Only a small, six-game slate on this Election Night in 2016. All games feature an O/U of 200+ with the highest being the Suns/Blazers matchup at 219.5. With such a small slate, I was expecting the list to be a bit shorter this evening; however, I was very wrong with that assumption. Per the usual, we are extremely top-heavy with some value sprinkled in. I went stars and scrubs last night which enabled me to find the money but nothing big. Not sure if I’ll take the same approach tonight but the opportunity is certainly there by using some of the “scrubs” on this list.
NOTE: Starting next week the NBA Industry Expert Consensus articles released on Wednesdays and Fridays will become part of the Premium package. Be sure to sign up so you don’t miss out on the great content.
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.
- Damian Lillard (12x) – Injured himself on Sunday and proceeded to go 3-11 from the floor. Worth keeping an eye on for tonight.
- Karl-Anthony Towns (12x) – The Wolves have struggled this year but it hasn’t been because of Towns. He is posting 22.4ppg and 8rpg.
- LeBron James (11x) – Almost averaging a triple-double in the early going this year. So far, Bron has averaged 22.8ppg, 10.7apg and 8.8rpg.
- DeMarcus Cousins (10x) – Boogie has seen his rebounding numbers slide a bit this year. Coming off a 22 point, 14 rebound performance on Sunday.
- JJ Barea (10x) – Jose Juan continues to play well. Averaging 22ppg and 5.5apg in the last two with Deron Williams out.
- Harrison Barnes (10x) – He is coming off a career-high 34 points on Sunday. Has picked up the scoring slack with Dirk on the sidelines.
- Anthony Davis (9x) – Playing in the second game of a back-to-back. Scored 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds last night in Oakland.
- Devin Booker (9x) – Booker has been on fire the last two games. He’s averaging 38.5ppg, 5apg and 3.5rpg in those two.
- Andrew Bogut (8x) – He has not done much scoring with his new team so far. He is, however, grabbing 11.4rpg and coming off a 16 rebound game.
- CJ McCollum (8x) – Seems to be picking up right where he left off last season. Averaging 21.4ppg so far and coming off a 37-point game.
- Kyrie Irving (7x) – Had a dud of a game on Saturday in which he went 3-17 from the floor. Still averaging 23ppg, 4.2rpg and 4apg.
- Wesley Matthews (6x) – I wouldn’t roster Matthews if he were free. He’s shooting under 30% on the year.
- Trevor Booker (6x) – Has three double-doubles through six games. Averaging 8.8ppg and 9.5rpg.
- Tyson Chandler (6x) – The old man still grabs every rebound that comes out of the sky. Has averaged 16rpg in the last three.
- Rudy Gay (5x) – He returned to action on Sunday after missing Saturday’s game due to sore ribs. He’s posting 22.6ppg so far this year.
- Tim Hardaway, Jr. (5x) – Does not provide much outside of the scoring category. If he sees minutes, he’ll make sure he gets up plenty of shots.
- TJ Warren (5x) – Warren seems like he’s going to make it in the NBA after all. He is posting 21.7ppg and 6.1rpg through seven contests.
- Zach LaVine (5x) – LaVine seems perpetually underpriced and I make that comment all the time. He is coming off a dud but still averaging 17.8ppg.
- Marc Gasol (5x) – Seems to have benefited a bit from Zach Randolph coming off the bench. Gasol is putting up 18ppg and 7rpg so far.
- Kris Dunn (5x) – He’s going to have plenty of ups and downs while filling in for the inured Ricky Rubio. Provides nice value.
- Andrew Wiggins (4x)
- Gorgui Dieng (4x)
- Dennis Schroeder (4x)
- Thabo Sefolosha (4x)
- Sean Kilpatrick (4x)
- Julius Randle (4x)
- Lou Williams (4x)
- JaMychal Green (3x)
- Eric Bledsoe (3x)
- Maurice Harkless (3x)
- Kevin Love (3x)
- Nikola Jokic (3x)
- Paul Millsap (3x)
- Mason Plumlee (3x)
- Al-Farouq Aminu (3x)
- Timofey Mozgov (3x)
Best of luck tonight! Get that cash! Follow me on Twitter @mbutlerok.