NBA GPP Pivots: Saturday 5/8

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Point Guard

Malcolm Brogdon- Indiana Pacers (vs. Washington Wizards)

Malcolm Brogdon is questionable for Saturday’s match up against the Washington Wizards. This is a very important injury to monitor. Brogdon matches up well against Westbrook and has proven to limit him offensively on occasion. Indiana still has major injuries. Make sure to check their confirmed line up prior to lock because this is the game you want to be invested in tonight. Pointsbet.com has the O/U at a whopping 249 (-110). The Washington Wizards are favored by -160 along with a -3.5 point spread. A 249 O/U cannot be ignored, you must have exposure to this game one way or another. A solid correlation play would include investing in Beal and Brogdon. Doug McDermott becomes a solid GPP play along with Oshae Brissett. Indiana has tons of talent and offensive usage is shifted on a nightly basis. These offensive shifts solely depend on who is healthy and who is not for a young Pacers team. If Brogdon is in he comes a solid investment for a seven game slate.

Other PG Option: Ja Morant, Facundo Campazzo, Theo Maledon

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Shooting Guard

Andrew Wiggins - Golden State Warriors (vs. Oklahoma City Thunder)

This play is based around the idea that without Luguentz Dort, maintaining a sizable guard in Wiggins will be very difficult for the Thunders remaining personnel. Bazley will be needed to maintain/defend larger “forward types” such as Bazmore and Green. These teams faced off in their last matchup and Maledon performed very well. Golden State inevitably won by 21 points but Oklahoma’s point guards including Maledon and Jarome reached value in a significant way. Some people might make the mistake of assuming that this match up will play out the same way it did last night. But if Dort is confirmed out, the matchups will shift and Wiggins will benefit. Steph Curry was the high scorer in last night's match up. But without Dort, look for Wiggins to take control of the match up. The Golden State Warriors are favored at -1225 with a 224.5 O/U. One of my top prop bets of the night is Wiggins’ 25+ points at +160. You can pair this prop bet with Steph Curry at 8+ assistants.

Other SG Option: Anthony Lamb, Bradley Beal, Seth Curry, Gary Trent

Small Forward

Doug McDermott - Indiana Pacers (vs. Washington Wizards)

This play is simple. With all of Indiana’s injuries, the Pacer’s will need Doug McDermott to be aggressive for tonight’s match up. The O/U is massive at 249 courtesy of Pointsbet.com. Not to mention the pace of play will be through the roof. The only thing stopping this game is if one team can successfully blow out the other. With a -3.5 point spread, I don't believe that will happen. Make sure to monitor Malcolm Brogdon’s status to successfully read this game.

Other SF Options: Saddiq Bey, Dillon Brooks & Danny Green

Power Forward

Oshae Brissett - Indiana Pacers (vs. Washington Wizards)

As I mentioned above, Indiana’s confirmed line up is extremely important information to know when constructing your line up tonight. If Brogdon is playing tonight this should be acompedictive game and role players including Brissett and Holiday will benefit from a solid +/-. Most of the lineups for tonight's slate are slightly all over the place. With the playoffs approaching rapidly, you are going to see many players rested so it is important to check all lineups confirming who in fact is playing. While Brissett and the pacers are solid plays tonight, I do expect them to be popular. To pivot off of Brissett, invest in shares of Hachimura.

Other PF Option: Tobias Harris, Kenyon Martin

Center

Dwight Howard - Philadelphia 76ers ( vs. Detriot Pistons)

Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid is questionable for tonight's match up against the Pistons. While we should have confirmation prior to lock, I am expecting Embiid to sit tonight. This opens the door for other Philadelphia 76er big men including Dwight Howard as well as Mike Scott. Howard will be the main benefactor if Embiid is not playing tonight. Howard is priced very low on Fanduel, DraftKings and Yahoo Sports. Philadelphia veteran backup center is all but guaranteed to reach value if he is starting. The 76ers are currently favored by -480 with a 218 O/U. Courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Other C Option: Mason Plumlee & Domantas Sabonis

Bargain Bin

PG Aaron Holiday

SG Raul Neto

SF Doug McDermott

PF Kenyon Martin

C Moses Brown