While a lot of the focus tonight is going to be on Gonzaga vs Baylor in the NCAA National Championship, we still have a seven-game NBA slate for you to rack in some CASH on SuperDraft! Let’s breakdown the players who will be key to helping you taking down an NBA contest tonight!
Russell Westbrook (1.05x) – Westbrook is a usage monster, consistently in the mid-30s for minutes and low-to-mid 30s for usage. If Beal plays, Westbrook still figures as a strong play. If Beal doesn’t play Westbrook is a cash game lock and strong tournament play.
Anthony Edwards (1.35x) – With Malik Beasley back from suspension we’ve seen Edwards put up some high-volume games (22 field goal attempts in first two games), but had put up consecutive sub-20 attempt games in the two subsequent games. With Beasley out on Saturday, Edwards put up a whopping 23 shot attempts. Beasley, Ricky Rubio, and Jaylen Nowell are all listed as doubtful to play tonight.
OG Anunoby (1.65x) – Since Normal Powell departed for Portland, Anunoby has average 14.6 field goal attempts per game, 24.5% usage rate, and 32 minutes per game. Prior to the trade Anunoby was averaging only a 16% usage rate & 10 field goal attempts per game. Kyle Lowry is out tonight, VanVleet is a true game time decision, so there could be some extra usage up for grabs in Toronto tonight.
Kenrich Williams (1.85x) – Once again OKC is thin on bodies, add Isaiah Roby & Josh Hall to the list of inactive Thunder players. Williams is likely to benefit directly from the Roby & Hall injuries which free up minutes at the SF/PF position which Kenny Hustle plays.
Karl-Anthony Towns (1.15x) – KAT has been on a monster run as of late, playing at or above 39 minutes and taking 22+ shot attempts in 3 of his last 4 appearances. As is the case with Edwards, he stands to benefit from usage vacated by Beasley’s absence.
Jakob Poeltl (1.65x) – The efficiency of Poeltl has been his calling card for much of the season. But his role has been on the rise, since the All Star break he is averaging 30 minutes, nearly 8 field goal attempts, and a 15% usage rate (compared to 23.5/5/12.5% prior to All Star Break). That usage will do when the guy also brings 16.8% & 5.8% rebound & block rates to the table.
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