CHI vs NYL Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty
Updated on: Aug 18, 2022 12:37 am IST
CHI vs NYL Dream11: The WNBA Playoffs are at our helm and after a stellar Regular Season we are entering into the much-awaited part of the season. To kick off the proceedings, the Chicago Sky and the New York Liberty to start the season.
The Sky finished in second place during the Regular Season with 26 wins and 10 losses, the record tied with Aces. They have been on fire this season and will enter the Playoffs with a high.
The Liberty somehow managed to sneak into the Playoffs with 16 wins and 20 losses. The Liberty completed a three game win streak to finish the season and after a sour July, they finished August on a high note.
The series is best of three, first two games being played at the home floor of the Sky and if the matters are tied after two games, a third game will take place on the home floor of Liberty.
Host: Chicago Sky
Visitors: New York Liberty
Match Timing: 18 August, @ 05:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Wintrust Arena
NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
The difference in the depth is obvious between the two teams. The Liberty has a 16-20 points per game scoring option in Sabrina Ionescu while Natasha Howard was scoring around 15 a game. Apart from these two options, the Liberty had a hard time identifying that “third option” all season long on the offensive end. With Howard and Ionescu, the Libetty has two strong rebounding options as well, but they need from others. Marine Johannes will play a huge role off the bench and can be a big difference maker.
In terms of the Sky, all positions are loaded. Kahleah Copper, Courtney Vandersloot, and Allie Quigley are all sharpshooting options whereas Vandersloot is an amazing passer. Copper and Vandersloot repeatedly scored 15+ points. On the other hand, the Forward duo of Messeman and Parker bring all-around chops, with Parker being an elite rebounder. Meanwhile, the bench trio fo Stevens, Gardner, and Allemand combine for strong scoring, rebounding, playmaking, and defense.
Position-wise percentage estimation
G: Sky: 70% Liberty: 30%
F: Sky: 76% Liberty: 24%
Middle: Sky: 60% Liberty: 40%
Highest scorer: Sabrina Ionescu: 26
Highest rebounder: Candace Parker: 12
Top assists maker: Courtney Vandersloot: 8
Score Prediction: Sky 90 Liberty: 81
Verdict: The Sky will take a huge lead after a strong start and close out Liberty comfortably.
Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty WNBA Live, Team News and Lineups
New York Liberty Teams News:
- No injuries to report.
Liberty Expected Starting Five
Athletic Forward: PF: Natasha Forward
Shot-creating Wing: SF: Betnijah Laney
Inside Presence: C: Stefanie Dolson
Expert Ball-Handler: G: Crystal Dangerfield
Leading All-Around Ball-Handler: PG: Sabrina Ionescu
BENCH: Sam Whitcomb, Rebecca Allen, Jocelyn Willougbhy, 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
Points Per Game: 13.2
Rebounds Per Game: 8.6
Assists Per Game: 4.5
Steals Per Game: 1.0
Blocks Per Game 1.0
Forward Parker has been one of the best players in the league on both ends since his rookie year and will give the Sky a huge boost in the Postseason. I expect a 15-20 points, 7-11 rebounds, 4-7 assists, and 1-3 steals/blocks range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 WNBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-44
Points Per Game: 17.4
Rebounds Per Game: 7.1
Assists Per Game: 6.3
Steals Per Game: 1.1
Guard Ionescu is one of the best all-around players who takes it up a notch regularly but can be a little off with her shot-selection. I believe she will be in 17+ points, 6-9 rebounds, and 6+ assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-46
Points Per Game: 11.8
Assists Per Game: 6.5
Rebounds Per Game: 3.9
Steals Per Game: 1.2
The above numbers can be a tad misleading as Courtney repeatedly breached the barriers multiple times. I believe she will be in 14-21 points, 7-10 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40
Points Per Game: 15.1
Rebounds Per Game: 7.3
Steals Per Game: 1.3
Blocks Per Game 1.0
Without Howard’s exceptional production all season long, the Liberty wouldn’t; have made it this far. I believe she will be restricted to 10-15 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-36
Points Per Game: 15.7
Rebounds Per Game: 5.7
Assists Per Game: 2.3
Forward Copper has been one of the most athletic players in the league and she provides strong isolation scoring, rebounding, and defense. I believe the reigning Finals MVP will be in 14-21 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-34
Points Per Game: 11.2
Rebounds Per Game: 3.3
Assists Per Game: 2.8
Forwad Laney missed a major chunk of the season due to injury but I believe she will bounce back in a major way offensively. I see her in 14-19 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-28
CHI vs NYL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
- Emma Messeman(CHI): PPG: 12.4, RPG: 5.6, APG: 3.8, SPG: 1.4
Emma is one of the most effective players and chooses her shot carefully. I believe she will be in 11-17 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36
- Rebekah Gardner(CHI): PPG: 8.4 RPG: 3.3, SPG: 1.4
Gardner is a terrific defender and a highly valued player on the other hand. I believe she will be in 5-9 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-30
- Marine Johannes(NYL): PPG: 10.7 APG: 3.4
Marine has given much-needed guard depth as a shooter and playmaker. I believe she will be in 10-16 points and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-25
- Allie Quigley(CHI): PPG: 11.4, APG: 2.9
Quigley is one of the most experienced players and can knock down long shots. I believe she will be in 9-14 points and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
- Crystal Dangerfield(NYL): PPG: 5.5, APG: 2.6
Dangerfield can be an effective contributor as a ball-handler. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 2-4 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-13
- Azura Stevens(CHI): PPG: 10.6, RPG: 3.9, BPG: 1.1
Azura is a strong scorer, rebounder, and defender off-the-bench. I believe she will be in 9-15 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26
- Stefanie Dolson(NYL): PPG: 8.1, RPG: 4.8
Stefanie provides Liberty with a lot of size and muscle in the middle. I believe she will be in 8-12 points and 4-7 rebounds range
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
- Rebecca Allen(NYL): PPG: 7.0, RPG: 3.4
Allen can shoot from deep and gives the bench a great look. I believe she will be in 8-13 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
- Julie Allemand(CHI): PPG: 3.0, APG: 3.4
Julie can be a strong playmaker off the bench. I believe she will be in 4-7 points and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-15
CHI vs NYL Dream11 Team
PG: C Vandersloot(PP), S Ionescu(SP), R Gardner
SG: M Johannes
SF: B Laney, R Allen
PF: E Messeman
C: A Stevens
PG: C Dangerfield, S Ionescu(SP)
SG: A Quigley, M Johannes
SF: K Copper
PF: N Howard(PP)
C: S Dolson, A Stevens
Where to watch WNBA Live Score?
Game 1 of the First Round will be full of thrilling tricks, can Sabrina overcome veteran Parker here? You can catch this game on the WNBA League Pass where all the WNBA action can be seen. You can watch the highlights of the game on the official YouTube of the WNBA. To learn the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the WNBA.