We’ve got a big slate to work with for Wednesday night with 11 games on tap. The big storyline tonight is Kawhi Leonard’s return to Toronto to face the Raptors for the first time since winning the 2018-19 NBA Championship. Kawhi will get his ring and then be tasked with beating the Raptors at home, which isn’t exactly easy. Other than that, we’ve got plenty of options to sift through, so let’s dive into ‘em.
Ricky Rubio, PHX vs. MEM, $7,300 — With all the stud options on the slate, I think Rubio is my favorite all-around play. He’s priced down and the Suns have a great matchup at home vs. the Grizzlies. Rubio had been dealing with injuries, but is back, scoring at least 38.5 DKFP in three straight, all double-doubles. Both teams are top 10 in pace and the O/U for this game on DK Sportsbook is up to 231, which is good for stacking.
Other Options: Kyle Lowry, TOR vs. LAC, $7,100; Eric Bledsoe, MIL vs. NOP, $6,000
Khris Middleton, MIL vs. NOP, $6,400 — This is a great spot for Middleton to continue hitting value. His price is way down from what we were used to last season (mid-$7K range) and this matchup is pristine vs New Orleans. The Pelicans are bottom five in defensive rating and top 5 in pace of play. The Pels also allow opponents to shoot 37.1% from downtown and I don’t think the blowout potential will affect Middleton’s value.
Option Options: Zach LaVine, CHI vs. ATL, $7,900; Lou Williams, LAC at TOR, $5,900
Draymond Green, GSW vs. NYK, $5,800 — I thought the Knicks would show up last night and that wasn’t the case. New York got blown out by Carmelo Anthony and the Trail Blazers. So on the second of a back-to-back, I’m going to pick on the Knicks again. Dray is really cheap and he’s starting to come alive again with at least 29.5 DKFP in two straight. He’s also played over 30 minutes, and I don’t think the Warriors are good enough to blow the Knicks out of the water. With that, if Green plays enough, at this price, he should return value.
Other Options: Buddy Hield, SAC vs. OKC, $7,100; Jabari Parker, ATL at CHI, $6,100
Domantas Sabonis, IND vs. BOS, $8,200 — The Celtics are a good team, but don’t have much size in the front court. I think they’ll struggle with Sabonis down low and ultimately give the big man an easy double-double. Boston is 24th in rebounds allowed to opponents at 46.5 and 27th in offensive boards allowed at 11.4. Second chance buckets will be available for Sabonis, plus he hasn’t failed to double-double in nine straight games.
Other Options: Kelly Oubre, PHX vs. MEM, $6,900; Taurean Prince, BKN vs. CHA, $6,600
Rudy Gobert, UTA at MIN, $7,700 — Speaking of poor rebounding teams, the Timberwolves are also down with the Celts in terms of opponent rebounds. Minnesota ranks 27th in overall opponent boards (46.9) and 26th in offensive boards (11.1). Gobert has seven straight double-doubles heading into tonight and has hit value in three of four games. Gobert had at least 39.5 DKFP in two previous games against the T-Wolves, so I like his floor tonight.
Other Options: Pascal Siakam, TOR vs. LAC, $8,000; Julius Randle, NYK at GSW, $6,500