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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Pacers vs. Knicks 5/6/24

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

Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks
May 6, 2024 7:30 pm EDT

The Indiana Pacers travel to Madison Square Garden for a matchup with the New York Knicks. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks game, let’s review an important note regarding the rules and scoring for the single game showdown contests.

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Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Jalen Brunson $11,600

New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson has quickly ascended to one of the best point guards in the NBA. Having stated that, how has Brunson performed from an offensive efficiency standpoint in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs?

In the New York Knicks last six games played (all playoff games), Jalen Brunson has averaged 35.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 8.5 assists a game.

More recently, in the New York Knicks 118-115 win over the Philadelphia 76ers last week, Jalen Brunson posted some outstanding fantasy numbers. Let me be more specific. Brunson accumulated an impressive 41 points, 3 rebounds, and 12 assists in the Knicks series clinching Game 6 win over the 76ers.

In conclusion, I expect Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson to continue his quality play versus this vulnerable Indiana Pacers defense in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs later today.

Flex Plays

Tyrese Haliburton $10,400

How important has Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton been to the Pacers in 2024? Let’s take a look at Tyrese Haliburton’s recent game statistics to answer that question. In the Indiana Pacers last six games played (all playoff games), Haliburton averaged 16 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 9.3 assists, and 0.7 steals a game.

Looking at the data just presented more closely I observed that, in the Indiana Pacers last six games played this season (all playoff games), Haliburton has averaged 40.6 Draftkings points a game.

Considering the enhanced importance of tonight’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals, I think Indiana guard Tyrese Haliburton will be shooting the rock early and often as the Pacers seek to seize home court advantage by winning Game 1 in Madison Square Garden.

Myles Turner $8,200

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has certainly been the driving force for the Indiana Pacers in the paint in 2024. In the Indiana Pacers six games played in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs, Myles Turner has averaged an impressive 37.3 Draftkings points a game.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Pascal Siakam $10,000: Josh Hart $8,800: Isaiah Hartenstein $6,400: Obi Toppin $4,400.

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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