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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Pelicans vs. Kings 4/11/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Pelicans vs. Kings matchup.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings
April 11, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

The New Orleans Pelicans travel to California for a matchup with the Sacramento Kings. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Pelicans vs. Kings game, let’s review an important note regarding the rules and scoring 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 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Zion Williamson $10,000

Entering tonight’s game, the New Orleans Pelicans are currently ranked sixth in the Western Conference playoff standings. Having stated that, a big reason why the Pelicans have played relatively consistent quality basketball this season is New Orleans power forward Zion Williamson.

How has Williamson performed from a statistical standpoint in 2024? In 79 games played for the Pelicans, Williamson has averaged 22.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 steal a game.

It should be noted that Zion Williamson will be facing a Sacramento Kings defense that has had issues containing opposing power forwards recently. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Kings are ranked a dismal 22nd in total Draftkings points allowed a game (52.1) to the power forward position.

Flex Plays

Domantas Sabonis $11,400

Since the beginning of April, the Sacramento Kings have played five games. In those five games just mentioned, Kings center Domantas Sabonis has averaged an impressive 16.2 points, 18.2 rebounds, and 7.2 assists, and 1 block a game. It has to be said, those are some outstanding offensive numbers from the Sacramento big man.

I fully expect Domantas Sabonis to continue his outstanding play versus the New Orleans Pelicans later today.

De’Aaron Fox $10,200

How important is Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox to this Kings team? Through 79 games played this season, Fox has averaged 25.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 2 steals a game.

Additionally, De’Aaron Fox will be facing a New Orleans Pelicans defense that has had trouble allowing fantasy points to opposing point guards lately. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Pelicans are ranked 22nd in total Draftkings points (45.5) allowed to the point guard position.

Additional flex plays I like this evening: C.J. McCollum $9,200: Harrison Barnes $6,400: Trey Lyles $3,800.

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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