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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 is in full throttle and oh, how I love this league! Each day I wait to consume more of this league and have high respect for the athletes that make it so far. It isn’t easy in the league, the pay isn’t handsome as in the NBA and a lot of effort is needed to maintain a roster spot. Anyway, in this game, the Chicago Sky will host the New York Liberty.

The Sky lost the last encounter in Overtime as Sparks took control late and handed them a 91:98 loss to open the season. Meanwhile, the Liberty had a hot start to the season and shut out last season’s table-topper Sun 81:79 as highly talented Sabrina Ionescu loaded up for 25 points. Can the experienced Sky get their first win of the season?

Host: Chicago Sky
Visitors: New York Liberty

Match Timing: 12 May, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Wintrust Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Liberty can improve, Sky has the title to defend

Sky showed some rust in the first game on the defensive end and as Vandersloot was raided by the Skyy Sparks defense. While the frontcourt of Messeman and Parker excite a ton of excitement as both are all-around players, however, without Copper and Quigley, the team looks a bit off on both ends. Dana Evans had a strong game while Azura Stevens kept on impressing, but the Sky will need their two main players back soon.

The Liberty had a scintillating opening night and their defense surely was impressive. Sabrina Ionescu looked even more dialed in terms of her offense and had a brilliant start to the season with an all-around performance. Howard and Dolson form a physical frontcourt whereas Willoughby and Whitcomb looked great in the opening game. Can Liberty build something special here?

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Sabrina Ionescu: 23
Highest rebounder: Natasha Howard: 8
Top assists maker: Courtney Vandersloot: 9
Score Prediction: Sky 87 Liberty 83

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

Chicago Sky News

  • Kahleah Copper, Allie Quigley, Julie Allemand, Rebekah Gardner, Yueru Li are OUT for the game.

Sky Expected Starting Five
All-Around Forward: F: Candace Parker
All-Around Forward: F: Emma Messeman
Inside Presence: F: Azura Stevens
Leading Playmaker: PG: Courtney Vandersloot
Scoring Guard: G: Dana Evans

BENCH: Kaela Davis, Ruthy Hebard, Anneli Maley, Tina Krajisnik, Sparkle Taylor.

New York Liberty Teams News:

  • DiDi Richards, Rebecca Allen, Nyara Sabally are OUT

Liberty Expected Starting Five
Athletic Forward: PF: Natasha Forward
Inside Presence: C: Stefanie Dolson
Iso Wing: SF: Betnijah Laney
All-Around Guard: SG: Sam Whitcomb
Leading All-Around Ball-Handler: PG: Sabrina Ionescu

BENCH: Jacques Williougbhy, Lorela Cubaj, Michaela Onyenwera, Ad Durr, Xu Han, Kaila Charles.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Sabrina Ionescu(NYL)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 06
Steals: 02

Sabrina is an incredible scorer and showed that in the last game, knocking down 10 of her 18 shots while helping the Liberty as a playmaker too. I believe she will be in 20+ points, 5+ assists, and 4+ rebounds range here. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-41

Candace Parker(CHI)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 06
Steals: 03
Blocks: 01
Legendary Parker showed she has still got it and nailed 8 of her 14 shots in the last game but would like to cut down on her six turnovers. I expect a 17-22 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-41

Natasha Howard(NYL)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 03
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

Howard is an incredible Forward and provides stellar rebounding, defense, and also can help out on the scoring end. I expect a 14-20 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-40

Emma Messeman(CHI)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Emma has lovely footwork and has been a renowned basketball star around the world, bringing a complete game. I expect her to be in 13-17 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-35

Sam Whitcomb(NYL)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 05

Steals: 03

Sam had a solid opening night and impacts the game in various ways, forming a great backcourt alliance alongside Sabrina. I expect the Australian to be in 10-15 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32

Dana Evans(CHI)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 00
Assists: 05
Steals: 04
Sophomore Dana had an unbelievable night and banged home 9 of her 17 shots while being a nuisance on defense. I expect her to be in 11-16 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-22

CHI vs NYLDREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Azura Stevens(CHI) had 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Azura is solid in the low-post and brings superb rebounding as well. I expect a 12-16 points and 5-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29
  • Jocelyn Willoughby(NYL) had 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Jocelyn had a solid night but if Bentijah returns, will she get enough minutes?
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-16
  • Stefanie Dolson(NYL) had 4 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. Dolson is a throwback Center who was huge for the Sky in the Postseason and will face her old team here. I expect a 5-9 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-19
  • Courtney Vandersloot(CHI) had 11 points, 8 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Sky’s Floor General and one of the best passers to play the game of basketball Courtney uncharacteristically had 8 turnovers. I expect a 10-15 points and 6-10 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
  • Michaela Onyenwera(NYL) had 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 block in the last game. Sophomore Onyenwera can be in 5-9 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-14
  • Sparkle Taylor(CHI) had 6 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Sparkle made three of her four shots but, will he get enough time here? I expect a 4-8 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16
  • Lorela Cubaj(NYL) had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Rookie Cubaj is mostly a defensive player. I expect a 2-5 points and 2-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-13
  • Anneli Maley(CHI) had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in the last game. Rookie Anneli showed a bit of promise in her first game but will she get around 15 minutes here?
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-13

CHI vs NYL Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: C Vandersloot(PP), S Whitcomb, S Ionescu(SP)
SG: S Taylor
SF: E Messeman
PF: N Howard
C:     S Dolson, A Stevens

(Alternate)
PG: C Vandersloot, S Ionescu(SP)
SG: S Taylor
SF:  B Laney
PF: C Parker(PP), N Howard
C:     S Dolson, A Stevens

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Sabrina Ionescu can score like a wizard and wouldn’t you also love to see Candace Park giving the youngsters some business? You can watch this exciting game on the WNBA League Pass through which you have all the live games and also the full-game replays. To know 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.