Tuesday’s main NBA slate on DraftKings will feature five games. Three matchups will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the final pair will get started at 10:00 p.m. ET. Two matchups stand out optimal DFS targets ahead of the action to us.
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 Tuesday, April 20th.
Brooklyn Nets vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 7:30 p.m. ET
Zion Williamson ($9,700)
Brandon Ingram ($8,400)
Eric Bledsoe ($5,300)
Kevin Durant (thigh) has been sidelined once again, and his absence could make this matchup interesting. Durant made all the difference in early April despite facing the Pelicans after a two-month layoff, and New Orleans can take advantage of some major mismatches without him on the floor.
There’s never really an ideal matchup for Williamson, but he was surprisingly held under 20 points in his last meeting with the Nets this year. He should bounce back in his second matchup against Brooklyn by muscling through Jeff Green and any other players who guard him. Ingram might have an even better advantage on offense, as he’ll likely draw the coverage of Bruce Brown or Joe Harris. He’s significantly longer than both players and has scored 44 or more DKFP in four of his last five games. Bledsoe could be one the better mid-tier plays on the slate with Lonzo Ball ($7,000) struggling to bounce back from a hip injury. Ball could be a solid variance play, but his 215 shooting over the last two games raises some red flags. Bledsoe scored 26 points against the Nets the last time he faced them, and Ball was on a hot streak then.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic, 7:30 p.m. ET
Clint Capela ($9,100)
Trae Young ($9,000)
Bogdan Bogdanovic ($7,800)
Capela is one of the most consistent centers on the slate and has notched a double-double in 10 straight games. He tallied 25 points and 24 rebounds against the Indiana Pacers in his last game and has cracked 40 DKFP in five straight contests. Orlando is limited at center with just Wendell Carter Jr. and Mo Bamba to deploy. The Magic are only willing to deploy Bamba sparingly.
Young and Bogdanovic have had to take on a hefty offensive workload while John Collins ($6,500) works his way back from an ankle injury. Both guards have played more than 35 minutes in three straight games and combined for more than 100 DKFP in two of those outings. The Magic’s backcourt will feature a host of youngsters figuring things out of the defensive end while Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) out, so I like the odds of two veteran scorers being productive.