AFTER BEAST HOURS TOWER OF GOBERT (FANDUEL SQUAD)
BEAST DOME NATION.
The After Hours Slate is always a Fun one on FanDuel and DraftKings. Two games, sometimes three. Bench players making an impact. With that being said, let us break down the slate.
JAZZ @ MAVERICKS
The Amazing Utah Jazz travel to Dallas to play the Dennis-less Smith Mavericks. Without Dennis Smith, the Mavericks are relying on JJ Barea and Yogi to spark plug the offense. That is not good enough. While Rubio has never played defense in his life, those two little guys have no chance getting their shot off against Rudy Gobert. Gobert will be a go-go gadet Gobert who will record easy Blocks and 15+ Rebounds all night.
The Mavericks need to be creative. Harrison Barnes can eat Joe Ingles up for Breakfast/Lunch/ and Dinner. Dirk Nowitzki will get a space to shoot on Derrick Favors who much rather be playing defense down low. Those two will have to shoot and score for the Mavs to complete.
When the Jazz have the ball. Nobody can stop Gobert down low. Rudy will be getting layups all game, while Donovan Mitchell or Ricky Rubio swap off handling the ball against Barea or Yogi and getting everyone involved. If Favors gets on the block against Dirk, which he will. Favors can put up automatic BEAST numbers.
HAWKS @ KINGS
Dennis Schroder had the game of his life against the Jazz and gave them one of the biggest upsets in the NBA in sometime. In Utah on top of it all. Tonight he travels to a very tall and lanky team in the Kings. No ZBO tonight, which means WCS and Skal are going to get a lot of playing time. Throw in Kosta off the bench. Dwayne Dedmon will work harder than those big guys, but pure ability goes to both Kings Bigs.
Schro will be able to get through Fox all night. The mid-range jumper has to be on otherwise he will look for, THE PRINCE. Prince shot I do not trust, though Justin Jackson plays no D. So it can go in. More likely than not, Schro will have to lead the way and one of those other Hawks guards can get hot.
For the Kings. Fox will be able to get through Schro just as easily. However Fox has not looked for his shot all year. Bog Bog is coming back tonight, he can drain and will have a solid matchup. Though a hamstring this late in the season, likely limited to 25 Minutes. Buddy Hield will have some great matchups through the night. Would be smart for the Hawks to keep THE PRINCE on Hield as he has been one of the hottest players in the NBA.
Kings have a lot of options tonight, but none of the options feel safe. Regardless, Kings have the size that the Hawks do not.
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