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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Celtics vs Bucks 4/9/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Celtics vs. Bucks matchup.

Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks
April 9, 2024 7:30 pm EDT

The Boston Celtics travel to Wisconsin for a matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Before I dive into my Draftkings picks for the Celtics vs. Bucks 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 this evening’s Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Giannis Antetokounmpo $10,800

Milwaukee center Giannis Antetokounmpo arrives at tonight’s game with the Boston Celtics playing outstanding basketball from a statistical perspective. In 77 games played this season, Antetokounmpo has averaged 30.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.1 blocks a game.

It should also be noted that the Milwaukee Bucks need to notch a win tonight with the end of the regular season rapidly approaching. Why do the Bucks need a win so badly? The Bucks have lost six of the team’s last seven games played, including a 122-109 loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday.

With the Bucks recognizing the team’s need to win a basketball game prior to the end of the regular season, I fully expect Giannis Antetokounmpo to play at a high level versus this Boston Celtics team later today.

For the reasons just mentioned, I am rolling with Giannis Antetokounmpo as my captain for this one game Draftkings slate.

Flex Plays

Jayson Tatum $9,400

Entering tonight’s game, the Boston Celtics are currently ranked first in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Having stated that, a big reason why the Celtics have played relatively consistent quality basketball this season is Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum.

Let’s dive into a recent sample size of Tatum’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In his last three games played, Tatum has averaged 22 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal a game.

Jrue Holiday $6,400

Boston Celtics point guard Jrue Holiday has certainly been a key contributor to the Boston Celtics in 2024. Since the beginning of April, the Milwaukee Bucks have played three games. In the three games just noted, Holiday has averaged 11.3 points, 4 rebounds, and 4.3 assists a game.

Additionally, I like Holiday’s matchup this evening. Why? The Milwaukee Bucks have struggled defending opposing point guards recently. In the last 15 games played in the NBA this season, the Bucks are ranked a rather low 27th in total Draftkings points allowed (55.4) a game to the point guard position.

Additional flex plays I like: Jaylen Brown $7,800: Damian Lillard $8,600: Derrick White $7,400: Luke Kornet $2,800.

Hans Geevers's Free Pick: See Above

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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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