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

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

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
May 24, 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 $13,200

Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic arrives at tonight’s playoff game with the Minnesota Timberwolves playing outstanding basketball. Let’s take a look at Luka Doncic’s recent game data to get a better understanding of his play on the basketball court.

In the Dallas Mavericks last four games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Luka Doncic has averaged a robust 27 points, 12.2 rebounds, 8.5 assists, 2 steals, and 0.7 blocks a game.

More recently, in the Dallas Mavericks 108-105 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals earlier this week, Dallas guard Luka Doncic posted some outstanding fantasy numbers. More specifically, Luka Doncic accumulated 33 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block in the Mavericks defeat of the Timberwolves.

It should be noted that the Dallas Mavericks have officially listed Luka Doncic as questionable for tonight’s game. I recommend that all readers review the starting lineups for both teams prior to setting your DFS lineup for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Anthony Edwards $11,400

It’s fair to say that Minnesota shooting guard Anthony Edwards is a big reason why the Minnesota Timberwolves have advanced to the 2024 Western Conference Finals. 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.

Taking a closer look at the data just presented, in the Minnesota Timberwolves seven games played in the 2024 Western Conference Semifinals, Minnesota guard Anthony Edwards averaged 47.1 Draftkings points a game.

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 talented Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards as a flex play for tonight’s Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

Additional players I like to play well (Draftkings price noted): Kyrie Irving $9,800: Rudy Gobert $8,400: Dereck Lively $5,400: Naz Reid $4,600.

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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