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LAS vs MIN Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for LA Sparks vs Minnesota Lynx

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LAS vs MIN Dream11: The WNBA has been steadily heading towards the Playoffs and we have seen some intense battles throughout the Regular Season. We still don’t know whether some of the teams will make it to the Postseason and two of those teams Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx will clash here.

The Sparks have had a wild ride this season. They revamped the roster in the offseason but still are not sure of making the Playoffs, currently with 12 wins and 16 losses. They are still in the Playoffs hunt but an 80:90 loss to the Mercury hurt their chances.

On the other hand, the Minnesota Lynx have been boosted since the third week of June but they have once again lost the plot. They somehow kept their hopes alive defeating the Dream 92:85 as Aerial Powers banked in 25 points.

These two have met twice and both were close battles and in the last match-up between the two, the Sparks defeated the Lynx 85-83.

Home: Los Angeles Sparks
Visitors: Minnesota Lynx

Match Timing: 1 August, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: crypto.com Arena

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Sparks need a big run to end the season

The Sparks are in need for a big push to cap the season off so that their chances of entering the Playoffs improve on a big rate. LA Sparks have had a wild rise. The exit of Liz Cambage punctuates the type of season they have had and things may not be alright in the locker. A below 50% win season can create such problems.

Nneka Ogwumike has been the major source on the offensive end and the Sparks have received huge help from her scoring-wise. But that’s it, the team has no other reliable scorer and even Nneka’s production has been off as of late. Chennedy Carter has made a case for bigger role but the three ball is off unless Katie Lou-Samuelson makes something happen. The defense can be flat out awful at times.

Lynx’s struggles

The Lynx has had a big struggle this season. They did a great job in the middle to recover from a 3 wins and 13 losses start but then they have fallen into same old habits. Forcing the issue on the offensive end and giving up big offensive runs, like they are one of the worst defenses at times. They have done well to maintain a distance from the Fever that are in the last position but the Playoffs hopes look slim at this point.

Aerial Powers led the recovering in the middle on the scoring end but Sylvia Fowles remains as important as she grabs big boards and supplies inside offense and defense. There are a lot of issues with the Lynx apart from these two and they lack the depth to make a deep Playoffs run. That is why a five-six game winning streak looks unlikely.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Aerial Powers: 20
Highest rebounder: Sylvia Fowles: 11
Top assists maker: Aerial Powers: 7
Score Prediction: Sparks 89 Lynx 80

Los Angeles Sparks vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Live, Team News, and Lineups

Los Angeles Sparks Teams News:

  • Rae Burrell is OUT.
  • Kristi Tolliver, Chiney Ogwumike, Lexie Brown are PROBABLE

Sparks Expected Starting Five
Isolation Forward: PF: Nneka Ogwumike
Scrapper: C: Chiney Ogwumike
Stretch-Three: SF: Katie Lou-Samuelson
Sharpshooter: SG: Kristi Tolliver
Athletic Guard: G: Brittney Sykes
BENCH: Jordin Canada, Chennedy Carter, Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Lexie Brown.

Minnesota Lynx Teams News:

  • Napheesa Collier is OUT.
  • Damiris Dantas is OUT.

Lynx Expected Starting Five
Volume-Shooter: SF: Aerial Powers
All-Around Forward: PF: Jessica Shephard
Inside Presence: C: Sylvia Fowles
Isolation Scorer: SG: Kayla McBride
Ball-Handling Guard: PG: Moriah Jefferson

BENCH: Bridget Carleton, Natalie Achonwa, Rachel Banham , Nikolina Milic, Lindsey Allen.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Aerial Powers(MIN)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 04
Steals: 02
Power’s scoring has been impressive and she has done her job more often than not, providing great services overall. I believe she will be in 18-25 points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42

Nneka Ogwumike(LAS)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 05
Blocks: 01
Forward Nneka can be a huge presence on the scoring end and has been the main option. I believe she will be in 16-22 points and 6-10 rebounds range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-50

Sylvia Fowles(MIN)
Fowles missed the last game and when she plays, she is able to dominate the scene through her fantastic inside scoring, rebounding, and defense. I believe she will be in 14-20 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

Brittney Sykes(LAS)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
Guard Brittney is good at picking lanes and nabbing steals while she has great chops as an all-around player. I believe she will be in 9-13 points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32

Kayla McBride(MIN)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01
Guard Jefferson has been a huge factor both as a scorer and playmaker while also giving great dribbling. I believe she will be in 14-19 points, 4-7 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

Chiney Ogwumike(LAS)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Blocks: 01
Ogwumike is a superb inside player who can get strong on boards while also finishing in the paint. I believe she will be in 8-14 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

LAS vs MIN DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Chennedy Carter(LAS) had 23 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Guard Chennedy is a strong scoring option off the bench, usually finishing near the rim. I believe she will be in 13-20 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-29
  • Moriah Jefferson(MIN) had 14 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Jefferson has given quality minutes as a ball-handling Guard. I believe she will be in 6-10 points and 4-7 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29
  • Jessica Shepard(MIN) had 4 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Shepard has been a superb rebound and she can be in 7-10 points and 7-10 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26
  • Jordin Canada(LAS) had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Canada has done a great job as a playmaker but her role has changed with each week. I believe she will be in 7-12 points and 3-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-23
  • Nikolina Milic (MIN) had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Nikolina has been doing her thing off the bench as an inside scorer and rebounder. I believe she will be in 8-12 points and 3-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-23
  • Kristi Tolliver(LAS) had 10 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Tolliver has been struggling shooting-wise, needing more practise time to get going after a long layoff. I believe she will be in 7-12 points and 2-4 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-23
  • Lindsay Allen(MIN) had 5 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Lindsay is a strong playmaker who gets limited minutes. I believe she will be in 3-8 points and 4-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Katie Lou-Samuelson(LAS) had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in the last game. Guard Katie can shoot from outside and she can get it done overall. I believe she will be in 9-12 and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-23
  • Bridget Carleton(MIN) had 8 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Carleton can hit the long ball while also supplying strong defense. I believe she will be in 6-10 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-16
  • Natalie Achonwa(MIN) had 4 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. Natalie is a bench player and can do a decent job on the scoring and rebounding end. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-16
  • Olivia Nelson-Ododa(LAS) had 5 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Cambage’s exit has given Olivia more minutes. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-23

LAS vs MIN Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: K McBride, C Carter
SG: A Powers(SP)
SF: B Carleton
PF: N Ogwumike(PP)
C:   C Ogwumike, S Fowles, O Nelson-Ododa

(Alternate)
PG: K McBride, C Carter
SG: A Powers(SP), K Tolliver
SF: N Achonwa
PF: J Shepard
C:   C Ogwumike, S Fowles(PP)

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Sylvia Fowles taking on Nneka Ogwumike, isn’t that a brilliant battle since the beginning of these two’s careers? You can watch this brilliant battle on the WNBA League Pass, an avenue for all the live games and their replays if you miss the game. To view the highlights, go to the official YouTube channel of the WNBA. To learn 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.