DAL vs CON Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Dallas Wings vs Connecticut Sun
Updated on: Aug 25, 2022 1:13 am IST
CON vs DAL Dream11: The WNBA scene is heading toward the Semi-Finals and after a grueling season, the three favorites have made it to the next round. However, the fourth favorite Connecitcut Sun has been asked to toil hard as the Dallas Wings will once again challenge their claim to advance.
In what was reminiscent of their 10-day period run around early August, the Wings unlocked their maestro game and took Game 2 89-79 behind an unprecedented 20 points outburst by Kayla Thornton. This was a great reply after the team was in dire straits post a 25 points loss. Can the Wings build on this momentum?
Host: Dallas Wings
Visitors: Connecticut Sun
Match Timing: 25 August, @ 06:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: College Park Center
WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Which Wings will show up?
The Wings are an enigma and that is what makes things interesting here. They turned around their game after a 25-point loss and showcased in the last game that they have to be taken seriously at all times. They are loaded with talent, and have decent depth but strangely, it is the play of third/fourth option that can be transformative and it was Kayla Thornton who took charge in the last game.
Sun had a strange start, they just managed 7 points in the first quarter and that set them back in big ways. Despite recovering a bit in the second quarter, once again they squandered any momentum and got outgunned 17-30 in the third quarter, their defense showcasing uncharacteristic breakdowns. Williams and Hiedeman combined for just 5 points in the backcourt whereas Thomas and Bonner combined for just 15, with Jonquel and Brionna carrying the load with 20 each. Still, the Sun shot well and had 45% but the Wings made seven more triples on a 17% advantage, that was a huge difference in the end.
Top Scorer: Jonquel Jones: 23
Top Rebounder: Teaira McCowan: 11
Highest assists deliverer: Alyssa Thomas: 8
Scoreline Prediction: Sun: 84 Wings: 76
Verdict: I just don’t see the experienced Sun losing back-to-back against the wavering Wings. I believe the Wings will be overwhelmed here despite a strong showing in last game.
Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings WNBA Live, Team News and Lineups
Connecticut Sun Team News
- Bria Hartley is OUT for the game.
Sun Expected Starting Five
Two-Way Wing: SF: DeWanna Bonner
Disruptive Fastbreak Wing: SF: Alyssa Thomas
All-Around Two-Way Forward: PF: Jonquel Jones
Defensive Expert: G: Natisha Hiedeman
Pace Pusher: SG: Courtney Williams
BENCH: Brionna Jones, , DiJonai Carrington, Oddysey Sims Nia Clouden.
Dallas Wings Teams News:
- Arike Ogunbowale is OUT.
Wings Expected Starting Five
Defensive Forward: F: Kayla Thornton
Two-Way Guard: G: Allisha Gray
Inside Threat: C: Teaira McCowan
Versatile scorer: SG: Marina Mabrey
Defensive Specialist: PG: Veronica Burton
BENCH: Tyasha Harris, Satou Sabally, Charli Collier, Awak Kuier, Isabelle Harrison.
WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Jonquel has found her groove in the Playoffs but she will need to be at her best when the Sun comes into this decisive game. Surely, the versatile player will be up for it. I see her in 17+ points, 6+ rebounds, and 1+ block range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42
While we are yet to see that prototypical huge Mabrey night yet, she has had a major influence in directing the Wings effort. I believe she will be in 12+ points and 4-6 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-40
Forward Thomas is one of the best All-Around players in the league but was limited in the last game, and will play a huge role here. I believe she will be in 11-16 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 WNBA Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-50
Gray only had a 1/7 night from the three-point range but her passing, rebounding, and defense got it done like usually, it does. I believe she will be in 12-16 points, 4-6 assists, and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34
In the last game, Williams shot just 2/8 but will need to do much better here if the Wings are to be clipped. I believe she will bounce back and be in 12-16 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-30
McCowan was a big factor despite coming off the bench and the Sun defense had no answer for her inside play. I believe she will be in 10-15 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-38
CON vs DAL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
- DeWanna Bonner(CON)
DeWanna had 9 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 block in the last game. DeWanna can have deep impact on both ends, something which was missing in the last Game. I believe she will be in 10-14 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-25
- Kayla Thornton(DAL)
Kayla had 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists in the last game. WA 1-point Game followed by a 20 points effort sums up Thornton’s season and she continues to be the X-Factor. I believe she will be in 6-10 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-24
- Brionna Jones(CON)
Jones bagged 20 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Jones uses her incredible lower-body power well to clear the low-post and was a handful in the last game. I believe she will be in 12-16 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-25
- Natisha Hiedeman(CON)
Hiedeman had 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Pesky defender Natisha shot just 0/4 in the last game and that didn’t help the Sun cause at all. I believe she will be in 8-12 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16
- Ty Harris(DAL)
Ty had 5 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Harris has had two decent games thus far as a shooter. I believe she will be in 6-10 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-16
- Di’Jonai Carrington(CON)
Di’Jonai had 13 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Sparkplug DiJonai had a solid impact in the last game like the first one. She can be in 7-11 points and 4-6 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-24
- Satou Sabally(DAL)
Sabally had 5 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. An injury has hampered Sabally who is otherwise a solid threat. I believe she will be in 6-10 points and 4-6 reobunds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
- Veronica Burton(DAL)
Burton had 7 points, 3 assists, 4 steals in the last game. Burton forms an elite defensive backcourt alongside Gray and was smothering in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-24
- Odyssey Sims(CON)
Sims had 4 points, 4 assists in the last game. Will Sims get as many minutes as Hiedeman again? I doubt but who knows.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-15
- Isabelle Harrison(DAL)
Burton had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Forward Isabelle started in the last game and did a great job.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
CON vs DAL Dream11 Team
PG: O Sims
SG: C Williams, M Mabrey
SF: A Thomas(SP)
PF: I Harrison, D Bonner
C: J Jones(PP), T McCowan
PG: O Sims, N Hiedeman, V Burton
SG: C Williams
SF: A Thomas, A Gray(PP)
PF: K Thornton
C: J Jones(SP)
Where to watch WNBA Live Score?
Whose season will end here? The Sun’s or the Wings’? You can watch this Game 3 between the Connecticut Sun and the Dallas Wings on the WNBA League Pass. To know the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the WNBA. View the highlights on the official YouTube page of the WNBA.