Star to Target- Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
This was between Bradley Beal and Jimmy Butler. Going with Beal is strictly a play on a potential game stack. Beal is all but guranteed to play at least 40 minutes due to the injuries of nearly every other prominent guard in the Washington rotation. Beal’s usage rate is slightly higher than Butler’s at 32%.
Washington has the highest projected total of the night along with spread that suggests a close game. As long as this game stays close Beal seems like an all hands on deck play.
Game to Stack- Washington Wizards at Charlotte Hornets
The highest projected total of the night features two teams that can be normally tough to project, luckily a litany of injuries has continued to open up the value. Guys like Ish Smith, PJ Washington, Miles Bridges and Rua Hachimura are all affordable and have terrific potential matchups.
If Marvin Williams doesn’t play tonight, PJ Washington could be one of the top overall plays on the entire slate.
Punt Play- Marcus Morris, New York Knicks
The Knicks have been consistently playing Marcus Morris 30+ minutes a night. Morris has been playing the minutes as well as producing. Morris’s 22% usage rate falls just below Julius Randle and RJ Barrett but his minutes consistency is much more reliable. Morris is to cheap for his minutes in an up tempo game versus Portland.
PG: Ish Smith, Washington Wizards
SG: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
SF: Marcus Morris, New York Knicks
PF: PJ Washington, Charlotte Hornets
C: Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
G: Kendrick Nunn, Miami Heat
F: Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets
Util: Kent Bazemore, Portland Trailblazers