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Draftkings NBA Showdown Picks: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves 5/30/24

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

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
May 30, 2024 8:30 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 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 this evening’s Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Luka Doncic $11,600

Talented Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic has been the driving force behind the Mavericks impressive playoff run this season. Having stated that, how has Doncic been playing recently?

In the Dallas Mavericks last six games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Luka Doncic has averaged an impressive 31.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 9.7 assists, 1.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks a game.

Looking at the data just presented more closely I observed that in the Dallas Mavericks last six games played in the Western Conference playoffs, Dallas guard Luka Doncic is averaging a massive 65.2 Draftkings points a game. It has to be said, those are some outstanding fantasy numbers coming from the Dallas Mavericks guard.

It should be noted that the Dallas Mavericks have officially listed guard Luka Doncic as questionable for tonight’s game. Keep that in my as you construct your Draftkings lineups for this one game DFS slate.

Flex Plays

Anthony Edwards $11,800

How important has Minnesota shooting guard Anthony Edwards has been to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2024? Let’s take a look at Edwards recent game data to shed light on my previous statement.

In the Minnesota Timberwolves seven games played versus the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals, Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards has averaged an impressive 17.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.6 steals a game.

More recently, in the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-100 win over the Dallas Mavericks two days ago, Anthony Edwards played exceptionally well. Anthony Edwards accumulated 29 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, and 1 steal in the Timberwolves defeat of the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.

Looking at the data just presented more closely, in the Minnesota Timberwolves win over the Dallas Mavericks earlier this week, Minnesota guard Anthony Edwards accumulated a whopping 54.5 Draftkings points.

I also like Anthony Edwards matchup in this game. Why? Edwards draws a Dallas Mavericks defense that struggled to defend the shooting guard position in the regular season. Upon the completion of 82 games in the 2024 NBA regular season, the Mavericks ranked a rather low 19th in total Draftkings points allowed (46.5) to the shooting guard position a game.

In summary, I am backing Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards as a flex play for tonight’s Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.

Additional players I like to play well (Draftkings price noted): Kyrie Irving $9,800: Karl Anthony Towns $9,000: Daniel Gafford $6,000: Naz Reid $5,400.

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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