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NBA DFS Picks For January 3, 2021

DFS NBA Picks for 1/3/21
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 28: New York Knicks Guard Trey Burke (23) keeps the ball from Philadelphia 76ers Center Richaun Holmes (22) in the second half during the game between the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers on March 28, 2018 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

Today brings with it a seven-game slate that also starts an hour earlier than we accustomed to. We continually need to be current on any and all injury news throughout the day but the main situation to keep an eye on today is the status of Luka Doncic ($10,000 DK, $11,300 FD) who is dealing with a quadriceps injury. If he is in the lineup the point guard is certainly worthy of our attention and if not that makes Trey Burke ($3,400 DK, $3,700 FD) and Jalen Brunson ($3,300 DK, $3,700 FD) value plays. 

For those who have yet to subscribe, what are you waiting for? Until then you will get one free pick to whet your appetite. While Doncic attracts the majority of the backcourt attention in the match-up between Dallas and Chicago we shouldn’t over look Zack LaVine ($7,300 DK, $7,700 FD). The Bulls will be reliant on LaVine to try and keep pace with Doncic and their leading scorer should prove to be up to the task. LaVine is averaging 22.2 points per game while also rounding out his stat sheet with five rebounds, four assists, and 1.6 steals per game. For as long as Lauri Markkanen is sidelined due to COVID-19 the emphasis will be placed even more on LaVine.

Subscribers can now expect us to continue digging into today’s slate. Where will we find tonight’s bargains below $6,000 and who is making their season debut tonight? So, keep on going and take a look at what we have to offer. This is just the beginning though. For a one-time fee of $99 per year we have all sports covered here including NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA, NASCAR, and League of Legends. We know how profitable these picks can be so you can even try it out for one month for free.

It is beginning to be a common theme but once again the Nets are involved in what is projected to be the highest scoring game of the night with an over/under of 240.5. Brooklyn has struggled to get their affairs in order on the defensive end so far this season and it’s only natural to expect big things from Russell Westbrook ($10,200 DK, $11,000 FD) tonight as he faces off against his old teammate in Kevin Durant ($9,300 DK, $9,600 FD). 

Westbrook has more than lived up to expectations as in his three games so far this season he has put up between 56.50 and 60.25 Draft Kings points. It’s not even the offensive portion of Westbrook’s game that is working, although 19.3 points per game is nothing to sneeze at, but he is averaging a triple-double with 13.3 rebounds and 11.3 assists per game. 

Across the court Durant has shown no adverse signs from his Achilles tendon injury averaging 29.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game while emerging as the clear go to option in Brooklyn’s offense. Another Nets player worthy of our attention is currently coming off the bench but Jarrett Allen’s ($5,600 DK, $5,600 FD) minutes have been steady at around 23 per game and they seem poised to increase. Allen is coming of his worst game of the season on Friday when he scored five points while grabbing just four rebounds but in his other four games he recorded double-digits in rebounds. 

On the Washington side, remember we want to target all of the expected offense, Rui Hachimura($5,200 DK, $5,000 FD) is still working on making his way back from missing the beginning of the season. At this point the forward’s value is mainly tied to his workload (22 minutes per game) and his offensive output (14 points per game) but we have to like what we saw out of him towards the end of last season.

The next highest scoring game of the night (235) brings us three explosive backcourt options in Stephen Curry ($9,400 DK, $9,800 FD), Damian Lilliard ($9,800 DK, $9,300 FD), and CJ McCollum ($8,400 DK, $8,800 FD). After a slow start Curry appears to be finding his groove offensively averaging 31 points and six assists per game and tonight’s game lines up perfectly for him to eclipse the 30-point mark for the third game this season. 

After missing two games with a mouth injury, Kawhi Leonard ($9,600 DK, $10,500 FD) is back in full force as he finished an assist shy of a triple-double in his last game with 20 points, 16 rebounds, and nine assists. We can’t expect that many rebounds each night, but you have to feel good about the well-rounded performance in what also should be a high scoring game against the Suns.

Even when LaMarcus Aldridge is healthy (he is questionable for tonight’s game) the Spurs struggle to defend in the post in dealing with opposing centers. That lines up perfectly for Rudy Gobert($7,200 DK, $7,800 FD) as regardless of what you think of the contact Utah has gifted him with, he is a strong DFS option for tonight. It’s pretty difficult to find much fault in four straight double-doubles to start the season along with averages of 16 points and 13.4 rebounds per game.

Kyle Anderson ($6,400 DK, $6,400 FD) always had potential but now he has found consistency and regular playing time with Memphis. The Grizzlies have become increasingly reliant on Anderson and the swingman has delivered. Anderson’s offensive ability has been on display with a season high of 28 points a few games ago but he is not fully reliant on his scoring averaging 9.2 rebounds and four assists per game. 

You certainly are forgiven if Ricky Rubio ($5,000 DK, $4,900 FD) doesn’t generate much in the way optimism from a DFS perspective. That is even further cemented by his last game that saw him score just three points while recording five assists. But Rubio is back in the starting lineup and in previous game, Rubio scored a season high 17 points while also picking up five assists. Based on the usage here, the point guard could be a solid lineup filler.

Another value in the backcourt, with Derrick White sidelined, is Lonnie Walker ($4,200 DK, $4,900 FD). Walker has yet to play less than 24 minutes per game (with a high of 33), and has shown offensive upside averaging 13 points per game while chipping in a few rebounds and assists per game. 

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