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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Lakers vs. Kings

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

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings
March 13, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

The Lakers travel to the Golden 1 Center for a matchup with the Kings. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a Draftkings perspective.

Prior to discussing the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings game, let’s review the rules for Draftkings single game showdown contest.

Draftkings Single Game Showdown Contest Rules

Let ’s shift our focus to the rules for the Draftkings single game showdown contest. 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 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Domantas Sabonis $11,600

Since the beginning of February, Kings center Domantas Sabonis has played 20 games. In those 20 games just mentioned, Sabonis has averaged an impressive 20.5 points, 15 rebounds, and 9.1 assists a game. It has to be said, those are some outstanding offensive numbers from the big man.

Upon reviewing the statistics just noted, what really pops off the page for me is Sabonis is averaging nearly a triple double since the start of February.

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 Kings Domantas Sabonis fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

LeBron James $11,000

With about a month left in the regular season, this evening’s matchup between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers has increased importance as both teams battle for seeding in the upcoming Western Conference playoffs.

Due to this game’s increased significance, I think we will see Lakers forward LeBron James put the offense on his back tonight.

Let’s take a quick look at a sample of Lebron’s recent statistical data to get a better understanding of just how well the future hall of famer has been playing lately. In his last seven games played, LeBron James has averaged 54.6 Draftkings points a game. That is the type of production I need if I hope to take down a Draftkings contest.

De’Aaron Fox $10,200

Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox has been posting some outstanding offensive numbers in 2024. Through 61 games played this season, Fox is averaging 27.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 1.9 steals a game.

It should also be mentioned that fox will be facing a Los Angeles Lakers defense that has clearly had issues containing opposing point guards this season. The Lakers are currently ranked 27th in total Draftkings points allowed (51.63) to the point guard position.

Flex plays I like this evening: Anthony Davis $11,200: Harrison Barnes $3,600: Alex Lin $1,200.


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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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