NBA Showdown Playbook March 20: Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz NBA DFS Picks
Published: Mar 20, 2023
Updated: Mar 21, 2023
To conclude tonight’s schedule, the Sacramento Kings travel to Utah to face the Jazz for our NBA DFS Showdown Slate. Led by Domantas Sabonis and De’Aaron Fox, the Kings are favored by 6.5 points on the road tonight. This matchup vs the Jazz figures to be a high-scoring game with the over/under coming in at 239. We should note that Utah will be shorthanded tonight without both Lauri Markkanen and Jordan Clarkson. Now, let us dig into some NBA DFS picks to consider when building your showdown lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel for Monday, March 20th.
NBA Injury Report
- Kevin Huerter – Questionable (knee)
- Trey Lyles – Questionable (shoulder)
- Lauri Markkanen – Out
- Jordan Clarkson – Out
- Collin Sexton – Out
NBA DFS Showdown Slate Picks
Domantas Sabonis, Sacramento Kings
It is a great matchup for Sabonis tonight against the Kings in what figures to be a high-scoring game, with the only issue being the potential of a blowout. Sabonis has proven to be efficient as of late as he scored 30 points on Saturday and finished just a rebound shy of a triple-double in only 33 minutes against Washington and there is a good chance he gets another one tonight. Considering Sabonis is averaging 22 points, 14.2 rebounds, and nine assists per game in his last six, it should not be a surprise.
Talen Horton-Tucker, Utah Jazz
With Markkanen and Clarkson out tonight, someone has to score for the Jazz, and Horton-Tucker has the best chance to be that guy. He has proven to be capable of the task, and also as a playmaker, in recent games averaging 22 points and 7.8 assists per game in his last four.
De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings
It has been two rough games in a rough for Fox after consecutive games of 35 and 32 points as he followed that with a combined 30 points in his last two games. The thought process for tonight is that there will be plenty of value on the Utah side and a positive game flow for Fox, so let's see if he can find his shot.
Walker Kessler, Utah Jazz
Kessler has been a strong option for the Jazz this season as the rookie has truly turned into a double-double machine. With Markkanen out tonight, Kessler’s role will be even larger after establishing a floor of 12.3 points and 12.3 rebounds per game over his last four.
Kelly Olynyk, Utah Jazz
With Markkanen out tonight, both Olynyk and Kessler can be used together as someone has to be productive in the Utah front court. Olynyk is coming off a 13-point, 13-rebound performance, and at this price, we will take a repeat of that effort.
Kris Dunn, Utah Jazz
It has been three games since Dunn scored in double figures, but previously he showed the ability to capitalize on the injuries to Clarkson and Sexton when they are out of the lineup. Dunn figures to be the first man off the bench for Utah tonight and he is also expected to play a large role offensively as the Jazz try to keep up with the Kings.
Malik Monk, Sacramento Kings
The game flow could certainly favor Monk tonight as he has been an explosive scoring option off the bench for Sacramento as of late. In his last six games, we have gotten efficient production out of Monk as he is averaging 15.2 points, five assists, and four rebounds per game in just 23 minutes.
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings
While Barnes might not jump off the page at you most nights with his production, the forward is averaging 15 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while playing at least 30 minutes. Depending on the construction of your lineup, there is something to be said for that dependability.
Ochai Agbaji, Utah Jazz
Abgaji scored 16 points in 36 minutes on Saturday to bring his mark over the last four games up to 13.5 points in 32 minutes, and there will be more where that came from tonight as he remains in the starting lineup.
Simon Fontecchio, Utah Jazz
Fontecchio is projected to start tonight for the Jazz and with 14.3 points per game in his last four, he has shown the ability to put the ball in the hoop, and that is all you need out of him tonight.
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