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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: 76ers vs. Knicks

Breaking down the best Draftkings player picks for this evening's 76ers vs. Knicks matchup.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks
March 12, 2024 7:30 pm EDT

The 76ers travel to Madison Square Garden for a matchup with the Knicks. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a Draftkings perspective.

Prior to discussing the Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks 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 Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Jalen Brunson $9,800

Entering tonight’s game, the New York Knicks are currently ranked second in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Having stated that, a big reason why the Knicks are playing relatively consistent quality basketball this season is New York point guard Jalen Brunson.

Let’s dive into a recent sample size of Brunson’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In his last five games played, Brunson averaged 28.2 points, 3 rebounds, and 7.2 assists a game.

It should also be noted that the Knicks played the 76ers two days ago. How did Brunson perform in that contest?

In the Knicks 79-73 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, Jalen Brunson accumulated 19 points, 3 rebounds, and 8 assists. Brunson only hit 6 of 22 field goal attempts in Sunday’s loss. I fully expect Brunson’s field goal efficiency to improve significantly in tonight’s contest with the 76ers.

Flex Plays

Kelly Oubre $7,000 

Last month, talented 76ers center Joel Embiid suffered an injury that has caused him to miss a significant number of games. His absence from the lineup has opened the door for more opportunities for other 76ers players.

Who has benefited the most from Embiid’s absence from the lineup? Kelly Oubre is certainly one of a few Philadelphia players to seize the opportunity to help this 76ers team offensively.

Kelly Oubre will be facing a New York Knick defense that has had recent issues containing opposing small forwards. The Knicks are currently ranked 21st in total Draftkings points allowed (50.19) to the small forward position.

In the 76ers win over the Knicks noted earlier in this article, Oubre accumulated an impressive 41 Draftkings points. Let’s just say that I like Oubre’s chances of finding offensive success tonight.

Josh Hart $7,600

Knicks guard Josh Hart has certainly been a key contributor to this New York Knicks offense. In his last three games played, Hart has averaged 12.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal a game.

Looking even closer at the three games just noted, Hart has averaged a whopping 42 minutes of playing time on average per contest.

Additional flex plays I like: Tyrese Maxey $9,200: Paul Reed $6,200: Donte DiVincenzo $7,200.

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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