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DAL vs LVA Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Dallas Wings vs Las Vegas Aces

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DAL vs LVA Dream11: The WNBA is heading towards the Playoffs stage and the Regular Season has been a total treat in multiple regards. As we dash towards the Postseason, there are three open spots for the Playoffs and the race from the sixth to eleven seed is the most intense it has been in years. In this game, one of the Playoffs contenders Dallas Wings will clash against already qualified Las Vegas Aces.

The Aces have been one of the top two teams for most of the season. They have acquired 22 wins and just nine losses, having another fantastic season. They had won four in a row before losing 73-83 to Mystics in the last game despite A’ja Wilson’s 22 points.

On the other hand, the Wings have been having another tough season. They have won 14 and lost 16 but lately, they have won three out of the last four games. They come into this battle after beating the Sky 84:78 as Marina Mabrey drilled 26 points.

The Aces have defeated the Dallas Wings in both the meetings so far. These two last met in mid-June.

Host: Dallas Wings
Visitors: Las Vegas Aces
Match Timing: 5 August, @ 05:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: College Park Center

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Wings have a lot of talent

The Wings have no shortage of talent. With a streak shooter like Arike Ogunbowale, constantly improving Marina Mabrey and a dynamic guard Allisha Gray, they have the potential to become the best three-point shooting squad. The trouble is that the Wings lack a playmaking Guard that can help rotate the ball constantly without forcing the issue.

Defense has also been an issue, however, lately, the team has shown certain promise in that regard. The team inserted rookie Veronica Burton in the starting lineup for the first time in the last game due to Arike’s absence and she did handle the ball well while playing tough defense. Kayla Thornton has played well lately while Teaira McCowan has been effective as a starter.

Aces are contenders

The Aces are the fastest-paced squad in the league and also have the most athletic players. The breakthrough season of Kelsey Plum has helped them become a monster offensive team so A’ja Wilson and Plum are right now the most dynamic duo in the league. Chelsea Gray adds a veteran flavor whereas Jackie Young has improved. Dearica gives important minutes as a board enforcer and a defender. The bench has been abysmal for the team but the rise of Jackie Young means that the team has four shot-creators.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Kelsey Plum: 29
Highest rebounder: A’ja Wilson: 11
Top assists maker: Kelsey Plum: 8
Score Prediction: Aces 91   Wings 79

Dallas Wings vs Las Vegas Aces WNBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Las Vegas Aces Teams News:

  • No injuries thus far at the time of writing.

Aces Expected Starting Five
Two-Way Star Forward: PF: A’ja Wilson
Athletic Rebounding Forward: F: Dearica Hamby
Veteran Playmaking Guard: PG: Chelsea Gray
Sharp-Shooting Playmaking Guard: PG: Kelsey Plum
Athletic All-Around Guard: SG: Jackie Young

BENCH: Kiah Stokes, Riquna Williams, Theresa Plaisance, Sydney Colson, Aisha Sheppard, Kierstan Bell.

Dallas Wings Teams News:

  • Arike Ogunbowale is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
  • Satou Sabally is OUT.

Wings Expected Starting Five
Defensive Forward: F: Kayla Thornton
Inside Presence: C: Teaira McCowan
Two-Way Guard: G: Allisha Gray
Sharpshooter: SG: Marina Mabrey
Isolation Scorer: SG: Arike Ogunbowale

BENCH: Tyasha Harris, Isabelle Harrison Charli Collier, Awak Kuier, Veronica Burton, Teaira McCowan, Jasmine Dickey.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

A’ja Wilson(LVA)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 03
Blocks: 03
Steals: 01
Forward A’ja is a superb scorer, rebounder, and defender, definitely being one of the contenders for the MVP this season. I believe she will be in 20+ points, 8+ rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-52

Marina Mabrey (DAL)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 04
Steals: 03
Blocks: 01
Guard Mabrey had her struggles earlier but in the last game, she was clicking from deep range while being a big show in all regards. I believe she will be in 17-23 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-40

Kelsey Plum(LVA)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Guard Kelsey is a terrific scorer who has learned a lot of new tricks while also improving as a playmaker, which has helped the Aces’ offense. I believe she will be in 20+ points and 5+ assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-45

Teaira McCowan(DAL)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
McCowan is an enforcer inside who has been unstoppable as a paint scorer and has done a wonderful job as a rebounder. I believe she will be in 14-21 points and 8-12 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-39

Chelsea Gray(LVA)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03

Guard Chelsea continues to dazzle the league with her incredible scoring, and playmaking and has hit key shots throughout the season. I believe she will be in 11-16 points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-34

Arike Ogunbowale(DAL)
Arike missed the last game and when she plays, there is no answer for her when she gets ti going shooting-wise. She is Questionable here and if she plays, I believe she will be in 16-23 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-41

DAL vs LVA DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Kayla Thornton(DAL) had 11 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Kayla is an active defender and rebounder while her offense has been on point lately. I believe she will be in 8-13 points and 6-10 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-28
  • Veronica Burton(DAL) had 8 points, 9 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 stealsin the last game. Guard Burton did a great job as a starter in absence of Arike but her minutes will be limited if Ogunbowale returns.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
  • Jackie Young(LVA) had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Guard Young is a terrific scorer but her production has fallen because of an injury earlier. I believe she will be in 13-19 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-32
  • Dearica Hamby(LVA) had 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Forward Forward Hamby is a terrific rebounder but her production has fallen lately. I believe she will be in 4-10 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 9-18
  • Alisha Gray(DAL) had 7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Guard Gray has been doing a fantastic job in the earlier parts of the season but lately, she has been inconsistent. I believe she will be in 11-17 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-31
  • Tyasha Harris(DAL) had 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Tyasha played a decent chunk during the last game. I believe she will be in 2-6 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-21
  • Kiah Stokes(LVA) had 2 points. 4 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Stokes is a strong rebounder but her role switched this season from a starter to a bench one. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-15
  • Awak Kuier(DAL) had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Center Awak needs to work on her offensive game and has a lot of promise as an athletic big.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-12

DAL vs LVA Dream11 Team

(If Ogunbowale doesn’t play)
PG: V Burton, K Plum(SP)
SG: M Mabrey
SF: J Young
PF: K Thornton
C:   T McCowan, A Kuier, A Wilson(PP)

(If Ogunbowale plays)
PG: V Burton, K Plum(SP)
SG: A Ogunbowale(PP), C Gray
SF: A Gray
PF: K Thornton
C:   T McCowan, K Stokes

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Don’t you wanna see Kelsey Plum take on Marina Mabrey? You can watch this brilliant game on the WNBA League Pass where all live games and replays are available. To watch the highlights, access the official YouTube channel of the WNBA. To learn 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.