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NBA Player Props 2/17 – All Star Game

NBA Player Props 2/17 – All Star Game

The All-Star Game is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited. This has been one of the more entertaining All-Star Weekends in recent history for me. Ben Simmons and Kyle Kuzma dominated the Rising Stars game with 28 and 25 points respectively and had me on the edge of my seat for the entirety of the game. Last night in the skills portion of our weekend, Jayson Tatum took down the skills competition on a half-court shot to beat the otherwise dominant Trae Young.

Hamidou Diallo won the dunk contest fairly easily (if were being completely honest) after jumping over my guy Shaq and paying homage to the great Vince Carter with his own impression of one of the classic dunks in recent history. And finally… my man Joe Harris beat the Greatest Shooter Ever in a 3PT Shootout that came down to the very end. All in all, I’m excited for the new things Adam Silver and the NBA try to implement for future All-Star Weekend Activities.

The Player Props are taken from FanDuel and DraftKings. If you have any questions about the changing lines, please shoot me over some questions at @xavierjwarner on Twitter and I’ll help you accordingly. 

Pick History – 5 for 10 (50%)

Team Lebron
LeBron James O 22.5 PTS -110

LeBron’s game is tailored made for this type of exhibition. When the best players on the planet surround him, he is so much more dangerous as his elite basketball knowledge and instincts lead him to rack up a ridiculous amount of buckets in a glorified showcase game. LeBron hitting the over here is elementary, my dear (I’m sorry, I had to) and I’m riding with the King with a squad full of players he hand selected.

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DraftKings Tiers Talk 02.14.19

DraftKings Tiers Talk 02.14.19

One final DraftKings Tiers Talk before we head to All-Star weekend. Let’s get right to it…

Tier 1
Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Nikola Vucevic

Sheeeesh. Tiers starts us off with a headache, as we have to decide between one of the Thunder studs and the production monster that is Nikola Vucevic. Vuc will be the lowest owned in this tier as he’s the smallest name and quite frankly the least appealing. The only way Vuc is the pick here is if you think both Thunder studs flop, as Vuc has a rock solid floor. Westbrook versus George is brutal. Most will go Westbrook and I do think he is the safer of the two as his peripherals lead to a higher floor. Paul George is just flat out locked in at the moment and has been awesome. I’d rank them Westbrook, George, Vucevic with PG being an elite GPP pivot off of Westbrook.

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NBA Player Props 2/14

NBA Player Props 2/14

Welcome to my first article for TQE. I am truly excited for this opportunity to contribute valuable and concise information to an already wonderful website. My name is Xavier Warner and I am a Travel Baseball Coach currently residing in New Jersey and I have been watching basketball since I can remember. I’ve always had an eye for basketball and recently, I have found a way to channel that eye to help myself and others be as profitable as possible. I’ll save all the personal things for another time and get straight to business… because well, I know why you are all here. I’m going to be doing everything in my power, throughout the rest of the NBA season, to provide in-depth reasoning and statistical analysis to ultimately help you crush those frustrating player props each and every night.

The Player Props are taken from FanDuel and DraftKings. If you have any questions about the changing lines, please shoot me over some questions at @xavierjwarner on Twitter and I’ll help you accordingly. 
Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic
Kemba Walker O 36.5 PTS+REB+AST -106

Kemba has been on a tear recently, especially in his last 5 games, where he has hit over the 36.5 number we are given here five out of five times:

34/9/3 @ Indiana Pacers – 1st in Opponents PPG
37/1/7 @ Atlanta Hawks – 30th in Opponents PPG
30/11/6 @ Dallas Mavericks – 11th in Opponents PPG
32/5/9 @ Los Angeles Clippers – 24th in Opponents PPG
37/6/10 @ Chicago Bulls – 17th in Opponents PPG
Those numbers are nothing to scoff at and show the consistency of Kemba as one of the elite ball-dominant scorers we have in this league. Kemba takes care of business against the best defensive team (in terms of OPPG) and also the worst. Kemba stays hot tonight and gets over this number (36.5) against an Orlando team that ranks eighth in OPPG this season.

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NBA Morning Thoughts 02.14.19

NBA Morning Thoughts 02.14.19

This is one of the worst NBA slates of the year, as there isn’t much value and all players are half checked out and ready for the All-Star break. Don’t force it, enjoy your week long NBA DFS vacation. To those looking to play, here are my top targets.

PGs
Russell Westbrook (FD $12400, DK $11600) vs NO

Not much needs to be said about Westbrook as he looks to make it 11(!) straight triple-doubles tonight versus the lowly Pelicans. The Pelicans provide Westbrook with an elite matchup, his only concern is a potential blowout. Even so, on a three-game slate, we aren’t desperate for Westbrook to reach 5x value, we can covet his 50-point floor.

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The Judge’s Verdict | 2.13.19

The Judge’s Verdict | 2.13.19

Welcome, to the Judge’s Verdict. We have a massive 11-game slate tonight, and it’s the final large slate before the All-Star break – as we only have a three-game slate tomorrow. The final game for teams before the break can be tricky, as a lot of players have already checked out, so let’s be smart with our bankroll tonight.

Here are some of my top tournament plays for tonight’s slate.

Note: The numbers in parenthesis refer to the salaries of that particular player. The first number is the FanDuel (“FD”) salary, while the second number is the DraftKings (“DK”) salary.

Kyle Lowry (8.0, 7.3)

VanVleet and Kawhi are out for the Raptors tonight, so that means Lowry is in an ideal spot against the putrid defense of the Wizards. The Raptors did just sign Jeremy Lin, so the data is not entirely accurate – but I expect Lowry to see a 4% usage and 1.4 fantasy pts per minute tonight as his floor. This will be chalk, but a piece of chalk I am going to eat with the 232 over/under.

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NBA Cash Breakdown 2/13

NBA Cash Breakdown 2/13

We have the last real NBA slate before the All-Star break and it is a big one. Eleven games and there are obviously a ton of plays to try and dig through. We have Kawhi, Love, Cousins and Rozier OUT already. There will be plenty more news so just do your best to stay on top of it. Let’s get to it. 

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DraftKings Tiers Talk 02.13.19

DraftKings Tiers Talk 02.13.19

Whoever faded LeBron for AD last night was lead to tears not tiers. Let’s get right back at it…

Tier 1
James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid

Tier 1 starts us off with a bang as we once again have three studs and the TiersGAWD. While it’s an elite matchup right off the bat I’m off on Joel Embiid as the Sixers should crush the Knicks and Embiid’s ceiling since Tobias Harris came aboard has been inconsistent. I’m also off on Giannis, the Pacers are a strong defensive team and out of the options here I think he’s the third safest option to get us to 60 points. That leaves us with Harden vs Jokic and once again I’m on Harden. The T-Wolves are an elite spot for Harden and simply with that it’s tough for me to fade him here. Jokic does carry immense upside but I’m curious what sort of affect the return of Isaiah Thomas will have on him. I’m fairly locked into Harden.

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