Wednesday nightís schedule in the NBA consists of only six games. Outside of the Grizzles taking on the Thunder, there really arenít any other exciting matchups. However, every night is exciting when youíve got some cash on the line for FanDuel, right? Letís take a look at some of the better value plays on the evening to hopefully make you come away a winner.
John Wall, WAS at BOS ($9,500): Wall has been playing very well of late as he has recorded at least 46.4 FanDuel points in six of his last nine games. He continues to be a double-double machine, posting four of them over his last six games. This will be a great point guard battle between Wall and Isaiah Thomas Wednesday and I think Wall will have another big performance.
Marcus Smart, BOS vs WAS ($5,200): Smart has started the last two games with Avery Bradley (Achilles) out of action and he has provided at least 35.3 FanDuel points in both of those contests. He has taken on more of the scoring load with Bradley out of action, scoring at least 16 points in both of those games after scoring nine points or less in three of four games before the Bradley injury. Itís still unclear when Bradley is going to return, making Smart a nice value play again Wednesday.
J.J. Redick, LAC vs ORL ($4,500): Redick has been hot lately, scoring at least 19 points in each of his last four games. The end result was Redick providing at least 24.3 FanDuel points in all four of those games, which is a nice improvement over his season average of 19.7 FanDuel points per game. Heís cheap enough Wednesday to take a chance on his hot streak lasting for at least one more game.
Kristaps Porzingis, NY at PHI ($7,900): Porzingis is coming off of a bad performance Monday against the Pelicans, when he only scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds. However, he had produced at least 30.3 FanDuel points in both of his two games prior to that contest. Not only is he a big part of the Knicksí offense, but he provides a lot of value defensively as he has blocked at least two shots in each of his last eight games. I expect him to provide plenty of value on both ends of the floor Wednesday.
Robert Covington, PHI vs NY ($5,500): Covington is such an intriguing player in my opinion. Not only can he got hot in a hurry, but he is also a very good defender as he is averaging 1.8 steals per game. However, when heís cold, heís ice cold from the field. Heís currently on a hot streak as he has provided at least 31.7 FanDuel points in three of his last four games. The Knicks are a bad defensive team as they are allowing their opponents to score an average of 108.9 points per game, so Iím expecting to see the good side of Covington on Wednesday.
Aaron Gordon, ORL at LAC ($4,600): Gordon provided a big letdown for DFS owners who used him Sunday against the Lakers as he only came away with 8.7 FanDuel points. However, he was playing well heading into that game, having produced at least 28 FanDuel points in each of the three previous games. My gut is telling me to give him a shot at this bargain price Wednesday. One thing to keep an eye on prior to tipoff is that Serge Ibaka (shoulder) is listed as questionable for this game. If he does sit out, I feel even more confident in Gordonís potential for a valuable performance.
Joel Embiid, PHI vs NY ($7,500): Iím still amazed at what this guy can do in limited playing time as he is averaging 19.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in only 25 minutes per game. Itís scary to think what his numbers will look like when he starts playing over 30 minutes per game. While thatís not likely to happen Wednesday, he still can provide a lot of value as he has posted at least 33 FanDuel points in each of his last six games.
Steven Adams, OKC vs MEM ($6,000): Adams has been fantastic for the Thunder this year and is averaging a career high 30 minutes per game as a result. He has actually played even more than that lately as he has played at least 34 minutes in three of his last five games. He has not disappointed with the extra playing time, providing at least 32 FanDuel points four times over that same five game stretch. Look for him to play a lot of minutes again Wednesday against the Grizzles as he battles with Marc Gasol.
Joakim Noah, NY at PHI ($4,800): At first glance, Noah might not stick out as a value play Wednesday as he has provided 18 or less FanDuel points in each of his last three games. However, he had provided at least 30 FanDuel points in three straight games before this slump. Heís going to be counted on to guard Embiid on Wednesday and even though you shouldnít expect much offense from Noah, he is still averaging 8.7 rebounds in only 23 minutes per game this season. If you want to go with a cheap center Wednesday, I think Noah is the guy to take a chance on.