NBA DraftKings Tips for 12/14/18

Photo Credit: USA Today

Photo Credit: USA Today

Tonight’s 9 game slate features some interesting matchups, like the Warriors/Kings game. The Kings are arguably the most surprising team this year, and contend each night. My picks have…well…not been going so well lately. Tonight, I am going with some well-balanced players. These guys will be used heavily and all play with a high basketball IQ.


Stephen Curry will be going after it tonight versus the stingy Kings. The Kings sit 3 games behind the Warriors in the Pacific, and with the home-court advantage, I look for a high-scoring affair. Curry is priced at $10,200 and I look for him to meet his value and then some. I am pairing Curry with Klay Thompson ($6,200) and also, I am putting Buddy Hield ($5,800) and Marvin Bagley ($5,700). The over/under is at 235.5 and If I do decent before this 10:30 P.M. game, I feel great about tonight.


The Boston Celtics have a great matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. The worst defense in basketball should help the Celtics in terms of point. I have Marcus Smart at $4,700 as one of my bargain choices. He is listed as a starter for tonight, and will more than likely get solid minutes tonight.


Milwaukee and Cleveland is a game that intrigues me as well. I have Larry Nance Jr at $6,200, just because Tristan Thompson is out, I look for Nance to get plenty of minutes. Khris Middleton at $6,400 and Malcolm Brogdon $5,600 are great options. I am shying away from them though…as this game could get out of hand. 


My bigs are going to be Jusuf Nurkic $6,700 and Mason Plumlee $4,300. I love picking Centers against the Raptors, I seem to have luck picking against the Raptors at that position. Mason Plumlee is starting at Power Forward, and is a great compliment to Nikola Jokic. 


These choices are solely based on what I think the EV for each player will be tonight. My team is loaded with scoring potential and a solid balance of rebounding prowess. If you are picking anything on Bovada or any other sportsbook. Pick the Nuggets tonight, they are a home underdog, versus the Thunder. Tonight, was without a doubt one of the toughest nights to choose players, I am banking on this Warriors/Kings game to have loads of DK points tonight.


PG: S. Curry $10,200

SG: K. Thompson $6,200

SF: B. Hield $5,800

PF: L. Nance Jr. $6,200

C: M. Plumlee $4,300

G: M. Smart $4,700

F: M. Bagley III $5,700

UTIL: J. Nurkic $6,700





References: DraftKings, Rotowire