NBA Grind Down: Thursday, October 21st - DFS Breakdown

Noto’s NBA Bets

Season Record: 3-3
Season +/-: -0.3 units


Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks – 7:30 pm ET

Dallas Mavericks Atlanta Hawks
Vegas Total 225.5 Vegas Total 225.5
Vegas Spread 2.5 Vegas Spread -2.5
Implied Team Total 111.5 Implied Team Total 114.0
Points +/- -7.0 Points +/- 10.7
Position PG SG SF PF C Position PG SG SF PF C
Projected Starters Luka Doncic Tim Hardaway Dorian Finney-Smith Kristaps Porzingis Dwight Powell Projected Starters Trae Young Bogdan Bogdanovic De’Andre Hunter John Collins Clint Capela

Dallas Mavericks

Notable Injuries:


Dallas Mavericks Stats:
Pace of Play: 102.0 (22 of 30)
Offensive Rating: 115.9 (1 of 30)
Implied Total: 111.5 (5 of 6)
Rebounding Rate: 55.6% (1 of 30)

ATL Matchup:
Pace of Play: 102.9 (18 of 30)
Defensive Rating: 98.1 (6 of 30)
Rebounding Rate: 48.5% (20 of 30)

Happy Thursday everyone! I have received a few messages from readers of the Grind Down about big nights they’ve had to start the season. This is always great to hear, even if I have gotten off to a slow start myself. We have three games on the schedule tonight and we start with the Mavericks, who will be making their season debut against the Hawks. The Mavericks were able to make the playoffs last season, but were bounced in the first round. They are hoping another year of chemistry can lead to more wins, as they made very few changes to the roster. They enter this season with a win total of 48.5, which puts them in the mix for home-court advantage in the West if everything pans out as expected.

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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’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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