3 NBA DraftKings Studs to Target on 3/11/19
Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder
DraftKings Price: $10,800
With four playoff-bound teams and a competitive Minnesota Timberwolves squad in the mix, the West's Northwest Division is the best division in the NBA this season. Two of their best teams will face off tonight when the Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Jazz.
The Thunder have taken all three of the previous meetings this season, and much of that success has been due to Russell Westbrook. Westbrook put up one of his patented triple-doubles in their first meeting and joined Paul George with 40-plus real-world points in their most recent win, a 148-147 overtime thriller.
The Jazz will be shorthanded tonight with both Ricky Rubio and Raul Neto on the sidelines. Despite that, they are 3.5-point favorites in a game with a 227.5-point total, so we can expect Westbrook to see a full complement of minutes.
Over the last month, Westbrook's average of 58.5 DraftKings points per game is second only to James Harden's 62.0, and our models expect the two of them to be the top plays of the night. Westbrook's projected 59.0 DraftKings points is the highest on tonight's slate and equates to a value of nearly 5.5 points per $1,000.