March 31 NBA DFS Picks: Choose Luka Doncic & Jayson Tatum For Fantasy Points

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2021

March 31 NBA DFS Picks on Monkey Knife Fight: Monkey Knife Fight (MKF) combines elements of daily fantasy sports and traditional prop betting to offer a unique array of contests daily for a multitude of sports, including 3/31/21 NBA DFS Plays.

With NBA season in full swing, MKF enhances the enjoyment of the hardwood with exciting opportunities each night to win cash based on your knowledge of some of the league’s top players.

The Game Day breaks down two MKF contests daily that we feel have profit potential. With Wednesday’s slate featuring plenty of big names, here’s a closer look at some opportunities involving some of the most offensively explosive players in action:

March 31 NBA DFS Picks

Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics

MKF Contest: More Or Less, Fantasy Points (Pick 2/2 correctly to win 2.5x your Buy-In)

MKF NBA Fantasy Points Scoring System:

  • Point= +1 point
  • Assist= +1.5 points
  • Rebound= +1.2 points
  • Steal= +3 points
  • Block= +3 points
  • Turnover= -1 point

Luka Doncic, PG, Dallas Mavericks: Less Than 49.5 Fantasy Points

This benchmark is naturally very much within Doncic’s range of outcomes, and in fact, he’s eclipsed this total in exactly half of his 40 games. That includes a tally of 55.0 versus these same Celtics on Feb. 23, although Kristaps Porzingis did not play in that contest for Dallas.

Boston hasn’t typically been overly generous to point guards, either, as they’re allowing the fifth-lowest offensive efficiency (24.5 percent) to ones, along with the eighth-fewest MKF points per game (45.5) to the position as well. Doncic has scored under 49.5 MKF points in three straight and five of the last eight overall, and he’s averaging fewer points, rebounds, assists steals and blocks on the road compared to home. While I naturally see a productive game overall for Luka, I can see him falling short of this benchmark for the 21st time, especially with another strong defender in Evan Fournier now patrolling the backcourt for Boston.

Jayson Tatum, SF, Boston Celtics: More Than 42.5 Fantasy Points

Tatum has gone over 42.5 MKF points in 20 of 41 games and landed right on the number in one other game, and he put up 46.2 MKF points against Dallas in the first meeting between the teams. Tatum is also averaging more rebounds (7.2), assists (4.4) and steals (1.4) at home, and he’s shooting a full four percentage points higher from three-point range at TD Garden (40.8) than on the road.

The Mavs rank in the bottom half of the league in offensive efficiency allowed to power forwards (24.7 percent), and in shooting percentage (47.4) and rebounds per game (53.5) surrendered on the road. While this isn’t an easy benchmark to reach, it’s also important to keep in mind Jaylen Brown could miss another game with his hip injury Wednesday, and Tatum is averaging 47.3 MKF points per 36 minutes and boasting a 35.3 percent usage rate without his teammate on the floor.

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Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs

MKF Contest: More or Less (Pick 2/2 correctly to win 2.5x your Buy-In)

DeMar DeRozan, SG, San Antonio Spurs: More Than 6.5 Assists

DeRozan is averaging a career-high 7.2 assists per game and just dished out eight dimes versus the Kings on Monday night. He’s been a more prolific distributor on the road (8.2 APG) than home (6.6 APG); however, he’s put up at least seven assists in 22 of 37 games, and Sacramento checks in giving up the ninth-most assists per game (25.4) and NBA-high 48.9 percent shooting, both numbers that would bode well, on paper, for DeRozan’s passes to lead to made buckets.

Richaun Holmes C, Sacramento Kings: More Than 10.5 Rebounds

Holmes has been outstanding on the glass in his first season in Sacramento, averaging 9.0 rebounds per contest, including 9.9 per road contest. Holmes has pulled down double-digit boards in four of the last five games overall, including 12 against these same Spurs on Monday night. He’s also posted 11 or more rebounds in 16 games, with 11 of those instances coming on the road. Moreover, San Antonio is shooting just 45.9 percent on its home floor and allowing the fifth-most rebounds per game (54.8), a pair of figures that hint at the potential for plenty of opportunities on the boards for Holmes.

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Juan Carlos Blanco

Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports since 1997 and actively writing about the fantasy sports and sports betting industries since 2015 for multiple websites. He has covered a wide variety of professional sports leagues, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, CFL, Arena Football League, Alliance of American Football, XFL, NPB and KBO. He was the recipient of the FSWA's 2016 Newcomer of the Year award for his work with RotoWire.

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