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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Bucks vs. Pacers 5/2/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for this evening's Bucks vs. Pacers matchup.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers
May 2, 2024 6:30 pm EDT

The NBA presents a matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Indiana Pacers. Let’s take a look at this game from a DFS 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 tonight’s Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Tyrese Haliburton $9,400

Indiana guard Tyrese Haliburton has been the leader in the backcourt that the Indiana Pacers have needed to win games in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs.

Let’s take a look at Haliburton’s recent game data to see how he is playing from a statistical perspective.

In the Indiana Pacers five playoff games played in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs (all versus the Milwaukee Bucks), Tyrese Haliburton has averaged 15.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 9.2 assists, and 0.8 steals a game.

More recently, in the Indiana Pacers 115-92 Game 5 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks two days ago, Tyrese Haliburton posted some outstanding DFS numbers. More specifically, Haliburton accumulated 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists in the Pacers loss to the Indiana Pacers.

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 forward Bobby Portis has played consistent quality basketball for the Milwaukee Bucks all season. Having stated that, how has Portis been playing recently? In Bobby Portis’s last five games played (all playoff games), Portis averaged 32.6 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 as well. 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 6 of the Eastern Conference playoffs later today.

Myles Turner $8,200

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has certainly been the driving force for the Indiana Pacers in the paint in 2024. In the Indiana Pacers five games played in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs, Myles Turner has averaged an impressive 41.5 Draftkings points a game.

With Giannis Antetokounmpo likely being ruled out for tonight’s game, I think Myles Turner will have an enhanced opportunity to score fantasy points.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Pascal Siakam $9,600: Patrick Beverly $6,600: Brook Lopez $7,200: Malik Beasley $4,800.

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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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