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IND vs WAS Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Indiana Fever vs Washington Mystics

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IND vs WAS Dream11: The WNBA’s first half has been already competitive and we have seen some brilliant battles already. Who has fallen? Last season Finals Mercury are struggling, Lynx are out of the loop. Who has kept it up? Aces, Sky, and Sun have begun from where they left last season. Then who has improved? In this game, an improved team in Washinton Mystics will clash against still-erratic Indiana Fever.

The Mystics have won six of their nine games but lost their last game against the Sun 71:79. In that game, Elena Della-Donne and Mystics offense collapsed for most parts. On the other hand, the Fever has lost seven of their ten games. In the last game, the Fever did a great job of beating the Sparks 101:96 as Kelsey Mitchell dropped 22 points. So, how can the Fever finally get a string of wins against a formidable opponent?

Host: Indiana Fever
Visitors: Washington Mystics

Match Timing: 1 June, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Indiana Farmers Colliseum

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Mystics’ defense has been great, Fever still figuring it out

Mystics have done a great job on the defensive end and that has been the major improvement this season. However, despite being this deep into the early parts of the season, they are yet to identify a consistent scorer apart from Elena Delle Donne. Shakira Austin, the rookie Center has had her moments but consistency has been a big issue. Atkins and Cloud also need to get more consistent as scoring options. How can Mystics figure out a rotation that can produce scoring consistency? Will a Cloud-Atkins-Burke-Williams-Austin combination work when Elena is rested?

Kelsey Mitchell has been the backbone of the Fever’s offense again and when she is off, they seem to have no chance of winning the game. The biggest ray of hope has been NaLyssa Smith who provides elite two-way production and is improving at a rapid rate. Victoria Vivians has been impressive as a scorer when starting whereas rookie Queen Egbo has been a solid inside player, however, it has been rookie Emily Engstler who has been also improving at a regular rate too. Danielle Robinson and Destanni Henderson can both be effective.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Kelsey Mitchell: 24
Highest rebounder: Emily Engstler: 10
Top assists maker: Natasha Cloud: 8
Score Prediction: Mystics

Indiana Fever vs Washington Mystics NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Washington Mystics News

  • Alysha Clark is OUT.

Mystics Expected Starting Five
Slashing Wing: SF: Myisha Hines-Allen
Post-Forward: PF: Elena Della-Donne
Inside Presence: C: Shakira Austin
High-Scoring Guard: SG: Ariel Atkins
Ball-Handler: PG: Natasha Cloud

BENCH: Tianna Hawkins, Rui Machida, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Kennedy Burke, Elizabeth Williams

Indiana Fever Team News

  • Bria Hartley is QUESTIONABLE.

Fever Expected Starting Five
Two-Way Forward: PF: NaLyssa Smith
Inside Presence: C: Queen Egbo
Slashing 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.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Kelsey Mitchell(IND)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 02
Steals: 02

Leading scorer for Fever knows how to score in more ways you can count of the finger and she is an incredible performer. I expect a 18-24 points and 3-5 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-35

Elena Delle-Donne(WAS)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 00
Blocks: 03
Steals: 01
Elena has been missing some games due to injury management and when she plays, she is a huge factor. I believe she will be in 16-24 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

NaLyssa Smith(IND)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

NaLyssa made six of her 13 shots and she is an incredible rebounder and defender. I believe she will be in 14-21 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

Natasha Cloud(WAS)
Points: 05
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 06
Steals: 02
Natasha’s scoring has been inefficient but she is an incredible playmaker while being a strong defender. I expect her to be in 9-14 points, 4-7 assists, and 3-6 rebounds range..
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29

Emily Engstler(IND)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 00
Blocks: 04
Steals: 01
Emily made six of her eleven shots and she has been a huge rebounder as well as a defender, showcasing impressive repertoire. I expect a 12-16 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 1-4 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-31

Ariel Atkins(WAS)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 02
Steals: 02

Atkins is an incredible scorer and she has been giving the Mystics quality minutes for a decent chunk of time. She can be in 14-18 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

IND vs WAS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Victoria Vivians(IND) had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block in the last game. Victoria has been the second option in the guard option and she has been impressive overall. I expect a 12-18 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30
  • Danielle Robinson(IND) had 10 points, 11 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Robinson has been a great veteran presence. I expect her to be in 8-13 points, 4-7 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-26
  • Shakira Austin(WAS) had 8 points, 5 rebounds in the last game. Center Austin has had some big games but is yet to develop consistency and can be erratic. I believe she will be in 9-14 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-21
  • Queen Egbo(IND) had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals in the last game. Egbo has given some decent minutes as an inside scorer and rebounder. I believe she will be in 7-12 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-25
  • Tianna Hawkins(WAS) had 10 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. Tianna has given some decent minutes off the bench. I expect a 6-10 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Myisha Hines-Allen(WAS) had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Myisha’s game has been highly wayward these days. I expect a 6-11 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
  • Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
  • Destanni Henderson(IND) had 5 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Guard Henderson has done a decent job off the bench. I believe she will be in 6-9 points and 3-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-17
  • Shatori Walker-Kimbrough(WAS) had 2 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Shatori is an elite defender but her offense has been erratic. I expect a 4-7 points, 3-5 rebounds, and 2-3 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-23
  • Kennedy Burke(WAS) had 13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in the last game. Forwad Kennedy has been a decent factor in the starting role. I expect a 7-11 points and 2-5 rebounds range,
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Alaina Coates(IND) had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Center Coates is mostly an inside player. I expect a 2-6 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-17
  • Elizabeth Williams(WAS) had 12 points, 1 rebound, 2 blocks in the last game. Elizabeth can give handy minutes off the bench. I believe she will be in 6-11 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-21
  • Tiffany Mitchell(IND) had 7 points in the last game. Mitchell has been a decent bench presence but her role has reduced compared to last season. I expect a 4-7 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-12
  • Rui Machida(WAS) had 3 assists, 5 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. PG Machida has played limited minutes off the bench. I expect a 4-7 points, 4-7 assists, and 1-2 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-13

IND vs WAS Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: D Robinson
SG: A Atkins
SF: V Vivians
PF: E Delle-Donne(PP), T Hawkins, N Smith(SP)
C:    S Austin, M Hines-Allen

(Recommended)
PG: D Robinson, K Mitchell(SP)
SG: D Henderson
SF: S Walker-Kimbrough, V Vivians
PF: N Smith(PP)
C:    S Austin, M Hines-Allen

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Will it not be fun to watch Elena Delle Donne go up against Kelsey Mitchell? You can watch this game on the WNBA League Pass where all the WNBA action can be seen. To know the scores, news, and stats, visit 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.