Friday, February 9, 2018

Draftkings Euroleague Basketball - Friday February 9th 2018

We have a 4 game slate of Euroleague action today. Here are today's recommendations.

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We have a 4 game slate of Euroleague action today. While I didn't have a chance to write an article yesterday, I did do well in Euroleague yesterday finishing 5th place in a GPP! Let's see if we can do the same today!

We begin with a breakdown of the implied totals and position matchups today:

EuroLeague Schedule Odds & Lines
Road TeamHome TeamLineOver/UnderAway TotalHome TotalGame Time (ET)
Brose BambergFenerbahce UlkerFBD -12154778312:45 PM
Olimpia MilanoCrvena ZvezdaCZV -516881.586.51:00 PM
Khimki MoscowZalgiris KaunasZAL -415877811:00 PM
OlympiakosReal MadridRMB -716076.583.52:45 PM
Implied TotalsGOPRKFOPRK
Crvena Zvezda86.51610
Real Madrid83.531
Fenerbahce Ulker83104
Olimpia Milano81.5614
Zalgiris Kaunas81514
Brose Bamberg7793
Khimki Moscow771213
Olympiakos76.549

Between the implied totals and matchups players from pretty much any team are in play. Obviously a team like Crvena Zvezda is going to be more in play with positives in total, guard matchup and forward matchup, but even a team like Olympiakos with the lowest implied total could potentially be used at the Forward position.

Here's who I like on today's slate:

Guards

Alexey Shved from Khimki is in play today. The former Timberwolves player has a good matchup despite the low implied total and is average 1.73 fantasy points above his season DraftKings average over the last 4 games. Luka Doncic from Real Madrid has a good implied total but a bad matchup. He's fine as a GPP pivot from Shved but Shved is clearly the better play. Kevin Pangos from Zalgiris is also a good GPP pivot away from Shved as well. Slightly lower implied total than Doncic but slightly higher guard matchup. Taylor Rochestie from Crvena Zvezda has 3 straight games where he's scored less than 2x value in fantasy points. However, he's in the best spot on the entire slate and has 50 FP upside so he has to at least be considered. Brad Wanamaker from Fenerbahce is the walking embodiment of a GPP play in Euroleague. He has a single digit floor, but 40 FP upside.

James Feldeine from Crvena Zvezda is questionable with an ankle injury. However, if he plays, he's in a great spot. So is his teammate Dylan Ennis especially if Feldeine sits again. Maodo Lo has a decent matchup despite the low implied total and has hit 4x value or more in three consecutive games. Feel free to fire him up once again. If you're looking for a cheap punt Charles Jenkins has a decent spot and in the last 4 games he's above his minutes and fantasy points season average.

Forwards

Jan Vesely from Fenerbahce has a decent implied total but a bad matchup. I would only have interest in cash games and since I don't play cash, he's a fade for me. Paulius Jankunas has a great matchup today and is to me the better play in GPP over Vesley. Tyler Honeycutt from Khimki is certainly worth a look. He has a good matchup and he crushed value last week despite playing in a game where neither team scored over 70 points. The Olympiakos forwards Georgios Printezis and Kostas Papanikolaou are also worth a look. They have both been playing well as of late and are in a decent matchup despite the low implied total. Arturas Gudaitis from Olimpia Milano is averaging over 3.5 fantasy points above his season average and is in a great matchup. Aaron White from Zalgiris is also in a great matchup and he has surpassed his season fantasy points average in 4 consecutive games. 

Rudy Fernandez of Real Madrid doesn't have the best matchup. However, they do have a good implied total and he's hit at least 3x value in 4 out of the last 5 games. Nemanja Dangubic from Crvena has a good matchup and has been as consistent as they come. He's exceeded his season fantasy point average in 7 consecutive games. Mindaugas Kuzminskas from Olimpia Milano has been inconsistent. However, he's played in the NBA and has a good matchup today so he's worth a look. Jamel Mclean is even more inconsistent. However, he's got a good matchup and his upside is immense. If you need somebody really cheap take a look at Alen Omic of Crvena. Good matchup and in the two games he's played so far he's averaging 4 times value.

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