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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Mavericks vs. Clippers 5/1/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Mavericks vs. Clippers matchup.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers
May 1, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

The NBA presents a matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers 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 Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Luka Doncic $13,600

Talented Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic has quickly ascended to one of the most talented players in the NBA. Having stated that, how has Doncic performed from an offensive efficiency standpoint in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs?

In the Dallas Mavericks last four games played (all playoff games), Luka Doncic has averaged 29 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 8.5 assists, and 1 steal a game.

More recently, in the Dallas Mavericks 116-101 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers three days ago, Luka Doncic posted some outstanding DFS numbers. Doncic accumulated an impressive 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Mavericks Game 4 loss to the Clippers.

In conclusion, I expect Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic to continue his quality play versus this vulnerable Los Angeles Clippers defense in Game 5 of the Western Conference playoffs this evening.

Flex Plays

James Harden $10,000

Clippers guard James Harden has certainly been a key contributor to this Los Angeles Clippers team this season. Having stated that, how has Harden been playing recently?

In the Los Angeles Clippers last four games played (all playoff games), James Harden averaged a whopping 46.3 Draftkings points a game.

This morning, the Los Angeles Clippers announced that Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out for tonight’s game due to an ongoing knee injury. In my opinion, the loss of the most prominent player on the Los Angeles Clippers roster will force James Harden to be more involved in the Clippers offense in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs later today.

Kyrie Irving $10,800

Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving arrives at tonight’s game with the Los Angeles Clippers playing outstanding basketball from a statistical perspective. Let’s take a look at Kyrie Irving’s recent game data to get a better understanding of his play on the basketball court.

In the Dallas Mavericks last four games played (all playoff games), Dallas guard Kyrie Irving has averaged 28.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.8 steals a game.

Additional flex plays I like this afternoon (Draftkings price noted): Paul George $10,600: Russell Westbrook $5,800: Amir Coffey $2,800: Dante Exum $2,000.

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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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