DraftKings NBA picks March 6: Porzingis could win this

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Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks and Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks talk (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images) /

DraftKings NBA Point Guards:

Best Bets:

Luka Doncic ($11,300): The illness is a bit concerning, but he went nuts on Memphis the first time. Luka put up 59.5 DraftKings points in just 28 minutes in the only time that he’s faced Memphis this year. If Luka is active, he’s worth a look here. If he’s not active, this slate will get chaotic.

Trae Young ($9,900): Young has 113 DraftKings points in 70 minutes against the Wizards this year. They are marginally better with Napier on the court full time, but marginally isn’t going to stop Trae from putting up a big line. Dollar for dollar, Young is the best play at PG and one of the better plays on the slate.

Honorable Mention:

D’Angelo Russell ($8,800): Guards have been giving the Magic the business lately, especially ones that can shoot. Russell’s actual shooting prowess is the stuff of debate, but you can’t debate the volume. He’s going against a team that struggles with distance shooters on a team where he is by far the most dangerous scoring option. We should see Russell back closer to where we expect him to be tonight.

Ricky Rubio ($7,100): I don’t play Rubio often, but this could be the place to do it. Rubio has 96.5 DraftKings points in the two games against Portland so far this year. There are a lot of good spots in this tier, but it feels like Rubio is one of the better ones. Rubio’s shot is better now than it has ever been. That can’t be underestimated.

Coby White ($6,300): LaVine is out again. White has been a cheaper version of LaVine. He’s not the playmaker that LaVIne is, but you can argue that he is just as good of a shooter. White can pile up a lot of points in a little amount of time. He is still too cheap at this price. White has at least 34 DraftKings points in each of the last six games.

Dark Horses:

Dejounte Murray ($5,800): This is a plus matchup for Murray. He has had consistency issues this year. He was superb early on an minutes limit, struggled full time, got hurt again, and has been a little of each since. The loaded backcourt of the Spurs doesn’t help, but Murray is easily the best of all of them. All that means is Murray has a short leash if he’s off.

Kendrick Nunn ($5,100): Dragic is running circles around him lately, but Nunn is still a good play when the matchup is right. His ceiling isn’t what it used to be now that Miami is at full strength. When we pay for Nunn we have to realize that we are paying for a maximum of 32 minutes. This team runs 11 deep and they are all good. That limits Nunn’s ceiling, but I do like this price against the Pelicans and he’s much cheaper than Dragic right now.

Patty Mills ($3,400): Mills can pour in points when called upon. He has 37 actual points in 45 minutes over the last two games. He’s not going to have a ton of chances, but when the Spurs put Mills on the floor, he’s there to score. This is a risky play, but value is tough at PG tonight and there is good upside considering he dropped 27 actual points on the Nets in 25 minutes in the first meeting.