Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks Bucks vs. Pacers 4/26/24


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

Before we dive into the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers 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 afternoon’s Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Damian Lillard $10,800

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.

Antetokounmpo’s likely absence in the lineup will allow other Milwaukee Bucks players to be more involved in the offensive. I think the most likely candidate to see an increased role within the offense will be Milwaukee Bucks point guard Damian Lillard.

In the Milwaukee Buck last two games played without Giannis Antetokounmpo in the lineup, Damian Lillard has certainly exceled. Let me be more specific. In the Buck’s last two games played without Antetokounmpo in the lineup, Lillard has averaged 34.5 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 0.5 steals a game.

I noted in the rules section above just how important it is to select the correct captain for your Draftkings lineup if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) contest. Having stated that, I think that Milwaukee Bucks guard Damain Lillard fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Tyrese Haliburton $10,000

Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton has certainly been the heart and soul of this Indiana Pacers team this season. Having stated that, how has Haliburton been playing recently?

In the Indiana Pacers last five games played, Tyrese Haliburton averaged an impressive 16.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 10 assists, 1.6 steals, and 0.8 blocks a game.

In the Indiana Pacers 125-108 win over the Milwaukee Bucks three days ago, Tyrese Haliburton posted some outstanding fantasy numbers. Haliburton accumulated 12 points, 4 rebounds, 12 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block in the Pacers win over the Bucks.

In conclusion, I fully expect Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton to continue his quality play versus this vulnerable Milwaukee Bucks defense in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference playoffs later today.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Bobby Portis $8,200: Pascal Siakam $9,600: Patrick Beverly $5,600: Andrew Nembhard $4,800.

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