Cash games on DraftKings are considered 50/50’s and Double-Ups, picking safe players with high floors in order to cash in the top half of the contest. Here are some options to help you on Saturday’s main nine-game NBA slate.
LeBron James, LAL at MEM, $11,100
So the Lakers are on the second of a back-to-back and I’ve got a feeling Anthony Davis could sit in this matchup. If that’s the case, I like LeBron in cash games despite a high price tag. I think the Grizzlies can keep it relatively close and James would likely be playing a decent amount of minutes with higher usage on offense. It’s a bit risky, since James busted in a similar spot against Memphis earlier in the season, so keep an eye on AD.
Kevin Love, CLE vs. POR, $8,000
Love could also be a rest candidate, but if he plays, he’s in a great spot vs. the Blazers, who may be without Hassan Whiteside on the interior. We could also see a lot of Carmelo Anthony guarding Love, which is an ideal spot given Melo’s lack of defensive ability. Love is a bit pricey, but I think the spot makes up for it.
LaMarcus Aldridge, SAS at NYK, $7,200
The Spurs can’t buy a win and are playing the second of a back-to-back, but there’s no reason to thin LMA won’t feast against the Knicks on the boards. He’s priced pretty low in comparison to what we’re used to seeing him at, so the discount stands out in cash games. All Aldridge really has to get to is around 35-40 points to return value, plus his ceiling is elevated with the matchup.
Cody Zeller, CHA vs. CHI, $5,300
I’m going to ride the Cody Zeller train into the station for this slate. I was on Zeller for Friday night’s slate due to the matchup vs. the Wizards, and now we see Zeller get another great matchup with the Bulls getting roasted on the glass this season. Zeller’s price was up in the $6K range not too long ago, so if he can get around 20-25 minutes in what should be a close game, sign me up.