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CON vs ATL Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream

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CON vs ATL Dream11: The WNBA is close to the halfway mark during the Regular Season. We have seen some teams face a downward spiral this season, the Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury have fallen off the radar. And then some teams have established their high rankings, while others have improved at a high clip. The example of the former is Connecticut Sun and of the latter is Atlanta Dream, and they will meet here.

The Sun has done a great job once again, compiling 10 wins and four losses. They come into this game after losing to the Sky 79:83 despite a 20 points effort by Brionna Jones. On the other hand, the Dream was red-hot to begin the season but has cooled down a bit. They have seven wins and six losses, coming into this game after losing a close 88:90 battle to the Mercury, despite a 25 points outing by Rhyne Howard. Can the Dream continue their campaign?

Home: Connecticut Sun
Visitors: Atlanta Dream

Match Timing: 16 June, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Two amazing defenses

The Dream has an elite defense and the squad has restricted teams to the lowest scoring average. Then where is the trouble? Well, they have their own offensive issues, being the last-placed scoring team as well. The Dream play at the third-quickest pace and are dead-last in assists per game, which means that they lack playmaking and rotation skills, setting for tough shots. They hold teams below 40%, while only allowing around 30% from the three-point line. They need to fix their offense really quickly or they will fall behind.

While their defense isn’t as effective as last season, the Sun continues to be a great club, and they have improved their offense considerably, being number two in points with around 87 a game. Thanks to Alyssa Thomas, the team is able to push the ball whereas the team’s selection is amazing with strong inside players such as Jonquel Jones, Brionna Jones, and Alyssa Thomas. The Guard positions can do more, especially Courtney Williams.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Jonquel Jones: 24
Highest rebounder: Jonquel Jones: 11
Top assists maker: Alyssa Thomas: 9
Score Prediction: Sun 82 Dream 72

Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream WNBA Live, Team News, and Lineups

Connecticut Sun Team News

  • Kiara Smith is OUT for the game.
  • Jasmine Thomas is OUT for the game.

Sun Expected Starting Five
Quick Scorer: F: DeWanna Bonner
Point Forward: SF: Alyssa Thomas
All-Around Star Two-Way Forward: PF: Jonquel Jones
Two-Way Guard: PG: Natisha Hiedeman
Isolation Mid-Range Expert: SG: Courtney Williams

BENCH: Brionna Jones, DiJonai Carrington, Yvonne Anderson, Joyner Holmes, Nia Clouden.

Atlanta Dream Team News:

  • Tiffany Hayes is OUT.
  • Erica Wheeler is a “Game-Time Decision”.

Dream Expected Starting Five
High-Post Forward: F: Cheyenne Parker
Physical Forward: F: Nia Coffey
Crafty Dribbler: G: Erica Wheeler
Off-the-ball Shooter: SG: Kristy Wallace
Sharpshooting Two-Way Guard: SG: Rhyne Howard

BENCH: Beatrice Mompremier, Megan Walker, Naz Hillmon, Kia Vaughn, Aari McDonald.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Jonquel Jones(CON)
Points: 07
Rebounds: 14
Assists: 02
Blocks: 01
Jonquel strung together his usual scoring nights but in the last game, got back to her early-season struggles, shooting just 3/9. I believe she will be in 16-23 points, 8-13 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-44

Rhyne Howard(ATL)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 05
Blocks: 01
Guard Rhyne clapped home six of her 12 attempts from long-range and she has been getting it done on both ends. I believe she will be in 14-21 points and 3-6 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-46

Alyssa Thomas(CON)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 08
Forward Alyssa makes the Sun better as she can dish lovely passes after grabbing rebounds, play strong defense and also make tough shots, especially while driving. I believe she will be in 12-16 points, 8-11 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-40

Cheyenne Parker(ATL)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 01
Steals: 02

Blocks: 01
Forward Cheyenne has been an incredible defender and rebounder while her offense has been impressive too. I believe she will be in 15-22 points, 8-11 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40

DeWanna Bonner(CON)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
DeWanna is a brilliant defender and can also knock down jumpers early in the shot-clock. I believe she will be in 14-19 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

Aari McDonald(ATL)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 04
Steals: 02
Aari is brilliant in terms of getting deflections while she is also a proficient driver to the rim. I believe she will be in 12-16 points, 3-5 rebounds, 2-4 assists, and 1-4 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

CON vs ATL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Brionna Jones(CON) had 20 points, 5 rebounds in the last game. Brionna is a strong Center who is amazing in the low-post while also clamping down big boards. I believe she will be in 15-21 points and 6-10 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
  • Kirsty Wallace(ATL) had 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Wallace made just three out of 10 shots and although she has displayed great offensive rhythm, she will need to be more consistent. I believe she will be in 9-14 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29
  • Nia Coffey(ATL) had 8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Coffey isn’t an assertive offensive player but she has done her job well. I believe she will be in 6-11 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
  • Di’Jonai Carrington(CON) had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Di’Jonai has been doing her job off the bench and can inject a lot of energy. I believe she will be in 6-11 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-21
  • Monique Billings(ATL) had 2 points, 6 rebounds in the last game. Billings is an amazing rebounder but her minutes are limited. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-21
  • Courtney Williams(CON) had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. While Courtney hasn’t been in her A-game scoring-wise, she has been doing an all-around duty. I believe she will be in 10-14 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-27
  • Natisha Hiedeman(CON) had 9 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Hiedeman made four of her seven shots in the last game but her offense has been away too erratic. I believe she will be in 7-12 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31
  • Kia Vaughn(ATL) had 6 points in the last game. Veteran Center Kia has been doing decently, especially as a scorer. I believe she will be in 4-8 points nad 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-16
  • Ad Durr(ATL) had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block in the last game. Ad doesn’t play many minutes
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 9-21

CON vs ATL Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: C Parker
SG: A McDonald, K Anne Wallace, R Howard
SF:  A Thomas(SP)
PF: D Bonner
C:    B Jones, J Jones(PP)

(Alternate)
PG: C Parker
SG: C Williams, A McDonald
SF: N Coffey, A Thomas(PP)
PF: D Bonner
C:   B Jones, J Jones(SP)

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Will it not be fun to watch young Rhyne Howard taking on the experienced Connecticut outfit? You can watch this brilliant battle on the WNBA League Pass where you have all the live games and you can also catch this game on Twitter. 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.