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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Magic vs. Cavaliers 4/22/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tomorrow's Magic vs. Cavaliers matchup.

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
April 22, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

The NBA presents a matchup between the Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers. Let’s take a look at this game from a DFS perspective.

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Magic vs. Cavaliers game, let’s review an important note regarding the rules and scoring for the single game showdown contests.

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Here are my Draftkings picks for tomorrow’s Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Donovan Mitchell $11,400

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell has certainly been the heart and soul of the Cavaliers offense in 2024. In 82 games played for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, Donovan Mitchell averaged 26.7 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1.9 steals a game. It has to be said, those are some outstanding numbers from the Cleveland guard.

In the Cavaliers most recent game versus the Orlando Magic two days ago, Mitchell played exceptionally well. More specifically, Donovan Mitchell accumulated 30 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals in the Cavaliers win over the Magic last week.

In summary, I expect Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell to continue posting quality fantasy numbers versus the Orlando Magic tomorrow night.

Flex Plays

Paolo Banchero $10,800

Talented Orlando power forward Paolo Banchero has been a key contributor to the Orlando Magic team this season. Let’s take a look at a sample of Banchero’s recent game statistics to shed light on my previous statement. In the Orlando Magic’s last three games played, Banchero averaged 24 points, 11 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 0.7 blocks a game.

I also like Banchero’s matchup in this game. Why? Banchero will be facing a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that has had issues defending opposing power forwards recently. In the last seven games played in the NBA, the Cavaliers are ranked an abysmal 27th in total Draftkings points allowed a game (54.4) to the power forward position. Keep in mind that the NBA has a total of 30 teams in the entire league. Having stated that, being ranked 27th in any defensive category is clearly not good.

Jarrett Allen $9,800

Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen has been the driving force for this Cavaliers team in 2024. Let me be more specific. In 82 games played for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, Allen averaged a whopping 16.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1 block a game. Clearly, the Cleveland big man is the key to this Cavaliers offense in the paint.

Additional flex plays I like this evening (Draftkings price noted): Jalen Suggs $5,400: Evan Mobley $9,200: Franz Wagner $8,400: Jonathan Isaac $4,400.

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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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