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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks Mavericks vs. Clippers 4/23/24

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

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers
April 23, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

The NBA presents a matchup between with Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS 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 Player Picks

Captain-Kyrie Irving $10,400

The 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year arrives at this 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 Mavericks last four games played, Kyrie Irving has averaged an impressive 30.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1 block a game. I think it’s fair to say that the Dallas Mavericks offense runs through the Dallas point guard.

Additionally, I like the fact that Kyrie Irving will be facing a Los Angeles Clippers defense that has struggled defending the shooting guard position. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Clippers are ranked a rather low 20th in total Draftkings points allowed a game (43.3) to the shooting guard position.

In the Dallas Mavericks 109-97 loss to Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs two days ago, Kyrie Irving played exceptionally well. Let me be more specific. Dallas guard Kyrie Irving accumulated 31 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals in the Mavericks loss to the Clippers on Monday.

For the reasons just stated, I fully expect Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving to continue his quality play versus this Los Angeles Clippers team later today.

Flex Plays

James Harden $10,000

How well has James Harden played from a statistical standpoint in 2024? Upon completion of 82 games played this season, Harden has averaged 16.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 8.5 assists, and 1.1 steals a game.

It should also be noted that talented Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard is questionable for tonight’s Game 2 of the Western Conference playoffs. Leonard was unable to play in Game 1 and was ruled out prior to gametime.

How did James Harden play in Game 1 in Kawhi Leonard’s absence? Harden accumulated 28 points, 2 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2 blocks in the Clippers win over the Mavericks in Game 1 on Monday.

If Kawhi Leonard is indeed ruled out for tonight’s game, I love James Harden’s chances of posting quality fantasy numbers versus the Dallas Mavericks. I recommend that all readers pay close to attention to the Los Angeles Clippers official injury report prior to the game later today.

Additional flex plays I like this afternoon (Draftkings price noted): Luka Doncic $14,000: Paul George $9,800: Russell Westbrook $6,400: Dante Exum $2,000: Amir Coffey $4,000.

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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