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It’s hard to not get exposure to such a high powered player like Joker. With a dream matchup against the Charlotte Hornets who have slightly tightened up against centers but that was before trading away Mason Plumlee. Mark Williams is simply no match for the fromer MVP. When they played earlier this year, Nikola dropped 40 points to go along with 10 assists and 27 rebounds. Yes, 27 rebounds. This was with plumlee and while the Hornets are top 5 in not allowing points to centers, they do allow the most rebounds and 10th most assists. This is a smash spot and if this stays close he could put up similar numbers!
It feels like a double center kind of night for me. Lebron James was ruled out which mkaes it very hard to fade Davis. Golden State is in the middle of the pack for allowing points and rebounds to centers but Anthony is not your average center. With the addition of Deangelo Russell who should be playing tonight, this could very well stay close. AD can takeover a game at any point which is what makes him so dangerous of a player. Decisions will have to be made as Mark Williams is another fantastic value play who you can only play at center as well.
Note: Still waiting on some injury news that has yet to drop so stay tuned in the discord channels to get updated on it!
Not quite sure what the plans are with Westbrook but he is not active tonight. this should pave the way for Sexton to play heavy minutes again. The Jazz are on a back to back but still somewhat thin at PG. The Knicks are giving up 26 PPG nd 7 APG to guards which makes this extra juicy! We can also throw in the fact that Sexton is still way underpriced on Dratkings at 4k. FanDuel he is more appropriately priced at 5.5k but still very much in play. I expect his ownership to be upwards of 35% and well warranted.
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