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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Hawks vs. Nuggets 4/6/24

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for tonight's Hawks vs. Nuggets matchup.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Denver Nuggets
April 6, 2024 9:00 pm EDT

The Atlanta Hawks travel to Colorado for a matchup with the Denver Nuggets. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into my DFS picks for tonight’s Hawks vs. Nuggets game let’s review an important note regarding the rules for the single game showdown contests.

For those readers who are not aware, the rules and scoring for DraftKings single game showdown contests are vastly different than the traditional classic contests offered by the platform.

If you need to review the specific rules for the single game showdown contests feel free to check out the DraftKings website.

Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Atlanta Hawks vs. Denver Nuggets matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Nikola Jokic $12,400

How important is talented Denver center Nikola Jokic to the Nuggets team? Let’s look at Jokic’s player statistics for this season to get the answer to that question. Through 77 games played, Jokic has averaged 26.5 points, 12.4 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 block, and 1.3 steals a game. The data just presented indicates that Jokic is the key to this Nuggets team.

Additionally, I like the fact that Jokic will be facing an Atlanta Hawks defense that has struggled defending the center position in 2024. Through 77 games played in the NBA this season, the Hawks are ranked a rather low 18th in total Draftkings points (55.5) allowed a game to the center position.

Now the Atlanta Hawks draw the best center in the NBA. Let’s just say I like Jokic’s chances for success this evening. Having stated that, Nikola Jokic is a lock as my captain.

Flex Plays

Dejounte Murray $10,00

Atlanta shooting guard Dejounte Murray arrives at tonight’s game with the Denver Nuggets simply playing outstanding basketball from a statistical perspective. Let me be more specific. In the Atlanta Hawks last three games played, Murray has averaged 19 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 0.7 steals a game.

Dejounte Murray will certainly be in the vast majority of my DFS lineups for this one game Draftkings slate.

Jalen Johnson $8,200

Atlanta power forward Jalen Johnson has certainly been a key contributor to this Atlanta Hawks team over the last month. In the Atlanta Hawks last three games played, Jalen Johnson has averaged 15 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 2.3 steals a game.

Tonight, Jalen Johnson draws a Denver Nuggets defense that has had issues with allowing fantasy points to the power forward position recently. In the last seven games played in the NBA, the Denver Nuggets are ranked a rather low 24th in total Draftkings points (49.53) allowed a game to the power forward position.

Additional flex plays I like this evening: Aaron Gordon $7,000: Clint Capella $7,400: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope $4,800.

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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