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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Lakers vs. Wizards 4/3/24

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for tonight's Lakers vs. Wizards matchup.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards
April 3, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

The Los Angeles Lakers travel to the Capital One Center for a matchup with the Washington Wizards. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Before we dive into my Draftkings picks for the Lakers vs. Wizards 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 tonight’s Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-LeBron James $10,800

How important is Los Angeles Lakers small forward LeBron James to this Lakers team? Through 75 games played this season, James has averaged a robust 25.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 8 assists, and 1.2 steals a game. That is type of fantasy production I want from the captain position.

Additionally, LeBron James will be facing a Washington Wizards defense that has had issues containing opposing small forwards lately. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, Washington is ranked 25th in total Draftkings points (43.8) allowed to the small forward position.

It should be mentioned that selecting the correct captain for your DFS single game showdown lineup is vital if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) Draftkings contest. Having stated that, I think that Lakers forward LeBron James fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Jordan Poole $8,000

Talented Washington Wizards point guard Jordan Poole has been posting some outstanding offensive numbers this season. Let’s dive into a recent sample size of Poole’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In the Washington Wizards last four games played, Poole has averaged 20.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and 1 steal a game.

Similar to LeBron James, Jordan Poole draws a Los Angeles Lakers defense that has struggled to defend opposing point guards recently. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Lakers are ranked a rather low 29th in total Draftkings points allowed a game (55.19) to the point guard position.

There is no doubt in my mind that Jordan Poole will post quality fantasy numbers versus this vulnerable Lakers defense later today.

Deni Avdija $8,800

Washington small forward Deni Avdija has been a key member of this Wizards team in 2024. In the Washington Wizards last three games played, Deni Avdija has averaged 42.2 Draftkings points a game.

I fully expect Deni Avdija to continue his quality play versus the Los Angeles Lakers this evening.

Additional flex plays I like this evening: Anthony Davis $11,000: Anthony Gill $2,600: Tristan Vukcevic $1,000.

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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