The WNBA Playoffs are just around a couple of weeks away and this is an important phase for the team vying for a playoff spot. Here, the Dallas Wings takes on cross-conference squad New York Liberty. Here is everything you want to know about DAL vs NYL Dream11 Match Prediction.
Wings: Wings are heavily reliant upon Arike Ogunbowale on the offensive end and can go cold if she is not clicking from the field. Dallas is eighth in pace at 77.3 while they are bottom of the pack in both offensive and defensive outputs. All in all, they aren’t a terrible team but have the tendency to go ice cold from the field which hurts their chances of winning. Dallas has to cover these lapses if they are to become a better squad.
Liberty: New York plays a fast-paced game being the only second behind Aces, putting up a lot of shots early in the shot clock. However, that doesn’t mean that they score a ton of minutes as they are the third-worst team in terms of points at 78.4 PPG. And to make matters trickier, they are also the worst team in Points per game by the opposition, allowing 85.6 PPG. If we keep these statistics in mind then their 11-18 record comes as no surprise. One of the reasons why they are struggling is the stagnation of Sabrina Ionescu’s growth who has shot a paltry 36% from the field.
Both squads still have a chance to make it to the Playoffs so this game huge for both Liberty and Wings who can increase their chances with a win.
Host: Dallas Wings
Visitors: New York Liberty
Match Timing: 11 September, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: College Park Center
The match will be played at Dallas Wings’ home court College Park Centre.
Dallas Wings | New York Liberty
Games: 29| 29
Wins: 12| 11
Defeats: 17| 18
PG: R Allen
SG: A Gray, S Ionescu(SP), S Whitcomb
SF: N Howard(PP)
PF: C Collier, B Laney
C: A Kuier
Arike Ogunbowale and Allisha Gray have shown enough to be considered in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball team.
Betnijah Laney has been a consistent scorer and playmaker for the team.
*stats from last game*
PPG: 17.2 APG: 5.0
Laney is a Forward with guard-like handles. She has the capacity to score big playing both off-the-ball and creating her shots through dribble moves. Betnijah can also take opposing defenders on high-post/mid-range situations, can shoot the long ball, and she can also make aggressive cuts to the basket. Laney’s excellent playmaking abilities make her a threat and there is no surprise that she leads the team in scoring.
PPG: 18.7 APG: 3.4 RPG: 3.2 SPG: 1.1
Ogunbowale is the primary scorer for the Wings team and tops them them in scoring. Arike has an impressive shooting stroke but her dribble drives and in-between abilities are equally effective. The guard can score both off the dribble and play off the ball. She is still developing her defensive game and will need to be more attentive on that end.
PPG: 14.5 RPG: 6.5 SPG: 1.1
Natasha is an exceptionally talented Forward whose main strength is cutting to the basket and finishing. She can also get in post-up situations and can nail hook shots and also take it close to the hole. Howard is an excellent rebounder and can also score through offensive rebounds.
PPG: 11.7 RPG: 5.0 SPG: 1.0
Allisha is a terrific offensive player who can generate offense both off the dribble and off the ball. Her tendency to shoot from outside can also help her create lanes for driving to the basket. She also works hard at the rebounding end and has played well as of late.
PPG: 11.1 RPG: 5.7 APG: 6.0
Sabrina has undergone a dramatic fall at the offensive end after averaging 18.3 PPG last season. She has not been efficient from the field and has missed a ton of shots, shooting just 36.8% from the floor. However, her dribbling game along with her lovely shooting form and creativity while finishing allow her to keep defenders busy. Although her shooting has dropped, she has shown improvements in rebounding and playmaking.
PPG: 12.9 RPG: 3.8 SPG: 1.0
Marina is a streak-shooter meaning that when she gets it going she can pour in a lot of points but also has the tendency to go cold. However, she is second in terms of PPG for Dallas and her special three-point shooting abilities help Dallas stretch the floor.
PPG: 9.7 RPG: 3.9 SPG: 1.8 BPG: 1.4
PPG: 7.3 RPG: 5.7
PPG: 11.9 RPG: 5.8 SPG: 1.1
Bench: Charli Collier, Chelsea Dungee, Tyasha Harris, Isabelle Harrison, Awak Kuier, Marina Mabrey, Satou Sabally
Dallas Wings squad: Bella Alarie, Charli Collier, Chelsea Dungee, Allisha Gray, Tyasha Harris, Isabelle Harrison, Moriah Jefferson, Awak Kuier, Marina Mabrey, Arike Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally, Kayla Thornton
Bench: Reshanda Gray, Kylee Shook, Jocelyn Willoughby, Jazmine Jones, Leaonna Odom, Sami Whitcomb, DiDi Richards
New York Liberty Squad: Leaonna Odom, Rebecca Allen, Reshanda Gray, Natasha Howard, Sabrina Ionescu, Jazmine Jones, Betnijah Laney, Michaela Onyenwere, DiDi Richards, Kylee Shook, Sami Whitcomb, Jocelyn Willoughby
The game can be enjoyed on WNBA League Pass. The post-match highlights will be available on WNBA’s official Youtube channel.
None. No official streaming on Indian television.