We have a solid nine-game NBA slate tonight. The Sixers got their first win of the season last night, can they make it two in a row tonight against the Knicks? The undefeated Warriors are also in action tonight on the road against the Hornets as they try to go 20-0. The highest Vegas total on the night features a game between the Pelicans and the Rockets.

The numbers in the parenthesis are the number of experts that picked that player to give you more context as to the gaps between players and the tiers. Here are the Industry Consensus picks for tonight…

Highly Touted

  • Kristaps Porzingis (8) – Averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds over last five games
  • Paul George (8) – Has scored 33+ points in each of his last three games

Recommended

  • James Harden (6) – Rockets are a favorite in the highest Vegas total on the night
  • Anthony Davis (6) – Davis and the Pelicans face the Rockets in the high Vegas total game tonight
  • John Wall (5) – Put up 35 points, 10 assists, and 5 steals last night and faces the Lakers tonight
  • Bradley Beal (5) – Has scored 16+ points in five straight games
  • Andre Drummond (5) – Double-double machine
  • Paul Millsap (5) – Has gone 20-10 in three of his last four games
  • Marcin Gortat (5) – The experts are loading up against the Lakers tonight
  • Reggie Jackson (5) – Put up 31 points and 8 assists in his last game 

Suggested

  • Isaiah Canaan (4) – Cheaper option who has scored in double figures in 6 straight games
  • OJ Mayo (4) – Started and played 44 minutes in the Bucks last game
  • Robert Covington (4) – Getting about 35 minutes per night and producing
  • Alex Len (4) – Will start if Tyson Chandler is out again
  • Bismack Biyombo (4) – Getting 30+ minutes a game with Jonas Valanciunas out
  • Derrick Rose (4) – Has been struggling with his shooting the last couple of games
  • Kemba Walker (4) – Will need to score to keep up with the Warriors
  • Kawhi Leonard (4) – Consistent producer every night
  • Jared Dudley (4) – Cheap option getting 30+ minutes in last 3 games
  • Patrick Beverley (3) – Cheap option in a projected high-scoring game
  • Jimmy Butler (3) – Playing through an injury
  • Cody Zeller (3) – Will get the start with Al Jefferson out
  • Clint Capela (3) – Has scored in double figures in 4 of his last 5 games
  • Stephen Curry (3) – His scoring has “slowed” down a little bit lately, but can explode for 40+ at any time
  • Tyreke Evans (3) – Had a strong return last night with 20 points and 10 assists
  • Carmelo Anthony (3) – Expected to return after missing the last game with an illness
  • Monta Ellis (3) – Solid floor, but limited ceiling
  • Blake Griffin (3) – Could be looked to score more if Chris Paul is out
  • Nicolas Batum (3) – Consistently putting up numbers in numerous categories
  • Jerami Grant (3) – Has scored in double figures 3 straight games
  • Draymond Green (3) – Almost averaging a triple-double over last 3 games
  • Pau Gasol (3) – Has had double-digit rebounds in 6 of last 7 games
  • Jeremy Lamb (3) – Cheaper option to get exposure to Hornets
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