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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 has announced the All-Star starters and the regular ones have figured in the fray. Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson, and Elena Delle-Donne continue to dominate the scene but they will be joined by first-timers like Jackie Young, and Kelsey Plum, which means the Aces are going to send at least of their players. Anyway, there is also the reigning All-Star MVP Arike Ogunbowale in the fray, who can end up being named in the team too. Her Dallas Wings will meet the Phoenix Mercury here.

The Wings have taken it up a notch compared to the last season and as a result, they have been much-better record-wise. Their record of nine wins and nine losses may not be spectacular but their manner of wins has been emphatic against low-performing teams. In their last game, they won 94:68 as Arike Ogunbowale pinned 24 points. Conversely, the Phoenix Mercury has been one of the worst teams in the league and they have twice more losses(6) than wins(12). They have fallen apart without Britney Griner and their defense has been awful. In their last game, they were beaten by another low-ranked team twice in a row as Minnesota Lynx beat them 100:88 in another underwhelming effort by the Mercury.

Host: Dallas Wings
Visitors: Phoenix Mercury
Match Timing: 26June, @ 05:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: College Park Center

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Wings: Limitless range

The Wings are one of the best three-point shooting in the leagues and can make them from as far as five feet beyond the arc. Arike especially has brilliant range and when she gets it going, defenses have no answer for the rest of the team. Shooters like Marina Mabrey and Allisha Gray give the team a further lift from beyond the arc and with these three shooters, the Wings have been amping it up.

The Wings are also amazing at reading the lanes at getting the steals to propel a fastbreak styled game and they are equally well-adept at getting shots up late in the shot-clock. Isabelle Harrison has been a bit iffy but her diving game helps balance the outside shooting. The bench has had its moments but the team can find better combinations I believe.

Mercury’s huge woes

Losing twice in a row against the team with the worst record in the league sums up the Mercury season. Their defense looks embarrassing without Brittney Griner, and when you allow 100 points against an awful offensive team like the Lynx, things are alarming indeed. This is why the Mercury’s defense has looked especially out-of-sync against elite offenses.

Dianna Taurasi continues to be an elite scorer and playmaker whereas Skylar Diggins-Smith has been huge as usual. Tina Charles has been able to get past her slow start and has been a huge factor on the offensive end and as a rebounder. Diamond DeShields and Shey Peddy have been huge too but the team defense has been awful.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Arike Ogunbowale: 26
Highest rebounder: Brianna turner: 8
Top assists maker: Diana Taurasi: 7
Score Prediction: Wings 92 Mercury 84

Dallas Wings vs Indiana Fever WNBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Dallas Wings Teams News:

  • Satou Sabally is OUT.

Wings Expected Starting Five
Defensive Forward: F: Kayla Thornton
Athletic Forward: F: Isabelle Harrison
Two-Way Guard: G: Allisha Gray
Sharpshooter: SG: Marina Mabrey
Isolation Scorer: SG: Arike Ogunbowale

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

Phoenix Mercury Teams News:

  • Brittney Griner, Kia Nurse are OUT.
  • Tina Charles has LEFT the team.

Mercury Expected Starting Five
Post Forward: F: Brianna Turner
Defensive Threat: F: Sophie Cunningham
Two-Way Energy Bunny: G: Shey Peddy
Isolation Scorer: PG: Skylar Diggins-Smith
Playmaking Guard: PG: Diana Taurasi

BENCH: Megan Gustafson, Karlie Samuelson, Sam Thomas, Kristine Anigwe.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Tina Charles(PHO)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Center Charles has been a huge factor as a scorer and has picked up her game in recent times. I believe she will be in 20-27 points and 7-11 rebounds range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44

Arike Ogunbowale (DAL)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 06
Steals: 05
Guard Arike pumped in six triples in the last game while also hitting strides as a playmaker of late. I believe she will be in 18-26 points, 4-6 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44

Skylar Diggins-Smith(PHO)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 05
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Guard Skylar made just one of her six attempts from long-range but during most instances, she has been a huge factor on the offensive end. I believe she will be in 17-23 points, 4-7 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-37

Allisha Gray(DAL)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Guard Allisha can knock down shots from outside but she has been a factor overall. I believe she will be in 13-18 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

Diana Taurasi(PHO)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Guard Taurasi has continued to be a huge factor as a shooter and she has also done a more than decent job as a playmaker. I believe she will be in 16-22 points and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-34

Marina Mabrey(DAL)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 02
Guard Mabrey has been off her game for the last two games but she can be a huge factor on the offensive end. I believe she will be in 14-19 points and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-31

DAL vs PHO DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Kayla Thornton(DAL) had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in the last game. Thornton has lost her edge on the offensive end, but she has been hustling hard on the boards and on defense. I believe she will be in 4-9 points 6-9 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-31
  • Isabelle Harrison(DAL) had 16 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Forward Isabelle is having a strong season but needs to develop more offensive consistency. I believe she will be in 11-16 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-30
  • Brianna Turner(PHO) had 2 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in the last game. Turner is an elite rebounder who can also be a big help on the defensive end. I expect a 4-8 points, 7-12 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Shey Peddy(PHO) had 12 points, 3 assists in the last game. Peddy nailed three of her seven attempts from long-range and has been a huge factor on both ends. I believe she will be in 10-16 points and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Teaira McCowan(DAL) had 12 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Teaira is one of the tallest players in the league and she knows how to get it done scoring inside and rebounding. I believe she will be in 6-12 points and 7-11 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Awak Kuier(DAL) had 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals in the last game. Center Awak is an athletic presence who brings strong rebounding and defense, but her offense has been a bit iffy. I believe she will be in 2-6 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-19
  • Diamond DeShields(PHO) had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Diamond has been a bit off in the last two games but plays a crucial role on both ends. I believe she will be in 8-13 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Sophie Cunningham(PHO) had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Cunningham shot just 1/5 from long range in the last game but she will get back in rhythm sooner than later after being affected by an injury. I believe she will be in 6-11 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-15
  • Veronica Burton(DAL) had 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Veronica has been a defensive dynamo and has been getting some decent minutes. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-12
  • Megan Gustafson(PHO) had 1 assist in the last game. Center Megan has been getting a few minutes off the bench.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-12

DAL vs PHO Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: S Peddy, S Diggins-Smith(SP)
SG:  A Ogunbowale(PP), M Mabrey
SF: S Cunningham
PF: I Harrison
C:    A Kuier, T McCowan

(Alternate)
PG: S Peddy, S Diggins-Smith(PP)
SG:  A Ogunbowale(SP), M Mabrey
SF: D DeShields
PF:  B Turner
C:    A Kuier, T McCowan

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Do you wanna watch veteran Diana Taurasi take on the incredible shooter Arike Ogunbowale? You can catch this brilliant game on the WNBA League Pass an avenue for all live games and replays are available. To view the highlights, go to the official YouTube channel of the WNBA. To know 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.