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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Jazz vs. Clippers 4/5/24

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for this evening's Jazz vs. Clippers matchup.

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers
April 5, 2024 10:30 pm EDT

Tonight, the Utah Jazz travel to California for a matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a Draftkings perspective.

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

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Here are my Draftkings picks for tonight’s Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-James Harden $9,600

Entering tonight’s game, the Los Angeles Clippers are currently ranked fourth in the Western Conference playoff standings. Having stated that, a big reason why the Clippers have played consistent quality basketball this season is Los Angeles Clippers point guard James Harden.

How well has James Harden played from a statistical standpoint in 2024? In 76 games played this season, Harden has averaged 16.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 8.5 assists, and 1.2 steals a game.

Harden will be facing a Utah Jazz defense that has certainly had issues containing opposing point guards this season. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Utah Jazz are ranked 30th in total Draftkings points allowed a game (55.06) to the point guard position. Considering the fact the NBA has a total of 30 teams in the entire league being ranked 30th in any defensive category if clearly not good.

It should also be noted that talented Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out for this evening’s game with the Jazz. Leonard’s absence should allow Harden to have more opportunities to shoot the basketball more often. In summary, I am rolling with James Harden as my captain for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Collin Sexton $8,800

How important is Utah shooting guard Collin Sexton to the Jazz offense? Let’s dive into a recent sample size of Sexton’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In his last three games played, Collin Sexton has averaged 22.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1 steal a game.

Additionally, I like Sexton’s matchup this evening as well. Why? The Clippers have been struggling defending shooting guards recently. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Los Angeles Clippers rank 20th in total Draftkings points allowed (43.8) to shooting guards.

I think Collin Sexton will continue to post quality fantasy numbers versus this vulnerable Clippers defense later today.

Keyonte George $7,400

Utah point guard Keyonte George has been posting some big numbers for his Jazz team this season. In 75 games played, Keyonte George has averaged 12.7 points, 3 rebounds, and 4.5 assists a game.

There is no doubt in my mind that Keyonte George will be a key part of the Utah Jazz offense this evening.

Additional flex plays I like this evening: Paul George $9,800: Russell Westbrook $6,800: Brice Sensabaugh $5,600.


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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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