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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Pelicans vs. Magic

Analyzing the best Draftkings picks for this evening's Pelicans vs. Magic matchup.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic
March 21, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

Tonight, the New Orleans Pelicans travel to the Kia Center for a matchup with the Orlando Magic.

Before we dive into the New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic 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 this evening’s New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Zion Williamson $10,400

How important is New Orleans power forward Zion Williamson to the Pelicans offense? Since the beginning of March, the New Orleans Pelicans have played 8 games. In those 8 games just noted, New Orleans power forward Zion Williamson averaged an impressive 45.5 Draftkings points a game.

I fully expect Williamson’s outstanding play to continue tonight in Orlando.

Flex Plays

Paolo Banchero $10,800

Magic forward Paolo Banchero has provided a consistent and steady presence in the paint for this Orlando team. Let’s take a look at a sample of Banchero’s recent game statistics to better shed light on my previous statement. In his last three games played, Paolo Banchero has averaged 19.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6 assists, and 0.7 steals a game.

Brandon Ingram $9,200

New Orleans guard Brandon Ingram has put up some nice numbers for his Pelicans team this season. Let’s dive into a recent sample size of Brandon Ingram’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court.

In his last three games played, Ingram has averaged a whopping averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists a game. Clearly, Ingram has been a key contributor to the New Orleans offense.

Franz Wagner $8,600

In addition to Paolo Banchero, Magic forward Franz Wagner has been a key contributor to this Magic team in 2024 as well. Through 69 games played this season, Wagner has averaged 19.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.1 steals a game.

Additional flex plays I like: Wendell Carter Jr. $6,800: Herbert Jones $5,600: Cole Anthony $5,000.

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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