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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Sparks vs. Sky 5/30/24

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

Los Angeles Sparks vs. Chicago Sky
May 30, 2024 8:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Chicago Sky vs. Los Angeles Sparks 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. Chicago Sky matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Dearica Hamby $9,800

Los Angeles Sparks forward Dearica Hamby arrives at tonight’s game with the Chicago Sky 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 last three games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Sparks forward Dearica Hamby has averaged a whopping 18 points, 11.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1 steal a game.

More recently, in the Los Angeles Sparks 88-82 win over the Indiana Fever two days ago, Los Angeles Sparks forward Dearica Hamby played rather well. Hamby accumulated 17 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals in the Sparks defeat of the Indiana Fever.

Additionally, I certainly like Dearica Hamby’s matchup this evening? Why? Hamby draws a Chicago Sky defense that has struggled to defend opposing players in the paint all season. Let me be more specific. Through six games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Chicago Sky are currently ranked a dreadful 12th in total points allowed in the paint a game (40.3). Keep in mind that the WNBA has 12 teams in the entire league. Clearly, being ranked 12th in any team defensive category is never a good thing.

Selecting the correct captain for your DFS single game showdown lineup is vital if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) Draftkings contest. I think that Los Angeles Sparks forward Dearica Hamby fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Rickea Jackson $6,200

Sparks forward Rickea Jackson has been a key contributor for this Los Angeles Sparks team in 2024. Having stated that, how has Jackson been playing from an offensive perspective?

In the Los Angeles Sparks six games played in the WNBA this season, Rickea Jackson is averaging 10.2 points, 2.2 assists, and 1 steal a game. I like Sparks forward Rickea Jackson’s chances of posting some quality numbers versus this Chicago Sky team later today.

In my opinion, Los Angeles Sparks forward Rickea Jackson presents the best value of any player on this slate at the low Draftkings price of only $6,200.

Additional players I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Dana Evans $6,600: Angel Reese $8,600: Marina Mabrey $9,200: Cameron Brink $8,400: Aari McDonald $5,400: Li Yueru $3,400.

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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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