DraftKings NBA Picks November 11: Revenge of Kawhi

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DraftKings NBA Centers:

Best Bets:

The Drummond or Towns coin flip is a lot easier if Blake Griffin is in. I was leaning towards Towns anyway with the way he has played this year. That said, Drummond has gotten the best of Towns in head to head matchups over their respective careers. Drummond’s superb rebounding skills are what set him apart.

Honorable Mention:

Both Gobert and Capela have been underwhelming in the early going. I like Capela if Harden and/or Westbrook sit. Otherwise, this is a day for Porzingis. Boston is weak up front. Porzingis could go nuts on the Celtics’ front.

Dwight Powell is tempting against the Boston front as well. However, this looks like a night to go big or to punt at center. The middle tier is littered with underachievers. Porzingis is the only one that really stands out, and playing him against Boston is still less than ideal. They are weaker up front with Horford gone, but Boston is still a solid defensive team overall.

Dark Horses:

Derrick Favors just turned in his best game as a Pelican. The going could be tough against Capela, but Favors is priced so low that he is likely worth the risk.

The Celtics are kind of in flux with Kanter out. While Daniel Theis has been solid, it was Robert Williams that dominated the Spurs in just 22 minutes over the weekend. The pendulum is swinging the way of Williams. I love the upside for the price.

Chris Boucher is the free space tonight. Gasol started last night, but was overshadowed by Boucher and likely will be again. For whatever reason, Gasol hasn’t been a big factor in Toronto. Boucher is the way to go for value tonight.