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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Sun vs. Mercury 7/1/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tomorrow night's Sun vs. Mercury matchup.

Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury
June 30, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Connecticut Sun 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 tomorrow evening’s Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Alyssa Thomas, Forward, Connecticut Sun $11,000

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas continues to show basketball fans that she is one of the best forwards in the WNBA. Let’s review Thomas’s recent game data to better shed light on my previous statement.

In the 18 games that Alyssa Thomas has played for the Connecticut Sun in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Thomas averaged 12.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.6 steals, and 0.5 blocks a game.

More recently, in the Connecticut Sun’s 78-74 loss to the Atlanta Dream two days ago, Connecticut forward Alyssa Thomas played outstanding basketball from a statistical perspective. Thomas accumulated a respectable 14 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, and 1 steal in the Atlanta Dream’s win over the Sun.

Looking closer at the data just presented, in the Connecticut Sun’s loss to the Atlanta Dream earlier this week, Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas accumulated 33.8 Draftkings points.

I also like Alyssa Thomas’s matchup in this game. Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas draws a Phoenix Mercury team that has struggled on defense this season. Through 18 games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Phoenix Mercury are currently ranked a dreadful eighth in total team defensive rating (102.5), tenth in total opponent fast break points allowed a game (11.1), and ninth in total opponent second chance points allowed a game (11.5). Clearly, the defensive data just presented tells us that the Phoenix Mercury are currently not a good defensive basketball team.

In conclusion, I am rolling with talented Connecticut forward Alyssa Thomas as my captain selection for this one game Draftkings WNBA DFS showdown slate.

Flex Plays

Flex Plays

Kahleah Copper, Guard, Phoenix Mercury $9,600

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

In the 17 games that the Phoenix Mercury have played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Phoenix guard Kahleah Copper has averaged 22.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.2 steals a game.

I like Kahleah Copper’s chances of continuing her quality play versus the Connecticut Sun tomorrow night.

Additional players I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Natasha Cloud, Guard (Phoenix Mercury) $8,400: Brittney Griner, Forward (Phoenix Mercury) $10,600: Sophie Cunningham, Guard (Phoenix Mercury) $8,000: Tyasha Harris, (Connecticut Sun) Guard $6,600.

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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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