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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Pacers vs. Bucks 4/30/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for this evening's Pacers vs. Bucks matchup.

Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks
April 30, 2024 9:30 pm EDT

The Indiana Pacers travel to Wisconsin for a matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks 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 tonight’s Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Bobby Portis $9,400

Milwaukee forward Bobby Portis has played consistent quality basketball for the Milwaukee Bucks all season. Having stated that, how has Portis been playing recently? In Bobby Portis’s last four games played (all playoff games), Portis averaged 29.2 Draftkings points a game.

Earlier this month, talented Milwaukee Bucks center Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered an injury in a win over the Boston Celtics. Unfortunately for the Milwaukee Bucks, the injury that Antetokounmpo sustained has resulted in the Bucks center missing multiple games. The Bucks have officially listed Giannis Antetokounmpo as doubtful for tonight’s game.

This morning, the Milwaukee Bucks announced that Bucks point guard Damion Lillard has been listed as doubtful for this evening’s game as well. In my opinion, the likely loss of the Bucks two most talented players on the roster will force Bobby Portis to be more involved in the Milwaukee offense in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs later today.

For the reasons just noted, I am backing Bucks forward Bobby Portis as my captain for tonight’s DFS slate.

Flex Plays

Tyrese Haliburton $10,000

Talented Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton has quickly ascended to one of the best guards in the NBA. Let’s dive into Haliburton’s recent game data to better shed light on my previous statement.

In the Indiana Pacers four playoff games played in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs (all versus the Milwaukee Bucks), Tyrese Haliburton has averaged 15.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 10 assists, and 0.8 steals a game.

In the Indiana Pacers 126-113 Game 4 win over the Milwaukee Bucks two days ago, Tyrese Haliburton posted some outstanding DFS numbers. Haliburton accumulated a robust 24 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal in the Pacers win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Myles Turner $8,800

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has certainly been the driving force for the Indiana Pacers in the paint in 2024. In the Indiana Pacers four games played in the 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs, Myles Turner has averaged an impressive 45.9 Draftkings points a game.

With Giannis Antetokounmpo likely being ruled out for tonight’s game, I think Myle Turner will have an enhanced opportunity to score fantasy points.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Pascal Siakam $10,400: Patrick Beverly $5,800: Brook Lopex $7,600: Malik Beasley $5,200.

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