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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Mavericks vs. Jazz

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for tonight's Mavericks vs. Jazz matchup.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz
March 25, 2024 9:00 pm EDT

The Dallas Mavericks travel to Salt Lake City for a matchup with the Utah Jazz. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Before we dive into the Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz 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. Utah Jazz matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Luka Doncic $13,800

Dallas guard Luka Doncic has provided a consistent and steady scoring presence for this Mavericks offense all season. Let’s take a look at a sample of Doncic’s recent game statistics to better shed light on my previous statement. In the Mavericks last three games played, Luka Doncic has averaged 29.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2.3 steals a game.

Later today, Doncic draws a Utah Jazz defense that has had significant problems with allowing fantasy points to the shooting guard position. In the last 15 games played in the NBA, the Utah Jazz are ranked 28th in total Draftkings points (49.58) allowed a game to the shooting guard position. Considering the fact that the NBA has 30 teams in the league, 28th is not good.

I noted in the rules section above just how vital it is to select the correct captain for your Draftkings lineup if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) contest. Having stated that, I think the Luka Doncic fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Keyonte George $7,800

Utah point guard Keyonte George has certainly been a key contributor to this Utah Jazz team recently. Let’s dive into George’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In his last three games played, Murray has averaged 14 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4 assists a game.

Tonight, Murray draws a Mavericks defense that has had issues containing opposing point guards this season. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks are ranked 21st in total Draftkings points allowed a game (50.52) to the point guard position.

Taylor Hendricks $5,800

Earlier this month, Utah forward Taylor Hendricks suffered an ankle injury that required him to miss multiple games. Hendricks returned to the Utah Jazz starting lineup on March 16th. How has he played since his return?

Since Hendrick’s return from injury on March 16th, Hendricks has played six games. In those six games just mentioned, Hendricks has averaged 8.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks a game.

It is important for me to note that talented Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen is listed as questionable on the team’s official injury report entering tonight’s contest. If Markkanen is indeed out, that will open the door for more playing for Hendricks as well.

I highly recommend that all readers pay close to attention to official starting lineups which will be released by both teams thirty minutes prior to the start of this evening’s game before submitting your lineups for this one game slate.

Additional flex plays I like: Kyrie Irving $10,600: P.J. Washington $6,200: Dante Exum $4,400.

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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