DraftKings NBA picks March 2: Cash today with CJ

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Best Bets:

Kristaps Porzingis ($8,600): There’s a chance that Porzingis sits here since Dallas hasn’t played him in a back to back yet. However, if Luka is out, they’re going to need him. This is a huge spot for Porzingis against the undersized and decimated Bulls up front. If Porzingis sits, that means Kleber is a huge value play.

Nikola Vucevic ($8,400): Vucevic tore up the Blazers in the first meeting for 57 DraftKings points. However, it has been a slow last week or so for Vucevic. If Gordon is back to his struggling ways, that bodes well for Vucevic here. I don’t trust him to get 57 again, but he should get enough to make us happy at this price.

Honorable Mention:

Jonas Valanciunas ($6,800): The guards are picking up much of the scoring slack with Jackson out, but Jonas has 45 rebounds over the last two games against the Clippers and Kings. He’ll tower over Atlanta as well. We might not see another 20 rebounds out of Jonas tonight, but I’ll bet he comes close. Jonas is one of the best middle tier plays out there tonight.

Dark Horses:

Mitch Robinson ($5,500): Robinson was a beast against the Rockets the first time around. He put up 36.5 DraftKings points and stuffed the stat sheet in just about every category. Robinson is always a risk, but he looks to be worth it in this one. He’s athletic enough to get up and down the court with the Rockets. I expect another strong performance from Robinson here.

Maxi Kleber ($4,700): Even if Porzingis plays, Kleber could be a big factor against this small front. I like this a lot more if Porzingis sits. Let’s be honest. This is the Bulls. Dallas could go without Porzingis and Luka and still win by double digits. Either way, Kleber should be a pretty big part of the game plan.