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CHI vs SEA Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Chicago Sky vs Seattle Storm

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CHI vs SEA Dream11: I love the WNBA! I love this league a lot. Why? Well, you get everything, from sharpshooting to inside drives, it is full of wonderful players, who have advanced their games for years under quality coaches from high school to college. And you feel that, when you see the game, a systemic passing regime, players being tough of defense, great box-outs, and just quality basketball all around. And to add to the lore, the Seattle Storm will host the Chicago Sky.

Seattle has gotten to a slow start despite a loaded roster and their offense has looked vulnerable. The team has lost three out of four games and got beat by the Mercury 64:69 despite 26 points performance of Jewel Loyd. On the other hand, Sky has won two games and lost one game. They defeated the Lynx 82:78 in the last game as Emma Messeman clapped home 17 points and clinched 7 steals. Can the Storm get on track?

Host: Seattle Storm
Visitors: Chicago Sky

Match Timing: 19 May, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Climate Pledge Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Storm’s frailties, Sky’s strengths

Storm has not looked wholly comfortable on the offensive end so far, but yes, the last two games are not the best indicator, considering they were without their star Forward Breanna Stewart. Jewel Loyd has done a great job on the offensive end and she has clanked home triples at a high clip. Ezi Magbebor has been a solid shot-blocker, and rebounder, but she will need to be more of an offensive threat. Gabby Williams remains inefficient while Talbot is not an assertive offensive player so it is up to Loyd and Stewart mostly. Sue Bird remains scintillating but her shooting has fallen off.

The Sky did a great job to start the season and including Emma Messeman has been a terrific decision. The veteran Forward has brought serenity to the squad. Candace Parker remains a dependable all-around player whereas Courtney Vandersloot is running the show as a playmaker. Azure Stevens has had a strong start while Dana Evans and Rebekah Gardner have started the season on a high note. Allie Quigley has been a strong shooter and her return bolsters the squad.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Breanna Stewart: 21
Highest rebounder: Ezi Magbebor: 9
Top assists maker: Courtney Vandersloot: 9
Score Prediction: Sky 84 Storm 77

Seattle Storm vs Chicago Sky NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Seattle Storm News

  • Mercedes Russell is OUT for the game.

Storm Expected Starting Five
All-Around Scoring Forward: PF: Breanna Stewart
All-Around Wing: SF: Gabby Williams
Inside Presence: C: Ezi Magbebor
Scoring Guard: SG: Jewell Loyd
Floor General: PG: Sue Bird

BENCH: Janet Lavender, Reshanda Gray, Stephanie Talbot, Jade Melbourne, Epiphanny Prince, Briann January.

Chicago Sky News

  • Kahleah Copper, Julie Allemand, and 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/C: Azura Stevens
Leading Playmaker: PG: Courtney Vandersloot
Sharpshooting Guard: SG: Allie Quigley

BENCH: Kaela Davis, Dana Evans, Rebekah Gardner, Ruthy Hebard, Anneli Maley, Tina Krajisnik, Sparkle Taylor.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Courtney Vandersloot(CHI)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 11
Steals: 01

Courtney is an incredible playmaker and after a slow start, she got it together in the last game. I believe she will be in 10-16 points and 7-11 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-35

Breanna Stewart(SEA)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Breanna missed her last two games but she is likely to play here. If she does play, she will bring elite offensive, defensive, and rebounding skills. I expect her to be in 17-24 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-41

Emma Messeman(CHI)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 02
Steals: 07
Blocks: 01

Messeman made five of her 11 shots in the last game and she has done a great job so far in the all-around aspect. I believe she will be in 14-19 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 2-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

Jewell Loyd(SEA)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Steals: 02
Guard Loyd brings a lot to the table in terms of offensive skills and has a strong driving and shooting game. I believe she will be in 19-26 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-34

Candace Parker(CHI)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 01

Parker made four of her nine shots in the last game and she has been an effective all-around player even at this stage of her career. I expect her to be in 13-18 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 2-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

Ezi Magbebor(SEA)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 00
Blocks: 07
Steals: 02

Ezi is primarily a defensive threat who can clip rebounds at a great rate while providing some quality inside offense. I believe she will be in 8-14 points, 6-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

CHI vs SEA DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Azure Stevens(CHI) had 14 points, 4 assists, 2 blocks in the last game. Stevens made six of her 13 shots and her offensive has been terrific. She can be in 10+ points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32
  • Allie Quigley(CHI) had 7 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Guard Quigley made three of her eight shots and she is an incredible shooter. I believe she will be in 9-13 points and 2-4 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-25
  • Sue Bird(SEA) had 2 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Sue made none of her eight triples in the last game, breaking her streak of 30+ straight games with a made triple. I believe she will be in 7-12 points, 5-9 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Rebekah Gardner(CHI) had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Gardner made three of her nine shots in the last game and is an impressive presence. I believe she will be in 8-12 points, 3-5 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-22
  • Stephenie Talbot(SEA) had 8 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Talbot will come off the bench if Breanna plays and she can knock down the long ball. I believe she will be in 5-9 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Janet Lavender(SEA) had 6 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. Forward Lavender is a strong rebounder who can chip in with a few points. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16
  • Dana Evans(CHI) had 5 points in the last game. Dana made one of her six shots in the last game after a strong start to the season. I expect a 10-16 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16
  • Gabby Williams(SEA) had 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Wing Williams is versatile but her shooting has been off for most parts. I believe she will be in 6-9 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Briann January(SEA) had 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Veteran January has done a decent job on both ends. I believe she will be in 3-8 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-13

CHI vs SEA Dream11 Team

(If Stewart plays)
PG: C Vandersloot(PP), S Bird
SG: A Quigley, J Loyd
SF: S Talbot, E Messeman
PF: B Stewart(SP)
C:    E Magbegor

(If Stewart doesn’t play)
PG: C Vandersloot(SP), S Bird
SG: A Quigley, J Loyd(PP)
SF: E Messeman
PF: G Williams
C:    A Stevens, E Magbegor

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Don’t you wanna watch Jewel Loyd hooping against the talents like Vandersloot, Parker, and Messeman? You can catch this game on Facebook while it is also available on Amazon Prime for the Indian viewers. To learn 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.