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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Sparks vs. Mercury 6/28/24

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

Los Angeles Sparks vs. Phoenix Mercury
June 28, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Los Angeles Sparks vs. Phoenix Mercury 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. Phoenix Mercury matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Dearica Hamby, Forward, Los Angeles Sparks $10,000

Los Angeles Sparks forward Dearica Hamby arrives at tonight’s game with the Phoenix Mercury playing exceptional basketball from a statistical perspective. Let’s take a look at Hamby’s recent game data to shed light on my previous statement.

In the Los Angeles Sparks 15 games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Sparks forward Dearica Hamby has averaged a whopping 17.8 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals a game.

More recently, in the New York Liberty’s 98-88 defeat of the Los Angeles Sparks six days ago, Los Angeles Sparks forward Dearica Hamby posted some quality fantasy numbers. Hamby accumulated 20 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in the Sparks loss to the New York Liberty.

I also like Dearica Hamby’s matchup this evening. Hamby draws a Phoenix Mercury team that has struggled on defense this season. Through 16 games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Phoenix Mercury are currently ranked an abysmal ninth in total team defensive rating (103.1) and ninth in total opponent second chance points allowed a game (12.1). Clearly, the defensive data just presented tells us that the Phoenix Mercury are currently not a good defensive basketball team. After all, numbers don’t lie.

It is noteworthy that these two teams faced off earlier this month. In that matchup, Los Angeles forward Dearica Hamby played exceptionally well. Let me be more specific. Three weeks ago, in the Phoenix Mercury’s 87-70 win over the Los Angeles Sparks, Sparks forward Dearica Hamby accumulated 23 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 1 block.

In summary, I think that talented Los Angeles Sparks forward Dearica Hamby is a great play at captain for this one game WNBA DFS Draftkings slate.

Flex Plays

Kahleah Copper, Guard, Phoenix Mercury $9,000

How important has Phoenix guard Kahleah Copper been to this Phoenix Mercury team this season? Let’s take a quick look at Kahleah Copper’s recent statistical game data to answer that question.

In the 16 games that the Phoenix Mercury have played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Phoenix guard Kahleah Copper has averaged 22.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.2 steals a game.

Additional players I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Natasha Cloud, Guard (Phoenix) $8,400: Brittney Griner, Forward (Phoenix) $9,600: Sophie Cunningham, Guard (Phoenix) $6,000.

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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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