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Draftkings NBA Showdown Picks: Mavericks vs. Celtics 6/9/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tomorrow's Mavericks vs. Celtics matchup.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics
June 9, 2024 8:00 pm EDT

The NBA presents a playoff matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics 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.

*I recommend that all readers review the starting lineups for both teams prior to setting your DFS lineup for this one game slate

Here are my Draftkings picks for tomorrow’s Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Luka Doncic, Guard, Dallas Mavericks $13,800

In my opinion, Mavericks guard Luka Doncic was the driving force behind the Dallas Mavericks impressive playoff run that resulted in the Mavericks winning the 2024 Western Conference Finals. Let’s take a look at Doncic’s recent game data to better shed light on my previous statement.

In the Dallas Mavericks five games played versus the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2024 Western Conference Finals, Luka Doncic averaged a robust 32.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 8.4 assists, 2 steals, and 0.5 blocks a game.

Looking at the data just presented more closely I observed that in the Dallas Mavericks five games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Luka Doncic is averaging a whopping 64.5 Draftkings points a game. It has to be said, those are some outstanding fantasy numbers coming from the Dallas Mavericks guard.

More recently, in the Dallas Mavericks 107-89 loss to the Boston Celtics three days ago, Luka Doncic played rather well. Luka Doncic accumulated 30 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals in the Mavericks loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals.

I fully expect that Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic will continue his outstanding play on the basketball court versus the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals later today.

Flex Plays

Jayson Tatum $11,800

How important has Boston power forward Jayson Tatum been to the Boston Celtics in 2024 NBA playoffs? Let’s take a look at Tatum’s recent game data to answer that question.

In the Boston Celtics four games played versus the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals, Celtics power forward Jayson Tatum averaged 30.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.5 blocks a game.

I also like Jayson Tatum’s matchup in this game. Why? Tatum draws a Dallas Mavericks defense that struggled to defend the power forward position in the regular season. Upon the completion of 82 games in the 2024 NBA regular season, the Dallas Mavericks ranked a rather low 24th in total Draftkings points allowed (51.04) to the power forward position a game.

In summary, I am backing Boston Celtics power forward Jayson Tatum as a flex play for Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Jaylen Brown (Boston) Forward $9,600: Kyrie Irving (Dallas) Guard $9,000: Derrick White (Boston) Guard $7,200: Daniel Gafford (Dallas) Forward $4,600.

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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