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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Celtics vs. Pacers 5/27/24

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

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers
May 27, 2024 8:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Boston Celtics and the Indiana Pacers game let’s review the rules for the 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 tonight’s Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Jaylen Brown $9,400

Yes, I know that talented Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum will be a popular choice for captain. I agree that Tatum is a quality play at captain. However, I am going to pivot to another Boston Celtics player as my captain in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. That Boston Celtics player’s name is Jaylen Brown.

In the Boston Celtics last three games played in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs, Celtics forward Jaylen Brown has averaged 30 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks a game.

Looking at the data just presented more closely I observed that in the Boston Celtics last three Eastern Conference playoff games played this season, Jaylen Brown has averaged an impressive 45.6 Draftkings points a game.

More recently, in the Boston Celtics 114-111 win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals two days ago, Celtics forward Jaylen Brown accumulated 24 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block in the Boston Celtics victory over the Indiana Pacers.

I also like Jaylen Brown’s matchup in this game. Why? Jaylen Brown draws an Indiana Pacers defense that struggled to defend the small forward position in the regular season. Upon the completion of 82 games in the 2024 NBA regular season, the Indiana Pacers ranked a rather low 24th in total Draftkings points allowed (42.2) to the small forward position a game.

Selecting the correct captain for your DFS 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 Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Tyrese Haliburton $9,600

Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton arrives at tonight’s game with the Boston Celtics playing outstanding basketball from a statistical perspective.

In the last three games that Tyrese Haliburton has played for the Indiana Pacers this season (all playoff games), Tyrese Haliburton averaged 20.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 8 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks a game.

It should be noted that the Indiana Pacers have officially listed Tyrese Haliburton as questionable for this evening’s game. Keep that in mind as you construct your Draftkings lineups for this one game DFS slate.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Jayson Tatum $12,000: Pascal Siakam $9,200: Derrick White $7,800: Myles Turner $8.000: T.J. McConnell $6,000.

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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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