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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Knicks vs. 76ers 5/2/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for this evening's Knicks vs. 76ers matchup.

New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers
May 2, 2024 9:00 pm EDT

The NBA presents a matchup between the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers. Let’s take a look at this game from a DFS perspective.

Before we dive into the New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers game let’s review the rules for Draftkings single game showdown contest.

Draftkings Single Game Showdown Contest Rules

You have $50,000 to utilize on five players from either team. However, one of those players will be designated as your team captain. The captain accumulates 1.5 times the standard fantasy points. Additionally, the captain is 1.5 times the standard cost of the flex position.

The remaining four players in your lineup will receive the standard fantasy points. Having stated that, it is highly important for you to identify the correct player for your captain position if you hope to win a large field DFS GPP (guaranteed prize pool) showdown contest.

If you have additional questions regarding the rules for the single game showdown contest, I recommend that you check out the Draftkings website for more details.

Here are my Draftkings picks for tonight’s New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Jalen Brunson $11,800

Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson has certainly been the heart and soul of this New York Knicks offense this season. Having stated that, how has Brunson been playing recently?

In the New York Knicks last five games played (all playoff games), Jalen Brunson averaged an impressive 34.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 0.8 steals a game. It has to be said, those are the type of fantasy numbers I need from the captain position.

In the New York Knicks 112-106 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers two days ago, Jalen Brunson posted some outstanding fantasy numbers. Let me be more specific. Jalen Brunson accumulated a whopping 40 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals in the Knicks loss to the 76ers.

In summary, I fully expect New York Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson to continue his quality play versus this vulnerable Philadelphia 76ers defense in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference playoffs later today.

Flex Plays

Tyrese Maxey $10,800

Talented Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey arrives at tonight’s matchup with the New York Knicks playing quality basketball from a statistical perspective. In the Philadelphia 76ers last five games played (all playoff games), Tyrese Maxey averaged 32.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 0.7 steals a game.

Joel Embiid $12,800

Philadelphia center Joel Embiid has been the leader in the paint that the Philadelphia 76ers have needed to win games in the Eastern Conference playoffs this season. Let me provide you with Joel Embiid’s recent game data to better shed light on my previous statement.

In the Philadelphia 76ers last five games played in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs, 76ers center Joel Embiid has averaged 60.6 Draftkings points a game.

Additional players I like (Draftkings price noted): Kelly Oubre $6,000: Donte DiVincenzo $7,200: Tobias Harris $6,800: Isaiah Hartenstein $6,400.

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Hans Geevers

I have been an avid fan of sports since I was a kid. Additionally, I have been betting on sports for the better part of the last two decades! I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 21 years. I am also the proud father of Hannah! These ladies provide me the inspiration to live each day to it's fullest.

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