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DAL vs PHO Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Dallas Wings vs Phoenix Mercury

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DAL vs PHO Dream11: The WNBA is my favorite basketball league. Yes, they get flak for not dunking but they have put a lot of work, into playing at a high level, and to reach the WNBA, a woman needs to be on her peak game. Yes, the athleticism level may not be as much as in the WNBA or famous men’s basketball leagues, but hey, there is a lot of other stuff to watch for! In this game, the Dallas Wings will host the Phoenix Mercury.

The Wings have won two and lost two games, losing their last game to the Mystics 68:84 as Arike Ogunbowale disappeared and scored just 6 points while the other starters at least got in double-figures. On the other hand, the Phoenix Mercury has lost two and won two games. They lost their last encounter versus the Aces away from home despite a 17-point night by Tina Charles

Host: Phoenix Mercury
Visitors: Dallas Wings

Match Timing: 20 May, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Footprint Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Wings are just too streaky, the Mercury’s defense can struggle

The Wings have lost two out of four games and one thing was common in two losses, Arike Ogunbowale scored below 10 points. Arike is a streak shooter who can have consistency issues but if she buries a couple of jumpers, she can get in the groove. Harrison has been in incredible form while Thornton and Mabrey have been impressive too. So, yes, it is up to Arike now to take the Wings to the next level.

On the other hand, the Mercury has looked a bit off on both ends of the floor. There is no doubt that Britney Griner’s absence has shaken up the defensive end and also the offensive end. Meanwhile, Tina Charles’ inclusion has been huge in terms of scoring and rebounding but the backcourt especially Diana Taurasi has missed defensive assignments regularly. Diggins-Smith has been a little off too, not scoring as much as expected while Shey Peddy and Diamond DeShields have their work cut out. Brianna Turner needs to do more offensively.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Skylar Diggins-Smith: 20
Highest rebounder: Tina Charles: 10
Top assists maker: Skylar Diggins-Smith: 7
Score Prediction: Mercury 80 Wings 72

Phoenix Mercury vs Dallas Wings WNBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Phoenix Mercury Teams News:

  • Brittney Griner, Kia Nurse are OUT.

Mercury Expected Starting Five
Post Forward: F: Brianna Turner
High-Yielding Scorer: C: Tina Charles
Athletic Guard: G: Diamond DeShields
Isolation Scorer: PG: Skylar Diggins-Smith
Playmaking Guard: PG: Diana Taurasi

BENCH: Sophie Cunningham, Shey Peddy, Megan Gustafson, Emma Cannon, Sam Thomas, Jennie Simms, Kristine Anigwe.

Dallas Wings Teams News:

  • Satou Sabally is OUT.

Wings Expected Starting Five
Athletic Forward: F: Kayla Harrison
Two-Way Guard: G: Allisha Gray
Slashing Wing: SF: Isabelle Harrison
Versatile scorer: SG: Marina Mabrey
Isolation Scorer: SG: Arike Ogunbowale

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

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Arike Ogunbowale(DAL)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 03

Guard Arike has had some consistency issues but when she gets it going, the chance of Wings’ win increases significantly. I believe she will be in 15-20 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-30

Skylar Diggins-Smith (PHO)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 06
Blocks: 01
Skylar is one of the most versatile scorers in the league but she can do a lot of other things too. She will look to be even more aggressive here and I expect a 17-23 points, 4-6 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-38

Isabelle Harrison(DAL)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Steals: 01

Forward Isabelle has seen an increase in her production and has been an emphatic inside scorer while nailing mid-rangers. I believe she can be in 14-19 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

Tina Charles (PHO)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 02
Center Tina made 8 of her 16 shots in the last game and her superb scoring abilities and rebounding abilities are huge in absence of Griner. I believe she will be in 18-23 points and 7-11 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-32

Kayla Thornton(DAL)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 02

Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Kayla is an exceptional rebounder and she can also supply a decent dose of shooting and other forms of scoring. I believe she will be in 10-16 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-36

Brianna Turner (PHO)
Points: 07
Rebounds:06
Assists: 01
Steals: 03
Blocks: 01

Bri made three of her three shots in the last game, and her defense and rebounding both have been huge. I believe she will be in 4-10 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-29

DAL vs PHO DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Diana Taurasi(PHO) had 8 points, 4 assists in the last game. Guard Diana only made one of her six three-pointers and was off defensively. I expect her to bounce back and be in 10-16 points and 3-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-34
  • Allisha Gray(DAL) had 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Gray is an all-around guard who can bring balance to the scoring-wise. I believe she will be in 10-16 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-38
  • Marina Mabrey(DAL) had 16 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Mabrey made three of her six threes in the last game but she brings a lot to the table. I believe she will be in 13-17 points, 3-5 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-33
  • Shey Peddy (PHO) had 13 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Shey made five of her eight shots and she is an incredible two-way athlete. I expect a 10-14 points and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Diamond DeShields(PHO) had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Guard Diamond is athletic and has done some great jobs for the Mercury. I believe she will be in 10-16 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-27
  • Teaira McCowan(DAL) had 2 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Center McCown is in reduced role and she doesn’t quite fit into the team’s major schemes. I believe she will be in 2-6 points and 3-4 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-10
  • Veronica Burton(DAL) had 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Veronica is mainly a defensive threat. I believe she will be in 2-4 points, 1-2 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 3-12
  • Sophie Cunningham (PHO) had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Sophie is an incredible bench player but her shot was off in the last match. I expect a 6-9 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-13

DAL vs PHO Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: S Diggins-Smith(PP)
SG: D DeShields, M Mabrey
SF: S Cunningham
PF: I Harrison, B Turner
C: T McCowan, T Charles(SP)

(Alternate)
PG: S Peddy
SG: D DeShields, A Ogunbowale, M Mabrey
SF: S Cunningham
PF: I Harrison(PP), B Turner
C: T Charles(SP)

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Do you wanna watch Skylar Diggins-Smith going at her business or Tina Charles showing some great high-post/low-post moves? You can catch this exciting game on the WNBA League Pass through which you have all the live games and also the full-game replays. 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.