We’ve got nine games on the main slate in the NBA for Wednesday night. Starting this week, we’re going to mix things up and give you some teams/games to consider stacking on some of the larger slates. Stacking is a common strategy in tournaments on DraftKings. Generally, we’re going to want to pick out teams in games with high totals or teams in games that should be close.
Sometimes with a plus-matchup on the NBA game slate, we get an opportunity to slot multiple players from the same team into our DFS lineups. You can read more about the concept of stacking here, but the main goal is to take advantage of this plus-matchup and use the salary cap to your advantage.
Here, we’ll break down three of the best team stacks for the NBA slate on Wednesday, February 24th.
Indiana Pacers vs. Golden State Warriors, 7:30 p.m. ET
Domantas Sabonis ($10,500)
Malcolm Brogdon ($8,200)
Myles Turner ($6,100)
T.J. McConnell ($5,500)
The Warriors-Pacers contest has the highest game total (230.5) on the slate and a close spread with Indy favored by 2 points. So that means high scoring and a close contest (maybe leading to some OT). The Dubs just got James Wiseman ($4,800) back in the lineup, so that may be a matchup the interior of Sabonis and Turner can exploit. This is a pretty expensive stack with Sabs and Brogdon at the top. You can maybe run it back the other way with Kevon Looney ($3,000) as a strong value option.
Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 8:00 p.m. ET
Zach LaVine ($9,600)
Coby White ($6,500)
Wendell Carter Jr. ($5,800)
Patrick Williams ($5,100)
There is a lot to unpack here. We have a ton of narrative with LaVine. Not only is this his revenge game against the T-Wolves, it’s the first game he’ll play after making his first All-Star Game. Expect him to come out and be aggressive. This would be the only thing that scares me a bit with a stack — LaVine hogging a lot of usage. Still, we have a decent formula with a game total at 227 with the Bulls favored by 4 points. WCJ is coming off 45.8 DKFP on a 18-13 double-double last game. Minnesota lacks depth in the frontcourt as well.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m. ET
Trae Young ($9,800)
Clint Capela ($7,800)
Kevin Huerter ($5,400)
Danilo Gallinari ($4,700)
These two teams have seen a lot of each other recently after playing two games last week. The Celtics are reeling again, coming off a tough loss to the Dallas Mavericks on the road last night. They travel to Atlanta to face the Hawks, who could be without PF John Collins (concussion). This could open up a ton of value in DFS. Gallo would become a very popular play and his price is very appealing. Huerter benefits if Cam Reddish (Achilles) remains sidelined. Even if Reddish is back, Huerter should remain in the starting lineup.
The big thing here is the Celtics are 2-point favorites and have been playing poorly. This game should be competitive or the Hawks will run Boston off the floor at some point. Both games last week had high point totals (236, 230). The Celtics defense has had plenty of issues and Capela should eat up rebounds against a shallow frontcourt.