Tuesday's NBA DFS Predictions

NBA Daily Fantasy Predictions 5/1/18 Who should you play on Tuesday?

The NBA Playoffs for Tuesday feature a pair of conference semifinal games. Here’s our Daily Fantasy Predictions for the two games taking place.

Point Guard – Pelicans’ Rajon Rondo (at Golden State, 10:30PM ET) $7,300

Rondo has been a steady play for the Pelicans in the playoffs. He had 38.5 fantasy points in Game 1 against the Warriors in what was considered somewhat of a down performance. He has scored at least 38 fantasy points in all five playoff games this year and I expect that to continue tonight.

Shooting Guard – Warriors’ Klay Thompson (vs. New Orleans, 10:30PM ET) $6,600

Though Stephen Curry may return tonight, Thompson continues to have strong numbers against the Pelicans. In Game 1 of the series, he put up 42.5 fantasy points behind 27 scoring points and six rebounds. This season, Thompson is averaging 24.3 points and 4.5 3-pointers against the Pelicans.

Small Forward – Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (vs. Cleveland, 8PM ET) $7,800

There’s not a lot of great small forward options that aren’t LeBron or Durant. DeRozan has played well at home in the playoffs, with two games over 40 fantasy points. The matchup isn’t the most ideal, but I feel the Raptors are going to come out with a lot of energy at home tonight. If Toronto is going to win this series, DeRozan is going to have to step up. I am going to take my chances on him having a big outing tonight.

Power Forward – Cavs’ Kevin Love (at Toronto, 8PM ET) $6,400

Love hasn’t been great in the playoffs so far, but he has done very well against Toronto this year. Over three games against the Raptors, he is averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds. LeBron is someone that typically steps up when Cleveland has its back against the wall. That’s not the case tonight in a Game 1, so I am going to look for other Cavs to play and I think Love is the best option.

Center – Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas (vs. Cleveland, 8PM ET) $6,200

The Toronto center has similar stats to Love in this matchup, as he is averaging 15.7 points and 12 rebounds per game against the Cavs this season. He also is coming off 76.75 fantasy points in the final two games of the Washington series. Toronto will try and dictate this series and play their big and not let themselves go small for Cleveland’s sake. I think Valanciunas can dominate in the paint.

Need More winners against the spread? Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. Instant Access here.

Loading...

NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Knicks vs. Bucks Prediction The defending champion Bucks will host the Knicks at 10:00 p.m. ET on Friday night. Is 9 too big a number to lay with Milwaukee?
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Grizzlies Prediction The Grizzlies have won seven of their last 10 games, are taking on a Jazz team that has dropped eight of its last 10 games and are only laying 3 points as a home...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Hawks Prediction The Celtics have won seven of their last 10 games but are small underdogs on Friday night in Atlanta where they’ll take on the Hawks at 7:30 p.m. ET. Is Boston a safe...
Thumbnail T-Wolves vs. Warriors Prediction The Warriors have won six of their last 10 games but their opponent on Thursday night – the Timberwolves – have won seven out of its last 10. Is Minnesota a good bet...
Thumbnail Lakers vs. 76ers Prediction The 76ers have won seven out of their last 10 games and are only laying 1.5 points to LeBron and the Lakers Thursday night in Philly. Will the Sixers cover and continue...