UPDATE: March 23 — Wiseman and Paschall are both available to play in Tuesday’s game vs. the Philadelphia 76ers after clearing health and safety protocols.
Golden State Warriors C James Wiseman and PF Eric Paschall have been placed into health and safety protocols and will not play in Wednesday’s game vs. the Houston Rockets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported. The rookie center had just been benched after missing a Covid-19 test last week. Now the Warriors will be down two bodies in the front court against Houston, which is expected to get Christian Wood back in the lineup on Wednesday.
UPDATE: Wiseman and Paschall are expected to miss seven days while in quarantine. Assuming that period began on Wednesday, Wiseman and Paschall will miss at least the next three games — two games this weekend vs. the Grizzlies and next Tuesday vs. the Sixers.
This is a tricky line to get a hold on. Like I mentioned above, Wood is expected to be back for the Rockets on a minutes restriction. Other than that, the Rockets are expected to be without John Wall, Victor Oladipo, Eric Gordon and David Nwaba, plus Danuel House and Ben McLemore are questionable. The Warriors are 12.5 road favorites before the Wiseman and Paschall news. Without those two, Golden State should still be in a good spot to get a win. By 13 points? Ehhh, that’s a bit tougher to answer now.
Two plays stick out in terms of DFS. Juan Toscano-Anderson ($3,200) and Kent Bazemore ($3,100). The Dubs have been reluctant to give Kevon Looney much playing time. Draymond Green ($6,600) will likely start at center with JTA at PF against the Rockets. If the game remains a blowout in favor of Golden State, we should expect guys like Bazemore, Toscano-Anderson and Jordan Poole ($3,500) to get a lot of run. Most of the value on the Dubs will be viable with such a great matchup.