NBA First Look: Thursday, November 8th

The NBA 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)
Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder HOU 4.5 214.5 109.5 105.0 8:00 PM
Boston Celtics at Phoenix Suns BOS 9.5 212.5 111.0 101.5 9:00 PM
Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers POR -5.0 225.5 110.3 115.3 10:00 PM
Milwaukee Bucks at Golden State Warriors GS -7.0 234.5 113.8 120.8 10:30 PM

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  • 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’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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  • Phil62

    what is the meaning of DRMP & DEFF

  • bcleasant

    Lol what’s dva?

  • kansasbassin

    There is a legend at the bottom of the article to help explain the abbreviations

  • kalel85

    The legend at the bottom doesn’t help the first two members questions, fyi.

  • ekselan

    Yea also a bit confused on the DvA stat, I haven’t seen that column in here before and the definition isn’t included in the Legend … I had assumed maybe it was just supposed to be DvP but I’ve never seen that presented as a percentage before … maybe a stupid question haha but any clarification would be appreciated

  • RP1507

    DvA Defense vs. Position Archetype of the opposing team. A lower number is better for the offense. DVA of the opposing team, expressed as a percentage above or below league average allowed. A higher number is better.

    DRPM – Defensive Real Plus-Minus (basically a defensive grade for each player) – The listed DRPM is for the defender of the player listed.

    DEFF – I think is Defense efficiency as a whole?? Not just the player guarding them

  • Zex2001

    DRPM (Defensive Real Plus Minus): Player’s estimated on-court impact on team defensive performance, measured in points allowed per 100 defensive possessions. RPM: Player’s estimated on-court impact on team performance, measured in net point differential per 100 offensive and defensive possessions.

  • Zex2001

    DEFF (Defensive Efficiency): The number of points a team allows per 100 opposing team possessions. Defensive Efficiency Fomula=100*(Points Allowed/Possessions) In a game; “defensive efficiency” of a team equals to, “offensive efficiency” of the opponent team as well.

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