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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Lakers vs. Nuggets 4/22/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Lakers vs. Nuggets matchup.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets
April 22, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

The Los Angeles Lakers s travel to Colorado for a matchup with the Denver Nuggets. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Before we dive into the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets 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 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Nikola Jokic $14,000

Talented Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been the driving force for this Denver Nuggets team this season. Having stated that, how has Nikola Jokic been playing recently?

Since the beginning of April, the Denver Nuggets have played eight games. In those eight games just noted, Nikola Jokic averaged a whopping 29.3 points, 13.1 rebounds, 8.1 assists, and 2 blocks a game. It has to be said, those are some outstanding offensive numbers from the Denver Nuggets center.

In the Denver Nuggets 114-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers two days ago, Nikola Jokic posted some outstanding fantasy numbers. Let me be more specific. Nikola Jokic accumulated 32 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals in the Nuggets win over the Lakers.

In conclusion, I fully expect Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic to continue his quality play versus this vulnerable Los Angeles Lakers defense.

Flex Plays

Jamal Murray $9,400

In addition to Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray has been a key contributor to this Nuggets team in 2024. Let’s dive into a recent sample of Murray’s game statistics to shed light on my previous statement. In Jamal Murray’s last three games played, Murray is averaging 26 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 6 assists a game.

Tonight, Jamal Murray draws a Los Angeles Lakers defense that is having issues with allowing fantasy points to the point guard position.

In the last 15 games played in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers are ranked a dreadful 28th in total Draftkings points (51.7) allowed a game to the point guard position.

There is no doubt in my mind that Murray will play well in Game 2 of the Western Conference playoffs later today.

Additional players I like to play well (Draftkings price noted): LeBron James $11,600: Anthony Davis $12,000: Michael Porter $7,600: Rui Hachimura $5,400.

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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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