NBA DraftKings Tips for 11/21/18

Photo Credit: SB Nation

Photo Credit: SB Nation

Are you ready for a plethora of NBA games today? 13 games will be played today, and this makes for an exciting DraftKings day! Personally, I play better on these slates because, I find it fun to pick through hundreds of NBA players and find which ones to play. Here at The Sports Chief, we are going to play it relatively conservative today, so enter into some double-ups and a single-entry tournament and let’s get it!!


Today I have 5 players above the $6,000 price-level. I am not going to lie, I have been in a slump, but just like a natural-born shooter, you move up for some easy shots. (Unless you’re Steph Curry of course) Speaking of wannabe Steph’s…I like Trae Young tonight at $6,600. He is catching Toronto on the latter end of a back-to-back and Kyrie Irving dropped 43 on them 5 days ago. Blake Griffin also scored 60 DK points against them a week ago. Young is the best player on this team, and now that John Collins is back, look for some assist opportunities for the rookie Point Guard. By the way…play John Collins while you’re at it, he’s $4,800 and could produce 30 DK points against a tired Raptors frontcourt.


Donovan Mitchell is another solid start for me. Are the Kings really this good? They are 9-8 so far and look promising…but I think they’ll wake up soon and start dropping some L’s. Mitchell is a scoring machine and is averaging 2 steals a game, look for him to get some steals and drop 30 tonight. Zach LaVine is also intriguing to me at $7,900. Hopefully he gets over his illness and plays tonight. LaVine will FEAST (Thanksgiving) on the Suns, as opposing teams shoot 48% against them. Be blessed and play the 2-Time Slam Dunk Champion and watch him dominate the team out of Phoenix. 


Where would America be without our fellow Europeans coming over here on The Mayflower? Well, I am going to be thankful for some Euro ballers tonight. Luka Doncic at $6,800 is MONEY! Brooklyn played last night, and Luka is the focal point of the Mavs offense. Dennis Smith Jr is also questionable for tonight’s game which could lead to more minutes for the Slovenian prodigy. I am also going with Nikola Mirotic vs. PHI. At $6,900, you get double-double value and a stretch 4 who can shoot 3’s. Philly will have Wilson Chandler on him tonight, and I feel like Mirotic will dominate. Dario Saric is a play as well, as he will establish himself (eventually) in Coach Thibodeau’s offense and gives you some 3-point shooting upside. I will keep playing Saric at $4,200 all day.


Hopefully everybody gets their Thanksgiving fix with the NBA being off tomorrow. So, while you are preparing food for tomorrow, cut on some NBA and try to win some money. Check out my NFL DraftKings article on The Sports Chief if you want some NFL DK action tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

PG: Z. LaVine $7,900

SG: D. Mitchell $7,200

SF: R. Covington $5,600

PF: D. Saric $4,200

C: J. Collins $4,800

G: L. Doncic $6,800

F: N. Mirotic $6,900

UTIL: Trae Young $6,600



By: AustYn


References: ESPN, DraftKings, The Pilgrims, The Mayflower, Thanksgiving