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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: 76ers vs. Knicks 4/30/24

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

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks
April 30, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

The NBA presents a matchup between with the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks. 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 Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Tyrese Maxey $10,400

Yes, I know that New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson is a great play at captain tonight. However, with the Philadelphia 76ers playing to avoid being eliminated from the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs, I am pivoting to 76ers point guard Tyrese Maxey as my captain for this one game slate.

How has Tyrese Maxey been playing recently? In the Philadelphia 76ers last four games played (all playoff games), Maxey has averaged 29 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 0.7 steals a game.

More recently, in the Philadelphia 76ers 97-92 loss to the New York Knicks two days ago, Tyrese Maxey posted some outstanding fantasy numbers. More specifically, Tyrese Maxey accumulated 23 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1 steal in the 76ers loss to the Knicks.

In my opinion, Philadelphia guard Tyrese Maxey will continue to play quality basketball versus this New York Knicks team in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs later today.

Flex Plays

Jalen Brunson $11,800

New York point guard Jalen Brunson has been the leader in the backcourt that the New York Knicks have needed to win games in the Eastern Conference playoffs this season. Let me provide you with Jamal Murray’s recent game data to better shed light on my previous statement. In the New York Knicks last four three games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Knicks guard Jalen Brunson averaged 33 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 9 assists a game.

Josh Hart $9,400

New York Knicks forward Josh Hart arrives at tonight’s matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers playing quality basketball from a statistical perspective. In the Philadelphia 76ers last four games played (all playoff games), Josh Hart averaged 16.8 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 0.8 steals a game.

I expect Josh Hart to be a key contributor to the New York Knicks offense in tonight’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Additional players I like (Draftkings price noted): Joel Embiid $13,400: Kelly Oubre $6,400: Tobias Harris $6,800: Isaiah Hartenstein $7,400.

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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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