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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Mystics vs. Aces 7/4/24

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

Washington Mystics vs. Las Vegas Aces
July 4, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Washington Mystics 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 Washington Mystics vs. Las Vegas Aces matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-A’ja Wilson, Forward, Las Vegas Aces $11,000

Talented Las Vegas forward A’ja Wilson has been the presence in the paint that the Las Vegas Aces have needed to win games this season. Having stated that, how has Wilson been playing from an offensive standpoint in 2024?

In the 17 games that Las Vegas forward A’ja Wilson has played for the Las Vegas Aces in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Wilson averaged 27.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.9 steals, and 253 blocks a game.

Looking closer at the data just presented, in the 17 games that Aces forward A’ja Wilson has played for the Las Vegas Aces this season, Wilson has accumulated a robust 53.6 Draftkings points a game.

Additionally, I definitely like A’ja Wilson’s matchup in this game. Why? Wilson draws a Washington Mystics team that has struggled on the defensive side of the basketball all season. Through 17 games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Washington Mystics are currently ranked a rather low eighth in total team defensive rating (102.2), eighth in defensive rebounding percentage (69.6%), and 11th in total opponent points allowed off turnovers a game (18.6). Clearly, the data just presented tells us that the Washington Mystics are not a good defensive team.

Now that we have determined just how bad the Washington Mystics’s defense is in the 2024 WNBA regular season, it is easy to recognize the problem the Mystics will face in Las Vegas later today. A’ja Wilson is one of the best players in the league. If the Washington Mystics can’t handle some of the lower-level talent in the WNBA, how will the team respond versus facing the best player in the league (A’ja Wilson)? My prediction is the Mystics will be unable to contain Wilson in the paint.

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

Flex Plays

Jackie Young, Guard, Las Vegas Aces $9,200

How important is Las Vegas point guard Jackie Young to the Las Vegas Aces offense? Let’s take a look at Young’s relevant game data to answer that question.

Through 17 games played this season, Jackie Young is averaging 18.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1 steal a game.

I like Jackie Young’s chances of continuing her outstanding play on the basketball court later today in Nevada.

Additional players I like (Draftkings price noted): Kelsey Plum, Guard (Las Vegas) $10,000: Emily Engstler, Forward (Washington) $5,000: Ariel Atkins, Guard (Washington) $8,600.

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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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