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After a big win on the road in Game 2, the Warriors have stolen home court advantage away from the Raptors in the NBA Finals. However, with injuries piling up for the Warriors, the Raptors will try take advantage with a road win of their own in Game 3. With this contest comes another opportunity to win some cash on PrizePicks. For those unfamiliar with the platform, it provides a unique spin on DFS in which you pick two, three or four players and predict if each will go over or under their projected fantasy score.
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Here are some players to target and avoid while creating your entry.
Players to Target
Stephen Curry, GS: Under 52 FP: Curry seemed off physically in Game 2, possibly suffering from an illness. He still managed to score 23 points, but he was only 6-for-17 from the field and 3-for-10 from behind the arc. With a couple of days to rest under his belt, all indications are that he should be back to his usual self. With Kevin Durant (calf) out and Klay Thompson battling a hamstring injury, Curry will likely receive all of the scoring opportunities that he can handle. However, if Thompson is limited in any way, that might allow the Raptors to focus their defense on slowing down Curry. Also, this is a big fantasy score for Curry to hit. Even with his increased scoring numbers, Curry has only topped 52 fantasy points in three of seven games since Durant went down. I'll take the under.
Draymond Green, GS: Over 44.2 FP: Green fell an assist shy of a triple-double in Game 2, which would have been his fourth straight game achieving that feat. The Warriors would be in a world of hurt without him and will continue to rely on him heavily for however long Durant is out. The only real area of concern with Green is that he has 17 turnovers over his last three games. Still, with his ability to contribute such gaudy stats in multiple areas, the over is very appealing.
Andre Iguodala, GS: Over 24.5 FP: Iguodala hit the big shot for the Warriors that clinched their victory Sunday. He's been banged up lately, but he still received his normal allotment of playing time, finishing the game having played 28 minutes. If Thompson is limited due to his injury, the Warriors may ask Iguodala to not only play extra minutes, but also take more shots. This is not a very high number for him to hit, so the over could prove to be profitable.
Players to Avoid
Pascal Siakam, TOR: 35 FP: Siakam dominated Game 1 by scoring 32 points on 14-for-17 shooting from the field. He was bound to regress some in Game 2 and he did just that, scoring 12 points on 5-for-18 shooting from the field. He shot 54.9 percent from the field during the regular season, so we've pretty much seen performances from both ends of the spectrum for him so far. He's been a bit all over the place in terms of his production in the playoffs, which makes him hard to predict. It might be best to avoid adding him to your entry.
Kyle Lowry, TOR: 32 FP: Lowry was in foul trouble for much of Game 2 and eventually fouled out with significant time left in the fourth quarter. He ended up playing just 28 minutes after averaging 38 minutes across the Raptors two previous series. He also had five fouls in Game 1 and could continue to have trouble in that area based on his tough defensive assignments versus the Warriors backcourt. That being said, this isn't a big number for him to hit, so if he can avoid foul issues, Lowry could easily hit the over. There's just too much uncertainty to feel good about picking a side either way.
Marc Gasol, TOR: 28.2 FP: Gasol has been all over the map lately. He's showed plenty of upside by producing a fantasy score of at least 36.9 in three of his last six games. However, he had a fantasy score of 17.6 or fewer in each of the other three contests. He also has a tough defensive assignment in this series, especially with DeMarcus Cousins showing so much improvement in Game 2. With the way Gasol has been all over the place, don't risk taking a chance on him in your entry.