NBA DFS picks December 27: Beal is a steal

Bradley Beal, #3, Washington Wizards, (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
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NBA DFS picks December 27: Beal is a steal

We have our second consecutive nine game NBA DFS day. The NBA isn’t wasting any time taking over the weekends! We have some good ones on here tonight. Charlotte, Washington, Orlando, the Spurs, Cleveland, Philly, New York, Chicago, Indy, Phoenix, Sacramento, and Minnesota are all on back to backs, so watch out for resting players.

Out: Russell Westbrook (rest), Kemba Walker (knee), Derrick White (toe), Rui Hachimura (eye), Kevin Porter (personal), Marquese Chriss (leg), Austin Rivers (groin), Obi Toppin (calf), Dario Saric (quad), Cody Zeller (hand), Thaddeus Young (leg), Jeremy Lamb (knee), Matthew Dellavedova (back), James Ennis (hamstring), Immanuel Quickley (hip), Edmund Sumner (non-COVID illness), Grant Riller (knee), Alen Smailagic (knee), Klay Thompson (Achilles), Ty Jerome (ankle), Goga Bitadze (ankle), Bruce Bowen (groin), Dylan Windler (hand), Tacko Fall (eye), Romeo Langford (wrist), Omari Spellman (knee), Al-Farouq Aminu (knee), Jonathan Isaac (knee), Wenyen Gabriel (knee), Abdel Nader (concussion).

Questionable: Anthony Davis (calf), Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist), Draymond Green (foot), Davis Bertans (rest).

Towns was able to return to last night’s tilt after hurting his wrist, but I’m not sure I want to run him at the Lakers no matter how healthy he is.

I started doing the trifecta last year where at the request of a reader I tried to predict the top three scorers of the night. I got all three right twice, but they were never in the right order. I’m not one to give up that easily, so I’ll do it again.

I hit with Harden last night and it was C.J. not Dame that finished second. Drummond was third. Both Dame and Sabonis topped 50 though, so it’s not like I led you astray.

Tonight I’m going with Harden, Lillard, and Sabonis.