All posts by Ivan Yau

Ivan is a basketball fanatic and has been playing fantasy sports since 2002. Ivan is also a part-time poker player, writer, and iGaming consultant. Check out www.oddsandpots.com or follow on Twitter @crazyivan24.

NBA Finals Game 2: 10 Player Prop Bets

The Toronto Raptors look to take a stranglehold 2-0 series lead against the Golden State Warriors, who will be missing Kevin Durant (again) for Game #2. Interestingly the Warriors are 7-7 in the NBA Finals without Kevin Durant, and are 8-1 with him. Therefore, the Warriors will rely heavily on the Splash Brothers to carry the load on offense as the rest of their lineup doesn't scare anybody - Green, Iguodala, Bell, Looney, Livingston - all usually struggle to create their own shots. Although Read More

NBA 2018-19 Finals Prediction and Game 1 Betting Tips

Golden State Warriors may be one of the greatest teams ever assembled, and there starting five consist of All-Stars including Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins. Warriors are looking to join NBA's elite three-peat championship company, and cement themselves as one of the best dynasty's ever. However, as a sports bettor, I often find myself looking for "value" bets. And in this particular NBA Finals, the Toronto Raptors' led by Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Read More

Daily Fantasy NBA Picks for FanDuel – April 9, 2018

In this article, I will recommend players that you may want to target and build around your NBA lineup tonight (Cash & GPP).  These players shall exceed value because of increase playing time and increase usage rate.
Daily Fantasy NBA Picks for FanDuel – April 9, 2018 
Nikola Mirotic, PF, NO Pelicans (FanDuel: $6,900)
Jrue Holiday, SG, NO Pelicans (FanDuel: $8,900)
Anthony Davis, PF, NO Pelicans (FanDuel: $13,200)
New Orleans Pelicans are in a must win vs LA Clippers, who are out of Read More

Daily Fantasy NBA Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – October 19, 2017

In this article, I will recommend players that you may want to target and build around your NBA lineup tonight (Cash & GPP).  These players shall exceed value because of increase playing time and increase usage rate.

Daily Fantasy NBA Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – October 19, 2017

Lauri Markkanen, PF, Chicago Bulls (FanDuel: $6,500, DraftKings: $5,600)

Lauri Markkanen will draw the start at PF on Thursday's opener against the Raptors because both Nikola Mirotic (face) and Read More

Daily Fantasy NBA: Value Plays (October 18, 2017)

The NBA season has just began... and opening night saw Gordon Hayward go down with a potential season-ending ankle injury, and the Houston Rockets with the come from behind victory at Golden State Warriors.

Daily Fantasy NBA: Value Plays (October 18, 2017)
Today we will target players that shall exceed value because of increase usage due to injuries on their team.

LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, San Antonio Spurs (FanDuel: $7,000)

Spurs are missing Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker for their season-opener. Read More

NBA November 4, 2015 – Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Picks

NBA November 4, 2015 – Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Picks
Kent Bazemore ($4,700) vs BKN. Bazemore is averaging 11 points, 5.25 rebounds, and 1.25 steals this season while logging an average of 30 minutes per game as a starter. Bazemore could easily get 30 fantasy points on a weak Nets backcourt.
Evan Fournier ($4,500) @ HOU.  The projected total for this game is 208, and Houston's 3 guard backcourt of Lawson, Thornton and Harden are a defensive liability.  Fournier dropped 30 points to go Read More

NBA Oct 30 – Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Picks

NBA Oct 30 - Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Picks
Ricky Rubio ($7,800) and Karl-Anthony Towns ($6,100) @ DEN.  Rubio put up 28 pts, 14 ast and 2 rebs for a total of 52.4 fantasy points.  Rubio was dishing out dimes  to his new teammates Karl-Anthony Towns (14 pts, 12 rebs in 32 minutes of play) and Shabazz Muhammad.  Rubio should have a distinct advantage over rookie Emmanual Mudlay and veteran Jameer Nelson at the point guard position. In what is expected to be a high scoring game, give me Read More

Daily Fantasy Basketball: NBA DFS Strategy Tips for Beginners

The NBA season is upon us. More importantly, NBA daily fantasy basketball is back. Here are 3 daily fantasy basketball tips for beginners.
Play Beginner Contests
Most DFS sites allow players to play in beginner contests which include 50/50 cash (double up's) or Head-to-Head.  This can be beneficial as you will be playing against players who are fairly new to the game as opposed to DFS veterans.  The chances of winning these contests are much better than the normal cash game contests because Read More

Daily Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Finding the Rebounds

When setting your daily fantasy basketball lineups on say, FanDuel, you're going to need to identify which power forwards and centers to roster. Sometimes it's easy when you have enough value elsewhere in your lineup to roster Anthony Davis or DeMarcus Cousins, but sometimes you have to dig a little deeper to decide or break the tie between a couple of centers to pick just the right one.

One way you can do this is by trying to identify who has the better floor to begin with. Points scored are Read More

Daily Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Free Throw Rate

For daily fantasy basketball lineup strategy, there are a number of factors that we've shown you so far in this research section that aid in your preparation, but one area I check regularly when finding the best possible matchups and targets to exploit is the area of free throw rate.

Free throw rate is the frequency of fouls occurring, either by the team or the player you are researching.

For example, per StatMuse.com, here is a list of free throw rate leaders for 2014-2015 season, set to a Read More