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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks Bucks vs. Pacers 4/28/24

Analyzing the best Draftkings picks for tonight's Bucks vs. Pacers matchup.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers
April 28, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

The Milwaukee Bucks travel to the Gainbridge Fieldhouse for a matchup with the Indiana Pacers. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers 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 this evening’s Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Tyrese Haliburton $10,000

Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton has certainly been the heart and soul of this Indiana Pacers team this season. Having stated that, how has Haliburton been playing in the Eastern Conference playoffs in 2024?

In the Indiana Pacers three playoff games played in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs (all versus the Milwaukee Bucks), Tyrese Haliburton has averaged 13 points, 7 rebounds, 12 assists, 1 block, and 0.8 steals a game.

In the Indiana Pacers 125-108 Game 3 win over the Milwaukee Bucks two days ago, Tyrese Haliburton posted some outstanding DFS numbers. Haliburton accumulated a whopping 16 points, 10 rebounds, 16 assists, and 1 block in the Pacers win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

I noted in the rules section above just how important it is to select the correct captain for your Draftkings lineup if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) contest. Having stated that, I think that Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Bobby Portis $8,600

Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis arrives at this evening’s matchup with the Indiana Pacers playing exceptional basketball from a statistical perspective. Let’s take a look at Portis’s recent game data to better shed light on my previous statement. In Bobby Portis’s last three games played (all playoff games), Portis averaged 36.2 Draftkings points a game.

Earlier this month, talented Milwaukee Bucks center Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered an injury in a win over the Boston Celtics. Unfortunately for the Milwaukee Bucks, the injury that Antetokounmpo sustained has resulted in the Bucks center missing multiple games. The Bucks have officially listed Giannis Antetokounmpo as doubtful for tonight’s game.

This morning, the Milwaukee Bucks announced that Bucks point guard Damion Lillard has been listed as doubtful for this evening’s game. In my opinion, the likely loss of the Bucks two most talented players on the roster will force Bobby Portis to be more involved in the Milwaukee offense in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference playoffs later today.

For the reasons just noted, I am backing Bucks forward Bobby Portis as a flex play for tonight’s DFS slate.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Pascal Siakam $10,000: Myles Turner $8,000: Patrick Beverly $5,800: Brook Lopex $7,000.

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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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