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Draftkings NBA Showdown Picks: Mavericks vs. Celtics 6/17/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tomorrow's Mavericks vs. Celtics matchup.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics
June 17, 2024 8:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Boston Celtics 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.

*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 tomorrow night’s Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Luka Doncic, Guard, Dallas Mavericks $13,800

In my opinion, Mavericks guard Luka Doncic was the driving force behind the Dallas Mavericks impressive playoff run that culminated in the Mavericks winning the 2024 Western Conference Finals. Having stated that, how did Luka Doncic perform from a statistical perspective in the 2024 Western Conference Finals?

In the Dallas Mavericks five games played versus the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2024 Western Conference Finals, Luka Doncic averaged a whopping 32.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 8.4 assists, 2 steals, and 0.5 blocks a game.

How is Doncic playing the 2024 NBA Finals? Through four games played versus the Boston Celtics in the 2024 NBA Finals, Luka Doncic is showing basketball fans why he should be considered one of the best basketball players on the planet.

In the four games that the Dallas Mavericks have played versus the Boston Celtics in the 2024 NBA Finals, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic is averaging 53.8 Draftkings points a game.

More recently, in the Dallas Mavericks defeat of the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the 2024 NBA Finals two days ago, Luka Doncic played rather well. More specifically, Doncic accumulated 29 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in the Mavericks win over the Boston Celtics.

Considering the increased importance of tomorrow’s Game 5 of the 2024 NBA Finals, I like Mavericks guard Luka Doncic’s chances to play at a high level versus the Boston Celtics. Remember, it’s win or go home for the Dallas Mavericks.

Flex Plays

Jayson Tatum $11,400

How important has Boston power forward Jayson Tatum been to the Boston Celtics in 2024 NBA playoffs? Let’s take a look at Tatum’s recent game data to answer that question.

In the four games that Jayson Tatum has played for the Boston Celtics in the 2024 NBA Finals, Tatum averaged an impressive 42.3 Draftkings points a game.

I also like Jayson Tatum’s matchup in this game. Why? Tatum draws a Dallas Mavericks defense that struggled to defend the power forward position in the regular season. Upon the completion of 82 games in the 2024 NBA regular season, the Dallas Mavericks ranked a rather low 24th in total Draftkings points allowed (51.04) to the power forward position a game.

Additional flex plays I like to play well (Draftkings price noted): Jaylen Brown, Forward, (Boston) $9,800: Kyrie Irving, Guard, (Dallas) $9,000: Jrue Holiday, Guard (Boston) $7,000.

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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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