Nikola Jokic DFS Projections Vs. Rockets (11/28)

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The Nuggets face off against the Rockets tonight at 9pm ET, and all eyes are on former MVP Nikola Jokic. To help you make your entries, here are Nikola Jokic’s DFS projections for Points, Rebounds, Assists and 3 Pointers Made, with some information about trends & matchups for each.

Nikola Jokic Points Projection: 25.5 Points

Trends: 26+ points in 2 of his last 3 games, and 31+ points in each of his last 2 games. Jokic has averaged 25.3 ppg vs. the Rockets in his career, and 28.7 ppg in Houston. 

Matchup: Houston gives up the 24th most points per game, and 27th most points per game at home. 

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Nikola Jokic Rebounds Projection: 11.5 Rebounds

Trends: MORE than 11.5 Rebounds in just 2 of the last 7 games. Jokic has seen more playing time over that span, averaging 36 mins/game compared to his season average of 32 mins/game. In career games with over 36 mins, Jokic averages 12.3 rebounds per game. Last year, Jokic averaged 12.5 rebounds in 2 games vs. Houston

Matchup: Houston is a very strong rebounding team at 3rd in the league in total boards this season. The Rockets do not have any injuries that would impact rebounding. 

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Nikola Jokic Assists Projection: 8.5 Assists

Trends: Successfully hit 9+ assists in 3 of the last 4 games. Jokic has outperformed this number all season, averaging 8.8 assists per game and his volume and assists have both been trending up since his return from brief injury. 

Matchup: The Rockets are terrible on defense, ranking 27th in the league for points allowed per game. They are 20th worst at giving up assists. Historically, however, the Rockets have held Jokic to just 6.8 assists per game. 

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Nikola Jokic 3 Pointers Made Projection: 0.5 3-Pointers Made

Trends: Since 2019, Jokic has hit MORE than 0.5 threes vs the Rockets in 11/13 games against them, including multiple games with 2+ threes. 

Matchup: The Rockets have held opponents to the 10th worse 3-point percentage in the league, despite giving up the 7th most attempts. 

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While we can not predict the outcomes or guarantee success, it is our hope that these Nikola Jokic breakdowns & projections will help you make a better entry tonight! Put your new knowledge to the test and make a Jokic entry now by visiting the board!

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