DraftKings NBA: Best Picks And Lineup For March 5

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There are eight games on NBA’s Saturday slate, giving DraftKings players a limited draft pool. Finding the best bargains gets easier with HoopsHabit’s DraftKings guide for Saturday night.

Nov 27, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) reacts after a shot against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

DraftKings players should look to buy high with Saturday’s smaller slate of games. Two players are priced at $10,000 or more, and there are a total of 13 players priced at $8,000 or better. With a smaller slate from Friday’s action, it becomes more difficult to find bargains and players to sit.

Five games have an over/under of 208 points or more, according to ESPN.com. Additionally, six of the eight games have a point spread of five points or less. Saturday night’s games will be fun to watch, and DraftKings players always have an extra incentive to watch the players they draft.

Two of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference meet as the Boston Celtics visit the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are favored by seven points in a game that should be high-scoring. The over/under is set at 211.5 points. Boston’s fourth-scoring offense in the league could force this game to be closer than anticipated. LeBron James and Isaiah Thomas have the highest fantasy projections for their respective teams, according to Swish Analytics.

Towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference the Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards meet as they are two teams fighting for a playoff spot. The Wizards are favored by 2.5 points, but the meaning of the game this late in the season adds extra motivation for a close game.

The over/under is only at 208 points, but could exceed that if the game stays tight with the possibility of overtime. John Wall and Paul George have the two highest fantasy projections in this matchup.

The Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls meet in a primetime battle for two teams that need a win in their quests for a playoff spot. This game has the night’s highest over/under, totaled at 215.5 points. The Rockets are favored by 1.5 points, but the matchup between James Harden and Jimmy Butler is going to be the biggest determining factor of who comes out on top — though it’s Harden and Pau Gasol that have the highest projections for this game.

While the Sacramento Kings are the third-highest scoring team in the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs are still favored by 12.5 points against them. Despite a 208.5 over/under spread, this is a game to stay away from due to the Spurs’ defensive success and great home success.

Here are the night’s top picks for each position.

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