NBA Fantasy Basketball Money Picks Rockets vs Cavaliers

Dominate your competition with our NBA Fantasy Basketball Money Picks, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. The Houston Rockets (36-38) make their way to Ohio to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (52-21) at Quicken Loans Arena.
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Houston is in a scramble to make it into the postseason, as a recent span of poor play has left them hanging on to the eight seed by a thread. They fell down to the Pacers in their most recent game by a score of 104-101 on Sunday night. James Harden no doubt led the Rockets’ attack, registering 34 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and a steal. As has too often been the case nevertheless, he received very small support from the rest of his teammates. Trevor Ariza was the next closest in scoring with a moderate 14 points, as he also added two rebounds, two assists and a steal. Dwight Howard added 11-point, 10-rebound double-double that also included a pair of blocks. No other Houston player provided double-digit scoring in that game. The Rockets are currently ranked third in the Western Conference’s Southwest Division. They’ve lost four of their last five contests, and four straight road games.

Cleveland took care of the Knicks in fairly easy fashion Saturday, 107-93. Kevin Love gave in a second outstanding game in his last three, collecting 28 points, 12 rebounds and two assists. LeBron James, who has been confirmed to be out of the lineup for Tuesday’s contest in order to rest, was incredible as well. He posted a triple-double. He stacked up 27 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, two blocks and a steal. J.R. Smith contributed 13 points, three boards and two assists. Matthew Delladedova, who subbed in for the resting Kyrie Irving, supplied 10 points, four rebounds and two assists. The Cavs remain atop the Eastern Conference, ahead of the Toronto Raptors. They’ve won five of their past seven games, and have a modest three-game winning spell at home.

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G James Harden (HOU)

G Kyrie Irving (CLE)

F Kevin Love (CLE)

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Fantasy Basketball Money Picks Hornets vs 76ers

Dominate your competion with our NBA Fantasy Basketball Money Picks, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. The Philadelphia 76ers (9-65) play host to the Charlotte Hornets (42-31)  at Wells Fargo Center.

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The Hornets come into this match-up winning three of their last four and that form is indicative of their second half. Charlotte has been one of the best teams in the NBA since the All-Star break and they miraculously have a shot at reaching the number three-seed in the east. The offense is what’s going for them, as they have rank top-five in scoring since the halfway mark of the season. The defense isn’t too bad either, as they rank ninth in points given as well.

Philadelphia continues their difficult stretch, as they have been defeated 22 of their last 23 games. That’s not indicative of how well they have been performing though, as the last three losses have all been close contests versus solid competition. The injuries are beginning to turn into a nuisance as well, with Nerlens Noel, Jerami Grant and Jahlil Okafor all expected to miss this match-up.

With the shape of these teams, look for the 76ers to take it on home soil.

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G Ish Smith (PHI)

F Carl Landry (PHI)

F Hollis Thompson (PHI)

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Fantasy Baseball Detroit Tigers Projection

For the upcoming 2016 Major League Baseball season, FanPicks take a look at every single team and what are their expectations for the upcoming year. Time to see what the American League Central Detroit Tigers have been up to this off season. This is your Fantasy Baseball Detroit Tigers Projection.

Fantasy baseball detroit tigers projection

The Detroit Tigers fell hard last season. They were atop the A.L. West for four straight year and had a World Series appearance before finishing dead last in 2015. New management wasted no time to change the dynamics with the arrival of pitcher Jordan Zimmerman and outfielder Justin Upton. Meanwhile, prospects netted from the Price and Cespedes trades are likely to start making an immediate impact this season. This could bring new life to a team that was decimated with injuries.

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Justin Upton

Ian Kinsler

Justin Verlander

The Tigers turned a potential problem area into a position of strength with the signing of Justin Upton in January to play left field. Upton has averaged 27.3 home runs over the last three years and he also adds another base runner to the lineup.

Detroit will look for more of the same from Ian Kinsler next season as he had a solid 2015. His fantasy value is not as high as it used to be thanks to the drop in his power and speed numbers, but hitting atop one of the best lineups in baseball has its perks.

Barring anything unforeseen, veteran ace Justin Verlander appears set to make his eighth Opening Day start in nine years on April 5, following a second-half resurgence in 2015 that had onlookers recalling vintage Verlander.

The Detroit Tigers do have a chance to compete for the division, but the world champion Royals will be there again and the Indians look ready to contend with their elite pitching staff as well.

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