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| On Sep 16, 2021 1:24 PM IST

LAS vs ATL Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Basketball Tips, Starting Five, Team Details, 17 September


WNBA Playoffs remain barely a week away and there is just one Playoffs spot for the taking. In this match, Los Angeles Sparks seek a vital win against the Atlanta Dream whose Postseason hopes have been long gone. More information about LAS vs ATL Dream11 scenario will be given here.

LAS vs ATL Dream11 Prediction

Sparks score the lowest amount of points in the league at 72.3 and it is understandable since the departure of Candance Parker this season and their ace Nneka Ogwumike missing a ton of games. However, the team is well-adept at shutting down opponents with the third-best defensive rating of 99.1. The Sparks are going to face an Atlanta team that uses Courtney Williams and Tiffany Hayes largely to generate offense early into the shot-clock. This is an important game for Sparks who are fighting for the last Playoffs spot against Mystics and Liberty with Mystics sitting at a game better than the Sparks. If the Sparks lose this game then their Playoff chances will take a huge hit but if they seal off the season with two wins then they have a huge chance of advancing. Can Sykes, Nneka, Wheeler, and co. carry the momentum from the resounding win against Seattle?

LAS vs ATL Dream Match Details

Host: Atlanta Dream
Visitors: Los Angeles Sparks
Match Timing: 17 September, @ 04:30 AM
Venue: Gateway Center Arena

LAS vs ATL Dream Court Details

The match will be played at Dream’s home court arena Gateway Center Arena.

LAS vs ATL Dream11 Team Prediction:

Los Angeles Sparks | Atlanta Dream

Games: 30| 30
Wins: 11| 08
Defeats: 19 | 22

LAS vs ATL Dream11 fantasy basketball lineup:

PG: C Williams(SP), T Cooper
SG: A McDonald
SF: N Coffey, T Hayes
PF: M Billings, N Ogwumike(PP)
C:   E Williams

Los Angeles Sparks 2021 Captain

At least one among Erica Wheeler, Nneka Ogwumike, and Brittney Sykes deserves a place in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball team.

Atlanta Dream 2021 Captain

At least one among Courtney Williams and Tiffany Hayes deserves a spot in the lineup.

LAS vs ATL Top Picks

*stats from last game*

Courtney Williams
Points: 15
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 04
PPG: 16.6        RPG: 6.8      APG: 4.2        SPG: 1.0
Williams leads the Dream in points, rebounds, and assists. Her specialty is hitting pull-up jumpers in transition, especially around the free-throw line area. She can also take it to the rack and generate driving opportunities while being a relentless dribbler. Her ability to push the ball up the floor also opens up opportunities for her teammates and she is well-adept at handing over crisp passes.

Nneka Ogwumike
Points: 17
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
PPG: 14.3       RPG: 6.1     SPG: 1.3
The former MVP Nneka has it all in her bag. She can get in the mid-range and paint area to generate her offense while hitting shots under duress. Ogwumike knows when to release the ball and can finish over taller defenders using her power game and athleticism. She is also a superb rebounder and plays great team and individual defense.

Tiffany Hayes
Points: 31
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 03
Blocks: 01
PPG: 14.8     APG: 3.3     APG: 3.1        SPG: 1.6
Hayes is an incredible forward whose ball-handling skills are special. She has a ton of moves and a strong dribble-drive game while she can also generate steals by reading the passing lanes and go strong to the bucket on fast-break. The left-handed Forward can also shoot from the three-point line and clicked on 5/6 long-range bombs in her last game.

Erica Wheeler
Points: 17
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 04
PPG: 13.5      APG: 4.7     RPG: 3.1       SPG: 1.4
Erica is an incredibly talented ball-handler and uses between-the-legs, behind-the-back crossovers to create separation. She had Sue Bird and Seattle Storm on skates in the last game and her lovely shooting form along with nifty lay-up moves allow her to be an effective option. Wheeler can also thread tough passes and is a superb guard all-around.

Monique Billings
Points: 11
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 02
Steals: 01
Blocks: 02
PPG: 8.1    RPG: 6.4    SPG: 1.2     BPG: 1.0
Monique is a rim-runner and generates most of her offense inside. She has an athletic frame and can finish with full flair at the rim. Billings is also a tenacious rebounder while chipping in with decent defense every now and then.

Brittney Sykes
Points: 15
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 02
Steals: 01
PPG: 9.2    RPG: 4.6      SPG: 1.8
Sykes may be listed as a guard but her game resembles that of a slashing Forward. She is an athletic player and doesn’t shy away from taking some contact at the rim. Brittney is also well-adept at reading passing lanes and gets up and down on the floor at a quick rate.

Aari McDonald
Points: 06
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 06
Steals: 04
PPG: 6.4     

Tea’ Cooper
Points: 19
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
PPG: 8.4

Elizabeth Williams
Points: 07
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 01
Blocks: 05
PPG: 5.8     RPG: 4.9   BPG: 1.3   SPG: 1.1

Nia Coffey
Points: 09
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03
Blocks: 02
PPG: 8.5    RPG: 3.7

Candice Dupree
Points: 15
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 00
PPG: 7.9    RPG: 3.6

Lauren Cox
Points: 02
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
PPG: 3.8    RPG: 3.9

LAS Top Picks | Los Angeles Sparks Starting Five

PF: Nneka Ogwumike
SF: Brittney Sykes
C: Amanda Zahui B
SG: Nia Coffey
PG: Erica Wheeler

BENCH: Chiney Ogwumike, Maria Vadeeva, Jasmine Walker, Te’a Cooper, Kristi Tolliver, Lauren Cox, Arella Guirantes.

Los Angeles Sparks Team News

  • Chiney Ogwumike is out for the game.
  • Jasmine Walker will be sitting out for the rest of the WNBA 2021 campaign with a knee injury.
  • Maria Vadeeva is also listed on the injury list as “out indefinitely” with an undisclosed issue.
  • Kristi Tolliver is out with a finger injury and expects to return in late September.

Los Angeles Sparks Squad: Chiney Ogwumike, Brittney Sykes, Kristi Toliver, Maria Vadeeva, Jasmine Walker, Erica Wheeler, Amanda Zahui B, Nia Coffey, Te’a Cooper, Lauren Cox, Arella Guirantes, Nneka Ogwumike

ATL Top Picks | Atlanta Dream Starting Five

PF: Monique Billings
SF: Tiffany Hayes
C: Elizabeth Williams
SG: Courtney Williams
PG: Aari McDonald

Bench: Shekinna Stricklen, Chennedy Carter, Candice Dupree, Tianna Hawkins, Blake Dietrick, Odyssey Sims, Cheyenne Parker.

Atlanta Dream Team News

  • Crystal Bradford is out indefinitely with a foot injury.
  • Cheyenne Parker remains out for personal reasons.
  • Chennedy Carter is not going to play this season because of suspension.

Atlanta Dream squad: Shekinna Stricklen, Blake Dietrick, Elizabeth Williams, Courtney Williams, Monique Billings, Crystal Bradford, Chennedy Carter, Candice Dupree, Tianna Hawkins, Tiffany Hayes, Aari McDonald, Cheyenne Parker, Odyssey Sims.

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Watch Los Angeles Sparks vs Atlanta Dream Live Score And Streaming

Amazon Prime is going to telecast the game for Indian viewers. This game can also be enjoyed on WNBA League Pass. The post-match highlights are available on WNBA’s official YouTube channel.

List of Channels to watch Los Angeles Sparks vs Atlanta Dream Match

Amazon Prime is going to broadcast the game but no TV Channel will showcase it. 

Shubham Singh

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