3 NBA DraftKings Studs to Target on 1/8/19
Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder
DraftKings Price: $11,200
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is clearly no stranger to big games. Heck, the man is on pace to average a triple-double for the third season in a row and is putting up 56.1 DraftKings points per game.
He's been even more tenacious this year on the glass; not only are his 11.0 rebounds per game a career best, but they also rank 12th in the league. At 6'3", Westbrook is at least seven inches shorter than each of the 11 guys that are averaging more boards than he is. His 10.1 assists per game lead the league.
Tonight he faces a Minnesota Timberwolves team that doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to do on a nightly basis. No matter. Westbrook knows what he wants to do, which is dominate and push the third-place Thunder to a strong playoff seed.
Westbrook has topped 50 DraftKings points (often easily) seven of the past eight times he's faced Minnesota. We model him to do it again, projecting him for 55.3 DraftKings points tonight.