IND vs CHI Dream11: As the WNBA season moves towards the halfway mark, the deadline for the All-Star voting is near. We have seen some scintillating battles throughout the season and there is no doubt that this has been another fun season. So far, Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces have been established as the top two teams. The Chicago Sky aren’t far away either and they will play the Indiana Fever here.
The Fever once again is having an off-season, winning just four out of their first 17 games. They have struggled on the defensive end quite a bit and lost the last game 80:93 despite a 26 points effort by Kelsey Mitchell. On the other hand, the Sky has done an amazing job of tapping in 10 wins and four losses, and they have won six out of their last seven games. In their last game, the Sky had an amazing overtime win as they won Dream 106:100 as Kahleah Copper linked 23 points. Can the Sky continue their amazing season?
Host: Indiana Fever
Visitors: Chicago Sky
Match Timing: 20 June, @ 12:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Indiana Farmers Coliseum
The Sky has been fantastic
Chicago Sky’s title defense has been on the right track and they have built a team that isn’t dependent on an ace to get going. Adding Emma Messeman to the fold has bolstered rebounding, scoring, and the overall team play. Whereas Rebekah Gardner off the bench has brought pleasant surprises. When you add these players to the fold of Copper, Parker, Quigley, Vandersloot, and Stevens, a core that has already brought home the championship, the results are of course going to be encouraging.
Not encouraging results for Fever
Fever has been the worst defensive team in the league and it is surprising considering they brought in rookies like NaLyssa Smith and Emily Engstler, both amazing defenders, especially in help situations. The irony is that the team’s inside defense has been in tatters. On the offensive end, there are issues too, with the team heavily dependent upon Kelsey Mitchell and although Victoria Vivians has grown as a player, overall, they have been struggling in myriad ways.
Highest scorer: Kelsey Mitchell: 24
Highest rebounder: Nalyssa Smith: 13
Top assists maker: Courtney Vandersloot: 7
Score Prediction: Sky 85 Fever 73
Indiana Fever Team News
Fever Expected Starting Five
Two-Way Rookie Forward: PF: NaLyssa Smith
Inside Presence: C: Queen Egbo
High-Scoring Guard: SG: Victoria Vivians
Driving Guard: SG: Danielle Robinson
Primary Ball-Handler: SG: Kelsey Mitchell
BENCH: Alanna Smith, Emily Engstler, Destanni Henderson, Lexie Hull, Alaina Coates, Tiffany Mitchell.
Chicago Sky News
Sky Expected Starting Five
All-Around Forward: F: Candace Parker
All-Around Forward: F: Emma Messeman
Isolation two-way Guard: SG: Kahleah Copper
Leading Playmaker: PG: Courtney Vandersloot
Sharpshooting Guard: SG: Allie Quigley
BENCH: Azura Stevens, Dana Evans, Rebekah Gardner, Ruthy Hebard, Li Yueru, Jullie Allemand
Kelsey has been doing her bit as an offensive player but she hasn’t got ample support around her. Her incredible driving and shooting game can put her in 20-27 points and 3-6 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-36
Emma has been a phenomenal scorer, carefully choosing her shots and she has also played a huge role as a rebounder, defender, and playmaker. I believe she will be on 13-20 points, 8-11 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42
Victoria shot just 5/18 in the last game but overall, she has had some substantial impact on the Fever. I believe she will be in 15-20 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-36
Guard Courtney’s assists numbers are down as the Sky has found more playmakers in the lineup. I believe she will be in 12-17 points and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31
NaLyssa’s offense comes and goes but the Forward has been a strong presence on the rebounding end. I believe she will be in 9-14 points, 8-13 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
Kahleah is an incredible scorer and there is a big reason why she was named the Finals MVP last season. I believe she will be in 14-19 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-33
PG: C Vandersloot, K Mitchell
SG: A Quigley
SF: V Vivians(PP), E Messeman(SP)
PF: R Hebard
C: A Stevens Q Egbo
PG: K Mitchell(PP), R Gardner
SG: A Quigley
SF: K Copper, E Messeman(SP)
PF: R Hebard, N Smith
C: Q Egbo
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How will Kelsey Mitchell once again tackle a deep team with a lot of options on the offensive end? You can watch this game on the WNBA League Pass where both live games and replays are available. To learn the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the WNBA. The highlights will be posted on the official website of the WNBA.