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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: 76ers vs. Lakers

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for tonight's 76ers vs. Lakers matchup.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers
March 22, 2024 10:30 pm EDT

The Philadelphia 76ers travel to California for a matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Prior to discussing the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers 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 Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-LeBron James $10,800

How important is Lakers forward LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers offense? In 68 games played this season, LeBron James has averaged 25.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 8 assists and 1.2 steals a game. I think it’s fair to say that the Los Angeles offense runs through the Lakers small forward.

It should also be mentioned that LeBron James will be facing a Philadelphia 76ers defense that has had issues containing opposing small forwards recently. In the last 15 games played in the NBA, the 76ers are ranked a rather low 25th in total Draftkings points allowed (44.61) to the small forward position.

In summary, I like Lebron James’s chances of finding success versus this questionable Philadelphia 76ers team tonight.

Flex Plays

D’Angelo Russell $8,200

Los Angeles point guard D’Angelo Russell has certainly been a key contributor to this Lakers offense this season. Let’s dive into Russell’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In his last two games played, Russell has averaged 25 points, 3.5 rebounds, 11.5 assists, and 1 steal a game.

Similar to LeBron James, Russell draws a Philadelphia 76ers defense that is having issues allowing fantasy points to the point guard position. In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the 76ers are ranked 20th in total Draftkings points allowed (49.49) to the point guard position.

Kelly Oubre $7,000

Last month, talented Philadelphia center Joel Embiid suffered an injury in a contest with the Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately for the 76ers, the injury will require Embiid to miss the remaining games in the regular season.

Who has been the biggest beneficiary of Embiid’s absence in the lineup? In my opinion, the answer to that question is Philadelphia forward Kelly Oubre. In his last two games played, Oubre has averaged an impressive 47.05 Draftkings points a game.

I fully expect Kelly Oubre to continue playing outstanding basketball versus the Lakers later today.

Additional flex plays I like this evening: Austin Reaves $7,400: Kyle Lowry $5,000: Mo Bamba $4,400.

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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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