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Daily Fantasy Sports Tips and News - November 9, 2019

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Nov/09/2019

Here you will find all the latest tips, strategies and news pertaining to daily fantasy sports for Saturday November 9, 2019.

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Touches -- The Overlooked Predictive NBA DFS Advanced Stat

Scout Fantasy features an excellent piece on how touches correlate more strongly with DraftKings points than usage rate and other advanced stats.

Per NBAstuffer.com, "touches estimate the number of times a player touched the ball in an attacking position on the floor. The theory behind the formula is that once a player gets the ball, he can only do one of four things (aside from dribbling, of course): pass, shoot, draw a foul, or commit a turnover."

This Rotoworld article breaks down the correlation between usage rate and Fantasy points, as well as the correlation between Fantasy points and counting stats like points, rebounds, and assists. Usage rate was shown to have a relatively high correlation (0.7069) with Fantasy point value.

Using 226 qualified players from the 2018-19 season, I found the correlation between a player's touches and their DK points to be higher (0.8597) than any stat other than a player's actual points (0.867). You can find player touch data updated daily on NBA.com.

Jacob Gibbs suggests that few people are using this readily available - and free - data due to the difficulty in following this stat on a daily basis.

We don't have convenient tools that quickly tell us how a player's absence affects the touches of other players on their team, he suggests.

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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Odds, Preview August 1

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Odds, Preview August 1

The Chicago Blackhawks vs. Edmonton Oilers game Saturday starts at 3 pm ET and features a line of Edmonton -147, Chicago +127. 

UFC Odds – UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan

UFC Odds – UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan

It’s back to base camp for the UFC, returning to the APEX in Las Vegas after four successful tours on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi for UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan.

Montreal Canadiens at Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Preview

Montreal Canadiens at Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Preview

Add another sport to the list of leagues that is making its return to action. The NHL is back this weekend, with the 24 remaining teams set to begin in the bubbles of Edmonton and Toronto. In Toronto, one of the Eastern Conference matchups starts their best-of-five series on Saturday, as the No. 12 Montreal Canadiens take on the No. 5 Pittsburgh Penguins. 

PGA Tour Picks – WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational Odds

PGA Tour Picks – WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational Odds

The stars will shine on the PGA Tour this week at the World Golf Championship FedEx St. Jude Invitational, the most prestigious tournament since the season restart. That title will last all of one week, though, with the season’s first Major, the PGA Championship, up next on the reimagined schedule. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. With 45 of the top 50 golfers in the OWGR competing, the only thing missing is Tiger Woods. Jon Rahm makes his first start since winning the Memorial and taking over as the No. 1 player in the world. 

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