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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Heat vs. 76ers 4/17/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Heat vs. 76ers matchup.

Miami Heat vs. Philadephia 76ers
April 17, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

The Miami Heat travel to Pennsylvania for a matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Heat vs. 76ers 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.

If you need to review the specific rules for the single game showdown contests feel free to check out the Draftkings website.

Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Bam Adebayo $9,400

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo has certainly been a key contributor to this Heat team this season. Having stated that, how has Adebayo been playing recently?

Since the beginning of April, the Miami Heat have played eight games. In those eight games just noted, Bam Adebayo has averaged a robust 15.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1 block a game. It has to be said, those are some outstanding offensive numbers from the Miami Heat center.

I also like Bam Adebayo’s matchup tonight. Why? Adebayo will be facing a Philadelphia 76ers defense that has had issues containing opposing centers recently. In the last 15 games played in the NBA, the 76ers are ranked an abysmal 25th in total Draftkings points allowed a game (58.5) to the center position.

I fully expect Bam Adebayo to post quality fantasy numbers versus this vulnerable Philadelphia 76ers defense later today.

Flex Plays

Jimmy Butler $10,200

Miami Heat small forward Jimmy Butler has been posting some outstanding offensive numbers in 2024. Let me be more specific. In 82 games played for the Miami Heat this season, Jimmy Butler has averaged 20.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1.3 steals a game.

Similar to Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler draws a Philadelphia 76ers defense that is having trouble allowing fantasy points to the small forward position.

In the last 30 games played in the NBA, the 76ers are ranked 22nd in total Draftkings points (42.1) allowed a game to the small forward position.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Joel Embiid $12,400: Tyrese Maxey $9,800: Tyler Herro $8,800: Caleb Martin $5,600: Kevin Love $3,600.

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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