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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Nuggets vs. Clippers 4/4/24

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for tonight's Nuggets vs. Clippers matchup.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers
April 4, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

The Denver Nuggets travel to California for a matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into my DFS picks for tonight’s Nuggets vs. Clippers game let’s review an important note regarding the rules 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 Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Paul George $9,600

How important is Los Angeles forward Paul George to the Clippers offense? Let’s take a look at the relevant statistical data to answer that question. Through 75 games played this season, Paul George has averaged an impressive 22.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.6 steals a game.

Earlier this morning, the Los Angeles Clippers announced that Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard will miss tonight’s game due to injury. I think Leonard’s absence in the lineup will force Paul George to be much more aggressive offensively. Having stated that, I think Paul George posts outstanding fantasy numbers versus this Nuggets team later today.

Flex Plays

Reggie Jackson $6,000

Last month, Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray injured his ankle in a game with the New York Knicks. The injury has caused Murray to miss the Nuggets last six consecutive games. Denver has listed Murray as questionable for tonight’s game.

If Jamal Murray is declared out for this evening’s game, who will start at point guard for the Denver Nuggets? Nuggets point guard Reggie Jackson will likely be the Denver player that gets the start if Murray is indeed ruled out for this game.

It should be noted that Reggie Jackson has started the Nuggets first six games played without Murray in the starting lineup, In the six games just mentioned, Denver guard Reggie Jackson has averaged 14.8 points, 7.8 assists, and 1 steal a game.

I certainly like the matchup Reggie Jackson will be facing this evening. Why? The Los Angeles Clippers defense has had issues containing opposing point guards this season. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Los Angeles Clippers are ranked 27th in total Draftkings points allowed a game (52.3) to the point guard position.

Michael Porter $7,200

I noted earlier in this article that Denver point guard Jamal Murray is in serious danger of missing tonight’s game with Minnesota.

Murray’s likely absence this evening will open the door for other Nuggets players to contribute offensively. I think Denver forward Michael Porter will be one of the Nuggets players to see more shot attempts, etc.

Through 75 games played in 2024, Porter has averaged an impressive 31.5 Draftkings points a game.

Flex plays I like: James Harden $8,800: Aaron Gordon $7,000: Amir Coffey $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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