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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Heat vs. Celtics 4/21/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tomorrow's Heat vs. Celtics matchup.

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics
April 21, 2024 1:00 pm EDT

The NBA presents a matchup between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. Let’s take a look at this game from a DFS perspective.

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Heat vs. Celtics game, let’s review an important note regarding the rules and scoring 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 tomorrow’s Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Jayson Tatum $10,200

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum has been the heart and soul of this Celtics team in 2024. Having stated that, how has Tatum performed from an offensive efficiency standpoint this season? In 82 games played, Jayson Tatum averaged a robust 26.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1 steals a game.

Looking at the statistical data I just presented more closely I observed that Jayson Tatum has averaged 48.4 total Draftkings points scored a game.

I also like Jayson Tatum’s matchup. Why? Jayson Tatum will be facing a Miami Heat defense that has had issues containing opposing small forwards recently. In the last seven games played in the NBA, the Miami Heat are ranked 24th in total Draftkings points (42.1) allowed a game to the small forward position.

Selecting the correct captain for your DFS single game showdown lineup is vital if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) Draftkings contest. Having stated that, I think that Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Tyler Herro $8,800

Miami Heat shooting guard Tyler Herro has been posting some outstanding offensive numbers in 2024. Let me be more specific. In 82 games played for the Miami Heat this season, Tyler Herro has averaged 20.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 0.7 steals a game.

It should also be noted that talented Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler sustained a knee injury in Miami’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers last week. The unfortunate injury will result in Jimmy Butler not playing in tomorrow’s game.

In my opinion, Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro will see an increased presence within the Heat offense due to Butler’s absence from the Heat lineup.

Bam Adebayo $9,200

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo has certainly been a key contributor to this Heat team this season. Having stated that, how has Adebayo been playing recently?

Since the beginning of April, the Miami Heat have played ten games. In those ten games just noted, Bam Adebayo has averaged a robust 14.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1 block a game. It has to be said, those are some outstanding offensive numbers from the Miami Heat center.

I fully expect Bam Adebayo to post quality fantasy numbers versus this Boston Celtics team tomorrow night.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Kristaps Porzingis $8,200: Jrue Holiday $6,800: Kevin Love $4,000.

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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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