New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors

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Stephen Curry’s record breaking Golden State Warriors will be hoping to push their home game winning streak Monday night when hosting the struggling New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena. Come sign up and play some Fantasy Basketball at FanPicks to get free chance to win $1 Million dollars!

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The Warriors are coming back from a tough game this weekend at home against the Phoenix Suns. If it wasn’t for Stephen Curry’s 15 pts in the last quarter, their home game winning streak would’ve stopped at 47. The league MVP drained 15 of his game high 35 pts in the final minutes of the contest, despite entering the final quarter with a 9 point deficit. His “Splash brother” Klay Thompson added 20 pts, 6 boards, 3 assists and a steal . Their big man Draymond Green had a solid game as well adding 19 pts, 4 boards and 6 assists, 2 steals and a block. The real standout during this game was Mareese Speights who nearly posted a double double in 18 minutes of play with 25 pts, 9 boards, 2 steals and a block. The Warriors are 30-0 at home and are huge favorites to make it 31-0, having won the past 2 games against the Pelicans this year. They have not lost since their upset lost in L.A to the Lakers last Sunday.

Despite their near perfect season, they haven’t clinched the Western Conference standing just 3.5 games ahead of the solid and experienced San Antonio Spurs.

 

New Orleans is in a complete struggle having only won one game out of their last 8. They’re unfortunately terrible on the road, having only won 7 games and lost 26. They will only be counting on their big man Anthony Davis to outperform everyone and capitalize on the Warriors’ rare mistakes. The Pelicans are in deep trouble, as their playoff contentions are fading going into this game trailing 8th seed Dallas Mavericks by 8.5 games with 17 games left.

 

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup

With only four games scheduled tonight, you may think it will be a slow night for daily fantasy basketball lineups. But one game is all you need when it’s a Thunder vs Warriors rematch. Here is my DFS lineup, including some nice value picks. There is still $500 leftover to do as you wish with, replace and upgrade, but we feel this is a solid lineup either way.

Steph Curry is questionable with an ankle injury that held him out of the Golden State game against the Hawks, but is expected to be ready to play tonight. Considering the ankle, and Kevin Durant‘s effort last time out, I’m rolling with Russell Westbrook tonight. The former two starred in the premiere, so this game is Westbrook’s to own. I’m hoping for a monsterous 50-60 fantasy point night.

Let’s take a look at the remainder of the roster.

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Norris Cole and Mirza Teletovic are the leading value picks here. Cole scored an outstanding 40.8 fantasy points last night and will look to keep it going versus the Spurs. Teletovic should be a popular selection in daily fantasy basketball at just $4700. He’s nailing them from beyond the arc, so he adds additional fantasy points even if he isn’t a dominant factor all game.

If I wasn’t taking Curry, you bet I was taking one of his teammates. Klay Thompson made the cut with back to back 40+ fantasy point games.

I’m looking for 45 fps from Kawhi Leonard against the Pelicans. And Dirk Nowitzki always seems to have a great game when I don’t take him, so with such a small pool of talent available, I’ll take my chances with the bubbling Maverick offense.

Joe Johnson, Alex Len and Luol Deng round of the lineup, as consistent vets who have high (enough) ceilings.

Good luck to all, and to all a good night of ball!

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder  Fantasy Basketball Preview – 02/11/16

The New Orleans Pelicans (20-32) will travel to Oklahoma Thursday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena to battle the Oklahoma City Thunder (39-14). FanPicks.com has this Fantasy Basketball game on tap for tonight’s DFS action. Here are the latest Fantasy Basketball preview:

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The New Orleans Pelicans come into this matchup on a 2 game winning streak. Their latest victory was on Wednesday against the Utah Jazz, 100-96. Jrue Holiday had an incredible game coming off the bench with 21 pts, 6 boards, 9 assists and has proven to be a crucial sixth man for the team this season. All star Anthony Davis added 19 pts, 5 assists and 4 boards shooting from the field 7 of 15. Davis has been shining this seasons averaging 23.5 pts and 10.2 boards per game. Alexis Ajinca also added 11 boards coming from the bench with 8 pts. Tyreke Evans missed his 8 straight game with fears that he may need a knee surgery which will end his season unfortunately. New Orleans sits in the 12th spot in the Western Conference and will definitely need a constant solid second half of the season if they have any hopes of clinching a low seed for the Playoffs.

 

The Thunder have bounced back from their tough loss to league leading and defending champions Golden State Warriors with a convincing 122-106 win on the road on Monday against the Suns in Phoenix. Kevin Durant, always consistent, added 32 pts, with 6 boards and 3 assists. His dynamic duo partner, Russell Westbrook tallied with 29 pts, 8 assists and 8 boards. KD ranks thrd in points scored this season behind Stephen Curry and his old teammate James Harden, averaging 27.8 pts per game. Big man Dion Waiters finished the game with 15 pts and 4 assists. OKC has a firm lock on the 3rd spot of the Western Conference. The All Star Break will surely help them to rest and prepare as they host tough opponents in the second half of this month.

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers Fantasy Basketball News – 02-06-16

The Pelicans (18-31) will travel to Cleveland (35-14) Saturday night at the Quicken Loans Arena to battle the Cavaliers. The Cavs are odd favourite (-9.5). FanPicks has this game on tap for tonight’s DFS action. Come play Fantasy Basketball at fanpicks.com.

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New Orleans lost a heartbreaker this past Thursday at the hands of the struggling Lakers, 99-96 despite a great performance from Anthony Davis. Davis 39 pts and 11 boards led the charge. Jrue Holiday added a big 19 pts and 9 boards off the bench. The Pelicans will be hop come to terms with the reality that they will likely finish the season as a lottery team. Unfortunately for the Pelicans, their guard Tyreke Evans missed 5 straight games and there’s still no approximate timetable on his return.

The Cavs are settling well with their new coach Tyronn Lue despite a 2 game losing skid. The latest defeat Friday night came to the Celtics 104-103 in a nail biter. It was only the Cavs’ 4th home loss of the season. LeBron James led the squad with 30 pts, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. J.R Smith 20 pts 5 triples. Kevin Love had to leave the game with an injury in the 3rd quarter while Kyrie Irving added a solid 19pts on the board. The Cavs are just a game and a half ahead of the Raptors in the lead for the Eastern Conference.

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