DraftKings EuroLeague basketball picks December 5
The smaller split of this week’s DraftKings EuroLeague tournaments is on Thursday with four of the nine games for Round 12. This is a guard-heavy slate with most of the high-profile forwards taking the court on Friday. First, let’s take a look at the injury report.
Out: Marius Grigonis (foot), Nihad Dedovic (knee), Sergio Llull (thigh), Arturas Gudaitis (wrist), Sam Van Rossom (knee), Stratos Perperoglu (knee), Will Clyburn (knee), Thomas Bray (knee), Salah Mejri (undisclosed).
Micov injured his foot in Sunday’s domestic league game in Italy, so I would say that he’s closer to doubtful than questionable even though Milan has not issued an official designation yet. Mejri is available for Real Madrid, but they have not given any official word on when he will play. That will likely come just before tipoff during some upcoming round.
On Friday, I hit on Shane Larkin‘s monster game to cash with both lineups. It was just minimum cash thanks to some missed value, but I’ll take it!
The rotations can be frustrating sometimes as more players see the court than in your average NBA game. The games themselves are also shorter, playing four ten minute quarters as opposed to 12 minutes in the NBA. The court is smaller, the lane is bigger, and the three point line is closer, but the action is still what you would expect from world class basketball!
For DraftKings EuroLeague, we can’t expect 5x value like in the NBA. Most winning lineups are around 180-200 DraftKings points, which is around 3.5 – 4x value.