3 NBA DraftKings Studs to Target on 3/5/19
Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder
DraftKings Price: $11,300
If you're looking for a stud who will inspire safety in your lineups, look no further than Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. Westbrook is coming off two difficult matchups in a row against the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies in which he scored only 41.25 and 45.0 DraftKings points, respectively, but a matchup with the defensively challenged Minnesota Timberwolves is exactly what he needs to turn around things.
The Timberwolves, who have lost three in a row, are ranked 21st in defensive efficiency this season and have given up the fourth-most DraftKings points per game to opposing point guards over their past seven games.
Westbrook has put up 56.25 and 59.75 DraftKings points against the 'Wolves this season and has fallen below 50.0 DraftKings points just once in his past nine games against them (he scored 49.25 in that one). Our models are keen on him continuing his success against Minny. Given the total of 234.0 points -- highest on the slate -- he'll have every opportunity to rack up assists, rebounds, and every other stat under the sun. We project him for 59.2 DraftKings points tonight.