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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Bucks vs. Pelicans

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

Tonight, the Milwaukee Bucks travel to the Smoothie King Center for a matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for tonight’s Bucks vs. Pelicans game let’s review an important note regarding the rules for the single game showdown contests.

For those readers who are not aware, the rules and scoring for DraftKings single game showdown contests are vastly different than the traditional classic contests offered by the platform.

If you need to review the specific rules for the single game showdown contests feel free to check out the DraftKings website.

Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Zion Williamson $10,400

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson has certainly been a big contributor to this Pelicans team in 2024. Let me be more specific. Through 72 games played this season, Williamson has averaged a whopping 22.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1 steal a game. Clearly, the New Orleans big man is the key to this Pelicans offense.

It should be mentioned that selecting the correct captain for your Draftkings single game showdown lineup is vital if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) Draftkings contest. Having stated that, I think that New Orleans forward Zion Williamson fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

C.J. McCollum $8,600

Last week, talented New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram suffered an injury in a contest with the Orlando Magic. Unfortunately for the Pelicans, the injury will require Ingram to miss the remaining games in the regular season.

How has New Orleans point guard C.J. McCollum performed from an offensive efficiency standpoint in Ingram’s absence? In the New Orleans Pelicans last three games played without Ingram, McCollum has averaged an impressive 25.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 1.5 steals a game.

Additionally, C.J. McCollum will be facing a Milwaukee Bucks defense that has had issues allowing fantasy points to the point guard position recently. In the last 15 games played in the NBA, Milwaukee is ranked a rather low 24th in total Draftkings points allowed a game (51.54) to the point guard position.

I fully expect C.J. McCollum to continue playing outstanding basketball versus this vulnerable Bucks defense later today.

Brook Lopez $6,000

Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez has been a key member of this Bucks roster this season. Let’s take a look at Lopez’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In the Milwaukee Bucks last three games played, Brook Lopez has averaged 24.5 Draftkings points a game.

Additional flex plays I like: Giannis Antetokounmpo $12,600: Bobby Portis $7,200: Herbert Jones $6,400: Larry Nance $4,600: A.J. Green $1,000.

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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