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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Sky vs. Liberty 7/11/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Sky vs. Liberty matchup.

Chicago Sky vs. New York Liberty
July 11, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

The WNBA presents a matchup between the Chicago Sky and the New York Liberty. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the Chicago Sky vs. New York Liberty 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.

*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 Chicago Sky vs. New York Liberty matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Breanna Stewart, Forward, New York Liberty $10,600

How important has New York forward Breanna Stewart been to the New York Liberty offense this season? Let’s take a look at Stewart’s recent game statistics to answer that question.

In the 22 games that forward Breanna Stewart has played for the New York Liberty in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Stewart has averaged an impressive 19.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2 steals and 1.4 blocks a game.

It should also be mentioned that these two teams faced off earlier in the 2024 season in Chicago. In that matchup, New York forward Breanna Stewart played exceptionally well. Let me be more specific. In the New York Liberty’s 88-75 win over the Chicago Sky just noted, New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart accumulated a massive 33 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.

Additionally, I certainly like Stewart’s matchup in this game. New York forward Breanna Stewart draws a Chicago Sky defense that has struggled to defend opposing players in the paint all season. Through 22 games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Chicago Sky are currently ranked a dismal tenth in total points allowed in the paint a game (37.2), tenth in defensive rebound percentage (24.7), and 11th in total opponent second chance points allowed a game (12.6). Keep in mind that the WNBA has 12 teams in the entire league.

The data just presented clearly tells us that the Chicago Sky are not a good defensive team. Having stated that, now the Sky will face one of the best players in the association in New York forward Breanna Stewart. I think it’s fair to say that Breanna Stewart should post big fantasy numbers versus this vulnerable Chicago Sky defense later today.

Flex Plays

Angel Reese, Forward, Chicago Sky $10,200

Chicago Sky rookie forward Angel Reese has wasted little time showing the world that she belongs in the WNBA. How is Angel Reese playing from a statistical standpoint?

In the Chicago Sky’s 21 games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Chicago Sky forward Angel Reese is averaging 14 points, 11.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 2.1 steals a game.

In summary, I like Angel Reese’s chances of continuing her outstanding play on the basketball court later today in New York.

Additional players I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Sabrina Ionescu, Guard (New York Liberty) $9,800: Chennedy Carter, Guard (Chicago Sky) $8,600.

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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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