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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Sky vs. Storm 7/7/24

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

Chicago Sky vs. Seattle Storm
July 7, 2024 6:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Chicago Sky vs. Seattle Storm game let’s review the rules for 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 Chicago Sky vs. Seattle Storm matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Ezi Magbegor, Forward, Seattle Storm $9,200

How important has Seattle forward Ezi Magbegor been to the Seattle Storm offense this season? Let’s take a look at Magbegor’s recent game statistics to answer that question.

In the 20 games that forward Ezi Magbegor has played for the Seattle Storm in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Magbegor has averaged a whopping 13.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.5 blocks, and 1.6 steals a game.

It is noteworthy that these two teams faced off two days ago in Chicago. In that matchup, Seattle forward Ezi Magbegor played at a high level. Let me be more specific. In the Chicago Sky’s 88-84 upset win over the Seattle Storm just mentioned, Seattle forward Ezi Magbegor accumulated 13 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and a massive 8 blocks.

Additionally, I certainly like Ezi Magbegor’s matchup in this game. Why? Seattle Storm forward Ezi Magbegor draws a Chicago Sky defense that has struggled to defend opposing players in the paint all season. Through 20 games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Chicago Sky are currently ranked an abysmal tenth in total points allowed in the paint a game (37.2), tenth in defensive rebound percentage (24.7), and 11th in total opponent second chance points allowed a game (12.6). Keep in mind that the WNBA has 12 teams in the entire league. Clearly, the Chicago Sky are not a good defensive team.

Flex Plays

Angel Reese, Forward, Chicago Sky $9,800

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

In the Chicago Sky’s 19 games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Chicago Sky forward Angel Reese is averaging 13.9 points, 11.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.4 steals a game.

In summary, I like Angel Reese’s chances of continuing her outstanding play on the basketball court later today in Seattle.

Jewell Loyd, Guard, Seattle Storm $9,400

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd has certainly been a positive presence in the backcourt for the team this season.

In the 20 games that the Seattle Storm have played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd has averaged an impressive 35.5 Draftkings points a game.

Additional players I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Skylar Diggins-Smith, Guard (Seattle Storm) $7,800: Chennedy Carter, Guard (Chicago Sky) $8,200: Sami Whitcomb, Guard (Seattle Storm) $5,200.

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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