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

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MIN vs LAS Dream11: The WNBA season is in full throttle mode right now and we have been gifted some amazing battles already. The league is still in the early parts of the Regular Season and almost half of the teams are figuring out their rotations to better their rankings and at least ensure a Playoffs sending in a changed system. Anyway, the Playoffs are far-away and we have to first take a look at this game between the Minnesota Lynx and the Los Angeles Sparks.

The Lynx has been still struggling to find any sort of their groove, winning just two of their eight games. A 84:78 win against the Liberty will bolster their confidence as Aerial Powers dipped 18 points. On the other hand, the Sparks haven’t been at their best either losing six of their nine games. In the last game, they lost to the Fever 96:101 as Nneka Ogwumike scored 30. When the Lynx and the Sparks last met, the Lynx beat the Sparks 87:84, can the repeat a win again?

Host: Minnesota Lynx
Visitors: LA Sparks
Match Timing: 30 May, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Target Center

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Lynx improving, Sparks need more from guards

The Lynx has done a much better job in comparison to the early parts of the season. The return of Kayla McBride has helped but the team still remains inconsistent from the Guard to wing position. One strength in early parts has been their rebounding prowess, largely due to their Center Sylvia Fowles. Powers hasn’t been efficient whereas the bench looks thin. The Lynx barely look like a top-eight team at this point.

The Sparks haven’t played like a well-rounded squad as well. Their offense looks better than last season and indeed, they get a ton of deflections, but they have lost some grip on the defensive end. Guards Canada and Brown aren’t reliable shooters and perhaps Chennedy Carter can be given additional minutes. Cambage has a big game and then gets quiet whereas Nneka Ogwumike continues to be the hot hand. On the other hand, one huge plus has been the addition of Katie Lou-Samuelson who has been the only consistent outside shooter for a team that lacks elite three-point striking.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Nneka Ogwumike: 25
Highest rebounder: Sylvis Fowles: 12
Top assists maker: Jordin Canada: 6
Score Prediction: Sparks 88    Lynx 80

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

Minnesota Lynx Teams News:

  • Damiris Dantas, Natalia Achonwa, Napheesa Collier are OUT

Lynx Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Aerial Powers
All-Around Forward: PF: Jessica Shephard
Inside Presence: C: Sylvia Fowles
Isolation Scorer: SG: Kayla McBridge
Sharpshooting Guard: PG: Moriah Jefferson

BENCH: Bridget Carleton, Nikolina Milic, Rachel Banham, Evina Westbrook,

Los Angels Sparks Teams News:

  • Lexie Brown is QUESTIONABLE.
  • Kristi Tolliver, Rae Burrell are OUT.

Sparks Expected Starting Five
Isolation Forward: PF: Nneka Ogwumike
Inside Presence: C: Liz Cambage
Stretch-Three: SF: Karlie Lou-Samuelson
Scoring Guard: SG: Lexie Brown/ SG: Brittney Sykes
Isolation Scorer: PG: Jordin Canada

BENCH: Chiney Ogwumike, Brittney Sykes, Jasmine Walker, Amy Atwell, Chennedy Carter, Rae Burrell.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Sylvia Fowles(MIN)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 00
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Sylvia has been an incredible two-way Center in her last season, continuing to be the most consistent offensive option for the Lynx. I believe she will be in 14-20 points, 10-14 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-45

Nneka Ogwumike(LAS)
Points: 30
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Blocks: 02
Forward Nneka has been a huge factor offensively and she has given immense rebounding but will need more help. I believe she will be in 20-26 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-47

Jessica Shepard(MIN)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 04

Shepard is an incredible rebounder and has given some semblance on offense to the Lynx squad while being a viable passer. I believe she will be in 10-14 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-29

Liz Cambage(LAS)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 00
Blocks: 01

Liz is yet to stitch together two to three big-time offensive games but is still a big factor as a rebounder and help defender. I expect a 15-21 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-37

Aerial Powers(MIN)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Blocks: 02

Aerial hasn’t been shooting well but continues to be aggressive scoring-wise whereas her rebounding has been vital too. I expect a 14-19 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

Jordin Canada(LAS)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 05
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01
Leading ball-handler at the perimeter, Jordin’s scoring has dipped form the early parts of the young season but remains an important playmaker. I believe she will be in 8-14 points, 5-8 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-27

MIN vs CHI DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Brittney Sykes(LAS) had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Brittney has been a huge factor as the perimeter defender and an all-around player. I believe she will be in 7-11 points, 4-8 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29
  • Kayla McBride(MIN) had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. McBride has been a bit off from the field but has bettered the Guard position for the Lynx. I expect a 13-17 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-31
  • Moriah Jefferson(MIN) had 12 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. Jefferson has given some quality minutes ever since she has been signed. I believe she will be in 9-15 points and 4-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-24
  • Katie Lou-Samuelson(LAS) had 19 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Katie has nailed her outside shots so far but she will be able to continue in this line. I expect her to be in 9-15 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-30
  • Nikolina Milic(MIN) had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Milic has given some decent minutes and I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-14
  • Chennedy Carter(LAS) had 9 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. Brilliant ball-handler Carter continues to make a strong case for more minutes. I expect her to be in 9-14 points and 3-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Chiney Ogwumike(LAS) had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Forward Ogwumike gives decent inside scoring and rebounding off the bench. I believe she will be in 4-9 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-17
  • Rachel Banham(MIN) had 7 points, 3 assists in the last game. Guard Banham has lost the rhythm she developed last season. Will she get some decent minutes?
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-12
  • Lexie Brown(LAS) had 3 points, 3 assists in the last game. Lexie has been decent as a starter but is questionable for this game.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-13
  • Olivia Nelson-Ododa(LAS) had 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last game. Olivia doesn’t play for many minutes.

MIN vs CHI Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: C Carter
SG: L Brown
SF: K Lou-Samuelson,  A Powers
PF: N Ogwumike(SP), J Shepard
C:    C Ogwumike, S Fowles(PP)
(Choose R Banham if Brown doesn’t play)

(Alternate)
PG: J Canada
SG: R Banham
SF: K Lou-Samuelson, A Powers
PF:  N Ogwumike(SP)
C:     L Cambage(PP), N Milic, S Fowles

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

The highlight match-up of the game is between Center Liz Cambage and Sylvia Fowles, a must-watch, isn’t it? You can watch this brilliant battle on the WNBA League Pass where you have all the live games and also the full-game replays while for Indian fans, Amazon Prime will also stream it. To know 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.