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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Lakers vs. Nuggets 4/29/24

Analyzing the best Draftkings picks for tonight's Lakers vs. Nuggets matchup.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets
April 29, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

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

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets 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 evening’s Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Nikola Jokic $13,200

Talented Denver center Nikola Jokic has certainly been the heart and soul of this Denver Nuggets team in the paint this season. Having stated that, how has Jokic been playing recently?

In the Denver Nuggets last four games played (all playoff games), Nikola Jokic averaged an impressive 29 points, 15.3 rebounds, 10 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.9 blocks a game. It has to be said, those are the type of fantasy numbers I need from the captain position.

In the Denver Nuggets 119-105 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers two days ago, Nikola Jokic posted some outstanding DFS numbers. Nikola Jokic accumulated 33 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal in the Nuggets loss to the Lakers.

I fully expect Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic to continue his quality play versus this vulnerable Los Angeles Lakers defense in Game 5 of the Western Conference playoffs later today.

Flex Plays

Michael Porter $8,600

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter arrives at tonight’s matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers playing quality basketball from a statistical perspective. In the Denver Nuggets last four games played (all playoff games), Michael Porter averaged 22 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.7 steals a game.

Jamal Murray $10,200

Denver point guard Jamal Murray has been the leader in the backcourt that the Denver Nuggets have needed to win games in the Western Conference playoffs. Let me provide you with Jamal Murray’s recent game data to better shed light on my previous statement. In the Denver Nuggets four three games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray averaged 21.5 points, 5 rebounds, 7.3 assists, and 1.2 blocks a game.

Additional players I like to play well (Draftkings price noted): Anthony Davis $11,800: LeBron James $11,400: Peyton Watson $3,200: Rui Hachimura $5,000.

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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