NBA DFS Expert Survey: Friday, December 29th

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Our panel of experts is here to give you their NBA DFS picks for the upcoming slate by answering a handful of questions to help you make crucial lineup-building decisions. Want to know squirrelpatrol’s favorite tournament play? Or Noto’s favorite salary saver? Find out below!

NBA DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel Expert Survey for Friday, December 29

Which useful trend or statistic stuck out most during your research?

Notorious: Donovan Mitchell could be one of the more intriguing tournament plays on the slate if active. The questionable tag next to his name will help keep ownership at a reasonable level. Despite already ruling out Darius Garland and Evan Mobley, the Cavaliers are projected to score 4.6 points more than their season average.

TastefulTides: The Washington Wizards continue to be the worst defensive team in the NBA while also playing at the fastest pace. Right now, we aren’t showing a ton of projected ownership on the Nets. If they don’t get steamed up later in the day, then I will want to get to at least a couple of Nets on my primary lineup.

eys819: Bradley Beal is expected to return tonight, and the Suns should have their “Big 3” together for just the second full game all season. With Beal returning, Kevin Durant and Devin Booker are slightly over-priced. However, they should come with minimal pOWN% and they get one of the best matchups in the league against Charlotte. The Hornets rank just second-worst in defensive rating, so there is still plenty of opportunity for Durant or Booker to find a ceiling game given the matchup.

tcsmith031: The SAC/ATL clash has the highest over/under on the slate (251.5), and it’s nearly 10 points higher than the next-best game (BKN/WAS, 242). The Kings are slight underdogs here despite having the 2nd-highest implied team total (124.25) of the night.

Bobby Gomes: The SAC/ATL game has the highest total (251) with a close spread (ATL -1). Both teams are top 12 in offensive rating and their pace of play. Both teams are in the bottom 10 in defensive rating. This helps us understand why the total is so high, and it would make sense to use multiple players from each side.

Who is your top overall play (when considering price, matchup, roster construction, etc.) on the board and why?

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John Britt (jmbwngfn)

One of the top baseball and hockey analysts in the DFS industry, John Britt is a family man hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. A proud graduate of the University of Missouri, John’s passion is hockey but he excels at multiple DFS sports. He has been nominated multiple times for awards for his written work in both baseball (best MLB series) and hockey (3x NHL Writer of the Year nominee) and is now the Lead Editor at RotoGrinders. John can be found on Twitter at the username JMBWngFn.