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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Jazz vs. Thunder

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Jazz vs. Thunder matchup.

Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
March 20, 2024 8:00 pm EDT

The Utah Jazz travel to the Paycom Center for a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 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 Utah Jazz  vs. Oklahoma City Thunder matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Shai Gilgeous-Alexander $11,000

Entering tonight’s game, the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently ranked first in the Western Conference playoff standings. Having stated that, a big reason why the Thunder have played consistent quality basketball this season is Oklahoma City point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

How well has Gilgeous-Alexander been playing from a statistical standpoint? In his last three games played, Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 27 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.3 steals a game.

It should also be mentioned that Gilgeous-Alexander 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 (53.04) to the point guard position.

Flex Plays

Collin Sexton $7,800

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 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1 steal a game.

Additionally, I like Sexton’s matchup this evening as well. Why? The Thunder have been struggling defending shooting guards recently. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder rank 23rd in total Draftkings points allowed (44.41) to shooting guards.

Keyonte George $7,400

Utah point guard Keyonte George has been posting some big numbers for his Jazz team lately. In his last two games played, George has averaged 27.5 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1 block a game.

It is noteworthy that talented Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson has been ruled out for tonight’s game. Clarkson’s absence should translate into more playing time for George.

Additional flex plays I like this evening: Chet Holmgren $8,000: Josh Giddey $6,400: Kris Dunn $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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