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