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Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Timberwolves vs. Lakers matchup.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers
April 7, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

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

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Timberwolves vs. Lakers 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 Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Anthony Edwards $10,000

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Anthony Edwards has been posting some outstanding offensive numbers in 2024. Let me be more specific. In the Minnesota Timberwolves last four games played this season, Anthony Edwards has averaged 22 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.8 steals a game.

Looking at Anthony Edwards’s last four games even more closely you will see that Edwards certainly does not mind shooting the basketball. Over the last four games just mentioned, Anthony Edwards has accumulated a whopping 78 field goal attempts.

That means over the course of the last four games that Anthony Edwards has shot the basketball almost 20 times a game. Clearly, Anthony Edwards is the heart and soul of this Minnesota Timberwolves offense.

It should also be mentioned that Anthony Edwards will be facing a Los Angeles Lakers defense that has had issues containing opposing shooting guards lately. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, Los Angeles is ranked a rather low 20th in total Draftkings points (43.2) allowed a game to the shooting guard 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 Minnesota guard Anthony Edwards fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

D’Angelo Russell $8,200

Los Angeles point guard D’Angelo Russell has clearly illustrated that he can post quality offensive numbers for this Lakers team. Let’s dive into Russell’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In the Los Angeles Lakers last four games played, Russell has averaged 22.3 points, 4 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.8 steals a game.

Similar to Anthony Edwards, Russell draws a Minnesota Timberwolves defense that has struggled to defend opposing point guards recently. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Timberwolves are ranked a dismal 23rd in total Draftkings points allowed a game (52.7) to the point guard position.

In summary, I love Russell’s chances to post quality fantasy numbers versus this vulnerable Minnesota Timberwolves defense later today.

Additional flex plays I like this evening: Anthony Davis $11,000: Naz Reid $7,600: Mike Conley $6,200: Taurean Prince $3,200.

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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