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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Nuggets vs. Lakers 4/27/24

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

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers
April 27, 2024 8:30 pm EDT

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

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

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Anthony Davis $12,000

Talented Lakers center Anthony Davis has certainly been the driving force of this Los Angeles Lakers offense in the paint this season. Having stated that, how has Davis been playing recently?

Since the beginning of April, the Los Angeles Lakers have played ten games (including playoffs). In those ten games just mentioned, Anthony Davis averaged a robust 25.5 points, 12.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.9 blocks a game. Those are the type of fantasy numbers I need from the captain position.

In the Los Angeles Lakers 112-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets two days ago, Anthony Davis posted some outstanding DFS numbers. More specifically, Anthony Davis accumulated 33 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal in the Lakers loss to the Nuggets.

I fully expect Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis to continue his quality play versus this Denver Nuggets team in Game 4 of the Western Conference playoffs later today.

Flex Plays

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 three games played in the 2024 playoffs, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray averaged 21.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 8 assists, and 1 block a game.

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 three games played (all playoff games), Michael Porter averaged 20.3 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal a game.

Additional players I like to play well (Draftkings price noted): Nikola Jokic $13,600: LeBron James $11,800: Peyton Watson $3,600: Rui Hachimura $6,000.

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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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