NBA DFS 8/18 Picks, Studs, Values, Projections, Match Centre on August 18: Day 2 of the playoffs sees round1 of the reaming four schedules scrimmages get underway.
Although no fixture in particular stands out today with the matchups emoting towards a winner straightaway, day 2 of the playoffs still offer us an intriguing slate of encounters. With potential finalists taking to the court today, we’ll for the first time be offered a glimpse into which side holds a real shot of challenging all the way for the glistening title.
NBA DFS 8/18 Picks
James Harden, 11,700
A playoffs tie and no Westbrook for Houston Rockets meant Harden was too good an option to let out of our side. The point guard will be asked to do the bulk to scoring for his side today as the Rockets ask him to compensate for the colossal void left by Westbrook.
With the ball being handed over to him on a magnitude of occasions, he’ll get ample occasions to come up with a bevy of triples and deliver a game winning display for the side.
Chris Paul, 7,700
Rested for the last tie as he was not risked given his slight injury, Chris Paul is set to return today for Oklahoma. Up against a Rockets side which has no Westbrook, Paul’s ability to exploit the corners and layup the three pointers with a high conversion rate make him a must have pick for us today.
Eric Bledsoe, 5,400
He endured a mixed bubble with injury pushing Bledsoe back from showing his true worth. However, now fully fit, he’s set to return in Milwaukee’s playing 5 and play out a lengthy time today as he looks to remind everyone why he’s such a mainstay in the side’s attack.
Pat Connaughton, 3,400
He might have been restricted to a substitute role but with Wesley Matthews dwindling in form, Pat offers pristine value. He dropped 10 points and 8 boards the last time around, a performance which saw him allude towards his well endowed expertise as a shooting guard.
Danny Green, 3,200
At a meagre 3,200 credits, Green was too good a pick for us to let out of our side. His limited appearance in the Lakers’ culminating seeding round game emotes towards his elevated role in today’s skirmish with the side looking to utilise his acumen in these stages as they look to register their first playoff win in a long time.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, 10,500
He was largely asked to keep his feet up and rest before the playoffs but Giannis needed limited roles to show everyone why he’s been considered as this season’s MVP. With 27.8 ppg and 12 rpg inside the bubble, he was named into the bubble’s first team, a role well deserved given his enterprising brand of basketball.
James Ennis III, 3,400
With injuries to Magic, Ennis is set to be asked to take the court today for a neat amount of time. He’s someone who can not only come up with rebounds but pull off deflections and turnover possession as well to see him line up for us.
Brook Lopez, 4,700
Up against a stuttering Magic outfit, this tie can end up being a watershed moment for Lopez. The centre is going to relish playing against an opposition which has provided limited restriction to attacking soirees.
With 24 points the last time he took to the court and an ability to pull off steals and blocks as well, Lopez becomes a must have pick for this one.
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