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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Warriors vs. Mavericks 4/5/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Warriors vs. Mavericks matchup.

Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks
April 5, 2024 8:30 am EDT

The Golden State Warriors travel to Texas for a matchup with the Dallas Mavericks. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Warriors vs. Mavericks 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.

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Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Luka Doncic $13,000

Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Luka Doncic has quickly ascended to one of the most talented players in the NBA. Having stated that, how has Doncic performed from an offensive efficiency standpoint this season? In 75 games played, Doncic has averaged 33.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 9.8 assists, and 1.5 steals a game.

It should also be noted that the Dallas Mavericks played the Golden State Warriors three days ago. How did Luka Doncic perform in that contest?

In the Mavericks 104-100 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, Luka Doncic accumulated a robust 30 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block.

In my opinion, selecting the correct captain for your Draftkings lineup is vital if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) contest. Having stated that, I think the Luka Doncic fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Kyrie Irving $9,600

How important is Dallas point guard Kyrie Irving to the Mavericks offense? In the Mavericks last five games played, Kyrie Irving has averaged an impressive 26.2 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1.2 steals a game. I think it’s fair to say that the Mavericks offense runs through the Dallas point guard.

It should also be mentioned that Kyrie Irving will be facing a Golden State Warriors defense that has had issues containing opposing point guards recently. In the last 15 games played, Golden State is ranked 19th in total Draftkings points (49.4) allowed to the point guard position.

I fully expect that Irving will have offensive success versus this vulnerable Golden State Warriors defense tonight.

P.J. Washington $6,200

Dallas Mavericks forward P.J. Washington has been a key contributor to this Dallas team this season. Through 75 games played this season, Washington has averaged 12.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1 block a game.

Additionally, I like P.J. Washington’s matchup this evening. Why? The Golden State Warriors have struggled defending opposing power forwards lately. In the last 15 games played in the NBA, the Warriors are ranked 30th in total Draftkings points allowed (55.6) a game to the power forward position. Considering the fact that the NBA has 30 teams in the entire league, being ranked 30th in clearly not good.

Additional flex plays I like: Trayce Jackson-Davis $6,600: Klay Thompson $6,000: Derrick Jones $2,200: Gary Payton $1,800.

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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