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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Aces vs. Mercury 6/13/24

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

Las Vegas Aces vs. Phoenix Mercury
June 13, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Phoenix Mercury 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. Phoenix Mercury matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-A’ja Wilson, Forward, Las Vegas Aces $10,400

Talented Las Vegas forward A’ja Wilson arrives at tonight’s matchup with the Phoenix Mercury 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 ten games played for the Las Vegas Aces in the 2024 WNBA regular season, A’ja Wilson averaged a whopping 28.3 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.9 steals, and 2.7 blocks a game.

More recently, in the Las Vegas Aces 100-86 loss to the Minnesota Lynx two days ago, Aces forward A’ja Wilson certainly performed at a high level from a statistical perspective. A’ja Wilson accumulated 28 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in the Aces loss to the Minnesota Lynx.

Looking closer at the data just mentioned, in the Las Vegas Aces loss to the Minnesota Lynx earlier this week, Aces forward A’ja Wilson accumulated 46.5 Draftkings points.

As I noted in the rules section above, selecting the correct player for your captain position is absolutely vital if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) Draftkings contest. Keep that in mind as you determine which player to select as your captain for this one game DFS contest. For me, the obvious choice at the captain position for this WNBA Draftkings contest is Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson.

Flex Plays

Kahleah Copper, Guard, Phoenix Mercury $9,200

Phoenix guard Kahleah Copper has been one of the few bright spots for a Phoenix Mercury team that has struggled at times to start the 2024 campaign.

In the 12 games that the Phoenix Mercury have played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Phoenix guard Kahleah Copper has averaged a robust 24.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.5 blocks a game.

Three weeks ago, the Phoenix Mercury defeated the Las Vegas Aces 98-88. In that contest, Copper poured in a massive 55.5 Draftkings points.

I expect Phoenix guard Kahleah Copper to continue her quality play on the basketball court versus the Las Vegas Aces later today.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Kelsey Plum, Guard (Las Vegas) $9,000: Natasha Cloud, Guard, (Phoenix) $7,600: Brittney Griner, Forward (Phoenix) $8,600: Diana Taurasi, Guard (Phoenix) $7,400: Kate Martin, Guard (Las Vegas) $4,800.

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Hans Geevers

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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