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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Knicks vs. Pacers 5/10/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for this evening's Knicks vs. Pacers matchup.

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers
May 10, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

Tonight, the NBA presents a playoff matchup between the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers game let’s review the rules for Draftkings single game showdown contest.

Draftkings Single Game Showdown Contest Rules

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 New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Josh Hart $9,600

The New York Knicks arrive at tonight’s game with the Indiana Pacers as the number two seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Having stated that, a big reason why the Knicks have played consistent quality basketball this season is New York Knicks forward Josh Hart.

How well has Josh Hart been playing from a statistical standpoint in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs? In the New York Knicks eight games played this postseason, Hart averaged an impressive 18 points, 12.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block a game.

More recently, in the New York Knicks 130-121 win over the Indiana Pacers two days ago, Josh Hart posted some outstanding fantasy numbers. Let me be more specific. Hart accumulated 19 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block in the Knicks win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 of Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Looking at the data just presented more closely, I observed that in the Knicks win over the Pacers just noted, Hart accumulated 51.8 Draftkings points.

For the reasons just noted, I am backing New York Knicks forward Josh Hart as my captain for this one game DFS slate.

Flex Plays

Tyrese Haliburton $10,200

Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton has certainly been the leader in the backcourt that the Pacers have needed to win playoff games this season. Having stated that, how has Haliburton been playing recently?

In the Indiana Pacers eight games played in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs, Tyrese Haliburton averaged 17 points, 4.9 rebounds, 9.1 assists, and 1.3 steals a game.

It should be noted that the Indiana Pacers have officially listed Tyrese Haliburton as questionable for tonight’s game. I recommend that all readers review the starting lineups for both teams prior to setting your DFS lineup for this one game slate.

In conclusion, I fully expect Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton to continue his outstanding play versus the New York Knicks later today.

Donte DiVincenzo $7,800

In addition to Josh Hart, New York shooting guard Donte DiVincenzo has been a key contributor for the New York Knicks offense in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs.

Tonight, Donte DiVincenzo draws an Indiana Pacers defense that struggled to defend the shooting guard position in the regular season. Upon the completion of 82 games in the 2024 NBA regular season, the Indiana Pacers ranked a rather low 20th in total Draftkings points allowed (43.1) to the shooting guard position a game.

Additional players I like (Draftkings price noted): Pascal Siakam $10,000: Jalen Brunson $12,400: Obi Toppin $5,200: Andrew Nembhard $6,400: Isaiah Hartenstein $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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