There’s a solid six-game slate on tap for Thursday night and we’re seeing most of the games with heavy spreads in one direction. This means we could see more lopsided contests, which isn’t exactly great for game environments when considering a stack. Still, we have some poor defenses playing, which means we could see a few high totals. Last night, we did pretty well with stacks, including the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls.
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 Thursday, February 25th.
Denver Nuggets vs. Washington Wizards, 9:00 p.m. ET
Nikola Jokic ($10,400)
Jamal Murray ($8,400)
Michael Porter Jr. ($6,000)
Monte Morris ($4,800)
Zeke Nnaji ($3,200)
This will be the chalkiest stack of the night, but for good reason. The Nuggets get the Wizards at home. Washington ranks 29th in points allowed per game at just under 120 and 25th in 3P% allowed at 38.4 percent. The Nuggets also are dealing with injuries to Paul Millsap, JaMychal Green and Gary Harris, which opens up a few value options. You may want to pick between Murray or MPJ, since those two will syphon some scoring from each other. Jokic will be one of the more popular options, so make sure to differentiate the rest of your lineup around the stack.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 8:00 p.m. ET
Kawhi Leonard ($9,300)
Paul George ($8,800)
Ivica Zubac ($4,500)
Reggie Jackson ($4,300)
Again, we’re dealing with the Clippers being favored by almost double digits. This could mean a lopsided victory, though that’s exactly what we saw from L.A. last game against the Wizards when they scored 135 points. This could be the case again against a Grizzlies team that has not fared well against playoff teams. Kawhi and PG will take care of most of the scoring, so if you want something cheaper, you may want to pick between those two. Zubac and Jackson played well off the bench and could get garbage minutes if it’s a blowout.
New York Knicks vs. Sacramento Kings, 7:30 p.m. ET
Julius Randle ($9,100)
RJ Barrett ($5,500)
Nerlens Noel ($4,800)
Derrick Rose ($4,600)
The Kings have been awful lately. Their past three games have all been losses in which they’ve allowed over 120 points. The Knicks don’t have an imposing offense, ranking dead last in points per game. Still, we’ll go with the poor defensive team over the bad offensive team here. Randle gives us an elite GPP play. Rose gives us perhaps one of the chalkiest plays of the night with Elfrid Payton doubtful to play. The Knicks rotation may be thin and the spread is only -2.5, which could mean a high-scoring, close game. This is a pretty affordable stack as well with Randle the only player above $6K.