Advice for NBA DFS on Tuesday, May 4 (2021)
The NBA rolls out a fun seven-game slate on Tuesday night, with an intense rematch between the Nets and Bucks taking center stage.
That game should be among the first you look to when trying to build your daily fantasy basketball lineups, too, but it should also be good for betting.
See the best ways to bet with Tuesday’s NBA predictions, and then dive into tonight’s daily fantasy scene with my favorite NBA DFS picks, sleepers, and top lineup for May 4th, 2021.
Best NBA DFS Picks for May 4th
- LaMelo Ball, PG, Hornets ($7.1k)
- Delon Wright, SG, Kings ($5.1k)
- Buddy Hield, SF, Kings ($7.3k)
- Kevin Durant, PF, Nets ($9.3k)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, C, Bucks ($10.7k)
There are a lot of studs on this slate, and point guard is top-heavy, but I don’t see a way around LaMelo Ball. The kid is sensational, but he is also too cheap for a guy that is just $7.1k and does everything well.
There’s also Delon Wright, who can be used at PG or SG. De’Aaron Fox is nearing a return, but Sacramento is ailing now with Tyrese Haliburton leaving his last game with an injury.
Haliburton has been ruled out already, too.
Wright put up 26.5 fantasy points in 31 minutes in relief, and he could be a good bet to smash against OKC on Tuesday.
Buddy Hield is in the mix for the same reasons. He is going to be asked to do a lot of the heavy-lifting on offense, and that equated to a nice 42-fantasy point outing in his last contest.
Sacramento is one source of value and nice mid-range options, but I will undeniably be working hard to get a lot of exposure to that Nets vs. Bucks game.
KD and Giannis face off for the second time in a matter of days, and the most recent meeting was one for the ages.
Milwaukee and Brooklyn enjoyed a 117-114 shootout, and their game total for this one is over 240. That’s obscene, but hey, Durant popped off for 42 points in the last game, and The Greek Freak had 49.
Both guys are priorities tonight. Kyrie Irving will have his hands full with Jrue Holiday, and the ancillary plays feel like low priorities. Chalky or not, I want round two of KD vs. Giannis.
NBA DFS Sleepers for Tuesday
- Kyle Guy, PG, Kings ($3k)
- Malik Monk, SG, Hornets ($4.3k)
- Kent Bazemore, SF, Warriors ($5.4k)
- Dorian Finney-Smith, PF, Mavericks ($5.2k)
- Willy Hernangomez, C, Pelicans ($5.1k)
I am undoubtedly on Team Wright for this slate, but Kyle Guy could emerge as a viable punt.
The Kings should be without their top two-point guards, and unless Wright is handed 40+ minutes here, Guy could see some sizable burn.
Another guy that stands out is Monk, who is very scoring dependent, but could be asked to do a bit more offensively with Devonte’ Graham sidelined for Tuesday.
Monk is a hit or miss NBA DFS commodity, but the matchup with the Pistons looks fantastic on paper. It’s worth noting Monk has seen 22+ minutes and has scored in double figures in each of his last six games.
Bazemore also stands out as a solid value play. He’s been getting nice burn with Kelly Oubre Jr. nicked up. If the latter is still out, Baze is a lock to start and see 30-35 minutes in a sweet rematch with a bad Pels defense.
Kristaps Porzingis has been missing time due to injury, and he’s again doubtful to suit up on Tuesday. Finney-Smith gets 30+ minutes every game no matter what, but no Zinger would cement his role for the Mavs.
DFS is not a guy who usually offers monster upside, but he’s actually been getting it done lately with 30+ fantasy points in four of his last five games.
Steven Adams missed another game on Monday, and he could be at risk of sitting out on Tuesday, as well.
I really don’t mind turning to either Willy Hernangomez or Jaxson Hayes – whoever starts – but Hernangomez has been the more reliable option of the two.
Tuesday’s Top NBA DFS Lineup
- PG: Theo Maledon – Thunder ($4.6k)
- SG: Delon Wright – Kings ($5.1k)
- SF: Kenrich Williams – Thunder ($3.7k)
- PF: Kevin Durant – Nets ($9.3k)
- C: Willy Hernangomez – Pelicans ($5.1k)
- G: LaMelo Ball – Hornets ($7.1k)
- F: Giannis Antetokounmpo – Bucks ($10.7k)
- UTIL: Josh Richardson – Mavericks ($4.4k)
This build is all about the core; KD, Giannis, and Ball. I want those three guys, as they all feel too cheap and offer serious upside.
I still like to play the ownership game when it makes sense, so keep an eye on player news, as well as how ownership is projected.
Building around that trio, Maledon, Wright, and Willy could all be chalky (and rightfully so) values, but I’d also be very interested in getting to Pistons again.
I’d just need confirmation that Detroit will keep resting their key veterans. If so, all the Pistons I vouched for on Monday would again be on the table.
Williams is a throw-in and R-Rich is cheap for a revenge game in Miami, but they’re also both coming at discounts, and are solid plays. If better value opens up, I’d certainly consider getting off of them, of course.
I’d start with my trio, slide in Wright with confidence, and work from there.
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