2019-2020 NBA DFS Cheat Sheet

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    As of December 5th; ATS record 53.6% | O/U Record: 53.3%. Note that these records don’t imply select games, we are projecting all games played so far.
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SCORE PREDICTIONS & PLAYER MATCHUPS FOR 11/24/2019

Click the button located at the end of the each row to view player matchups and comparison for finding out who has the edge.
REST DAYS STATS RECENT FORM VEGAS ODDS & SCORE PREDICTIONS RECENT FORM REST DAYS STATS
REST
TYPERoad Team Rest DaysThe type of rest days that road team will be playing today.
REST
W-LRest Days W/LCurrent season W-L record when playing with the given rest days type.
AEDAdjusted Efficiency DifferentialAdjusted (other variables are eliminated) efficiency differential when playing with the given rest days type. W STR.Road Team W/L StreakRoad team winning or losing streak, heading into this game. ATS STR.Road Team ATS StreakRoad team covering the closing spread streak, heading into this game. O/U STR.Road Team O/U StreakRoad team Over/Under streak against the closing total, heading into this game. ROAD
TRIP #Road Trip Game#Game to be played in the current road trip
RT
W/LRoad Trip W/LW-L record on the current road trip
CUR.
SPR.Current SpreadThe spread for road team at the time we pulled to build this version.
ROAD
TEAMRoad Team Offensive and Defensive MatchupMouseover team to get a visual summary of its offensive 4 factors when playing on the road, compared to defensive (allowed) four factors of the opponent when playing at home.
IMP.
TOTALRoad Team Implied TotalImplied total points of road team according to Vegas odds
PRED.
SCORERoad Team Predicted ScoreFinal predicted score for the road team at the end of 4th quarter.
PRED.
SCOREHome Team Predicted ScoreFinal predicted score for the home team at the end of 4th quarter.
IMP.
TOTALHome Team Implied TotalImplied total points of home team according to Vegas odds
HOME
TEAMHome Team Offensive and Defensive MatchupMouseover team to get a visual summary of its offensive 4 factors when playing at home, compared to defensive (allowed) four factors of the opponent when playing on the road.
CUR.
O/UOVER/UNDERThe O/U for the game at the time we pulled to build this version
EST.
PACEPaceEstimated average of game pace (total possessions per team, per 48 minutes)
W STR.Home Team W/L StreakHome team winning or losing streak, heading into this game. ATS STR.Home Team ATS StreakHome team covering the closing spread streak, heading into this game. O/U STR.Home Team O/U StreakHome team Over/Under streak against the closing total, heading into this game. HOME
STAND #Homestand Game#Game to be played in the current homestand.
HS
W/LHomestand W/L RecordW-L record at the current homestand
REST
TYPEHome Team Rest DaysThe type of rest days that home team will be playing today.
REST
W-LRest Days W/LCurrent season W-L record when playing with the given rest days type.
AEDAdjusted Efficiency DifferentialAdjusted (other variables are eliminated) efficiency differential when playing with the given rest days type.
1 7-2 23.3 W 4 C 4 O 3 R 1/1 0-0 5.5 Dallas 112.25 121 124 117.75 Houston 230 101.6 L 2 C 1 O 1 H 1/3 0-0 1 6-4 -2.8
Luka Doncic
6’7′ | 218
vs. James Harden
6’5′ | 220
Tim Hardaway Jr.
6’6′ | 205
vs. Russell Westbrook
6’3′ | 200
Dorian Finney-Smit
6’8′ | 220
vs. Ben McLemore
6’5′ | 195
Kristaps Porzingis
7’3″ | 240
vs. P.J. Tucker
6’6′ | 245
Dwight Powell
6’11’ | 240
vs. Clint Capela
6’10’ | 240
SEASON SERIES: TIED 0-0
USG%Usage RateUsage rate, a.k.a., usage percentage is an estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player while he was on the floor. 35.2 39.2 21.4 32.1 13.7 16.0 26.6 9.3 11.7 16.4 04/07/20 | Hou @ Dal
03/23/20 | Hou @ Dal
01/31/20 | Dal @ Hou
11/24/19 | Dal @ Hou
ORTGOffensive RatingIndividual offensive rating is the number of points produced by a player per 100 total individual possessions. 123.0 119.2 112.5 100.1 116.1 105.4 102.1 127.2 124.2 119.2
DRTGDefensive RatingIndividual defensive rating estimates how many points the player allowed per 100 possessions he individually faced while staying on the court. 99.9 102.2 104.8 98.1 104.3 105.2 99.7 101.7 101.8 97.3
TOrTurnover RateA metric that estimates the number of turnovers a player commits per 100 possessions. 15.9 14.8 3.6 15.2 12.6 7.9 8.8 12.5 15.5 12.2
1 5-5 -6.4 W 2 C 2 U 3 R 1/3 0-0 -2.5 Brooklyn 108.75 106 105 106.25 New York 215 97.6 L 2 NC 1 U 1 H 2/2 0-1 B2B 0-0 0.0
Spencer Dinwiddie
6’6′ | 210
vs. Frank Ntilikina
6’5′ | 190
Garrett Temple
6’6′ | 195
vs. RJ Barrett
6′ 7″ | 202
Joe Harris
6’6′ | 218
vs. Marcus Morris Sr.
6’9′ | 235
Taurean Prince
6’8′ | 220
vs. Julius Randle
6’9′ | 250
Jarrett Allen
6’11’ | 237
vs. Taj Gibson
6’9′ | 235
SEASON SERIES: BRO 1-0
USG%Usage RateUsage rate, a.k.a., usage percentage is an estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player while he was on the floor. 28.9 12.0 14.8 24.0 15.9 23.5 19.4 25.5 14.7 15.2 01/26/20 | Bro @ Nyk
12/26/19 | Nyk @ Bro
11/24/19 | Bro @ Nyk
10/25/19 | Nyk 109 @ Bro 113
ORTGOffensive RatingIndividual offensive rating is the number of points produced by a player per 100 total individual possessions. 110.2 105.0 107.6 92.9 112.5 109.2 96.6 95.9 124.0 118.6
DRTGDefensive RatingIndividual defensive rating estimates how many points the player allowed per 100 possessions he individually faced while staying on the court. 100.6 103.8 104.7 106.6 105.5 104.2 101.9 102.8 99.9 97.4
TOrTurnover RateA metric that estimates the number of turnovers a player commits per 100 possessions. 13.3 15.0 9.1 14.2 12.8 10.7 15.2 17.8 14.5 14.1
OUT FOR BROOKLYN: Kyrie Irving | OUT FOR NEW YORK: Elfrid Payton
1 5-2 5.7 L 1 NC 1 U 1 R 2/4 0-1 3.5 Sacramento 114.75 130 137 118.25 Washington 233 101.7 W 2 C 5 O 5 H 3/3 2-0 1 4-3 8.6
Cory Joseph
6’3′ | 193
vs. Isaiah Thomas
5’9′ | 185
Buddy Hield
6’4′ | 214
vs. Bradley Beal
6’5′ | 207
Harrison Barnes
6’8′ | 225
vs. Troy Brown Jr.
6’7′ | 215
Nemanja Bjelica
6’10’ | 234
vs. Rui Hachimura
6′ 8″ | 230
Richaun Holmes
6’10’ | 235
vs. Thomas Bryant
6’11’ | 248
SEASON SERIES: TIED 0-0
USG%Usage RateUsage rate, a.k.a., usage percentage is an estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player while he was on the floor. 15.5 22.7 27.7 32.3 17.8 14.4 15.6 20.0 15.3 18.8 03/03/20 | Was @ Sac
11/24/19 | Sac @ Was
ORTGOffensive RatingIndividual offensive rating is the number of points produced by a player per 100 total individual possessions. 95.9 109.0 99.2 115.4 118.0 109.7 128.7 112.0 129.9 122.9
DRTGDefensive RatingIndividual defensive rating estimates how many points the player allowed per 100 possessions he individually faced while staying on the court. 106.4 116.3 107.3 113.7 112.2 112.3 102.2 112.3 96.8 109.3
TOrTurnover RateA metric that estimates the number of turnovers a player commits per 100 possessions. 17.4 14.8 14.3 11.8 9.2 14.0 11.5 7.5 11.4 10.4
OUT FOR SACRAMENTO: De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III
3IN4-B2B 1-0 11.6 W 1 C 1 U 1 R 2/2 1-0 10.5 Phoenix 101.5 100 104 112 Denver 213.5 98.0 W 4 NC 1 U 2 H 3/4 2-0 1 5-1 4.8
Tyler Johnson
6’4′ | 190
vs. Jamal Murray
6’4′ | 207
Devin Booker
6’6′ | 210
vs. Gary Harris
6’4′ | 210
Kelly Oubre Jr.
6’7′ | 205
vs. Will Barton
6’6′ | 190
Dario Saric
6’10’ | 250
vs. Paul Millsap
6’8′ | 246
Frank Kaminsky
7’0′ | 242
vs. Nikola Jokic
6’10’ | 250
SEASON SERIES: DEN 1-0
USG%Usage RateUsage rate, a.k.a., usage percentage is an estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player while he was on the floor. 15.9 25.8 28.8 15.5 23.3 19.5 17.5 19.5 20.0 26.0 02/08/20 | Den @ Pho
12/23/19 | Den @ Pho
11/24/19 | Pho @ Den
10/25/19 | Pho 107 @ Den 108
ORTGOffensive RatingIndividual offensive rating is the number of points produced by a player per 100 total individual possessions. 98.4 105.3 113.2 99.0 111.3 114.2 100.6 123.5 103.8 108.3
DRTGDefensive RatingIndividual defensive rating estimates how many points the player allowed per 100 possessions he individually faced while staying on the court. 103.6 100.3 101.1 100.5 98.2 99.9 99.6 94.7 101.1 91.4
TOrTurnover RateA metric that estimates the number of turnovers a player commits per 100 possessions. 12.9 12.8 17.8 9.3 9.7 8.1 13.4 9.3 11.6 14.1
OUT FOR PHOENIX: Deandre Ayton
3IN4-B2B 1-0 0 L 1 NC 1 O 2 R 3/3 1-1 12 New Orleans 110.25 113 130 122.25 LA Clippers 232.5 100.0 W 4 NC 3 O 1 H 5/5 4-0 1 5-3 -2.6
Jrue Holiday
6’4′ | 205
vs. Patrick Beverley
6’1′ | 185
JJ Redick
6’4′ | 195
vs. Paul George
6’9′ | 220
Brandon Ingram
6’9′ | 190
vs. Kawhi Leonard
6’7′ | 230
Kenrich Williams
6’7′ | 210
vs. Maurice Harkless
6’9′ | 220
Jaxson Hayes
6′ 11″ | 220
vs. Ivica Zubac
7’1′ | 240
SEASON SERIES: NOR 1-0
USG%Usage RateUsage rate, a.k.a., usage percentage is an estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player while he was on the floor. 25.1 13.5 19.4 34.7 30.2 35.2 9.9 11.4 15.7 19.1 03/14/20 | Nor @ Lac
01/18/20 | Lac @ Nor
11/24/19 | Nor @ Lac
11/14/19 | Lac 127 @ Nor 132
ORTGOffensive RatingIndividual offensive rating is the number of points produced by a player per 100 total individual possessions. 101.8 95.3 118.5 117.2 114.0 103.9 115.3 103.7 123.1 129.5
DRTGDefensive RatingIndividual defensive rating estimates how many points the player allowed per 100 possessions he individually faced while staying on the court. 109.1 92.2 113.9 96.8 107.0 95.2 104.5 94.1 99.3 91.5
TOrTurnover RateA metric that estimates the number of turnovers a player commits per 100 possessions. 16.2 15.2 12.0 19.1 13.0 14.4 12.0 17.9 11.8 12.7
OUT FOR NEW ORLEANS: Derrick Favors | OUT FOR LA CLIPPERS: Landry Shamet

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