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CON vs PHO Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury

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CON vs PHO Dream11: The WNBA is soon going to enter the Playoffs terrain and it will be a fun time as we will head closer to the title window. So far, the Regular Season has lived up to its billing and we have seen some superb battles. To continue the great trail, the Connecticut Sun will take on the Phoenix Mercury.

The Sun has twice as many as wins as losses(20-10) and has won four out of their five wins, having another superb season. In their last game, they lost to the Sky 92-95 in OT despite a 23 points performance by DeWanna Bonner.

On the other hand, the Phoenix Mercury has been a shell of themselves compared to the last season after being the Finalists. They have 13 wins and 17 losses, winning three of the last five games. They performed terribly in the last game, losing 69:89 to the Liberty.

The Sun and the Mercury met way back in June when the Mercury defeated the Sun 92:88

Host: Connecticut Sun
Visitors: Phoenix Mercury
Match Timing: 3 August, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Sun are contenders

The Sun looks like a much more viable unit ever since Alyssa Thomas returned with the full flow as she helps push the pace, provides solid rebounding, improves the passing while being tough on defense. Jonquel Jones’ numbers have fallen but she remains a huge isolation scoring threat. DeWanna Bonner remains versatile while Courtney Williams also helps to push the pace. Brionna Jones gives solid inside scoring whereas Natisha Hiedeman has done well. The Sun has a strong defensive unit and the potential to be even better on the offensive side than right now.

Mercury’s poor season
Connecticut has played as well as last season but it doesn’t go for the Mercury, a team that has taken a huge backseat. The absence of Brittney Griner has hurt both the chemistry and the attitude. Despite Taurasi and Diggins-Smith doing their thing in the backcourt, there seems to be an air of dissatisfaction among the whole team. Sophie Cunningham’s breakout season is a victim of a rather dry Mercury season, a team that has looked lost. How will they improve their fortunes or will the current struggle continue?

Performances Predictions

Top Scorer: Skylar Diggins-Smith: 24
Top Rebounder: Alyssa Thomas: 9
Highest assists deliverer: Alyssa Thomas: 8
Scoreline Prediction: Sun 90 Mercury 80

Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury WNBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Connecticut Sun Team News

  • Bria Hartley is OUT for the game.
  • Jazmine Thomas is OUT for the game.

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

BENCH: Joyner Holmes, Brionna Jones, DiJonai Carrington, Kiana Williams, Nia Clouden.

Phoenix Mercury Teams News:

  • Brittney Griner, Kia Nurse, Diamond DeShields are OUT.

Mercury Expected Starting Five
Post Forward: F: Brianna Turner
Defensive Threat and Off-Ball Shooter: F: Sophie Cunningham
Two-Way Energy Bunny: G: Shey Peddy
Isolation Scorer: PG: Skylar Diggins-Smith
Playmaking and Long-Range Guard: PG: Diana Taurasi

BENCH: Megan Gustafson, Reshanda Gray, Jennie Simms, Kaela Davis, Sam Thomas.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Jonquel Jones(CON)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01
Superstar Jonquel’s numbers are not even a shadow of what they were last season but she remains a high-level scorer, defender, and rebounder. I believe she will be in 14-19 points and 6-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-41

Skylar Diggins-Smith(PHO)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 11
Blocks: 02
Guard Skylar is an incredible isolation scorer, defender, and also a brilliant playmaker, having another solid season but will come into the game after a 4-18 shooting night. I believe she will be in 20+ points, 5-8 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-45

Alyssa Thomas(CON)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 08

Steals: 05

Forward Alyssa is an incredible all-around player with an unorthodox push shot, which makes her one of the most intriguing players to watch. I believe she will be in 16-23 points, 6-9 assists, and 5-8 rebounds range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 WNBA Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-47

Sophie Cunningham(PHO)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Guard Cunningham can bury deep-range shots and she is having the best season of her life, also sharing a major burden on the defense. I believe she will be in the 15-23 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

Courtney Williams(CON)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 04
Courtney can help quicken the pace and she has done a great job as a mid-range scorer while providing solid rebounding and playmaking. I believe she will be in 13-19 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-36

Diana Taurasi(PHO)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Guard Taurasi can still knock down deep shots and is having another solid season, symbolizing a successful career. I believe she will be in 13-18 points and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-31

CON vs PHO DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • DeWanna Bonner(CON) had 23 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Bonner can be a both strong off-the-ball player and can also create her shot while providing solid defense. I believe the wiry Forward will be in 15-22 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30
  • Shey Peddy(PHO) had 13 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Peddy is an effective two-way player whose offense has been a tad inconsistent this season. I believe she will be in 8-13 points, 3-5 rebounds, 3-5 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29
  • Brionna Jones(CON) had 13 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Center Jones is one of the most powerful players in the league who can finish it inside and can grab rebounding. I believe she will be in 12-16 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-34
  • Brianna Turner(PHO) had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks in the last game. Center Turner is an amazing rebounder and defender. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Natisha Hiedeman(CON) had 5 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Natisha is a solid defender who can also give decent offensive output. I believe she will be in 6-11 points and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Di’Jonai Carrington(CON) had 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. DiJonai is a solid bench player but her minutes have taken a hit recently..
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-11
  • Megan Gustafson(PHO) had 1 rebound in the last game. Center Gustafson has been given a limited role.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-11
  • Nia Clouden(CON) had 2 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Rookie Clouden has shown some promise.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-11

CON vs PHO Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: S Diggins-Smith(PP)
SG: C Williams, D Taurasi, N Clouden

SF: A Thomas(SP), D Carrington
PF: S Cunningham
C: M Gustafson

(Alternate)
PG: N Hiedeman
SG: C Williams, D Taurasi(PP)

SF: A Thomas(SP), D Carrington
PF: D Bonner, S Cunningham
C: M Gustafson

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Who will come on top as Skylar Diggins-Smith 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.

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.