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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Clippers vs. Mavericks 5/3/24

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

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks
May 3, 2024 9:30 pm EDT

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

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

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Paul George $10,000

Yes, I know that Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic is a great play at captain tonight. However, with the Los Angeles Clippers playing to avoid being eliminated from the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, I am pivoting to Clippers forward Paul George as my captain for this one game slate.

How has Paul George been playing recently? In the Los Angeles Clippers last five games played (all playoff games), George has averaged an impressive 9.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.2 steals a game.

More recently, in the Los Angeles Clippers 123-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks two days ago, Paul George posted some outstanding DFS numbers. More specifically, Paul George accumulated 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists in the Clippers loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

In my opinion, Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George will continue to play quality basketball versus this vulnerable Dallas Mavericks defense in Game 6 of the Western Conference playoffs later today.

Flex Plays

Kyrie Irving $10,600

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 five games played (all playoff games), Dallas guard Kyrie Irving has averaged 25.8 points, 5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.8 steals a game.

There is no doubt in my mind that Kyrie Irving will post exceptional fantasy numbers in tonight’s Game 6 of the Western Conference playoffs.

Additional flex plays I like this afternoon (Draftkings price noted): James Harden $10,200: Luka Doncic $13,800: Amir Coffey $3,600: Dante Exum $2,000.

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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