DraftKings Plays and Strategy for Tuesday, December 27

This article is part of our DraftKings NBA series.

Slate Overview

LAL at ORL
Lakers on four-game slide.
PHI at WAS
76ers on eight-game win streak.
HOU at BOS
Celtics 13-5 at home.
ATL at IND
Hawks 6-10 on the road.
LAC at TOR
Raptors on two-game win streak.
SAS at OKC
Spurs 5-10 on the road.
PHX at MEM
Grizzlies 13-2 at home.
NYK at DAL
Mavs 13-5 at home.
CHA at GSW
Warriors 13-2 at home.
DEN at SAC
Nuggets on four-game win streak.

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Injuries to monitor

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LAL – LeBron James (ankle), Dennis Schroder (ankle): Probable
Anthony Davis (foot): OUT

ENT – Jalen Suggs (ankle), Chuma Okeke (knee), Jonathan Isaac (knee): OUT

PHI – Tyrese Maxey (foot): OUT

WAS – Deni Avdia (back): Questionable

HOU – Jae’Sean Tate (ankle): OUT

ATL – De’Andre Hunter (ankle): Questionable
Clint Capela (calf): OUT

LAC – Kawhi Leonard (knee): Questionable

TOR – Khem Birch (illness): Questionable
Precious Achiuwa (ankle): Doubtful
Otto Porter (toe): OUT

OKC – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (ankle): Questionable

PHX- Devin Booker (groin), Cameron Johnson (knee), Cameron Payne (foot), Landry Shamet (achilles): OUT

NYK – Jalen Brunson (hip): Questionable
Obi Toppin (leg): OUT

FROM – Kemba Walker (knee): Questionable
Dorian Finney-Smith (hip), Maxi Cleber (hamstring), Josh Green (elbow): OUT

CHA – Dennis Smith (ankle), Nick Richards (ankle), Cody Martin (knee): OUT

GSW – Draymond Green (foot): Probable
Andrew Wiggins (groin), Ja Mychal Green (illness): Questionable
Stephen Curry (shoulder): OUT

DEN – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (wrist): Probable
Jeff Green (hand): OUT

SAC – Domantas Sabonis (hand): Questionable

Elite Players

Guards

Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderThunder ($10,000) vs. Spurs

Gilgeous-Alexander recorded 44 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block for a total of 73.5 DK points in his last game and is averaging 32.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.7 steals across 10 outings. He should continue to thrive against the Spurs, who give up a league-high 120.2 points per game and allow opponents to shoot an average of 50.3 percent from the field.

Jordan PooleWarriors ($8,200) vs. Hornets

Poole continues to run the point in the absence of Stephen Curry, and has played well lately, averaging 26.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists through 10 games. He should be up for another strong outing against the Hornets, who give up the league’s third most points per game and allow opponents to shoot an average of 48.2 percent from the field.

Forwards/Centers

Jayson TatumCeltics ($10,400) vs. Rockets

Tatum went over 60 DK points in three of the last five outings, while averaging 37.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He should excel against the less-experienced Rockets, who give up the league’s second most three-pointers per game and also allow opponents to shoot an average of 47.5 percent from the field.

LeBron JamesLakers ($10,600) at Magic

James topped 50 DK points in seven straight appearances and is averaging 30.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.0 steals over his last 10. He must continue to carry the majority of the offensive load in the absence of Anthony Davis, and has a favorable matchup against the Magic, who give up the league’s fifth most turnovers per game.

Joel Embiid76ers ($10,900) vs. wizards

Embiid is averaging 35.9 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals over the last 10 games, with more than 60 DK points in five, and a high of 76. He should continue to shine against the Wizards, who give up the league’s sixth most points per game to centers.

Expected Chalk

Nikola JokicNuggets ($11,400) at Kings

Jokic surpassed 80 DK points in four of the last 10 outings, while averaging 30.6 points, 13.4 rebounds, 10.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game. He should be up for another big night with a favorable matchup against the Kings, who give up the league’s third most points in the paint and allow opponents to shoot an average of 48.5 percent from the field. Additionally, if Domantas Sabonis is sidelined, Jokic will have a significant advantage at his position over him.

Value Picks

Robert WilliamsCeltics ($4,400) vs. Rockets

Williams is averaging 6.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in four games this season. He should continue to see considerable playing time off the bench and has an advantage against the Rockets, who make the second game of a back-to-back.

Jalen WilliamsThunder ($4,500) vs. Spurs

Williams continues to impress, averaging 11.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists over the last 10 games, including seven with more than 20 DK points. He has a good chance to stand out once again with a matchup against the Spurs’ sub-par defense.

Luguentz DortThunder ($4,900) vs. Spurs

Dort is averaging 12.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists across five games, including one where he generated 41.8 DK points. He should be up for another strong performance, after he logged 34.8 DK points in the last meeting with the Spurs.

Derrick WhiteCeltics ($4,200) vs. Rockets

White averages 9.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists. He went over 20 DK points in three of the last four games, with a high of 32.3, and he should keep up the strong play against the Rockets, who give up the league’s eighth most points per game to shooting guards.

Malik MonkKings ($4,900) vs. Nuggets

Monk topped 20 DK points in seven of the last 10 games, including three over 30. He has a favorable matchup against the Nuggets, who allow opponents to shoot an average of 36.4 percent from long range and give up the league’s fifth most points per game to point guards.

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