NBA Cash Breakdown 12/5

NBA Cash Breakdown 12/5

NBA Cash Breakdown 12/5

Pretty big 10-game NBA slate tonight. We got the news half way through the day that John Wall was going to miss tonight and that is obviously big news and we need to figure out how to best take advantage of that. The matchup with the Hawks just elevates that even more as it is one of the best matchups in basketball. Nikola Mirotic is still questionable, which is obviously huge, as we saw what Julius Randle was able to do without him in the lineup. Luka Doncic and Dennis Smith are questionable, which, again, is obviously huge. Gary Harris being out for Denver certainly bumps Murray a bit for me. That is pretty much it on the injury side, now let’s take a look at who you should be targeting in your cash games tonight. 

DraftKings 

Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward  Power Forward  Center 
Russell Westbrook DeMar DeRozan Giannis Antetokounmpo Anthony Davis Joel Embiid
Steph Curry Bradley Beal LeBron James Blake Griffin Nikola Jokic
Kemba Walker Klay Thompson Paul George Julius Randle Marc Gasol
Tim Frazier Kevin Huerter Kelly Oubre Mason Plumlee Steven Adams 

FanDuel 

Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward  Power Forward  Center 
Russell Westbrook Bradley Beal Giannis Antetokounmpo Anthony Davis Joel Embiid
Steph Curry DeMar DeRozan  LeBron James Blake Griffin Nikola Jokic
Jamal Murray Klay Thompson Kelly Oubre John Collins Steven Adams
Tomas Satoransky Austin Rivers Jeff Green  Jerami Grant  Julius Randle 

Core 4

Steven Adams (DK $6,700) (FD $7,700) 

I like him on DK quite a bit more, but man, this matchup is so good. We just saw Tristan Thomson kill BKN for 19 and 14 for 44 DK points in 34 minutes. Adams and TT are pretty similar players and the rebound upside is massive here. Brooklyn also drives to the rim a ton so the block upside should also be there. BKN is also fourth worst on the defensive glass which should lend itself to some offensive rebounds and easy put backs. I have written up Adams before and I just love playing him in cash games. 

Bradley Beal (DK $8,400) (FD $8,500) 

I like him on both sites, but it is by no means a bargain as DK priced him up from a combination of his last game performance and matchup. But we obviously got the huge news that Wall was going to miss this game, and that should give Beal all the usage he can handle. His numbers in the past without Wall certainly haven’t jumped off the page, but he is a bit of a different player now. The peripherals are there more consistently and the matchup with Atlanta is just something we can’t ignore. 

DeMar DeRozan (DK $8,900) (FD $8,400) 

LOVE DeRozan on FD tonight. It is rare that we find a player $500 cheaper on FD, especially when said player is a star player. I said it the first time these two teams played in L.A., and I will say it again. He was born and raised in Compton, CA, played at USC and absolutely crushes when playing in L.A. Coming off of a blowout last night where he only played 24 minutes, I am in no way worried about tired legs here. Earlier this year when the Spurs visited L.A., he put up 66.5 DK points. Granted that was in 45 minutes but still. He went for 32, eight rebounds, and 14 assists. We have seen his assist numbers stay pretty steady this year and is actually averaging around six a night, which is really good for his floor.  

Julius Randle (DK $7,100) (FD $7,000) 

What does this man have to do to get a price increase!? I have absolutely zero clue. Granted, last time out was without Mirotic, but he went for 37 points, eight boards and four assists for 54.5 DK points. He has been a point per minute monster all year and is averaging 1.3 DK points per minute on the year. Obviously, we absolutely LOVE him if Mirotic, sits but I am actually still fine with him even if he plays. Even if he plays his minutes average this year, which is 26.6 at his 1.3 DK point per minute clip, that is just under 35 DK points, which still gets us there for cash with an obvious upside for much more. 

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