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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Magic vs. Cavaliers 4/20/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tomorrow's Magic vs. Cavaliers matchup.

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
April 20, 2024 1:00 pm EDT

The Orlando Magic travel to Ohio for a matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Before we dive into my Draftkings picks for the Magic vs. Cavaliers 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 tomorrow’s Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Paolo Banchero $10,200

Orlando Magic power forward Paolo Banchero has provided a consistent and steady presence in the paint for this Magic team in 2024. Let’s take a look at a sample of Banchero’s recent game statistics to better shed light on my previous statement. In his last three games played, Paolo Banchero has averaged an impressive 22.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 6.6 assists a game.

Tonight, Banchero will be facing a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that has had issues defending opposing power forwards. In the last 15 games played in the NBA, the Cavaliers are ranked a rather low 22nd in total Draftkings points allowed a game (49.77) to the power forward position.

I noted in the rules section above just how vital it is to select the correct captain for your Draftkings lineup if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) contest. Having stated that, I think the Paolo Banchero fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Jarrett Allen $9,000

Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen has been the driving force of this Cavaliers team this season. Let me be more specific. In the Cavaliers last three games played, Allen has averaged a whopping 19.7 points, 10 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1 block a game. Clearly, the Cleveland big man is the key to this Cavaliers offense.

Franz Wagner $7,800

In addition to Paolo Banchero, Magic forward Franz Wagner has been a key contributor to this Magic team in 2024. Through 82 games played this season, Wagner has averaged 19.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.1 steals a game.

Similar to Paolo Banchero, Franz Wagner will be facing a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that has had issues allowing fantasy points to the small forward position this season. In the Cavaliers last seven games played, Cleveland is ranked 26th in total Draftkings points allowed a game (43.88) to the small forward position.

Additional flex plays I like this evening (Draftkings price noted): Donovan Mitchell $10,400: Jalen Suggs $5,400: Jonathan Isaac $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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