DAL vs LVA Dream11: The WNBA season is well in its flow and we are bound to see another exciting season. In the WNBA, there are between 30-40 games played by each team and a typical season is done in four months or so. There are 12 teams and the top eight teams make it to the Playoffs. Wish the league expands more and increases the number of teams. But before that happens, the Dallas Wings will host the Las Vegas Aces.
The Wings have done well so far, winning six of their ten games. Their last win was phenomenal as they shut down the Seattle Storm to clinch a 68:51 win as Allisha Gray cooked 18 points. On the other hand, the Aces have been the best team in the league so far, winning nine of their 11 games. They come into this game after losing to the Sun 90:97 despite a 26 points outing by Jackie Young and a 23-point night by Kelsey Plum. Can the Wings stun the Aces here?
Host: Las Vegas Aces
Visitors: Dallas Wings
Match Timing: 6 June, @ 03:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Michelob Ultra Arena
Improved Wings, Impeccable Aces
The Wings have a bunch of isolation players who can shoot from long range and that is why they have been third in the league with three-point makes with 9 on a 36.4%, which is also third-best. On the other hand, their three-point defense has been equally impressive, limiting opponents to just 6.2 triples a game, which is the best return. Arike Ogunbowale, Allisha Gray, and Marina Mabrey are all streak shooters and all three provide superb shooting. Apart from them, Satou Sabally is getting in her groove whereas Isabelle Harrison and Kayla Thornton have been great complementary frontline pieces.
The Aces have much more firepower compared to the Wings. They have an amazing backcourt of Gray and Plum, as Plum continues to grow both as a playmaker and scorer. Then there is Jackie Young, whose breakout season has resulted in the big fortunes for the Aces. On the other hand, with a superstar like A’ja Wilson paired up with rebounding specialist Dearica Hamby, the team is deep. The Aces are perhaps the most athletic team in the league and due to that, they are number one in pace(81.6), number one in scoring(91.6 Points per Game), and have the best net rating of +12.6 per game(Win/loss difference). The Aces are on fire.
Highest scorer: A’ja Wilson: 25
Highest rebounder: A’ja Wilson: 12
Top assists maker: Kelsey Plum: 8
Score Prediction: Aces 84 Wings 75
Las Vegas Aces Teams News:
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, Theresa Plaisance, Sydney Colson, Aisha Sheppard, Kierstan Bell.
Dallas Wings Teams News:
Wings Expected Starting Five
Defensive Forward: F: Kayla Thornton
Athletic Forward: F: Satou Sabally
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.
Forward Wilson is incredible when it comes to her amazing scoring, rebounder, and defense, while she has received significant help from the team. I believe she will be in 18-25 points, 8-13 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: 26-40
Arike Ogunbowale (DAL)
Ogunbowale made three of her nine triples in the last game and she has also been an effective inside scorer. I believe she will be in 14-21 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35
Kelsey made five of her ten triples in the last game and she is having a sensational season. I expect a 17-24 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-40
Allisha has been an impressive all-around player who will need to be consistent offensively for the Wings to win more. The quality Guard can be in 12-17 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 2-3 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-39
Guard Young is having a breakout season and she is having a great impact overall, which has bolstered the Aces unit. I believe she will be in 19-26 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-44
Satou is a terrific Forward who is getting in her groove as a scorer, rebounder, playmaker, and defender. I believe she will be in 9-15 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
PG: K Plum
SG: M Mabrey
SF: A Gray(PP), J Young, S Sabally
PF: T Plaisance
C: A Wilson(SP), K Stokes
PG: K Plum
SG: A Ogunboale, M Mabrey
SF: A Gray, J Young, S Sabally
PF: D Hamby
C: K Stokes
Mabrey’s sharpshooting going up against the athletic Aces team? You can watch this brilliant game on the WNBA League Pass where all live games and replays are available. To learn the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the WNBA.