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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Sparks vs. Liberty 6/20/24

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

Los Angeles Sparks vs. New York Liberty
June 20, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Los Angeles Sparks vs. New York Liberty 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 Los Angeles Sparks vs. New York Liberty matchup.

Draftkings Picks

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

New York forward Breanna Stewart has certainly established herself as the leader of this New York Liberty team in 2024. Having stated that, how has Stewart been playing from a statistical standpoint? Let’s take a look at Stewart’s recent game data to answer that question.

In the 15 games that Breanna Stewart has played for the New York Liberty in the 2024 WNBA regular season, New York forward Breanna Stewart has averaged a whopping 19.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.1 steals, and 1 block a game.

In the New York Liberty’s 99-93 loss to the Phoenix Mercury two days ago, New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart played exceptionally well. Let me be more specific. Stewart accumulated 28 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, and 2 steals in the Phoenix Mercury’s defeat of the New York Liberty.

From a general matchup perspective, I like New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart’s matchup in this game. Stewart will face a Los Angeles Sparks defense that has clearly struggled on the defensive side of the basketball all season. Through 15 games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Los Angeles Sparks are currently ranked an abysmal eighth in total points allowed in the paint a game (35.6), eighth in overall defensive rating (103.6), and seventh in total opponent second chance points allowed game (11.5). Clearly, those are not good defensive numbers. Remember, for appropriate context, the WNBA has 12 teams in the entire league.

Flex Plays

Sabrina Ionescu, Guard, New York Liberty $10,000

Talented New York guard Sabrina Ionescu has provided the stability in the backcourt that the New York Liberty have needed to win games in the 2024 WNBA regular season.

In 15 games played for the New York Liberty in the 2024 WNBA regular season, New York guard Sabrina Ionescu averaged an impressive 17.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.5 rebounds a game.

Looking closer at the data just presented, in the 15 games that Sabrina Ionescu has played for the Liberty this season, Ionescu averaged 35.3 Draftkings points a contest.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Rickea Jackson, Guard (Los Angeles) $7,400: Dearica Hamby, Forward (Los Angeles) $11,000: Jonquel Jones, Forward (New York) $10,400: Leonie Fiebich, Guard (New York) $5,800.

Hans Geevers's Free Pick: See Above

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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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