Giannis vs Kawhi NBA Playofs

NBA Thursday (Friday AEST) brings us game five of the Eastern Conference Finals between Milwaukee and Toronto. The major DFS tournaments on offer include:

  • $5K+ NBA Raptors v Bucks  at Draftstars

  • $750 NBA Raptors v Bucks $2 Mini at Draftstars

  • $500K NBA Showdown Beast in the East at DraftKings ($100K to 1st)

  • $120K NBA Showdown Four Point Play (20 Entry Max) at DraftKings

  • $2K NBA Raptors v Bucks Special at Moneyball

Also note that DraftKings are holding an NBA Millionaire Maker contest for game 1 of the NBA finals on Friday the 31st of May 2019 (AEST). There are qualifiers for this contest being held each slate.

In case you are new to NBA DFS these articles break down the matchups and highlight the key plays to help you build winning lineups. For more insight into how to utilise our game breakdown data check out our NBA DFS Training Camp Series:

Part 1 – Betting Lines and Totals

Part 2 – Matchup Analysis – Pace and Defence vs Position

Part 3 – Key Statistics in Daily Fantasy Basketball

Part 4 – Trade Analysis – Breaking Down the Jimmy Butler trade

Part 5 – DraftKings Sharpshooter Winning Lineup Recap

Part 6 – Adjusting for Line-up News

Have you seen our new NBA DFS Cheat Sheets? We have added even more information for you to see at a glance, including pace numbers, last 5 scores per player and a new Slate Overview section, which brings you projected pace, projected fantasy score totals and Vegas lines and totals for every team on the slate. The perfect accompaniment to our regular previews and a great starting place for the days we don't cover!


NBA Game Breakdown - Bucks vs Raptors

NBA Pace - Bucks vs Raptors

Just the single game slate with Toronto being in the pace up matchup. With the Bucks back home, however, their implied total is closer to their average points for this matchup. The Bucks have averaged 116.5 points in the two games at home in this series, compared to just 107 points in Toronto.

Injury/Lineup News

At this stage there is no lineup or injury news to consider for this slate.


George Hill (DS $8,560, DK $5,400, MB $5,500) remains the go to option for the Bucks at point gaurd in this series as Bledsoe continues to shrink further into the hole. Hill once against played 26.8 minutes in game 4, while Bledsoe’s minutes were limited to just 20, his lowest of the playoffs. Hill scored 20 fantasy points in game 4 despite scoring just 5 real points, making him a safe option. He should bounce back at home with a better performance, along with the rest of the Bucks side.

Norman Powell (DS $6,290, DK $6,600, MB $5,000) is hard to ignore at this price. I generally would much prefer role players at home than on the road, but Powell has become a significant part of the rotation in this series averaging 28.9 minutes over the past three games for an average of 27.9 fantasy points.


Giannis Antetokounmpo (DS $19,720, DK $17,400, MB $12,500) is my lean of the two stars on this slate. As I mentioned for game 4, squeezing both him and Leonard into your side appears to optimal given how much both players are dominating the ball. Antetokounmpo should be set for a bounce back game as he gets used to being guarded by Leonard and with the Bucks returning home for a crucial game 5.

Dragon suggested team at Moneyball

Moneyball Dragon Suggested Team

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The Daily Fantasy Rankings "Dragon" has scoured the Australian sports betting markets and found some great value picks for this game. Check out his picks for the day below and click on the links to follow his betting plays!

Dragon's Picks Odds Sportsbook
Giannis Over 26.5 points $1.88 Bet now at BetEasy!
Raptors +7.5 $1.92 Bet now at Neds!
Giannis Over 13.5 Rebounds  $1.92 Bet now at Sportsbet!
Middleton Most Points +11.5 $6.80 Bet now at Pointsbet!


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