CON vs DAL Dream11: The WNBA is past its midway stage and at this point, we are just a few days away from the All-Star affair. It is high time for teams to fix their woes as the time to make a comeback has shriveled significantly. In this game of the WNBA, Connecticut Sun is going to take on the Dallas Wings in what’d be the third game between the two squads.
The Sun has done a great job this season of improving the offense but their record is actually not on par with the last season. Connecticut has won 14 games and lost seven, but lately, they have lost their rhythm a bit, losing two of the last five games, but did win the last game 74:72 in OT as a Brionna Jones block gave them the game. On the other hand, the Dallas Wings have once again lost their rhythm, losing 12 and winning just 9 games. They have lost three in a row and they lost the last game 89:97 against the Sparks despite a 23 points performance by Arike Ogunbowale. Can the Wings get something going here?
Host: Dallas Wings
Visitors: Connecticut Sun
Match Timing: 6 July, @ 05:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: College Park Center
What is up with Wings?
The Wings have looked off-color again this season. They started well but have lost eight out of their last 11 games. Their defense has been terrible and their offense also can take a backseat, considering how much they play on the isolation end. The frontline is a problem and the coaching staff is yet to figure out consistent combinations, shuffling the starting lineup rather way too much. Arike has been consistent but overall, the team has been just outmatched.
Sun can do better
Connecticut has improved their offense, doing a decent job in terms of pushing the pace but they still lack the cohesion required to win the championship against the likes of the Sky. Jonquel Jones’ production is way down but Alyssa Thomas has been a huge spark and has earned her chops this season. Courtney Williams’ offense has gotten in the groove whereas Brionna Jones and DeWanna Booner have lost their offense a bit. Can Sun become more consistent on offense?
Top Scorer: Arike Ogunbowale: 24
Top Rebounder: Alyssa Thomas: 11
Highest assists deliverer: Alyssa Thomas: 8
Scoreline Prediction: Sun 85 Wings 76
Connecticut Sun Team News
Sun Expected Starting Five
Quick Scorer: F: DeWanna Bonner
Disruptive Fastbreak Wing: SF: Alyssa Thomas
All-Around Two-Way Forward: PF: Jonquel Jones
Veteran Sharpshooting Guard: G: Jazmine Thomas
Isolation Mid-Range Expert: SG: Courtney Williams
BENCH: Joyner Holmes, Brionna Jones, Natisha Hiedeman, DiJonai Carrington, Yvonne Anderson, Nia Clouden.
Dallas Wings Teams News:
Wings Expected Starting Five
Athletic Forward: F: Kayla Thornton
Two-Way Guard: G: Allisha Gray
Slashing Wing: SF: Isabelle Harrison
Versatile scorer: SG: Marina Mabrey
Isolation Scorer: SG: Arike Ogunbowale
BENCH: Tyasha Harris, Satou Sabally, Charli Collier, Awak Kuier, Veronica Burton, Teaira McCowan, Jasmine Dickey.
Forward Jonquel has been off her game a bit and her numbers are down across the boards but she still plays a vital role on both ends. I believe she will be in 15-21 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-41
Guard Ogunbowale has been shooting the lights out but probably needs to move the ball around more while needing better from the team. I believe she will be in 19-25 points and 2-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
Thomas has gotten her offensive rhythm back and she has had a prolific impact as a rebounder, defender, and playmaker as well. I believe she will be in 14-22 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 5-9 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 WNBA Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-42
Mabrey has done a great job of shooting the ball this season and she will need to be more aggressive in all regards. I believe she will be in 15-21 points and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34
Guard Williams has figured out her offense this season and does a great job of grabbing boards and moving the ball around. I believe she will be in 13-19 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-36
Gray has kept her head up on both ends but her consistency has been a big issue at times. I believe the guard will be in 13-18 points, 4-6 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-31
PG: N Hiedeman
SG: C Williams, A Ogunbowale(PP), M Mabrey
SF: A Thomas(SP), S Sabally
PF: K Thornton
C: T McCowan
PG: N Hiedeman
SG: C Williams, M Mabrey
SF: A Thomas(SP), D Carrington
PF: K Thornton
C: T McCowan, J Jones(PP)
Who will come on top as Arike Ogunbowale clashes against Jonquel Jones? You can catch this battle between the Connecticut Sun and the Dallas Wings on the WNBA League Pass. To learn the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the WNBA.