Sleeper Predictions Today: Donte DiVincenzo Coming Out Firing (May 17)

We’ve already smashed two tickets this week, so let’s push it even further with a 6x entry tonight. There is just one game and it’s a big one for the Pacers, trying to stave off elimination at the hands of any remaining Knicks players not on the injured list. One of those is Jalen Brunson, who has carried his team through what could be two straight rounds with a win tonight at Indiana. Here your top Sleeper Fantasy NBA predictions today, including a Brunson pick on sale!

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Pick on Sale: Jalen Brunson More Than 0.5 Points

This is our discounted NBA play for tonight’s action, but we still recommend playing the bottom two picks for a 6x entry.

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Donte DiVincenzo M/L Than 3.5 3-Pointers

The Knicks are motivated to close out the Pacers at the very least to get a break. This New York team is winning battles of attrition, leaving Brunson to carry whatever’s left of an already-thin roster. One of his long-time teammates has been a ghost the past two games — just one made 3 for Donte DiVincenzo across that stretch. There’s a solid buy-low spot with the multiplier on Sleeper for going more than 3.5 tonight, as we know shot volume will be there.

The Pacers are at home and only keep DiVincenzo from hitting the mark if they blow out the Knicks — similar to last night’s fiasco in Minnesota. Still, the Knicks will have a major focus on getting their sharpshooter as many early looks as possible, especially to break free from this mini slump. We’ve seen him knock down threes at a higher clip earlier in the series, so expect New York to come out firing behind DiVincenzo on the road — anything to take some pressure off Brunson.

Sleeper Prediction: Dante DiVincenzo MORE Than 3.5 3-Pointers

Alec Burks M/L Than 11.5 Points

Not many in this series have capitalized on blowouts like Alec Burks. The Knicks backup — yes, they do pull people off the bench — saw extended time in both a massive win and a loss over the past two games. That won’t happen tonight as the Knicks can’t afford to let this series linger, both from a need to rest standpoint, and the fact they aren’t good enough to carry a home court through Game 7. This isn’t Denver. Burks should revert to a lesser impact player, as opposed to a freer approach when up or down by a large number.

That means his minutes may not change, but we will see far less shot volume. Look at Game 2: Burks played 21 minutes but shot out the lights — for him — going 4-for-6 from the floor. That high level of production in limited shot opportunity won’t come again, even in a faster-paced game. The rotation shortens a little more and the Knicks will look to slow things to counter the Pacers. Less shot volume, already a ceiling for minutes and regression from the floor equal LESS than 11.5 points.

Sleeper Prediction: Alec Burks LESS Than 11.5 Points


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