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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Brandon Ingram #14 of the New Orleans Pelicans stands on the court during a NBA game (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

DraftKings NBA Small Forwards:

Best Bets:

Brandon Ingram ($7,900): Ingram has averaged 38.4 DraftKings points in three games against Dallas so far this year. This is a different looking Pelicans team than earlier this year, but Ingram is still a force to be reckoned with. However, the price is just high enough that Ingram could struggle to hit 5x value. He’s not a lock for me, but I will run him once or twice.

Bojan Bogdanovic ($6,200): Bojan finally busted out of his slump on Tuesday. For those that kept running him anywaay, they were paid off handsomely. Bojan has a similarly easy matchup tonight in Madison Square Garden. Bojan should be worth the price here.

Honorable Mention:

Otto Porter ($5,400): As promised, the Bulls did limit Porter’s minutes. It didn’t matter. He racked up 27.25 DraftKings points in just 17 minutes. That was against a solid Dallas defense. What can he do against the defensively challenged Timberwolves? The limited minutes make me a bit nervous, but wow, Porter looked better on Tuesday than he has since last season. He’s an interesting GPP dart.

Kevin Porter ($5,300): I might actually run a Cleveland stack depending on who all is out for Boston. Even without a stack, Porter is worth a look here as well. The rookie is getting good run lately and will again with Cleveland still missing Exum and Garland. I like the upside here.

Dark Horses:

Royce O’Neale ($4,300): Royce has shown remarkable consistency of late, putting up between 24 and 30 DraftKings points in each of the last four games. Utah is still trying to recapture the magic from earlier this year. What seems to be a key is O’Neale’s defense. He is a strong cash game punt.

Svi Mykhailiuk ($3,900): Svi is going to start somewhere tonight. It doesn’t really matter if it’s at SG or SF. He’s going to play a lot of minutes again and 6x value is all but guaranteed. Detroit isn’t going to have a lot of players in uniform tonight. They are likely going to get blown off the floor, but it wont matter. Someone has to finish out the game.