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CHI vs NYL Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty

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CHI vs NYL Dream11: The WNBA season is in full flow and we have already seen some of the most riveting battles that you’d ever see. The season is past the one-third mark and there is no doubt that there are various teams that have adjusted after a slow start while others began big and have continued to be big. How will it be when the Chicago Sky will take on the New York Liberty in another exciting WNBA tussle?

The Sky has been on fire as the defending champs. They have twice more wins than losses with 8 wins and 4 losses. The Sky has won four out of their five games, they come into this game after perhaps their best win after beating the Sun 83:79 as Emma Messeman clicked on 26 points. On the other hand, New York Liberty had a slow start but has recovered well, winning four out of their five wins. Overall, they have 5 wins and 8 losses and in the last game, they beat the Fever 97:83 as Natasha Howard brought in 25 points and 10 rebounds. Can the Sky fend off an improving Liberty squad?

Host: New York Liberty
Visitors: Chicago Sky

Match Timing: 12 June, @ 10:30 PM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Barclays Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Liberty has improved

Sabrina Ionescu is the central figure in the Liberty offense and she sees hedges and double-teams quite a bit. After some struggles, the highly talented offensive player has started attacking the double-teams while receiving great help from her teammates. The Liberty has scored 87 or more in three of the last five games while their defense has kept teams below 80 in three of the five encounters.

Natasha Howard continues to be impressive for Liberty in many ways. They also signed Marine Johannes, the French sharpshooter who gives much-needed bench depth. Dolson gives toughness in multiple ways whereas Sam Whitcomb found her shot in the last game and can also act as a passer. The Liberty passing has been impressive this month.

Sky has scary depth

The Sky organization deserves credit for not being passive after a championship season and making great changes to the team. They brought in Emma Messeman and Rebekah Gardner. Messeman has been a smart scorer whereas Gardner has been a revelation off the bench, playing with a lot of heart on both ends. The organization nailed its signings.

When you add these two to a squad that has legendary Forward Candace Parker, one of the best playmakers Courtney Vandersloot, last season’s Finals MVP Kahleah Copper, and sharpshooterAllie Quigley, the Sky continues to be a deep team. The Sky is number one in the assists per game and when you have passers like Vandersloot and Parker, is it surprising?

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Sabrina Ionescu:25
Highest rebounder: Candace Parker: 11
Top assists maker: Courtney Vandersloot: 8
Score Prediction: Sky 86 Liberty 80

Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty WNBA Live, Team News and Lineups

New York Liberty Teams News:

  • DiDi Richards, Betnijah Laney, Jocelyn Willoughby, Nayara Sabally are OUT for the game.

Liberty Expected Starting Five
Athletic Forward: PF: Natasha Forward
Inside Presence: C: Stefanie Dolson
Expert Ball-Handler Guard: G: Crystal Dangerfield
Sharpshooting Guard: SG: Rebecca Allen
Leading All-Around Ball-Handler: PG: Sabrina Ionescu

BENCH: Sam Whitcomb, Lorela Cubaj, Michaela Onyenwera, Marine Johannes, Xu Han.

Chicago Sky News

  • No injuries to report so far.

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

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Candace Parker(CHI)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 05
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

Forward Candace is one of the best players to ever play basketball and her ability to score, rebound, defender, and pass are all top-level. I believe she will be in 16-23 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-44

Sabrina Ionescu(NYL)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 07
Sabrina is an elite scorer, known for her long-range, crafty floaters and the ability to find teammates from difficult angles. The elite guard can be in 19-25 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-46

Courtney Vandersloot(CHI)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 08

Steals: 01

Vandersloot continues to be an elite passer but her load has been decreased due to a loaded roster around her. I believe she will be in 9-13 points and 6-9 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-26

 

Natasha Howard(NYL)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Forward Howard is an incredible scorer and rebounder while she has also been a huge defensive presence, being a core part of Liberty. I believe she will be in 13-18 points and 6-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40

Emma Messeman(CHI)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 04
Steals: 02
Messeman has been a great addition to the Sky team, she avoids low-percentage shots, can be an effective rebounder, plays disciplined defense and also knows how to move the ball. I believe she will be in 12-17 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-37

Han Xu(NYL)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 00
Blocks: 02
Tallest in the WNBA and with a swift frame, Xu is an incredible inside scorer and can do a great job on the rebounding end but yes, with a bit suspectful defense. I believe she will be in 11-16 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-28

CHI vs NYL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Kahleah Copper(CHI) had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Guard Kahleah is an incredible driver to the rim and she is an isolation threat whose burden has decreased since Messeman is in the lineup. I believe she will be ion 9-14 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-30
  • Rebekah Gardner(CHI) had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks in the last game. Rebekah makes you wanna hoop because of her incredible energy on both ends and she is the energy bunny of the team. I believe she will be in 11-15 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26
  • Marine Johannes(NYL) had 11 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Guard Johannes brings elite shooting while she also has great vision. I believe she will be in 7-12 points and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-21
  • Allie Quigley(CHI) had 7 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds in the last game. Despite the rise of Gardner and the insertion of Messeman, Quigley still plays a ton of minutes, but yes, her production is a little down. I believe she will be in 8-12 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-25
  • Sam Whitcomb(NYL) had 9 points, 6 assists in the last game. Sam gives depth to the guard position but is still searching for her shooting rhythm. I believe she will be in 7-12 points and 2-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Crystal Dangerfield(NYL) had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Guard Crystal is an incredible ball-handler but is yet to find her offensive groove. I believe she will be in 6-9 points and 3-5 assists range.
  • Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-24
  • Azure Stevens(CHI) had 2 points in the last game. Stevens couldn’t make even one of her shots but she can be a terrific player off the bench. I believe she will be in 5-9 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-17
  • Stefanie Dolson(NYL) had 9 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Center Dolson has a great physique for an inside player and can be a strong rebounding option, although still seeking offensive rhythm. I believe she will be in 7-11 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-25
  • Michaela Onyenwera(NYL) had 5 points in the last game. Bench player Micheala is a decent scoring option off the bench. I believe she will be in 4-8 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-14
  • Rebecca Allen(NYL) got injured early on in the game last time but she has surely given the Libert depth when she has played. I believe she will be in 8-14 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-21

CHI vs NYL Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: S Whitcomb, S Ionescu(SP), R Gardner
SG: A Quigley, M Johannes
SF: E Messeman
PF: C Parker(PP)
C: H Xu

(Alternate)
PG: C Vandersloot, S Whitcomb, R Gardner
SG: A Quigley
SF: E Messeman(PP)
PF: N Howard(SP)
C: S Dolson, H Xu

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Don’t you wanna watch the Guard match-up of Courtney Vandersloot and Sabrina Ionescu? You can watch this game on the WNBA League Pass where all the WNBA action can be seen. For Indian viewers, the game is also available on Amazon Prime. You can catch the highlights of the game on the official YouTube of the WNBA. To know the scores, news, and stats, visit 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.