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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Hawks vs. Clippers

Analyzing the best Draftkings picks for this evening's Hawks vs. Clippers matchup.

Hawks vs. Clippers
March 17, 2024 9:30 pm EDT

The Atlanta Hawks travel to California for a matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Before we dive into the Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Clippers 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 Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Clippers matchup.

Draftkings Player Picks

Captain-Dejounte Murray $10,400

How important is Atlanta point guard Dejounte Murray to the Hawks offense? Let’s dive into a recent sample size of Murray’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In his last four games played, Murray has averaged a whopping 31.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 7.25 assists, and 1.75 steals a game.

It should also be mentioned that Murray will be facing a Los Angeles Clippers defense that has certainly had issues containing opposing point guards this season. In the last 15 games played in the NBA, the Clippers are ranked a rather low 24th in total Draftkings points allowed a game (47.35) to the point guard position.

In summary, I fully expect Murray to continue his outstanding play versus this vulnerable Los Angeles Clippers defense.

Flex Plays

Kawhi Leonard $9,200

The 2019 NBA MVP has posted outstanding offensive numbers for the Los Angeles Clippers throughout the 2024 season. Let me be more specific. Through 66 games played this season, Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard has averaged 23.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.9 blocks, and 1.8 steals a game.

Similar to Dejounte Murray, Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard draws an Atlanta Hawks defense that is having trouble allowing fantasy points to the power forward position.

In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the Hawks are ranked 24th in total Draftkings points (51.1) allowed a game to the power forward position. Keep in mind that the NBA has a total of 32 teams in the entire league. Having stated that, clearly being ranked 24th in the league defending any position is not good.

Ivica Zubac $6,400

Los Angeles center Ivica Zubac has seen an increase in his playing time recently. His increase in playing time is due to multiple injuries that the Clippers have had over the course of the last week.

How has Zubac performed with his increase in playing time? In his last two games played, Zubac has averaged a respectable 23.65 Draftkings fantasy points a game. I like Zubac’s chances to post quality numbers in this evening’s game.

Additional flex plays I like this evening: Paul George $8,800: Clint Capella $6,600: Bruno Fernando $4,600

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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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