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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Mavericks vs. Warriors 4/2/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for this evening's Mavericks vs. Warriors matchup.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors
April 2, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

The Dallas Mavericks travel to the Chase Center for a matchup with the Golden State Warriors. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Mavericks vs. Warriors 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.

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Here are my Draftkings picks for tonight’s Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Luka Doncic $13,000

Entering tonight’s game, the Dallas Mavericks are currently ranked fifth in the Western Conference playoff standings. Having stated that, a big reason why the Mavericks are playing relatively consistent quality basketball this season is Dallas guard Luka Doncic.

Let’s dive into a recent sample size of Doncic’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In his last three games played, Doncic has averaged 33.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 8.3 assists, and 2 steals a game.

There is no doubt in my mind that Luka Doncic will post quality fantasy numbers versus this Golden State Warriors team tonight.

Flex Plays

Stephen Curry $9,400

How important is Golden State shooting guard Stephen Curry to the Warriors offense? In 74 games played this season, Curry has averaged 26.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 5 assists a game.

It should be noted that Stephen Curry will be facing a Dallas Mavericks defense that has had issues containing opposing point guards recently. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Mavericks are ranked a rather low 22nd in total Draftkings points allowed a game (50.7) to the point guard position.

I fully expect Stephen Curry to continue playing outstanding basketball versus this vulnerable Dallas Mavericks defense later today.

P.J. Washington $6,000

Dallas power forward P.J. Washington has been a key contributor to this Dallas Mavericks team in 2024. Through 74 games played this season, Washington has averaged 12.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1 block a game.

Additionally, I like P.J. Washington’s matchup this evening. Why? The Golden State Warriors have struggled defending opposing power forwards lately. In the last 15 games played in the NBA, the Warriors are ranked 30th in total Draftkings points allowed (57.4) a game to the power forward position. Considering the fact that the NBA has 30 teams in the entire league, being ranked 30th in clearly not good.

Additional flex plays I like: Kyrie Irving $10,600: Trayce Jackson-Davis $7,000: Derrick Jones $2,200: Gary Payton $1,800.

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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