DraftKings NBA Picks and FanDuel NBA Picks – December 2
We’re back after taking some Thanksgiving vacay! We’re hitting the court running with six games on the slate tonight and the main question is for me – who the top pay up option? Let’s get to it – here are our early look NBA DFS Picks for December 2.
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THE STARTING FIVE:
TRAE YOUNG – ATL v gs
I’m going to side with Young over Embiid today because I’m chasing upside. Young has eclipsed 62DKFPts twice in his last five games and faces the worst defence in the NBA tonight, at home, against the Warriors that will be without Draymond Green.
ZACH LAVINE – CHI @ sac
LaVine has been playing very well recently scoring two game over 58DKFpts in his last four – both of those were on the road (one was against the Warriors so extra bonus to Young). Looking at Home/Road splits LaVine has been playing significantly better on the road and a matchup against the Kings, although they play at the second slowest pace, shouldn’t provide too much of a challenge for LaVine to pay off his salary.
BUDDY HIELD – SAC v chi
I like the idea of taking Hield in a mini game-stack against the Bulls. The Bulls are top-10 in the league in Pace of play, and considering the Kings are second last, that’s a solid pace bump for them. Hield has played over 37 minutes in each of his last three games averaging over 44DKFPPG with a 55.8DKFP high. If the Bulls can keep it close then LaVine and Hield should be in for big games.
ALEC BURKS – GS @ atl
Another mini-game stack with Burks and the Warriors, without Drymond Green, against the Hawks. Burks is a stud when Draymond and Russell aren’t on the floor plus he’s eclipsed 40DKFP three times over his last seven games. He’s going to be the main scoring option in what is projected to be the second highest scoring game on the slate.
DE’ANTHONY MELTON – MEM v ind
As it stand right not Melton is my favorite value play after playing 23 minutes last night and racking up a solid 35.8DKFP. There is some risk considering his playing time has been quite sporadic this year so we need to pay attention to the news around his minutes tonight on a back-to-back. You can also look at Grayson Allen who is the same salary and played 30 minutes.
ALSO CONSIDER: Al Horford, Dennis Smith Jr., Eric Paschall, Ky Bowman, Joel Embiid, Domantas Sabonis, Bruno Caboclo, Grayson Allen,