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NBA DFS Core Plays And Best Bets – Playins 4/17

We’re continuing the Play-Ins tonight with a two-game NBA DFS slate. We get the Miami Heat versus the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks versus the Chicago Bulls. I’ll go over my core plays alongside my favorite value targets. To finish the article, I’ll drop my two favorite bets for tonight’s action while using the brand-new Propbettor tool!

NBA DFS – Core Plays

Trae Young $9,200 – 49.14 DK Points – 5.33 Value Rating

Trae Young may be in a difficult position tonight facing the Chicago Bulls but his ownership is making me want him more. He is projected between 20-22% ownership on a two-game slate. Young is also the third-highest projected player as he’s right behind Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid is leading the pack overall. He has only played three games since returning from injury and finally notched over 30 minutes in the season’s final game. He has been able to record double-digit points and with the team’s playoff hopes on the line, I’m locking him in.

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Javonte Green $5,000 – 32.18 DK Points – 6.44 Value Rating

Javonte Green comes in as the highest-rated value player of the game. While his price tag isn’t the huge discount we would look for, he brings good upside. Atlanta has struggled versus forwards as they allow them to average 24.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. This gives Green a good upside as he has averaged nearly 30 minutes per game in his last five. In those games, he has averaged 14 points and 8.6 rebounds. There is a double-double bonus upside also in play if Javonte Green sees some solid court time.

Tyler Herro $7,500 – 40.02 DK points – 5.34 Value Rating

Tyler Herro has been logging some minutes before closing out the end of the season. He has averaged 34.6 minutes per game with 21.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. Herro has seen this Philadelphia team twice this season and has recorded 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and six assists. It will be another tough challenge for Miami as a whole but at the price tag of Herro, hard to overlook him with his history versus the 76ers.

NBA DFS – Top Value Targets

Nikola Jovic $4,400 – 22.96 DK points – 5.22 Value Rating

Nikola Jovic is a player which we have to hope finds his stride early and gets everything to fall in his favor. If not, his court time will be limited. There is a lot of risk that comes with playing him. He has played 16 minutes, 27, 24, 40, and 24 minutes in his last five games. Now, he has had success versus Philadelphia this season. He has averaged seven points, four rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes per game twice. With low ownership, he could be a solid play.

Buddy Hield $4,600 – 21.89 DK Points – 4.76 Value Rating

Another big risk is with Buddy Hield but the ownership could be crucial. In his last five games, Hield has averaged 12 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.8 assists while averaging 21.3 minutes. Miami has been pretty good at defending guards, allowing the position to average 22.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game. Getting to face the second unit could be where Hield shines and pay off his price tag.

NBA DFS – Best Bets

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Buddy Hield over 8.5 Points +100 (DK Sportsbook)

Continuing on the Buddy Hield conversation and while it is a good challenge for him, he’s projected for 11.14 points tonight. This gives Hield a 31.19% edge to hit the over. In five games, with three starts, he has averaged 11 points versus Miami. Being at plus money, I’m locking this in.

Ayo Dosunmu over 21.5 PRA -112 (DK Sportsbook)

Ayo Dosunmu has had a lot of success versus Atlanta and the fast-paced style. In three games this season, Dosunmu has averaged 21 points, four rebounds, and four assists against Atlanta. They have struggled with guards all season as they allow them to average 23.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. Dosunmu should be able to continue his play versus Atlanta and help keep the Chicago Bulls playoff run alive.


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