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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Aces vs. Lynx 5/29/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Aces vs. Lynx matchup.

Minnesota Lynx vs. Las Vegas Aces
May 29, 2024 8:00 pm EDT

The WNBA presents a matchup between the Minnesota Lynx and Las Vegas Aces. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the Minnesota Lynx vs. Las Vegas Aces game let’s review the rules for the 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.

*I recommend that all readers review the starting lineups for both teams prior to setting your DFS lineup for this one game slate

Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Las Vegas Aces vs. Minnesota Lynx matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-A’ja Wilson $10,800

Talented Las Vegas center A’ja Wilson arrives at tonight’s matchup with the Minnesota Lynx playing outstanding basketball. Having stated that, how has Wilson been playing from an offensive standpoint? Let’s review A’ja Wilson’s recent game data to answer that question.

In the Las Vegas Aces first five games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, A’ja Wilson averaged 25.5 points, 12.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.3 blocks a game.

More recently, in the Las Vegas Aces 99-80 win over the Indiana Fever four days ago, A’ja Wilson played exceptionally well from a statistical perspective. A’ja Wilson accumulated a massive 29 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in the Aces win over the Indiana Fever.

Looking closer at the data just mentioned, in the Las Vegas Aces win over the Indiana Fever earlier in the week, Aces center A’ja Wilson accumulated a robust 56.8 Draftkings points. It has to be said, those are some quality offensive numbers coming from the Las Vegas Aces center.

I certainly like A’ja Wilson’s matchup tonight? Why? Wilson draws a Minnesota Lynx defense that has struggled to defend opposing players in the paint all season. Let me be more specific. Through five games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Minnesota Lynx are currently ranked an abysmal 12th in total points allowed in the paint a game (39.3). Keep in mind that the WNBA has 12 teams in the entire league. Clearly, being ranked 12th in any team defensive category is never a good thing.

For the reasons just noted, I am backing Las Vegas Aces center A’ja Wilson as my captain for tonight’s Draftkings contest.

Flex Plays

Jackie Young $9,400

Las Vegas Aces point guard Jackie Young has been the leader in the backcourt that the Aces offense has needed to win games this season. Having stated that, how has Young been playing recently?

In the Las Vegas Aces last three games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Las Vegas Aces point guard Jackie Young has averaged an impressive 22.3 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals a game.

I fully expect Jackie Young to continue her outstanding play versus this Minnesota Lynx team later today.

Additional players I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Kelsey Plum $8,400: Napheesa Collier $10,000: Alanna Smith $8,200: Kate Martin $4,400.


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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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