DraftKings NBA Picks October 31: Kawhi going for 5-0

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DraftKings NBA Centers:

Best Bets:

This looks like a game that Nikola Jokic could completely dominate. The Pelicans are thin up front and Jokic is enough of an athlete to run the floor if the Pelicans succeed in pacing this game up. My reservations here are that Jokic has only hit 5x value at this price once in four games. In two of the four, he was way off. Jokic has found himself in foul trouble early in the season. If that’s a trend that continues, it’s really going to cut into his value.

Honorable Mention:

It’s quite possible that Bam Adebayo is the best value at center again by a long shot. Bam is a high energy guy, so even though he only plays minutes in the low 30’s, he’s always a threat for a big game. The only game that Bam was under 40 DraftKings points was the opener, but he still pu

LaMarcus Aldridge is about the same as DeRozan. They are both overlooked on normal slates because they just barely hit 5x value. That likely holds true again tonight, but on a slate this small, 5x value isn’t a bad thing. Neither of them really have upside though.

Dark Horses:

This could be a game where the Clippers need Ivica Zubac. He has done better in games against teams that employ actual centers like the Spurs do. Just keep in mind that Zubac wont play more than 20 minutes. There’s a lot of risk attached here.

Jaxson Hayes was a monster in his NBA debut, sticking Golden State with 28.25 DraftKings points in 24 minutes. He was strong, athletic, and dominant. Everything Jahlil Okafor has never grown into. Okafor may start, but I think Hayes is the guy you want.