Fresh from Fantasy Stars: Our Moneyball NBA thoughts for Wednesday the 3rd March.
Overall thoughts on the slate of games
A big juicy slate of games and a big juicy Moneyball bank to get stuck into!
Four game totals over 217.5 which is terrific for Fantasy production.
Detroit and San Antonio will be an interesting game. Many of these Eastern Conference teams really struggle to score against the Spurs system.
Utah v Toronto is a game to be very cautious of. Two tough defensive teams and a very low total of 192 today.
Players to consider
D’Angelo Russell (LA Lakers) $5,600
He was in our lineup yesterday and played beautifully against the Brooklyn Nets. We identified the ordinary Nets pick and roll defense and young Russell picked them to pieces. There will be plenty of points scored tonight and D’Angelo is coming off a career-best 39 points last night. He’s only $5,600 again tonight and he’ll be in a chunk of our lineups.
James Harden (Houston) $11,400
Triple double watch for Harden today against the Pelicans. There will be points galore in this game and Harden will be ready to feast. He’s averaging 33.6 points per game in his last five games and 31.5 over his last 10. In three games this year against the Pelicans as well he is averaging 9 rebounds! Houston need to win tonight and their fate squarely rests on Harden’s shoulders once again.
Matt Barnes (Memphis) $5,100
Barnes once again looks like a safe play to build a line-up around tonight. A pretty high total for Grizzlies standard tonight against the Kings as well. x5 production looks very achievable and you could do much worse than playing Barnes tonight.
Markieff Morris (Washington) $4,700
Morris fits in nicely with this Washington team who are now playing some pretty good Basketball. They’ve won seven of their past 10 games and we think they’ll beat the Timberwolves again tonight. A high points total and a good match-up for Morris tonight, he’s still well below his correct price. Expect he ends up at around $6,000-$6-300 in a few weeks and for that reason he’s a lock for us tonight.
Meyers Leonard (Portland) $3,500
Portland are playing absolutely terrific Basketball at the moment and tonight’s game against Boston should be a cracker. 217.5 points total and the Celtics do give up a lot of boards. They have an abundance of wings however and we suggest not playing C.J. McCollum tonight. Spend your cash elsewhere on this massive slate and plug in Meyers Leonard who’s coming off an 11 and 14 game at Madison Square Garden and will play 25 minutes again tonight.
Sample Moneyball BANK line-up