LVA vs CHI Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Las Vegas Aces vs Chicago Sky
Updated on: Aug 12, 2022 12:38 am IST
LVA vs CHI Dream11: The WNBA has now entered its most crucial phase as we remain just a few days away from the Playoffs. For some teams, there are Playoff spots at stake, while others are just pondering about the road ahead. And this goes for the heavyweights’ Las Vegas Aces and Chicago Sky as they clash here.
This is an interesting game for various reasons. First, this can be a Finals preview, secondly, it can end up playing a huge role in terms of Playoffs seedings. These two have been the top-two squads for most parts, in the first half, the Aces were the top, in the second half of the season, it was all about the Sky.
If the Sky wins this, they will seal first place in the standings whereas if the Aces win this, they will have tied their record with the Sky and will have a big chance at the first seed. Both these teams will be more concerned about the Playoffs irrespective of the seedings. Let us see how this battle pans out. The season series is tied so far.
Host: Las Vegas Aces
Visitors: Chicago Sky
Match Timing: 12 August, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Michelob Ultra Arena
WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Aces can run a lot
The Aces have had the fastest pace in the league (80.4) since the first days of the season. They have led the league in points, averaging almost 90 a game which naturally means that they have the best offensive rating. There is no doubt that the Aces can put up a lot of shots, have quick trigger shooters, and also have amazing lane-fillers. They are also equally effective in the half-court setting but the defensive rating of 106.6 is sixth in the league.
But hey, it is their style that makes that possible, when they need stops, they can become focused on the defensive end. Kelsey Plum has been in great touch and this has been the best season for her. A’ja Wilson’s improved three-point shooting poses concern whereas Jackie Young and Chelsea Gray bring the young-veteran touch to a loaded backcourt. Can the Aces make it through deep Playoffs stage.
Sky’s wonderful balance
While the Aces have a loaded starting lineup, the Sky is full to the limit when it comes to the multiple options, having perhaps the best bench in the league accompanied by a top-rated starting lineup. Because of that, they are second in points per game(86.6), having the best field percentage(48.3%). The Sky has multiple elite passers, spearheaded by Courtney Vandersloot, and are number one in assists per game(24.3)
They also allow the least number of three-pointers per game(6.5). They have an incredible inside defense too. They have all-around stalwarts like Candace Parker, Emma Messeman, and Courtney Vandersloot, surrounded by isolation scorer Kahleah Copper and an incredible spot-up shooter Allie Quigley. From the bench, Azure Stevens brings great scoring and rebounding, Rebekah Gardner is an energy injector while Jullie Allemand is a tremendous talent too. The Sky is loaded.
Highest scorer: A’ja Wilson: 26
Highest rebounder: A’ja Wilson: 11
Top assists maker: Courtney Vandersloot: 10
Score Prediction: Aces: 92 Sky: 84
Las Vegas Aces vs Chicago Sky WNBA Live, Team News, and Lineups
Las Vegas Aces Teams News:
- Dearica Hamby is OUT.
Aces Expected Starting Five
Two-Way Star Forward: PF: A’ja Wilson
Rebounding Specialist: C: Kiah Stokes
Veteran Playmaking Guard: PG: Chelsea Gray
Sharp-Shooting Playmaking Guard: PG: Kelsey Plum
Athletic All-Around Guard: SG: Jackie Young
BENCH: Riquna Williams, Theresa Plaisance, Sydney Colson, Aisha Sheppard, Kierstan Bell.
Chicago Sky News
- Li Yueru is OUT.
Sky Expected Starting Five
All-Around Forward: F: Candace Parker
All-Around Forward: F: Emma Messeman
Isolation two-way Guard: SG: Kahleah Copper
Leading Playmaker: PG: Courtney Vandersloot
Sharpshooting Guard: SG: Allie Quigley
BENCH: Azura Stevens, Dana Evans, Rebekah Gardner, Ruthy Hebard, Jullie Allemand
WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Candace fits well into the Sky as a balanced scorer, incredible rebounder, and also someone who can bring in elite defense and passing. I believe the veteran Forward will be in 13-17 points, 8-11 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-42
Plum has entered her prime form and she has been dipping points and has improved her passing game, becoming an MVP candidate. I believe she will be in 18-25 points and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-46
Not only is Courtney is an elite passer, she has also amped up scoring-wise, having scored 20 or more twice in a row. I believe the veteran Guard will be in 16-22 points, 7-10 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range.,
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Forward A’ja has continued to be an effective, post-scorer, rebounder, and has an improved three-point shot and elite defense. I believe she will be in 20+ points, 10+ rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-50
Guard Kahleah has a lot of tools in her bag and can be a big difference-maker as a scorer and is one of the most athletic players. I believe she will be in 14-19 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31
Gifted veteran Guard Chelsea has amped up her game lately and has been a huge difference maker as a scorer and playmaker. I believe she will be in 14-19 points and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35
LVA vs CHI DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
- Jackie Young(LVA) had 20 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Jackie has been in great touch and she is having a breakout season. I believe she will be in 16-22 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-36
- Emma Messeman(CHI) had 11 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds in the last game. Forward Emma is an all-around player who has a great shot-selection. I believe she will be in 10-15 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-35
- Allie Quigley(CHI) had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Quigley has an incredible shooting stroke and can also dish dimes. I believe she will be in 9-14 points and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26
- Kiah Stokes(LVA) had 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Forward Center Stokes is an elite rebounder and has seen increase in her minutes because of Hamby’s injury. I believe she will be in 6-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-18
- Azure Stevens(CHI) had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Stevens is an exceptionally gifted scorer and rebounder, giving incredible depth. I believe he will be in 9-15 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-27
- Riquna Williams(LVA) had 3 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Guard Riquna’s production has decreased due to an influx of injuries.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-12
- Rebekah Gardner(CHI) had 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Gardner is an amazing springy guard who brings a lot of energy off the bench. I believe she will be in 5-9 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-21
- Jullie Allemand(CHI) had 4 assists in the last game. Julie is a brilliant playmaker.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-12
LVA vs CHI Dream11 Team
PG: C Vandersloot(PP), K Plum
SG: R Williams
SF: J Allemand
PF: E Messeman
C: A Stevens, A Wilson(SP), K Stokes
PG: C Vandersloot(PP), R Gardner
SG: A Quigley, R Williams
SF: K Copper
PF: E Messeman
C: A Wilson(SP), K Stokes
Where to watch WNBA Live Score?
Can Courtney Vandersloot help the Sky overcome guard Plum and the running Aces? You can watch this brilliant battle on the WNBA League Pass, an avenue for all the live games and their replays if you can’t catch the game. To witness the highlights, visit the official YouTube channel of the WNBA. To know the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the WNBA.
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