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LAS vs WAS Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics

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LAS vs WAS Dream11: The WNBA is in its halfway stage and the All-Star voting has been completed. Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson have emerged as the top contenders in the All-Star game and they have been doing an incredible job like the prior seasons. The WNBA has been amazing this season as expected and it surely deserves way more viewership. And the same goes for the game between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Washington Mystics.

The Sparks have lost nine of the 14 games and their season has been awful so far. They have lost three in a row and they come into this game after losing to the Wings 82:92 in another underwhelming effort on the offensive effort. Meanwhile, the Mystics have done a great job on the defensive end because of that, they have won 11 of their 18 games. They won the last game against the Sun 71:63 as Elena Della-Donne scrapped up 15 points. Can the Sparks overcome the tough defense of the Mystics?

Home: Los Angeles Sparks
Visitors: Washington Mystics

Match Timing: 22 June, @ 08:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Crpyto.com Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Sparks need offensive cohesion and their defense is awful too

The Sparks have been struggling on the defensive end, being the worst three-point defensive team, and are placed dead last in the rankings. And to make the matters worse, they are also the worst three-point shooting team and are placed dead-last in terms of overall three-pointers make and attempts. The team has been off in terms of building runs and they are struggling big-time.

Nneka Ogwumike continues to be the face of the Franchise on the offensive end and her low-post game has been scintillating. Liz Cambage needs to be a more effective scorer and rebounder. Katie Lou-Samuelson can be effective in terms of long-range shooting, but she can’t alone fix the problem. Brittney Sykes has been an amazing option off the bench whereas Chennedy Carter continues to be robbed of minutes, mostly because of her lack of defense.

Mystics’s defense is amazing, the offense is off

The Mystics have won more than 70% of their games with Elena Della-Donne, and only 50% of their games when she is absent. However, even when she has played, their offense has been struggling. The major issue has been that guards Natasha Cloud and Ariel Atkins are not as prolific on the scoring end as they used to be. They are the slowest-paced team in the league which is not a surprise.

Alysha Clark has been fantastic in the wing role and she has had some fantastic offensive nights. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough has been effective off the bench. Elizabeth Williams has been a Center who can be amazing on both ends. Shakira Austin is a fantastic rookie who can score and rebound but her consistency has been off.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Nneka Ogwumike: 20
Highest rebounder: Shakira Austin: 10
Top assists maker: Natasha Cloud: 8
Score Prediction: Mystics 85 Sparks 77

Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics WNBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Washington Mystics News

  • Elena Della-Donne is OUT for the game.

Mystics Expected Starting Five
Slashing Wing: SF: Alysha Clark
All-Around Forward: PF: Myisha HInes-Allen
Inside Presence: C: Shakira Austin
High-Scoring Guard: SG: Ariel Atkins
Ball-Handler: PG: Natasha Cloud

BENCH: Tianna Hawkins, Rui Machida, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Kennedy Burke, Elizabeth Williams

Los Angels Sparks Teams News:

  • Rae Burrell is OUT.

Sparks Expected Starting Five
Isolation Forward: PF: Nneka Ogwumike
Inside Presence: C: Liz Cambage
Stretch-Three: SF: Karlie Lou-Samuelson
Off-the-Ball Shooter: SG: Kristi Tolliver
Two-Way Guard: PG: Jordan Canada

BENCH: Chiney Ogwumike, Chennedy Carter, Brittney Sykes, Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Lexie Brown.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Nneka Ogwumike(LAS)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 00
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Forward Nneka continues to shoulder the major offensive burden for Sparks and he low-post moves are as nuanced as it gets. I believe the tremendous rebounder will be in 16-22 points and 7-10 rebounds range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 WNBA Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-41

Natasha Cloud(WAS)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 05
Steals: 03

Blocks: 01
Guard Cloud has been acting as an all-around presence but her offense has been rather off for most parts. I believe she will be in 11-16 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-36

Liz Cambage(LAS)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 05
Blocks: 03
Steals: 02

Liz is not having the type of impact that the Sparks need and she can be erratic in terms of taking care of the ball. I believe she will be in 13-19 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40

Ariel Atkins (WAS)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 06
Steals: 02
Although Ariel has been great at rotating on defense, her offense has been fluctuating rather way too much. I believe she will be in 13-17 points, 4-6 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

Brittney Sykes(LAS)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01

Sykes has been a huge factor off the bench, continuing to her thing on both ends of the floor. I believe she will be in 13-18 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32

Shakira Austin(WAS)
Points: 05
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 01

Blocks: 01
Austin has had a wonderful run in her rookie season as a rebounder and low-post scorer but she shows jitters every now and then. I believe she will be in 11-16 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

LAS vs WAS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Chiney Ogwumike(LAS) had 12 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Forward Ogwumike is a dynamic rebounder and inside scorer off the bench. I believe she will be in 8-12 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-30
  • Jordin Canada(LAS) had 7 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. Guard Canada provides electric defense but her offense has been disappearing. I expect a 6-10 points, 4-6 assists, and 2-4 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Alysha Clark(WAS) had 10 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Forward Clark has been amazing as the starter and has been able to provide much-needed offensive help while being an alert defender. I believe she will be in 8-14 points, 3-5 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30
  • Katie Lou Samuelson(LAS) had 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Shooter Katie has been the only effective long-range Sparks shooter. I believe she will be in 10-16 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-24
  • Shatori Walker-Kimbrough(WAS) had 10 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 3 steals in the last game. Guard Shatori has been doing her job on both ends of the floor. I believe she will be in 8-13 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Kristi Tolliver(LAS) had 3 points, 3 assists in the last game. Tolliver has done well in terms of dialling in from the long range but she may need some to get back in mojo after her Assistant Coach stint with Dallas Mavs. I believe she will be in 6-12 points and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-17
  • Elizabeth Williams(WAS) had 7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Williams is a serviceable inside player. I believe she will be in 6-10 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
  • Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-24
  • Chennedy Carter(LAS) had 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last game. Guard Carter has been a phenomenal finisher at the rim, but she had an off game. I believe she will be in 7-12 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Myisha Hines-Allen(WAS) had 2 points, 1 assist in the last game. Myisha has lost her playing time due to her inconsistent offense. I believe she will be in 6-11 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-16
  • Rui Machida(WAS) had 2 points in the last game. Machida hasn’t been getting many minutes.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 3-13
  • Olivia Nelson-Ododa(LAS) had 2 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Olivia is a terrific inside player but her minutes are not that much.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-12

LAS vs WAS Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: N Cloud, K Tolliver
SG: A Atkins
SF: K Lou-Samuelson
PF: N Ogwumike(SP)
C:   S Austin, E Williams, L Cambage(PP)

(Alternate)
PG: N Cloud(PP), C Carter
SG: L Brown
SF: A Clark
PF: N Ogwumike(SP)
C:   S Austin, C Ogwumike, L Cambage

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Can Nneka Ogwumike help the Sparks snap the long streak? You can watch this game on the WNBA League Pass where all the WNBA action can be seen. You can catch the highlights of the game on the official YouTube of the WNBA. To know the scores, news, and stats, visit 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.