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LAS vs IND Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Los Angeles Sparks vs Indiana Fever

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LAS vs IND Dream11: The WNBA season is in full flow and we have enjoyed a multitude of games already. The WNBA is different, there are 12 teams, and unlike the Conference system, the Playoffs slots are from one to the eighth spot. In this game, the Indiana Fever will host the Los Angeles Sparks as both teams will play their second game of the season.

The Fever was blown away by the more disciplined Mystics in the last game, losing 70:84 as the team’s offense crumbled. On the other hand, the Sparks earned a tough OT win against the defending champs, winning 98:91. New arrival Jordin posted 21 points and the team got their running game going early on.

Host: Indiana Fever
Visitors: Los Angeles Sparks
Match Timing: 9 May, @ 12:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Contrasting offenses

The Fever was struggling on the offensive end last season and not much has changed it looks like. Although Nalyssa Smith and Queen Egbo bring some inside prowess with Smith being a strong defender plus rebounder and Egbo a solid finisher. Apart from that, young Emily Engstler bolsters the Forward position further but there is a multitude of troubles in terms of three-point shooting, which is a huge problem again.

On the other hand, the Sparks look like an altogether different team in the first game of the season, compared to last season. The starting lineup of Sykes, Canada, Ogwumike, and Cambage, is full of players that can get a ton of steals and the former three can run the floor and open up multiple fastbreak opportunities. The three-point shooting seems to be boosted with the arrival of Lexie Brown but the concern will be how Liz Cambage will settle alongside the quick legs.

Performances Predictions
Top Scorer: Nneka Ogwumike: 22
Top Rebounder: Nalyssa Smith: 11
Highest assists deliverer: Jordin Canada: 7
Scoreline Prediction: Sparks 89 Fever 81

Los Angeles Sparks vs Indiana Fever NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Indiana Fever Team News

  • Danielle Robinson, Alaina Coates are OUT.

Fever Expected Starting Five
Athletic Foward: F: Nalyssa Smith
Inside Presence: C: Queen Egbo
Scoring Guard: G: Kelsey Mitchell
Scoring Guard: G: Tiffany Mitchell
Playmaking Guard: G: Destanni Henderson

BENCH: Alanna Smith, Emily Engstler, Victoria Vivians, Crystal Dangerfield, Lexie Hull.

Los Angeles Sparks Team News

  • Kristi Toliver, Amanda Zahui B, Katie Lou Samuelson, Olivia Nelson-Ododa are OUT for the game.

Sparks Expected Starting Five
Post Forward: F: Nneka Ogwumike
Wing: F: Amy Atwell
Inside Presence: C: Liz Cambage
Defensive Guard: G: Brittney Sykes
Driving Guard and leading Playmaker: G: Jordin Canada

BENCH: Chiney Ogwumike, Jasmine Walker, Lexie Brown, Chennedy Carter, Rae Burrell.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Jordin Canada(LAS)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 08
Steals: 02

Jordin showed her prowess in the first game of the season and nailed 6/11 field goals while making all of her nine attempts from the free-throw line. The highly talented inside guard can be in 14-20 points and 5-8 assists range here. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33

Kelsey Mitchell(IND)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Mitchell hit 7 of her 16 shots in the first game of the season and she is one of the best scoring guards in the league. She can be in 17-22 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-26

Nneka Ogwumike(LAS)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 02
Steals: 03

Nneka made 7 of her 10 shots in the last game and she is the lifeline on the offensive end with her multi-faceted game. I believe she will be in 18-23 points, 5-8 rebounds range, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36

NaLyssa Smith(IND)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 01
NaLyssa got 5 of her 13 shots to go in and her rebounding will be huge for the Fever going ahead. I expect a 10-15 points and 8-13 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28

Liz Cambage(LAS)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 00
Steals: 04
Blocks: 02

Although Liz had a decent impact on the defensive end, she shot just 4/12 and turned it over five times. I expect a much better offensive effort here and see her in 14-18 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-36

Emily Engstler(IND)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 01
Steals: 02
Blocks: 02
Rookie Emily can develop into an elite defender but she had jitters in her WNBA debut, turning it over 4 times and shooting 2/5. I expect a 6-10 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-22

LAS vs IND DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Queen Egbo(IND) had 10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Center Egbo is primarily a paint player and made 5 of her 9 shots. I expect her to be in 8-12 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-22
  • Brittney Sykes(LAS) had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals in the last game. Sykes is a terrific open-court player and can be among steal leaders. I expect a 6-12 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-4 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-34
  • Lexie Brown(LAS) had 12 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Lexie banged home four of her five attempts from three in the last game. I expect her to be in 9-15 points and 4-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-27
  • Tiffany Mitchell(IND) had 7 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, in the last game. Guard Mitchell needs to work on her three-point shooting and shot 3/5 in the last game. I expect a 8-12 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Chennedy Carter(LAS) had 12 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Carter is a brilliant ball-handler and cracked home 4 of her 5 attempts from the field. I expect a 8-14 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-13
  • Victoria Vivians(IND) had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Busy Victoria clasped 3 offensive rebounds and made 4 of her 11 shotws. I believe she will be in 7-13 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-24
  • Chiney Ogwumike(LAS) had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Chiney was aggressive on the boards, grasping five offensive rebounds. She can be in 4-10 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-20
  • Destani Henderson(IND) had 4 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Henderson is a rookie with a playmaking promise. I expect her to be in 2-6 points and 4-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-19
  • Crystal Dangerfield(IND) had 5 points, 2 assists, 2 blocks in the last game. Crystal is a former rookie of the year and has a versatile scoring arsenal. I expect a 7-11 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-17
  • Rae Burrell(LAS) had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Rae made one of three attempts from distance. Don’t what to expect yet.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-10

LAS vs IND Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: J Canada(PP), C Carter
SG: L Brown, C Dangerfield, D Henderson

SF: V Vivians
PF: N Ogwumike(SP)
C:    L Cambage

(Alternate)
PG: C Carter
SG: L Brown, C Dangerfield
SF: V Vivians
PF: N Ogwumike(SP), N Smith(PP)
C:    L Cambage, Q Egbo

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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.