CON vs SEA Dream11: We are heading towards the midway point of the WNBA and the All-Star voting has taken Center-stage. Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson, and Kelsey Plum can be counted among the favorites to be named to the All-Star Game for sure. There can be some other names too but these look obvious ones. Talking about Breanna Stewart, her Seattle Storm will take on the Connecticut Sun in this game.
The Storm is on a four-game winning streak and has recovered from a slow start, winning nine of their 14 games. In their last game, they overcame a fierce Minnesota Lynx resistance to win 81:79. The Connecticut Sun have been even better than the Storm, having won 11 of their 15 games, not solely being dependent upon Jonquel Jones anymore. In a high-scoring affair, they beat the Atlanta Dream 105:92 behind an incredible 20 points performance by Courtney Williams. Who will come on top in the clash of the heavyweights?
Home: Connecticut Sun
Visitors: Seattle Storm
Match Timing: 18 June, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
Storm’s defense has been terrific
While Gabby Williams hasn’t been a big scoring threat, she has done a great job of being a defensive, rebounding, and playmaking threat. Jewel Loyd can be a tad inconsistent but she has been a strong scoring presence. Ezi Magbebor has improved her offense a bit, already being an effective rebounder and defender. The bench is veteran with players like January and Prince. The Storm can be a bit off from the offensive end at times but they have a disciplined unit that can make a deep Playoffs run if there are no major injuries.
Sun’s offense is awesome
The Sun’s offensive rating has been the best in the league, and they are the second highest scoring squad in the league. They are the second-best shooting team and due to their size and athleticism, get a ton of free-throws, being first in the league in that regard. They also allow the least amount of rebounds per game, which is not a surprise for a team that is efficient and also can pin down defensive rebounds at a high clip. Unlike last season, the Sun’s offense is much better and anything less than a Finals run will be surprising to me.
Highest scorer: Breanna Stewart: 24
Highest rebounder: Jonquel Jones: 11
Top assists maker: Alyssa Thomas: 7
Score Prediction: Sun 85 Storm 81
Connecticut Sun Team News
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.
Seattle Storm News
Storm Expected Starting Five
All-Around Scoring Forward: PF: Breanna Stewart
Defensive Wing: SF: Gabby Williams
Rebounding and Inside Specialist: C: Ezi Magbebor
Scoring Guard: SG: Jewell Loyd
Veteran Guard: G: Briann January
BENCH: Reshanda Gray, Jade Melbourne, Stephenie Talbot, Mercedes Russell, Briann January.
Jonquel has been in incredible touch once again but she has a lot of support around her to lease her load this time around. The incredible defender and rebounder can be in 14-19 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-44
Stewart has been a big factor as a scorer, rebounder, and defender, and definitely an early candidate for the MVP award. I believe she will be in 25-31 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-52
Thomas is a reliable Forward who doesn’t need score to impact the game, as she can be a brilliant rebounder and playmaker while giving great defense. believe she will be in 8-13 points, 5-9 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-35
Guard Loyd has been an incredible scorer and playmaker who can also be strong in terms of the defensive end. I believe she will be in 16-22 points and 4-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-33
Guard Courtney has done a lot more other than scoring and she has been an all-around factor this season. I believe she will be in 13-19 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-37
Ezi is a phenomenal Center who can be a big difference-maker as a rebounder, defender, and also a wonderful inside scorer. I believe she will be in 10-16 points, 6-11 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31
PG: N Hiedeman
SG: J Loyd, G Williams
SF: S Talbot, D Carrington
PF: B Stewart(SP), G Williams
C: J Jones(PP)
PG: N Hiedeman
SG: E Prince, C Williams
SF: S Talbot, A Thomas(PP), D Carrington
PF: B Stewart(SP)
C: B Jones
Breanna Stewart taking on Jonquel Jones, wouldn’t it be a fun battle to watch? You can catch this amazing battle on the WNBA League Pass a place where you have all the live games and you can also catch the full-game replays. To learn the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the WNBA.