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This heat map is intended to help you decide which games may be best for selecting players for your daily fantasy lineup. Narrowing down which games to target in daily fantasy basketball is no small task.

You will still need to implement your own strategies while filling out your lineups. It won't tell you which players to use from each game, as each of your thought processes will differ here, but it can help you know which teams are ripe for the picking.

O/U is the total expected points scored by both teams according to Vegas. The higher the number, the more scoring we expect to see.

Spread is the expected margin of victory or loss for each team, according to Vegas. A negative number means a team is favored; a positive number means a team is the underdog. For daily fantasy, spreads closer to 0 are best because it means a closer game, less chance of a blowout (which can mean teams resting players) and a higher chance of overtime.

Implied Total is the expected points scored for each individual team, based on the spread and over/under.

Off Eff refers to a team's offensive efficiency (offensive rating). This reflects the number of points a team would score in 100 possessions.

Opp Def Eff refers to the opponent's defensive efficiency (defensive rating). This reflects the number of points a team would allow in 100 possessions.

Pace refers to speed at which a team plays. It is an estimate of the number of possessions per 48 minutes by a team. The faster the game, the more possessions and more scoring we expect to see.

Opp Pace refers to the speed at which the opponent plays.

eFG% or effective field goal percentage accounts for the fact that 3-point field goals are worth more than 2-point field goals. It measures a team's shooting and scoring ability.

Opp eFG% Allowed is the effective field goal percentage allowed by the opponent of the team's current matchup.

Daily FP is the total fantasy points scored by the team on a per-game basis, based on the scoring system of the selected daily fantasy site.

Opp Daily FP Against is the total fantasy points allowed by the opposing team on a per-game basis, based on the scoring system of the selected daily fantasy site.

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