Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks

As the NBA regular season winds to a close daily fantasy players everywhere are scrambling to top-off their accounts, so once again we’re here to bring you our Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks.

There were many game-time decisions to be weary of, so the majority of lineups should be coming in at the last minute today as it often the case on Sunday’s. Especially at this time of year.

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks

Sasha Vujacic has averaged 28.3 fantasy points over his last 3 games. Whether or not he can keep up his stellar play is unknown, but he is by definition a great value pick at just $4000.

Elfrid Payton: 23.9 is the lowest number of fantasy points the Magic PG has put up over his past 9 games. He’s not a scoring beast, but he does usually produce double-digit assist numbers. He is $6000, but could easily produce like a $7k man.

Jusuf Nurkic got the start at power forward for the Nuggets the last time out, but is still listed as a center on most platforms. $4700 is a nice price for someone averaging 27.74 fantasy-points-per-game in his last 7 games played.

Jabari Parker has been fantastic for the Bucks down the stretch, averaging 30 fantasy-points-per-game during their most recent 10 game span. At $6500 he’s still a good value pick, not to mention that the 76ers aren’t exactly what you call a shutdown defense either.

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Daily Fantasy Basketball News Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic

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The Pistons have gone back and forth in the wins and losses column lately, spending Tuesday night on receiving end of a 107-89 away loss to the Miami Heat. Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson each scored 21 points, with the pair combining to go a impeccable 13 for 13 from the free throw line. In his 23 starts since landing with Detroit from Orlando a little before the trade deadline, Harris is averaging 16.5 points and 6.1 boards per game. Andre Drummond ended up with a 12-point, 13-board double-double, shooting 5 of 9 from the field. Drummond tops the NBA in double-doubles by a significant margin, with 65 to his name, in front of Russell Westbrook with 51. The team can ill afford more defeats with their postseason lives in the balance, as they currently hold  the eighth spot in the East with the ninth place Bulls breathing down their necks just two games behind.

Orlando have won four of their past five outings, with their latest victory at home facing the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, 119-107. Nikola Vucevic was relinquished to a bench role in his third game back from a groin injury, yet led the squad in scoring, posting a double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds, going 10 of 19 from the paint and 5 of 7 from the charity stripe. Despite his time off, Vucevic remains the most potent offensive menace for the the Magic, averaging 18 points and 8.9 rebounds over the course of 61 games. Evan Fournier and Victor Oladipo recorded 20 points each, with Fournier going 3 of 8 from beyond the arc and forcing 3 turnovers and Oladipo taking in 5 boards. Aaron Gordon contributed to the cause with 14-point and 10-rebound for the double-double, as the Magic remain in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with five games left in their rocky 2015-16 campaign.

Top Fantasy Picks

G Elfrid Payton (ORL)

G Victor Oladipo (ORL)

F Tobias Harris (DET)

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NBA Cash Draft Magic vs Pacers

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Although their playoffs hopes have long since faded, the Magic are still playing for respect, shrugging off a six-game skid to win their last two games, the most recent a Tuesday night drubbing of the visiting Brooklyn Nets, 139-105. Andrew Nicholson led the team in the victory, dropping 24 points and taking in 3 rebounds, shooting a perfect 9 of 9 from the paint and 3 of 3 from beyond the arc. Aaron Gordon contributed 20 points and 4 boards, shooting 9 of 11 from field goal range, while Elfrid Payton got the start and finished the evening with 11 points and 12 dimes for the double-double. With 9 points and 6.5 boards per match-up this year, Gordon has played in all but one of Orlando’s games in their disappointing campaign, and ranks third on the team in rebounds behind ex-teammate Tobias Harris and the injured Nikola Vucevic. The Magic are mired in the 11th place in the Eastern Conference, eight games out of a postseason position.

The Pacers have gone 5-5 in their past ten games, and can ill-afford to drop another game with their Playoff seeding in the balance, this after losing to visiting Central Division rivals the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night, 98-96. Paul George did his best to lift up the team, putting 20 points on the board, while hauling in 9 rebounds and facilitating 5 assists. He went 7 of 16 from the paint in the process. Ian Mahinmi posted 18 points and 7 rebounds, shooting 9 of 12 from field goal range, while C.J. Miles came off the bench to finish with 7 points. The Indiana collective shot an abysmal 15.8% from far, where they average 34.7% on the season. The squad now find themselves in eighth place in the East, two games ahead of the ninth place Chicago Bulls. With eight games remaining to the regular season, the Pacers will play four games on home court and four on the road, where they have a 16-21 record.

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G Elfrid Payton (ORL)

G Monta Ellis (IND)

C Dewayne Dedmon (ORL)

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NBA Fantasy Basketball Picks Nets vs Magic

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The struggles are undeniable for Brooklyn, but they have won two of their past three games. The most surprising win of the season for the Nets was in that span, as they conquered LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-95. The loss in that stretch was equally as notable though, as they hung around with the Heat on the road. Even with the nice spell, Brooklyn is still having huge struggles. The Nets had lost nine of 11 before that period of time and there were talks bouncing around about resting Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young for the rest of the season. That possibility is still likely being discussed, as they need to get some youngsters developed in this ugly situation.

The Magic come into this match-up losing six of their last seven and the once promising season appears to be long gone. It’s the sad truth, considering this team was over .500 half way through the season. The Magic have a plenty to look forward too though, with all the young prospects that they possess. Players like Nikola Vucevic, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon, Mario Hejonja, and Evan Fournier will all progress and grow their skills further. They may very well be a top end threat next season.

The Orlando Magic should actually be a unique favorite here to win.

Top Fantasy Picks

G Sergey Karasev (BKN)

G Elfrid Payton (ORL)

C Dewayne Dedmon (ORL)

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Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic – 01/22/16 Preview

 

The Charlotte Hornets (19-23) will travel to Orlando on Friday to battle the strugglingMagic (20-21). The Magic are the odds favorites to win (line: -3.5). Here is the projected lineup for tonight:

Projected Lineup

Starting Lineup

The Hornets are coming off a 109-95 loss on the road to the Oklahoma City Thunder this Wednesday and now having lost 10 of their last 12 games. They’re not looking like the promising young team from November that was 10-5. Red hot Kemba Walker was the leading scorer for Charlotte in the contest with a 21 pts contribution. Walker is averaging 19.9 points this season and his stats are beneficiating from the numerous games missed to injury and suspension of Al Jefferson. Jeremy Lin recorded 16 pts off the bench while Frank Kaminsky III put up 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the defeat. Charlotte remains in last place of their division and will return at home to take on the Knicks Saturday before heading on a 4 game road trip next week in the West.

The Magic’s struggle continues and worsens week by week. Seen as a playoff favorite back in the fall, things seem to be getting worst for Orlando with its recent loss to the 76ers, 96-87 on Wednesday, the worst team in the NBA, 96-87. Elfrid Payton (21 pts, 10 rebounds), Nikola Vucevic (15 pts, 11 assists) and Tobias Harris (15 pts, 10 rebounds) all posted double-doubles in the defeat. The team shot only 39.3% from the field and 23.5% from long range. Star player Victor Oladipo missed his 2nd straight game and is questionable for Friday due to a knee injury. Orlando is 12-10 on the road.

 

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Fanpicks.com NBA Game Preview

The Orlando Magic (19-15) will face the Detroit Pistons (18-16) at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit. Dominate your competitions with our free to use RotoPicker tool, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com

The Orlando Magic look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 14.3 points and 2.6 assists. Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Victor Oladipo is dishing 3.9 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last 10 road games.

The Detroit Pistons look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 100.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.9 points and 6.4 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.1 points and 16.1 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing two assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Detroit Pistons have won seven of their last 10 home games.

The Magic are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 26-10-1 ATS in their last 37 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Magic are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit.

Expected Starting Lineups (not confirmed):

Orlando Magic

PG: Elfrid Payton
SG: Evan Fournier
SF: Tobias Harris
PF: Channing Frye
C: Nikola Vucevic

Detroit Pistons

PG: Reggie Jackson
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF: Marcus Morris
PF: Ersan Ilyasova
C: Andre Drummond

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