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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: 76ers vs. Bucks

Analyzing the best Draftkings player selections for tonight's 76ers vs. Bucks matchup.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks
March 14, 2024 8:00 pm EDT

The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Wisconsin for a matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a Draftkings perspective.

Prior to discussing the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks 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. Milwaukee Bucks matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Giannis Antetokounmpo $12,400

Milwaukee center Giannis Antetokounmpo arrives at tonight’s game with the 76ers playing outstanding basketball from a statistical perspective. In his last three games played, Giannis Antetokounmpo has averaged 32.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.6 assists, and 1 steal a game.

I think it’s fair to say that the Milwaukee offense runs through the Bucks center. Antetokounmpo will certainly be in the vast majority of my DFS lineups for this one game Draftkings slate.

It should also be noted that talented Philadelphia center Joel Embiid will not play in this evening’s game. The lack of Embiid’s outstanding presence in the paint will be a liability for the 76ers defense. I fully expect that Giannis Antetokounmpo will prosper in Embiid’s absence.

Flex Plays

Damian Lillard $9,600

How important is Damion Lillard to this Milwaukee offense? Let’s take a look at a sample of Lillard’s recent game statistics to answer that question. In his last three games played, Damion Lillard has averaged 25.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 5.7 assists a game.

It should also be mentioned that Lillard will be facing a Philadelphia 76ers defense that has had issues containing opposing point guards this season. In the last 15 games played, the 76ers are ranked a lowly 22nd in total Draftkings points allowed (49.56) to the point guard position.

I like Lillard’s chances of finding success versus this questionable Philadelphia 76ers team tonight.

Kelly Oubre $7,000 

Earlier in this article I made reference to the fact that 76ers center Joel Embiid would not play this evening. Embiid’s absence will open up playing opportunities for other Milwaukee players to contribute to the Bucks offense.

Who do I think will benefit the most from Embiid’s absence from the lineup tonight? For me, the answer to that question is Philadelphia forward Kelly Oubre.

Let’s dive into a recent sample size of Oubre’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In his last three games played, Kelly Oubre averaged 32.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal a game.

Additional flex plays I like this evening: Tyrese Maxey $9,400: Kyle Lowry $5,400: Pat Connaughton $3,000.

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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