% POR 11 8
C.J. McCollum POR 0.0 $13,200 $7,400 $28 $14,100 37.6 34.6 36.4 1.9 0.92 26.6% NOP 7 16
Buddy Hield SAC 111.3 $7,500 $7,900 $27 $13,500 31.5 29.7 38.4 8.6 0.94 26.2% PHO 19 21
Devin Booker PHO 109.3 $8,400 $8,800 $36 $15,900 34.5 39.8 42.6 2.8 1.15 29.1% SAC 17 26
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope LAL 0.0 $3,900 $3,700 $10 $7,900 20.0 12.5 11.8 -0.7 0.63 15.6% OKC 13 1
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC 0.0 $6,100 $7,300 $26 $12,000 35.1 35.0 30.8 -4.2 0.99 24.6% LAL 26 11

Small Forwards

Projected Starter Team Total DK FD YH FDT MIN FP/GM L2WKS FP +/- FP/Min USG% OPP DvsA DEFF
Jae Crowder MEM 114.8 $5,200 $5,000 $15 $10,200 30.3 24.8 26.2 1.4 0.82 15.1% GSW 22 22
Eric Paschall GSW 108.3 $5,900 $5,900 $20 $11,400 30.9 24.9 29.5 4.6 0.81 19.3% MEM 24 19
Brandon Ingram NOP 0.0 $12,000 $8,700 $39 $13,500 32.1 44.4 48.1 3.6 1.38 31.0% POR 28 6
Rodney Hood POR 0.0 $7,800 $4,500 $10 $9,200 29.7 20.9 17.0 -3.9 0.70 14.4% NOP 7 16
Harrison Barnes SAC 111.3 $6,000 $6,100 $21 $12,300 33.9 28.3 30.9 2.6 0.83 17.4% PHO 26 13
Kelly Oubre PHO 109.3 $6,400 $6,700 $22 $12,700 29.7 29.9 26.3 -3.6 1.01 22.3% SAC 25 21
Danny Green LAL 0.0 $4,600 $4,300 $11 $9,000 25.9 18.2 18.4 0.2 0.70 13.9% OKC 1 30
Terrance Ferguson OKC 0.0 $3,900 $3,500 $10 $8,100 23.7 11.5 14.3 2.7 0.49 8.3% LAL 2 5

Power Forwards

Projected Starter Team Total DK FD YH FDT MIN FP/GM L2WKS FP +/- FP/Min USG% OPP DvsA DEFF
Jaren Jackson MEM 114.8 $5,600 $7,200 $22 $11,000 26.9 25.8 27.1 1.3 0.96 22.3% GSW 1 23
Draymond Green GSW 108.3 $6,200 $7,100 $27 $12,700 28.6 28.6 26.7 -1.9 1.00 17.0% MEM 10 25
Kenrich Williams NOP 0.0 $9,900 $5,200 $20 $11,200 22.9 19.8 22.8 3.0 0.86 12.0% POR 3 11
Nassir Little POR 0.0 $4,500 $3,600 $10 $7,300 14.6 8.9 10.7 1.8 0.61 13.8% NOP 7 23
Nemanja Bjelica SAC 111.3 $5,500 $5,800 $18 $10,900 24.5 23.6 27.5 3.9 0.96 15.3% PHO 26 13
Dario Saric PHO 109.3 $5,500 $5,300 $14 $10,800 28.0 25.2 24.9 -0.3 0.90 17.0% SAC 13 18
Anthony Davis LAL 0.0 $9,800 $11,200 $50 $18,500 35.3 50.4 43.9 -6.6 1.43 29.5% OKC 15 19
Danilo Gallinari OKC 0.0 $6,500 $6,000 $23 $12,500 29.5 30.6 33.0 2.4 1.04 22.3% LAL 11 2

Centers

Projected Starter Team Total DK FD YH FDT MIN FP/GM L2WKS FP +/- FP/Min USG% OPP DvsA DEFF
Jonas Valanciunas MEM 114.8 $6,800 $7,800 $22 $12,600 23.1 28.6 29.6 1.0 1.24 23.6% GSW 30 27
Willie Cauley-Stein GSW 108.3 $5,000 $6,100 $14 $9,600 20.8 22.2 23.1 0.9 1.07 15.4% MEM 19 22
Jaxson Hayes NOP 0.0 $8,100 $4,800 $11 $9,600 15.0 14.8 15.8 1.0 0.98 17.0% POR 12 30
Hassan Whiteside POR 0.0 $10,800 $8,200 $28 $12,400 28.2 35.7 38.7 3.0 1.27 20.5% NOP 15 23
Richaun Holmes SAC 111.3 $5,800 $6,500 $19 $11,900 26.0 24.9 25.2 0.3 0.96 14.0% PHO 25 16
Aron Baynes PHO 109.3 $4,900 $6,200 $17 $9,600 23.8 29.5 29.1 -0.4 1.24 21.7% SAC 24 25
JaVale McGee LAL 0.0 $5,000 $4,600 $13 $9,900 16.2 19.2 25.4 6.1 1.18 17.8% OKC 3 2
Steven Adams OKC 0.0 $4,900 $5,700 $18 $10,000 26.4 25.7 26.5 0.7 0.97 15.9% LAL 11 24

Notable Bench Players

Projected Starter Team Total DK FD YH FDT MIN FP/GM L2WKS FP +/- FP/Min USG% OPP DvsA DEFF
Brandon Clarke MEM 114.8 $4,700 $5,500 $16 $8,800 21.7 24.9 24.1 -0.8 1.15 19.1% GSW 19 21
Kyle Anderson MEM 114.8 $4,200 $4,500 $10 $8,500 20.9 20.3 20.5 0.2 0.97 15.8% GSW 22 22
Ky Bowman GSW 108.3 $4,700 $4,700 $12 $8,900 18.0 13.5 17.7 4.2 0.75 17.6% MEM 29 27
Jordan Poole GSW 108.3 $3,900 $3,800 $10 $7,400 27.2 17.6 18.3 0.7 0.65 20.0% MEM 29 27
Lonzo Ball NOP 0.0 $9,300 $7,000 $24 $10,600 29.0 30.3 19.0 -11.3 1.04 20.9% POR 30 23
Nickeil Alexander-Walker NOP 0.0 $8,400 $4,500 $12 $9,600 14.6 14.3 17.3 2.9 0.98 26.8% POR 12 14
Carmelo Anthony POR 0.0 $4,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 #N/A NOP 10 26
Kent Bazemore POR 0.0 $5,400 $4,100 $10 $7,100 23.8 19.8 19.2 -0.6 0.83 17.7% NOP 7 16
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC 111.3 $7,100 $6,900 $22 $13,000 26.6 27.0 39.6 12.6 1.01 23.4% PHO 10 7
Yogi Ferrell SAC 111.3 $3,900 $3,500 $10 $7,700 10.1 8.8 11.4 2.6 0.88 19.7% PHO 6 4
Frank Kaminsky PHO 109.3 $5,000 $5,100 $13 $9,700 24.7 23.1 21.6 -1.5 0.94 20.0% SAC 2 2
Tyler Johnson PHO 109.3 $3,500 $3,500 $10 $6,900 18.8 13.0 11.4 -1.6 0.69 17.7% SAC 17 26
Kyle Kuzma LAL 0.0 $5,300 $5,400 $21 $10,200 23.4 20.6 24.2 3.6 0.88 24.2% OKC 8 27
Dwight Howard LAL 0.0 $4,700 $5,200 $16 $8,700 20.5 22.1 19.0 -3.1 1.08 12.7% OKC 3 2
Dennis Schroder OKC 0.0 $4,800 $5,300 $18 $9,400 28.6 28.2 25.4 -2.9 0.99 25.0% LAL 5 7
Nerlens Noel OKC 0.0 $4,000 $4,200 $10 $7,600 17.6 19.2 18.9 -0.3 1.09 15.7% LAL 11 24

Color Coding

1) BLUE represents the “elite” category (top 25th percentile).
2) GREEN represents the “above-average” category (top 50th percentile).
3) YELLOW represents the “below-average” category (bottom 50th percentile).
4) RED represents the “poor” category (bottom 25th percentile).

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