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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves matchup.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
March 22, 2024 8:00 pm EDT

The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to the Target Center for a matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Before we dive into the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves 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.

Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Jarrett Allen $9,200

Cleveland center Jarrett Allen has certainly been a big contributor to the Cavaliers recently. Let me be more specific. In the Cavaliers last three games played, Allen has averaged a whopping 19.3 points, 12 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 blocks a game. Clearly, the Cleveland big man is the key to this Cavaliers offense.

It should also be mentioned that Jarrett Allen will be facing a Minnesota Timberwolves defense that has clearly had issues allowing fantasy points to the center position this season. In the Timberwolves last seven games played, Minnesota is ranked a lowly 20th in total Draftkings points allowed a game (56.85) to the center position.

I noted in the rules section above just how important it is to select the correct captain for your Draftkings lineup if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) contest. Having stated that, I think that Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Isaac Okoro $4,600

Since the beginning of March, Cleveland small forward Isaac Okoro has seen a significant increase in playing time for the Cavaliers. The reason for Okoro’s recent increase in playing time is due to a high number of injuries to key contributors to the Cleveland offense.

How has Okoro been performing from an offensive efficiency standpoint? Since the beginning of March, the Cleveland Cavaliers have played 11 games. In those 11 games just noted, Isaac Okoro has averaged 11.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks a game.

Rudy Gobert $8,200

Full disclosure, talented Minnesota center Rudy Gobert has missed the Timberwolves last three games due to injury. Having stated that, I fully expect Gobert to return to the Minnesota lineup this evening. I highly recommend that all readers check the starting lineups for both teams prior to finalizing your Draftkings lineup for this one game slate.

Let’s take a look at Gobert’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In his last six games played, Gobert averaged 42.7 Draftkings points a game.

Additional flex plays I like this evening: Anthony Edwards $10,400: Darius Garland $8,400: Georges Niang $4,800.

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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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