NBA DFS 12-15-23 DraftKings Breakdown

by Cody Cook
NBA DFS 11-2-23 DraftKings Picks

The holiday season is inching closer! I am here to give you the NBA DFS 12-15-23 DraftKings Breakdown basketball picks! My name is Cody Cook aka @DProdiogy and I am here to discuss the eight-game NBA slate!

To kick off the slate, the New Orleans Pelicans are 6.5-point favorites taking on the Charlotte Hornets. The over/under is set at 232.5 points. Our second game features the Detroit Pistons looking for a win after losing 21 games in a row taking on the Philadelphia 76ers as 16.5-point favorites. The over/under is in the middle of the range at 234.5 points.

Indiana Pacers as 8.5-point favorites are facing off against the three-win Washington Wizards. The Boston Celtics are slight 5.5-point favorites against the Orlando Magic.

Other games include

  • Atlanta Hawks against the Toronto Raptors as the 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is coming in high at 243.5 points.
  • Los Angeles Lakers against the struggling San Antonio Spurs
  • A division game featuring the Houston Rockets (-4.5) against the Memphis Grizzles. The lowest over/under of the slate is 211.5 points.
  • Last, two teams with similar records as the New York Knicks against the Phoenix Suns (-4.5). Over/under is set at 229.5 points.

Our injury report lists LaMelo Ball, Jalen Duren, Marcus Smart, Wendell Carter Junior, Josh Okogie, and Mitchell Robinson as out. With those highlighted players as non-options, let's look at the rest of the slate!

NBA DFS 12-15-23 DraftKings Breakdown

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PG - Derrick Rose, $5,000, Memphis Grizzles

It is 2023 and to kick off the slate Derrick Rose is making a case for the minutes he is earning. The injuries on the Memphis Grizzles may have caused his minutes to uptick but he is the starting point guard. The 35-year-old saw over 30 minutes last game and accrued 35 DraftKings points.

He has been nothing short of double-digit DraftKings points in the past three games. I am not saying we need the Chicago Bulls version of Derrick Rose but the DraftKings price tag is a value piece. If Desmond Bane is out, the usage rates will go up for Rose to help find his team a win!

Other Options- Devin Vassell and Derrick White

SG - OG Anunoby, $6,400, Toronto Raptors

The 2017 first-round pick has been with the Toronto Raptors since the start of his career. As a role player, he has proved his worth on both ends of the floor. Last year, he was second-team all-defense. We have seen a trend in his DraftKings points this season.

To look at this trend, he will earn you slightly over 20 DraftKings points or boom for 40 DraftKings points. In the past 6 games, he has earned a steal including in one game earning 3. With a super high over/under, the defensive production and minutes will be there for him to have a booming game!

Other Options- Terry Rozier and Cole Anthony

SF - Trey Murphy III, $5,500, New Orleans Pelicans

I continue to go back to the well in Trey Murphy III. This season we have not seen much of him due to injury but he came back in the beginning of December playing great basketball. In the past five games, he has earned double-digit DraftKings points in all but one game.

The second-year shooting forward is shooting over five three-pointers game while hitting 6-7 three-pointers last game. He had a season-high 49.5 DraftKings points outing in which the three-pointers certainly helped. Take advantage of the mid-range DraftKings price tag before it steadily increases.

Other Options- Jeremy Sochan and Bruce Brown

PF - Bojan Bogdanovic, $6,800, Detroit Pistons

Speaking of another player who returned from injury at the start of December, Bojan Bogdanovic made his long-awaited debut for this season on 12/02/2023. The Detroit Pistons desperately needed him and still do given they are looking for a win after 21 straight losses. This season has been very interesting for the Detroit Pistons.

The journeyman carved his role into a starting role for this young team. In 5 games, he only has one game less than 25 DraftKings points. His presence on the court was instantly felt for the team and the three-point shot is hitting at a high clip with over .333 percentage since his return. Will the Detroit Pistons snap their losing streak?

Other Options- Ausar Thompson and Tobias Harris

C - Joel Embiid, $11,800, Philadelphia 76ers

The stud of the slate on whom I am pushing all my chips in on is the big man, Joel Embiid. This is an absolute smash matchup with no one being able to defend him. We just saw this matchup last game where he dropped 67 DraftKings points. In the matchup on 11/10/2023, he accrued 61 DraftKings points.

I will take 60 DraftKings points any day for my lineup at the center position any day from a center! The Detroit Pistons are lacking Jalen Duren, and Isiah Stewart will try to hack at him in the paint. I am keeping this short and simple, play Joel on this slate so you can reap the rewards!

Other Options- Myles Turner and Jakob Poeltl


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