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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Dream vs. Sky 6/8/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for this evening's Dream vs. Sky matchup.

Atlanta Dream vs. Chicago Sky
June 8, 2024 5:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Atlanta Dream vs. Chicago Sky 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. Remember, once Draftkings lineups have locked you cannot swap players.

Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Chicago Sky vs. Atlanta Dream matchup.

Captain-Tina Charles, Forward, Atlanta Dream $8,600

Atlanta Dream forward Tina Charles arrives at tonight’s matchup with the Chicago Sky playing outstanding basketball. How has Tina Charles been playing recently? Let’s review Tina Charles recent game data to answer that question.

In eight games played for the Atlanta Dream in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Tina Charles averaged a robust 11.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.6 steals a game. It has to be said, those are some quality DFS numbers coming from the Atlanta Dream forward.

Looking at the data just presented more closely, in the eight games that Atlanta forward Tina Charles has played for the Atlanta Dream this season, Tina Charles averaged 30.3 Draftkings points a game.

Additionally. I like Tina Charles matchup in this contest? Why? Tina Charles will face a Chicago Sky defense that has struggled to defend opposing players in the paint all season. More specifically, through nine games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Chicago Sky are currently ranked a rather low 11th in total points allowed in the paint a game (38.2). Keep in mind that the WNBA has 12 teams in the entire league. I think it’s fair to say that being ranked 11th in any team defensive category is not a good thing.

For the reasons just noted, I am backing talented Atlanta Dream forward Tina Charles as my captain for tonight’s Draftkings DFS WNBA one game slate.

Flex Plays

Angel Reese, Forward, Chicago Sky $7,800

Chicago Sky rookie forward Angel Reese has wasted little time showing the world that she belongs in the WNBA. Having stated that, how has the Chicago Sky rookie forward played from a statistical standpoint in the 2024 WNBA regular season?

In the nine games that Chicago forward Angel Reese has played for the Chicago Sky this season, Sky forward Angel Reese is averaging 11.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.6 steals a game.

I fully expect Chicago Sky rookie forward Angel Reese to continue her outstanding play versus the Atlanta Dream later today.

Additional players I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Marina Mabrey, (Chicago) Guard $7,600: Allisha Gray, (Atlanta) Guard $8,200: Chennedy Carter, (Chicago) Guard $7,600: Aerial Powers, (Atlanta) Guard $6,000: Kamilla Cardoso, (Chicago) Forward $5,200:

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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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