We have a huge pre-All-Star game slate of 12 NBA games tonight. Be sure to get your DFS fix in tonight before suffering through a break without NBA DFS action. A lot of entertaining games on tap with 9 out of the 12 games coming in with a point spread of six points or less and five games with a Vegas total of 210 or higher.

Be sure to check back about a half hour before tipoff for our “NBA Consensus Lineup Construction” article for some sample FanDuel and DraftKing lineups to consider for tonight.

The numbers in the parenthesis are the number of experts that picked that player to give you more context as to the gaps between players and the tiers. Here are the Industry Consensus picks for tonight…

Highly Touted

  • Zach Randolph (8) – Averaging 23 points and 11.5 rebounds in his last 2 games and should play big minutes tonight with Marc Gasol out
  • DeMarcus Cousins (7) – He has cooled off a little bit lately but gets a favorable matchup against the Sixers tonight
  • Ish Smith (7) – Put up a 16-9-5 line in his last game and faces the up-tempo Kings tonight


  • Gorgui Dieng (6) – Averaging 17.3 points and 10.7 rebounds over his last 7 games, still reasonably priced
  • Mike Conley (5) – Coming off a season-high 27 point effort on Monday
  • Stanley Johnson (5) – Put up a dud on Monday but still playing big minutes with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope still out
  • Jeff Green (5) – He has cooled off his last couple of games but should see an increase in minutes and production with Marc Gasol out
  • Al Horford (5) – Favorable matchup against the Bulls tonight, coming off a 27-point effort and could be getting showcased for a trade
  • James Harden (5) – His finger injury didn’t seem to bother him last night when he scored 37 points against the Warriors and he gets a good matchup with the Trailblazers tonight
  • Markieff Morris (5) – He has continued to play well lately averaging 21.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists over his last 4 games
  • Rodney Hood (5) – Averaging 25.7 points over his last 3 games 


  • Kawhi Leonard (4) – Seems to be getting hot with 4 straight games of 20 or more points
  • Damian Lillard (4) – Top scorer for the Trailblazers in a game with a high Vegas total against the Rockets
  • CJ McCollum (4) – Averaging 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists over his last 4 games and should put up some points tonight against the Rockets playing their second game of a back-to-back
  • Pau Gasol (4) – Should see big minutes and pile up the rebounds against a poor rebounding team in the Hawks tonight
  • Paul Millsap (4) – Bulls have struggled to hold down opposing big men which should translate into a strong game for Millsap
  • Derrick Rose (4) – Sounds like he will be a “go” tonight and has seen an increase in production with Jimmy Butler out
  • Jeff Teague (3) – Coming off back-to-back games with 20+ points
  • Thaddeus Young (3) – Has recorded a double-double in 3 out of his last 4 games
  • Kyle Lowry (3) – Big minutes and production every night, averaging 27.0 points, 6.3 assists and 2.0 steals over his last 3 games
  • Kyrie Irving (3) – Coming off a season-high 32 points and 12 assists in his last game
  • Marcus Morris (3) – Could see some extra minutes if Ersan Ilyasova is out tonight
  • DeAndre Jordan (3) – Averaging 17.5 rebounds over his last 8 games and faces a Celtics team that just gave up a big game to Greg Monroe last night
  • Nicolas Batum (3) – Playing his best basketball of the season averaging 22 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists over his last 3 games
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (3) – Could see a small hit to his production if Tim Duncan returns tonight
  • Rajon Rondo (3) – Three straight games with 15 or more assists could continue the streak tonight against the Sixers
  • Myles Turner (3) – Lowest the expert have been on him in a while
  • Raul Neto (3) – Cheap option who was getting big minutes until last night should play big minutes if Trey Burke is out
  • JR Smith (3) – Coming off 3 straight games with 20 or more points

Hope you find the right combination to cash!

Check back after the All-Star break for the next edition of the NBA Industry Consensus picks.


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