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| On Jul 7, 2022 9:37 PM IST

CHI vs IND Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Chicago Sky vs Indiana Fever

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CHI vs IND Dream11: The WNBA has reached the midway point and this has been another cracking season. In a few days, we will witness the All-Star Game which is bound to give us some amazing shooting action. But for most teams, this is high time to figure out what combinations they are to use if they have to make a deep run. One of those teams is Indiana Fever and they will take on the Chicago Sky here.

The Sky has looked every bit of the defending champions they are on and have earned 15 wins and 6 losses. Their five-game winning streak was snapped when they lost to the Lynx 78:81 despite a 20 points performance by Kahleah Copper. Meanwhile, things haven’t changed for Indiana Fever since last season and they continue to struggle with just five wins and a humungous 18 wins. They are on a five-game losing streak and lost 73-95 against the Storm, again exclusively relying on Kelsey Mitchell who scored 21. Can the Fever overcome the odds here?

Host: Indiana Fever
Visitors: Chicago Sky
Match Timing: 8 July, @04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Indiana Farmers Colliseum

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Sky has all the tools

The Sky has a lot to offer in terms of options. First of all, their defense is amazing as most of their players are experienced and know when to switch, and when to hedge, thus making the team impenetrable. On the offensive end, they have isolation options, off-the-ball shooters, designated ball-handlers and also finishers, which means they are tight-knit. They have perhaps the most amount of all-around players and this versatility has profited the team in accumulating wins. Careful shot selection, crisp ball movement, and tight defense, are always the hallmarks of a title-winning team.

Fever lacks the versatility

Fever has once again fared poorly. The problems remain the same, stagnant offense, terrible defense, and a lack of confidence among teammates. This is a team that brought in an impressive rookie trio of NaLyssa Smith, Emily Engstler, and Queen Egbo, but the coaching staff is yet to figure out the lineups that can be effective on both ends. Kelsey Mitchell continues to share the major load on the offensive end as she has dipped in most of the share on the offense. Vivians has disappeared after a decent start, and the Fever is reeling once again.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Kelsey Mitchell: 23
Highest rebounder: Candace Parker: 12
Top assists maker: Candace Parker: 9
Score Prediction: Sky 90 Fever 76

Chicago Sky vs Indiana Fever WNBA Live, Team News, and Lineups

Chicago Sky News

  • No injuries to report.

Sky Expected Starting Five
All-Around Forward: F: Candace Parker
All-Around Forward: F: Emma Messeman
Isolation Two-way Guard: SG: Kahleah Copper
Leading Playmaker: PG: Courtney Vandersloot
Sharpshooting Guard: SG: Allie Quigley

BENCH: Azura Stevens, Dana Evans, Rebekah Gardner, Ruthy Hebard, Li Yueru, Jullie Allemand.

Phoenix Mercury Teams News:

  • Brittney Griner, Kia Nurse are OUT.
  • Tina Charles has LEFT the team.

Mercury Expected Starting Five
Post Forward: F: Brianna Turner
Defensive Threat: F: Sophie Cunningham
Two-Way Energy Bunny: G: Shey Peddy
Isolation Scorer: PG: Skylar Diggins-Smith
Playmaking Guard: PG: Diana Taurasi

BENCH: Megan Gustafson, Karlie Samuelson, Diamond DeShields, Sam Thomas, Kristine Anigwe.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Kelsey Mitchell(IND)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Mitchell continues to supply high-quality offense from all areas but she has been overburdened with offensive duties. I believe she will be in 20-26 points and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-43

Candace Parker(CHI)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 06

Candace is having another sensational season and her impact has been huge in numerous ways on both ends. I believe she will be in 14-19 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 6-9 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-54

NaLyssa Smith(IND)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 00

Smith has been able to make a great impression as a scorer and defender but the rookie will need to improve in a lot of other areas. I expect a 13-18 points and 6-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-34

Kahleah Copper(CHI)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Despite so many scoring options in the team, Kahleah has found way to make an impact as a versatile scorer. I believe she will be in 15-21 points, 3-5 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32

Victoria Vivians(IND)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Vivians has been struggling after a hot start to the season and even her all-around game isn’t the same after the offense had been off. I believe she will be in 10-15 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32

Courtney Vandersloot(CHI)
Points: 02
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Courtney’s numbers are a bit down lately but that is because of the influx of talent in her squad, which means her responsibilities have decreased. I believe she will be in 9-14 points and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42

CHI vs IND DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Allie Quigley(CHI) had 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Quigley has been a laser shooter but she has done a lot more than just scoring. I believe she will be in 9-14 points, 3-5 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-24
  • Danielle Robinson(IND) had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Veteran Danielle’s scoring hasn’t been the same but she has been a decent ball-handler. I expect a 7-12 points, 3-5 assists and 2-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29
  • Emily Engstler(IND) had 5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Emily is a strong defender and rebounder but her offense needs a lot of polish. I believe she will be in 6-10 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26
  • Emma Messeman(CHI) had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in the last game. Forward Emma has given huge stability to the Sky but her production has been a little low these days. I expect a 8-13 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Emma Cannon(IND) had 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Cannon has had her moments but she is not consistent. I believe she will be in 5-9 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28
  • Azure Stevens(CHI) had 12 points, 5 rebounds in the last game. Azure has been a big factor off the bench. I believe she will be in 8-14 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-23
  • Rebekah Gardner(CHI) had 4 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 3 steals, 1 block in the last game. Garnder provides quickness on both ends and uses her thin boy well to create chances. I believe she will be in 6-10 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-32
  • Destani Henderson(IND) had 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last game. Destani has given quality minutes off the bench but her game needs a lot of work. I believe she will be in 5-8 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-15
  • Tiffany Mitchell(IND) had 4 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Tiffany’s minutes have reduced significantly
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-11
  • Bria Hartley(IND) had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. bria doesn’t play many minutes but has a lot of scoring chops.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-11

CHI vs IND Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: K Mitchell(PP), D Robinson, R Gardner
SG: A Quigley
SF: K Copper
PF: C Parker(SP)
C:   A Stevens, E Cannon

(Alternate)
PG: C Vandersloot, R Gardner
SG: A Quigley, D Henderson
SF: K Copper(SP)
PF: E Engstler, N Smith(PP)
C:   A Stevens

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Can Kelsey and Fever provide any fightback against the stellar Candance Parker-led Sky? You can catch this brilliant battle on the WNBA League Pass, an avenue for all the live games and their replays if you miss the game. To watch the highlights, go to the official YouTube channel of the WNBA. To learn the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the WNBA.

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.