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ATL vs DAL Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Atlanta Dream vs Dallas Wings

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ATL vs DAL Dream11: The WNBA is now well into the last stage of the Regular Season as the Playoffs are barely three weeks away and this is the most crucial part of the window. Some teams had an awesome start to the season but are unraveling now. And two of those teams in Atlanta Dream and the Dallas Wings will meet here.

The Dream has been on a slide with 12 wins and 17 losses, which is a downer compared to earlier in the season. The Dream had an amazing 7 wins and 4 losses start, but since then, they have lost 13 and won just five games. In their last game, the Dream lost to the Lynx 85-92 despite a 24 points performance by Tiffany Hayes.

The Wings were impressive to begin the season, nabbing five wins in seven games, but since then, they have gone off the rails. They have 12 wins and 17 losses, losing 15 and winning just seven games since then. In their last game, the Wings lost to the Mystics 77:87 despite a 27 points performance by Teaira McCowan.

The Dream and the Wings have met twice and both times Dream came on top.

Host: Dallas Wings
Visitors: Atlanta Dream
Match Timing: 31 July, @ 05:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Gateway Center

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Dream’s woes deepen

The Dream has had a much stronger defense compared to last season and they have become an effective squad on the non-glamourous end. However, their woes on the “glamourous”(read offensive) end have only deepened through the season. Tiffany Hayes has injected life into the offensive end but that hasn’t been enough.

Early in the season, the combination of Howard-Wallace-Wheeler-Parker-Coffey was giving fierce resistance to the opponents but a host of injuries derailed the rotations and the team lost grip over the season, There is no doubt that the Dream is in the need of a renaissance, and need better shot-selection.

The Wings need a defensive boost

The Wings were impressive to begin the season and one of the major reasons for that was the incredible offensive starts by Marina Mabrey and Isabelle Harrison. The Wings have a wealth of shooting, spearheaded by Arike Ogunbowale, but the effort has fallen short from the side of Harrison and Mabrey lately, with Harrison’s role being shifted constantly.

The trouble for the Wings has been the inside defense, while the inside offense has improved since the inclusion of Teaira McCowan in the starting lineup. Allisha Gray has done her bit but overall, the Wings will really need to better the shot-selection and do a better job on the defensive end.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Arike Ogunbowale: 24
Highest rebounder: Teaira McCowan: 10
Top assists maker: Arike Ogunbowale: 6
Score Prediction: Wings 86 Dream 77

Atlanta Dream vs Dallas Wings WNBA Live, Team News, and Lineups

Atlanta Dream Team News:

  • Ad Durr is OUT.

Dream Expected Starting Five
High-Post Forward: F: Cheyenne Parker
Inside Presence: F: Monique Billings
Slasher: G: Tiffany Hayes
Ball-Handling Expert: PG: Erica Wheeler
Sharpshooting Two-Way Guard: SG: Rhyne Howard

BENCH: Beatrice Mompremier, Kia Vaughn, Kristy Wallace, Naz Hillmon.

Dallas Wings Teams News:

  • Satou Sabally is OUT.
  • Awak Kuier is QUESTIONABLE.

Wings Expected Starting Five
Defensive Forward: F: Kayla Thornton
Inside Enforcer: C: Teaira McCowan
Two-Way Guard: G: Allisha Gray
Sharpshooter: SG: Marina Mabrey
Isolation Deep Shooting Scorer: SG: Arike Ogunbowale

BENCH: Tyasha Harris, Charli Collier, Isabelle Harrison, Veronica Burton, Jasmine Dickey.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Arike Ogunbowale(DAL)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 03
Steals: 03
Guard Arike has been hitting the three-ball but overall, she will need to accelerate the playmaking while also making sure the ball is moving. I believe she will be in 20+ points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-40

Rhyne Howard(ATL)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 02
Steals: 01
Guard Howard has showcased immense scoring and defensive skills but she needs to work on her offensive skills. I believe she will be in 16-23 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-41

Teaira McCowan(DAL)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 02

Blocks: 02

McCowan is one of the tallest players in the league and that helps her dominate the low-post/under-the-rim action. I believe she will be in 10-16 points and 7-11 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-33

Tiffany Hayes(ATL)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 02
Steals: 01
Guard Hayes has done a greatjob on the offensive end and helps the Dream push the pace while also presenting a strong shooting game. I believe she will be in 17-24 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

Marina Mabrey(DAL)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Steals: 02

Mabrey’s magic has disappeared lately and that has been one of the reasons why the Wings have failed to stay afloat. I believe she will be in 8-14 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

Cheyenne Parker(ATL)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Forward Parker has been highly impressive in the low-post and high-post while also providing strong rebounding. I believe she will be in 13-19 points and 7-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-31

ATL vs DAL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Aari McDonald(ATL) had 8 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 steals in the last game. Aari has been an amazing defender but her offense has been off. I believe she will be in 9-14 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27
  • Allisha Gray(DAL) had 12 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Guard Gray is incredible in various ways and can act as the second/third option on the offensive end. I believe she will be in 11-17 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-31
  • Kayla Thornton(DAL) had 6 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Kayla has given tough rebounding and defense, with some sparks on offense. I believe she will be in 6-10 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-22
  • Erica Wheeler(ATL) had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Erica is a ball-handling wizard and she also provides stability on the defensive end. I believe she will be in 7-10 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-23
  • Isabelle Harrison(DAL) had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Forward Harrison’s numbers have dropped significantly.
  • Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-23
  • Naz Hillmon(ATL) had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Naz is a fantastic rebounder and has given quality minutes. I believe she will be in 5-9 points and 7-10 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-17
  • Kristy Wallace(ATL) had 4 points in the last game. Kristy’s minutes have taken a hit since Hayes’ entry into the scene.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-21
  • Veronica Burton(DAL) had 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Guard Burton has been giving solid defense but her offense is still in works.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-12
  • Kia Vaughn(ATL) had 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Veteran Kia’s impact has been decent in limited minutes.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-13

ATL vs DAL Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: E Wheeler, A McDonald
SG: T Hayes, A Ogunbowale(SP)
SF: R Howard(PP)

PF: K Thornton
C:    T McCowan, K Vaughn

(Alternate)
PG: E Wheeler, A McDonald
SG: M Mabrey, K Anne Wallace, A Ogunbowale(SP)
SF: A Gray
PF: K Thornton
C:    T McCowan(PP)

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Wouldn’t you love to watch rookie Rhyne Howard and sharpshooter Arike Ogunbowale engaging in a shootout? You can watch this brilliant battle on the WNBA League Pass, an avenue for all the live games and their replays if you can’t get to the game. To witness the highlights, visit the official YouTube channel of the WNBA. To learn the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the WNBA.

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Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.