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.

RoadHomeTime
UtahWashington7 PM ET
ChicagoCleveland8 PM ET
San AntonioL.A.Clippers10:30 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
1LeBron JamesSFCLECHI$98002899.05
2John WallPGWASUTA$9600498.1
3Chris PaulPGLACSA$9000398.35
4Pau GasolCCHICLE$8700399.05
5Blake GriffinPFLACSA$8500498.35
6Jimmy ButlerSGCHICLE$8500999.05
7Kyrie IrvingPGCLECHI$80002499.05
8DeAndre JordanCLACSA$7600498.35
9Kawhi LeonardSFSALAC$75001198.35
10Kevin LovePFCLECHI$74001399.05

  • 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
1John WallPGWASUTA$960052.50
2LeBron JamesSFCLECHI$980048.80
3DeAndre JordanCLACSA$760044.85
4Pau GasolCCHICLE$870043.35
5Kyrie IrvingPGCLECHI$800041.10
6Chris PaulPGLACSA$900040.05
7Derrick RosePGCHICLE$730038.80
8LaMarcus AldridgePFSALAC$690037.75
9Blake GriffinPFLACSA$850037.60
10Jimmy ButlerSGCHICLE$850036.95

  • 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
1E'Twaun MooreSG$540018.43314.6
2Raul NetoPG$400020.230.910.7
3Kyrie IrvingPG$800029.637.47.8
4Bobby PortisPF$44001623.37.3
5Wesley JohnsonSF$460019.426.77.3

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
1E'Twaun MooreSG$54001225.1513.15
2Jamal CrawfordSG$510020.2331.911.67
3Derrick RosePG$730028.1838.810.62
4Kyrie IrvingPG$800030.5841.110.52
5DeAndre JordanC$760036.1544.858.7

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
UTAWAS202829720
WASUTA42711
CHICLE179383
CLECHI244281324
SALAC56111123
LACSA31144