The NBA Sneak Peek takes an early look at the NBA games coming up on a given day. Once lineups lock from the day before, it’s never too early to get a jump start on your research! Rather than dishing out a group of picks, the Sneak Peek focuses more on the matchups, salaries and general items to watch for when you start to study up on the next day of games.

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WashingtonMilwaukee8 PM ET
New OrleansOklahoma City8 PM ET

10 Highest Priced Players

There are always plenty of stars to choose from in the NBA and tonight is no different. Here are the 10 most expensive players on tonight’s slate with some basic stats for each of their matchups.

RankPlayerPosTeamOppSalaryOpp-DvPExp-Pace
1Russell WestbrookPGOKCNO$1120016100.25
2Kevin DurantSFOKCNO$1040010100.25
3John WallPGWASMIL$10000799.25
4Anthony DavisPFNOOKC$97002100.25
5Giannis AntetokounmpoSFMILWAS$71002999.25
6Greg MonroeCMILWAS$70002099.25
7Khris MiddletonSGMILWAS$69002899.25
8Jrue HolidayPGNOOKC$680021100.25
9Tyreke EvansSGNOOKC$680022100.25
10Marcin GortatCWASMIL$67001299.25

  • Opp-DvP – Opponent’s Defense vs. Position Rank (30 is worst team at defending given position, 1 is best)
  • Exp-Pace – Expected Pace (Average pace of player’s team and their opponent)


Going Streaking

Below are the 10 players averaging the most DraftKings points per game over the last five games.

RankPlayerPosTeamOppSalaryDK FP - Last 5
1Russell WestbrookPGOKCNO$1120057.65
2Kevin DurantSFOKCNO$1040056.40
3John WallPGWASMIL$1000052.50
4Anthony DavisPFNOOKC$970048.65
5Greg MonroeCMILWAS$700034.05
6Jrue HolidayPGNOOKC$680033.80
7Giannis AntetokounmpoSFMILWAS$710032.50
8Marcin GortatCWASMIL$670031.85
9Khris MiddletonSGMILWAS$690030.00
10Norris ColePGNOOKC$540027.90

  • DKFP-Last 5 – Average DraftKings Points Per Game (Last 5 Games Only)


Trending Up: Minutes

Below are the five players who have seen the biggest jump in minutes played per game over the last five games compared to their season average.

Minimum 20 minutes per game played to qualify

RankPlayerPosSalaryMins-SMins-L5Diff
1Dion WaitersSG$460028.336.27.9
2Dante CunninghamSF$310019.8266.2
3Garrett TempleSG$420025.731.55.8
4Jabari ParkerPF$500028.634.35.7
5Steven AdamsC$43002529.74.7

Trending Up: DK Points Per Game

Below are the five players who have seen the biggest jump in DraftKings points per game over the last five games compared to their season average.

Minimum 20 minutes per game played to qualify

RankPlayerPosSalaryDKFP-SDKFP-L5Diff
1Norris ColePG$540020.0527.97.85
2Kevin DurantSF$1040048.656.47.8
3John WallPG$1000044.7352.57.77
4Russell WestbrookPG$1120052.2557.655.4
5Jrue HolidayPG$680028.8533.84.95


Defense vs. Position Matchups

Chart below shows the defense vs. position ranking of each team’s opponent.

TeamOppOpp vs PGOpp vs SGOpp vs SFOpp vs PFOpp vs C
WASMIL726252512
MILWAS202829720
NOOKC2122825
OKCNO1625101729