NBA DFS 4-9-21 DraftKings Picks

by Desrick Rhooms Jr.
Underdog Fantasy NBA Pick’em 12-8-21

Welcome to the NBA DFS 4-9-21 DraftKings Picks article!

Last night there was a standard seven-game slate but tonight we will have a couple of more games on this slate with nine games!

Making the right picks will be crucial tonight with so many games to choose from.

These are the higher-priced players I expect to pay off.

NBA DFS 4-9-21 DraftKings Picks

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Nine-Game Slate

Pacers @ Magic
Timberwolves @ Celtics
Grizzlies @ Knicks
Bulls @ Hawks
76ers @ Pelicans
Hornets @ Bucks
Spurs @ Nuggets
Wizards @ Warriors
Rockets @ Clippers


Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors, ($9,900)

The former MVP is quietly putting up the numbers he got when he received the award back in 2015, averaging almost 30 points and 6 assists per game.

Curry is currently third in usage right now and they will need every minute from him if they plan on sneaking in the playoffs. He has scored at least 30 points in the last four games, including 41 points in a comeback win against the Bucks on Tuesday.

The Wizards allow the fifth-most DK points to point guards this season (51.02) and the most total points per game in the NBA.

Both teams play at a fast pace and both are bad defensively so there should be a lot of scoring in this one, this game is the best on the slate.

Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards, ($11,000)

Russ has numbed us all to the triple-double making it look easy, as he will finish another season with averaging a triple-double.

He has been stuffing the stat sheet with or without Bradley Beal this season. Brodie scored 23 points, 14 rebounds, and 15 assists in Beal's first game back against the Magic on Wednesday scoring 68 DK points.

Westbrook is currently 7th in usage and should feast against a poor Warriors defense. As I stated before this is a game between two fast-paced teams and two of the bottom ten defenses in the league so there should be plenty of opportunities.

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Caris Levert, Indiana Pacers, ($7,600)

Levert for the most part is consistent but has been streaky of late, scoring only 31 DK points in a game in which his team scored 139 points as a whole. The fact that Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis didn't play makes it even more mind-boggling.

If those two miss another game I still have faith in Levert as the Magic have been terrible since trading away their best players at the trade deadline.

The Magic are allowing the second-most DK points (45.66) per game in the NBA.

Levert has the potential to smash value as he scored 52 DK points last week against the Spurs, because he has an all-around game he doesn't need to have a big scoring night to reach value 


Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks, ($8,100)

Middleton shot horribly last night against the Mavericks, going 6-27 in the loss to the Mavericks. I expect him to be able to bounce back against a horrible Hornets defense, they allow the third-most DraftKings points per game (44.52) in the NBA.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is probable tonight with a knee injury, if he’s out Middleton looks a lot more appealing as one of the top guards on the slate.

Before last night's horrendous performance, Middleton had been stepping up averaging 20.3 ppg and 7 assists over the past five games.

Middleton has a usage rate of 29.7%  when he's on the court without Giannis this season.

Julius Randle, New York Knicks, ($9,900)

Randle has been carrying the Knicks on his back all season and is having a career year. He's currently top five in usage, points, rebounds, and assists among all power forwards.

While the Grizzlies aren't bad on defense, Randle has only scored less than 40 DK points three times in the past month. I expect him to give Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson problems in the paint.

With the Knicks in the playoffs race, every game is essential which is the reason Randle leads all players in minutes per game at 37.7 since the all-star break 

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, ($9,400)

Anytime the Rockets are playing someone you should play whoever is on the opposing team because the Rockets have been terrible all season.

Kawhi has scored at least 20 points in 13 of his last 15 games, and last night ended a three-game double-double streak. He previously had only two double-doubles before the streak.

While there is a chance this turns into a blowout, Kawhi has reached value in the two games before last night in which both were blowouts. 

I would make sure to check his status before the game because they are on a back-to-back, if he's out I would insert Paul George.

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