The Knicks making Emmanuel Mudiay the starter makes him an appealing value play tonight with his price point in backup range. Ditto for Felicio and Nwaba, who the Bulls will start and play more for the rest of the season.
Marvin Gortat plays more and at a higher level with rest, and the veteran center was able to get plenty of time off over break and sits in a solid matchup as well. He’s a safe bet at 5k. JJ Redick has potentially the best shooting guard matchup in the league tonight, as the Bulls have yielded tons of points to shooting guards since Zach Lavine’s return.
Cavaliers-Wizards will likely be the highest scoring game of the night. LeBron James had 57 real points against Washington earlier this season and his usage should stay near season highs for the time being given the Cavaliers current personnel. And while Bradley Beal will likely draw George Hill defensively, he’s still in a good spot in Cleveland. His usage without John Wall remains at superstar levels and I’ll take him over Ben Simmons tonight when I’m targeting Lebron in the same game.
This lineup winds up with Enes Kanter, who has became one of the focal points of the Knicks offense without Porzingis. The Magic will likely throw Nikola Vucevic on him in his return, a very positive matchup for him.