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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Clippers vs. 76ers

Analyzing the best Draftkings picks for tonight's Clippers vs. 76ers matchup.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
March 27, 2024 7:30 pm EDT

The Clippers travel to Pennsylvania for a matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Before we dive into my Draftkings picks for the Clippers vs. 76ers game, let’s review an important note regarding the rules and scoring for the single game showdown contests.

For those readers who are not aware, the rules and scoring for DraftKings single game showdown contests are vastly different than the traditional classic contests offered by the platform.

If you need to review the specific rules for the single game showdown contests feel free to check out the DraftKings website.

Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Los Angeles Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Kawhi Leonard $9,400

Talented Los Angeles forward Kawhi Leonard has posted outstanding offensive numbers for the Los Angeles Clippers this season. In his last three games played, Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard has averaged 22.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 1.6 steals a game. That is the kind of production I need from the captain position.

Let’s take a look at the Clippers most recent game with the Philadelphia 76ers from earlier this month to see how Leonard fared from a statistical standpoint. In the Clippers 121-107 loss to the 76ers last week, Leonard accumulated 20 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal.

It should also be mentioned that Leonard will be facing a Philadelphia 76ers defense that has had issues containing opposing power forwards recently. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the 76ers are ranked 20th in total Draftkings points allowed a game (50.51) to the power forward position.

Flex Plays

Buddy Hield $5,400

Last month, talented Philadelphia center Joel Embiid suffered an injury in a contest with the Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately for the 76ers, the injury resulted in Embiid having season ending surgery.

Since Embiid’s injury, Philadelphia forward Kelly Oubre has seen a significant increase in playing time for the 76ers. Frankly, Oubre was posting quality numbers for this 76ers team in Embiid’s absence. However, Oubre was injured in a recent game and has been declared questionable for tonight’s game.

Who will step up in the Philadelphia offense if Oubre is indeed ruled out? In my opinion, the answer to that question is Philadelphia forward Buddy Hield.

In the 76ers last game, Hield posted 7 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. I expect his statistics to improve greatly if Oubre is ruled out.

Ivica Zubac $6,600

Clippers center Ivica Zubac has been a key contributor to this Los Angeles Clippers team in 2024. Through 71 games played this season, Zubac has averaged 11.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.2 blocks a game.

Similar to Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac draws a Philadelphia 76ers defense that is clearly having issues with allowing fantasy points to the center position.

In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Philadelphia 76ers are ranked a rather low 26th in total Draftkings points (61.4) allowed a game to the center position.

Additional flex plays I like this evening: Tyrese Maxey $9,800: Paul George $9,600: Paul Reed $6,200.

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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