This article is part of our DraftKings NBA series.
DEN (-7.5) at DET, O/U: 219
NOP at PHI (-9), O/U: 215.5
LAC at WAS (-4.5), O/U: 216
CHA at TOR (-3.5), O/U: 221.5
SAC at BOS (-8.5), O/U: 219
LAL (-3.5) at BKN, O/U: 226
SAS (-3) at HOU, O/U: 235.5
DAL at GSW (-3.5), O/U: 211.5
MIN (-3) at POR, O/U: 227.5
The Spurs-Rockets is expected to be a very high-scoring matchup and features a couple of solid top-tier players to build around, with a wide range of good mid-priced and value options.
Spurs' point guard, Dejounte Murray is the most expensive player in the matchup but is a great choice to start with, as he has been playing well lately and will have an advantage against the Rockets' porous defense. Jakob Poeltl, Derrick White and Keldon Johnson all come with modest price tags, while Devin Vassell and Doug McDermott make strong value options.
Christian Wood is the highest-priced player on the Rockets, but he still stands out as a solid pick based on his strong play lately and his matchup against a relatively small Spurs frontcourt. Kevin Porter and Jae'Sean Tate are modestly priced in the mid tier, while Eric Gordon and Garrison Mathews can offer good value potential.
Injuries to Monitor
Jeff Green (quadriceps): Questionable
JaMychal Green would be up for a boost if Green is out.
Brandon Ingram (ankle): Questionable
Khem Birch (nose): OUT
De'Aaron Fox (ankle): Questionable
Terence Davis has started the last three contests in place of Fox.
Patrick Beverley (ankle): Questionable
Malik Beasley will see an extended opportunity if Beverley is out.
Stephen Curry ($10,700)
Curry remains in a bit of a shooting slump, but he still managed to top 40 DK points in three of the last four games, including two outings where he topped 50 DK points. Curry has to step up to lead the Warriors in a tough home matchup against the Mavs.
Jaylen Brown ($9,200)
Brown topped 30 DK points in eight of the last 10 games, including five occasions on which he topped 40 DK points. The Celtics play host to the Kings, who are giving up an average of 114.5 points per game, which is second most in the league.
LeBron James ($11,100)
James has been on a tear lately, averaging 30.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks over the last 10 games, and he topped 50 DK points six times over that span. James has an advantage in the Lakers' matchup against the Nets.
Pascal Siakam ($8,900)
The Raptors play host to the Hornets, who are giving up an average of 114.2 points per game, third most in the league. Siakam has been playing well lately, averaging 24.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.1 steals over the last 10 games, and he topped 40 DK points seven times over that span.
Nikola Jokic ($12,500)
The Nuggets take on the Pistons, who are not a strong defensive or rebounding team, which allows greater opportunity for Jokic to take over and lead his team on the road. Jokic is averaging 27.3 points, 13.1 rebounds, 9.6 assists and 1.4 steals over the last 10 games, and he topped 60 DK points six times over that span.
Luka Doncic ($10,800)
Doncic is averaging 26.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, 9.1 assists and 1.6 steals over his last 10 games, and he topped 67 DK points in three of the last four games. Doncic has scored at least 20 points in each of his last 10 games, as he has found a groove offensively and helped lead the Mavs to eight wins in the last 10. The Mavs take on the Warriors, who are missing a key defender in Draymond Green, which should allow Doncic an advantage on offense.
Patty Mills ($4,900)
Mills needs to step up for the Nets. Mills topped 19 DK points in each of the last five games, including one outing in which he logged 30.3 DK points.
Furkan Korkmaz ($4,500)
Korkmaz will continue to see extended minutes for the 76ers. Korkmaz topped 20 DK points in three of the last four games.
Devin Vassell ($4,200)
Vassell topped 20 DK points in seven of the last 10 games, including three occasions on which he topped 31 DK points. Vassell should have lots of opportunity in what should be a high-scoring matchup as the Spurs take on the Rockets in Houston.
Maxi Kleber ($3,700)
Kleber continues to start for the Mavs and has topped 20 DK points in each of the last two games.
Montrezl Harrell ($4,900)
Harrell is coming off a quiet outing, but he topped 24 DK points in the six games prior. Harrell has an advantageous matchup against the Clippers, who are giving up an average of 48.0 rebounds per game, second most in the league.