FanDuel Single-Game NBA DFS Picks and Helper: Celtics at Pacers (5/27/24)

Matthew Lo
Matthew Lo@holla2mlo
FanDuel Single-Game NBA DFS Picks and Helper: Celtics at Pacers (5/27/24)

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Let's dive into the Boston Celtics-Indiana Pacers Game 4 single-game slate on FanDuel.

NBA Single-Game DFS Picks for Celtics-Pacers

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All NBA odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook.

Date and Time: Monday, May 27th at 8:00 p.m. ET

Spread: Celtics -8.0 (-110)

Total: 222.5 (-110/-110)

Studs to Target

Jayson Tatum ($17,000): Boston's superstar is an optimal MVP choice after he accounted for a team-high 1.25 FanDuel points per minute and a 30.1% usage rate this series. Tatum has continued to succeed against the Pacers this season, averaging an impressive 32.1 real-life points and 55.2 FanDuel points per game in seven meetings.

Jaylen Brown ($14,000): Ranking second among the Celtics' starting five in fantasy production (1.15 FanDuel points per minute) and usage (29.9%), Boston's forward should see plenty of exposure in STAR or PRO roster spots. While Tatum has been the centerpiece of Boston's offense, Brown has still produced 45.6 FanDuel points per game in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Pascal Siakam ($13,500): Indiana's big man has played extremely well in his last three contests, recording 40.5 FanDuel points per game and 1.11 FanDuel points per minute. With Tyrese Haliburton trending towards a doubtful designation, Siakam's production is boosted to 1.21 FanDuel points per minute with a 27.0% usage rate.

Mid-Range Options

Derrick White ($11,500): The 29-year old is an underrated choice for any STAR or PRO spots despite recording a 17.6% usage rate, ranking third among his team's starting unit in fantasy production (1.12 FanDuel points per minute).

Jrue Holiday ($11,000): Despite dealing with an illness in Game 3, Boston's defensive stud has been sneaky efficient during the Eastern Conference Finals, accounting for 1.01 FanDuel points per minute and 41.4 FanDuel points per contest.

Myles Turner (10,500): In 130 minutes with Indiana's expected rotation, Turner has averaged 0.99 FanDuel points per minute and a 20.8% usage rate.

Andrew Nembhard ($10,000): After Game 3's stud performance, Nembhard is averaging 33.7 FanDuel points per contest and 1.01 FanDuel points per minute in the Eastern Conference Finals. The second year guard is overall producing 0.93 FanDuel points per minute and a 19.1% usage rate if Tyrese Haliburton is unable to suit up.

T.J. McConnell ($9,500): Even in a second unit role, McConnell continues to accumulate impressive metrics, recording 1.22 FanDuel points per minute and a 27.2% usage rate in his last three appearances. The veteran is averaging 1.41 FanDuel points per minute with Indiana's current rotation.

Value Plays

Al Horford ($9,000): With Indiana's defense often leaving Horford open, the Celtics' veteran has stepped up this series, producing 31.9 FanDuel points per game while converting 40% of his three point attempts.

Aaron Nesmith ($8,500): In 98 playoff minutes against Boston, Nesmith has averaged 0.54 FanDuel points per minute and 17.9 FanDuel points per game.

Obi Toppin ($8,000): Indiana's forward continues to play a consistent role in their rotation, accounting for 22.0 minutes and 16.8 FanDuel points per game in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Payton Pritchard ($7,000): Boston's backup guard is logging 18.6 minutes per game this series while averaging 0.63 FanDuel points.

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