DraftKings NBA picks March 4: Always look on the Whiteside of life

Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts during the first half (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts during the first half (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /
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Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks makes a call during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /

DraftKings NBA Point Guards:

Best Bets:

Luka Doncic ($10,900): Luka has averaged 58.3 DraftKings points in the three games against the Pelicans this year. The Pels just played a scoreboard-breaker against Minnesota last night, so they may be a little winded. At any rate, this is a great spot for Luka no matter how you look at it.

Chris Paul ($7,700): There is a very real chance that the only point guard that Detroit has available is Langston Galloway. How’s he going to guard Paul? The simple answer is that he wont. Paul put up 41 DraftKings points in the first meeting with Detroit. This is game two of a back to back for the Thunder though. Watch out for resting players against a bad Detroit team. CP3 could be one of the guys they rest. If CP3 plays though, this could be a great game for him.

Honorable Mention:

Ja Morant ($7,200): Morant hasn’t been very consistent lately, but this is about as good as a matchup gets. Morant dropped 50 DraftKings points on the Nets the first time around. He should be well rested since Memphis didn’t put him in Monday’s blowout loss to the Hawks. Morant could be a great play for the price, but his unstable floor makes him risky.

Marcus Smart ($7,000): I expect Brown to miss the game against Cleveland regardless of if Kemba plays or not. Hamstrings aren’t something to mess with, especially against a team like Cleveland that your second team should be able to beat. If Walker, Tatum, Hayward, and Brown all miss this game, Smart is going to be huge. Even Wanamaker is worth a look depending on how this shakes out.

Tomas Satoranksy ($5,800): The first game without LaVine didn’t result in a breakout for Satoransky, but DraftKings raised his price anyway. I doubt you’ll get 6x value here, even against Minnesota. To me Satoransky is better as a cash option with Coby having almost all the upside.

Dark Horses:

Frank Ntilikina ($3,700): For some odd reason, the Knicks – because they relish being not only the worst team in the league, but the worst managed team in the league – ran Frank more than Payton against Houston. You know, after Payton had a big game against Houston the first time around. Anyone on this Godforsaken team is a risk, but at least Ntilikina is a cheap risk that the coaching staff loves.

Langston Galloway ($3,600): Galloway is pretty much the last man standing at the point for Detroit. Galloway was playing about half the game anyway. Tonight he should play at least 40 minutes. He’ll blow past value for this price, but don’t expect miracles.

Matthew Dellavedova ($3,500): Delly played 29 minutes against Utah with Garland and Exum out. It’s safe to assume that he will get similar run tonight. It’s going to be a tougher go against Boston, but with his price this low, anything over 20 DraftKings points is good.