FanDuel NBA Top Plays and Value Picks for Thursday February 9, 2017

There are five games on tonight’s main NBA slate at FanDuel. There are some tremendous opportunities on tonight’s slate so let’s get started!

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

Game Spread Over Under
Philadelphia @ Orlando Orlando -5 211.5
Houston @ Charlotte Houston -3.5 225.5
Cleveland @ Oklahoma Cleveland -3 217.5
Utah @ Dallas Utah -3.5 197.5
Boston @ Portland Portland -1 220.5


Point Guards

Boston Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas ($10,500) has the best opportunity based on the numbers alone when the Celtics travel to Portland to take on a Trail Blazers defense allowing point guards to average 42.51 FanDuel points a game. In 22 road games this season Thomas is averaging 28 points, two rebounds and 6.8 assists with a steal here and there and a road Usage Rate of 33.9 percent.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include; T.J. McConnell ($5200) and Patrick Beverley ($5600).

Shooting Guards

Oklahoma City Thunder SG Victor Oladipo ($6400) has a great opportunity tonight against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense allowing shooting guards to average 41.32 FanDuel points a game. In 22 home games this season Oladipo is averaging 16.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and one steal with a home Usage Rate of 20.8 percent.

Value plays under $6000 bucks tonight include; Alec Burks ($3500) and Allen Crabbe ($3500).

Small Forwards

At least on paper Houston Rockets SF Trevor Ariza ($5400) has the best opportunity tonight; the Rockets are in Charlotte to play a Hornets defense allowing small forwards to average 42.59 FanDuel points a game. In 29 road games this season Ariza is averaging 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds 2.1 assists and two steals a night with a road Usage Rate of 13.9 percent.

Value plays under $6000 bucks tonight include Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ($5500) and Robert Covington ($5800).

Power Forwards

Cleveland Cavaliers PF Kevin Love ($  has a terrific opportunity on the road tonight against an Oklahoma City Thunder defense allowing power forwards to average 39 FanDuel points per game. In 21 road games this season Love is averaging 19.7 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists with a road Usage Rate of 25.3. There is also a rumor the LeBron James is not going to play tonight and when James sits Love has a Usage Rate of 47 percent.

Value plays under $6000 bucks tonight include Ryan Anderson ($4800) and Serge Ibaka ($6000).


Orlando Magic C Nikola Vucevic ($7400) has a tremendous opportunity tonight against a Philadelphia 76ers allowing centers to average 66.7 FanDuel points a game over their past five games. In 23 home games this season Vucevic is averaging 14 points, ten rebounds, 2.6 assists one steal and a blocked shot per game with a home Usage Rate of 25 percent.

Value plays under $6000 bucks tonight include Clint Capela ($5200) and Jahlil Okafor ($4600).

Good luck at FanDuel tonight!


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