FanDuel NBA Top Picks and Value Plays for Sunday March 19, 2017

We have five games tonight on the main FanDuel NBA slate. The real question on tonight’s slate? Should we take a chance on the Cavaliers tonight? Let’s see what we can find tonight.

I need to remind you this column is written in the morning. Things change quickly in the NBA so you need to be certain whoever you have selected is actually playing that night.

Games Spread Over Under Totals
Portland @ Miami Miami -6 216
Indiana @ Toronto Toronto -4 199.5
Minnesota @ New Orleans New Orleans -2 206.5
Sacramento @ San Antonio San Antonio -16 204
Cleveland @ L.A. Lakers  Cleveland -10  224

 

Point Guard

Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic ($7800) has a good opportunity tonight against a Portland Trail Blazers defense allowing 48.3 FanDuel points per game this season and 48.2 points per game over their past five. In 29 home games this season Dragic is averaging 35.76 FanDuel points per game with a five game floor of 24.4 (in just 17 minutes) and 45 points. In fact Dragic has exceeded six times value in three of his last five games and has a March Usage Rate of 28.6 percent and a True Shooting percentage of 61 percent.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include Jordan Clarkson ($5700) and Cory Joseph ($4700).

Shooting Guards

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum ($7100) has a good opportunity tonight against a Miami Heat defense allowing shooting guards to average 36.3 FanDuel points per game this season and just 30 points per game over their past five. In 37 road games this season McCollum is averaging 32.60 FanDuel points per game with a five game floor of 14.6 FanDuel points and a ceiling of 43 points. McCollum has also reached six times value in two of his past five games. McCollum has a March Usage Rate of 24.4 percent and a True Shooting percentage of 59 percent.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include Iman Shumpert ($3600) and Tim Frazier ($3900).

Small Forwards

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James ($12,000) has a good opportunity tonight against a Los Angeles Lakers defense allowing small forwards to average 43.4 FanDuel points per game this season and over the past five games has allowed 52.7 points per game. In 28 road games this season James is averaging 48.67 FanDuel points with a five game floor of 41.9 FanDuel points and a ceiling of 59.8 points. James has a March Usage Rate of 33 percent and a True Shooting percentage of 61 percent. Here’s hoping he suits up and if he does he should do very well against this Lakers defense tonight.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include DeMarre Carroll ($4000) and Brandon Ingram ($4400).

Power Forwards

Los Angeles Lakers power forward Julius Randle ($6700) has a good opportunity tonight against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense allowing power forwards to average 43.2 FanDuel points this season and over the past five games have allowed 55 points per game. In 29 home games this season Randle is averaging 31.73 FanDuel points with a five game floor of 19.6 and a ceiling of 42.6 FanDuel points per game. Randle has a March Usage Rate of 20.6 percent with a True Shooting percentage of 52 percent.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include James Johnson ($5900) and David Lee ($4800).

Centers

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside ($8800) has a great opportunity tonight against a Portland Trail Blazers defense allowing centers to average 47.4 FanDuel points per game this season and 45.5 FanDuel points per game over their past five games. In 33 home games this season Whiteside is averaging 41.13 FanDuel points per game with a five game floor of 36.8 FanDuel points and a ceiling of 51.2 points. Whiteside has a March Usage Rate of 20.5 percent with a True Shooting percentage of 66 percent.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include Jonas Valanciunas ($5400) and Tristan Thompson ($5300).

Good luck at FanDuel tonight!!

 

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