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LVA vs CON Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Las Vegas Aces vs Connecticut Sun

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LVA vs CON Dream11: The WNBA season is in full flow and there have been change in various teams’ positions already compared to last season. The Mercury and the Lynx have fallen big time whereas Mystics and Dream have risen so far. Then there are teams that have picked it up where they left it last season. And two of those squads in Las Vegas Aces and the Connecticut Sun will clash against each other.

The Aces have done an amazing job of winning eight out of their nine games, currently on a six-game winning streak. In the last game, the Aces defeated the Sky 83:76 as A’ja Wilson clinched 22 points and 16 rebounds. On the other hand, the Connecticut Sun has won six of their eight games, largely due to their elite defense. They beat the Mystics 79:71 in the last game as Alyssa Thomas scrapped 14 points. Can these two well-balanced teams have a thrilling contest?

Host: Las Vegas Aces
Visitors: Connecticut Sun
Match Timing: 1 June, @ 06:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Michelob Ultra Arena

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Two well-balanced scoring and defensive units

The Sun are not solely dependent upon Jonquel Jones anymore and their scoring balance is amazing. most of the scorers hover in the 10-15 points with different players leading the charge. Having Alyssa Thomas helps as she has been the most effective all-around player for the team. The other big impact has been on the defensive end and the bench also looks deep with Brionna Jones in the middle and supported by guards Anderson and Carington. The Sun has set a wonderful template to start the season.

On the other hand, the Aces have done a great job of being a balanced scoring team. A’ja Wilson continues to be a two-way leader but Jackie Young has grown leaps and bounds as an all-around player. Kelsey Plum continues to be a star-level player whereas Chelsea Gray has been an incredible scorer and playmaker. Dearica Hamby has been a terrific rebounder but the bench has been an issue, more so due to the absence of Riquna Williams. Can the Aces translate this into a championship? They sure look like a title team.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Kelsey Plum: 22
Highest rebounder: Dearica Hamby: 13
Top assists maker: Alyssa Thomas: 7
Score Prediction: Aces 94 Sun 86

Las Vegas Aces vs Connecticut Sun NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Las Vegas Aces Teams News:

  • Riquna Williams is OUT.

Aces Expected Starting Five
Two-Way Star Forward: PF: A’ja Wilson
Athletic Rebounding Forward: F: Dearica Hamby
Veteran Playmaking Guard: PG: Chelsea Gray
Sharp-Shooting Playmaking Guard: PG: Kelsey Plum
Athletic All-Around Guard: SG: Jackie Young

BENCH: Kiah Stokes, Theresa Plaisance, Sydney Colson, Aisha Sheppard, Kierstan Bell.

Connecticut Sun Team News

  • Kiara Smith is OUT for the game.

Sun Expected Starting Five
Quick Scorer: F: DeWanna Bonner
Disruptive All-Around Wing: SF: Alyssa Thomas
All-Around Star Two-Way Forward: PF: Jonquel Jones
Two-Way Guard: PG: Natisha Hiedeman
Isolation Mid-Range Expert: SG: Courtney Williams

BENCH: Brionna Jones, DiJonai Carrington, Yvonne Anderson, Joyner Holmes, Nia Clouden.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

A’ja Wilson(LVA)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 16
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Forward Wilson knows how to get it done on both ends of the floor and she is usually a huge factor. I believe she will be in 16-22 points, 8-13 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44

Alyssa Thomas (CON)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 06
Thomas has been an incredible all-around player, making Connecticut Sun a strong unit on both ends of the floor. I believe she will be in 12-18 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-37

Kelsey Plum(LVA)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 06

Guard Plum has a perfect athletic lineup around her, which gives her multiple open looks and also playmaking opportunities. I believe she will be in 17-24 points and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-37

Courtney Williams(CON)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Mid-range Courtney has truly gotten in rhythm and apart from scoring, she has brought elite playmaking and strong rebounding. I expect a 12-16 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

Jackie Young(LVA)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 06
Blocks: 02

Steals: 01
Jackie is having a breakout season and despite a 4/16 night, she will be confident of bouncing back. I expect her to be in 15+ points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-38

Jonquel Jones(CON)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01
Forward Jonquel is not having the same impact but that maybe due to the evenly balanced effort of the team. I expect a 11-17 points, 6-12 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-29

LVA vs CON DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • DeWanna Bonner(CON) had 14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in the last game. Bonner is an effective two-way player, using her incredible athleticism. I believe she will be in 12-16 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-29
  • Natisha Hiedeman(CON) had 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Natisha has been a huge factor as a starter and has raised her game. I believe she will be in 10-14 points, 4-7 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27
  • Chelsea Gray(LVA) had 18 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Gray has been an incredible scorer and playmaker this season, bringing great depth to the Aces. I expect a 15-21 points, 5-8 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-33
  • Dearica Hamby(LVA) had 14 points, 14 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Dearica is an elite rebounder and has been a huge factor overall. I expect a 9-14 points and 11-14 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34
  • Brionna Jones(CON) had 13 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Brionna brings elite rebounding and inside scoring off the bench. I believe she will be in 10-15 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28
  • Theresa Plaisance(LVA) had 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Theresa has been inconsistent off the bench. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-11
  • Yvonne Anderson(CON) had 6 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Yvonne has given decent minutes off the bench. I believe she will be in 4-7 points and 3-4 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-12
  • Alanna Sheppard(LVA) had 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. Alanna plays limited minutes off the bench.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 2-10
  • Kiah Stokes(LVA) had 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Kiah can be in 3-6 rebounds range, but her offense has disappeared.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-11
  • Di’Jonai Carrington(CON) had 1 point, 1 rebound in the last game. Carrington gives great production off the bench especially defensively. I believe she will be in 3-7 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 3-10

LVA vs CON Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: K Plum
SG: C Gray, N Hiedeman, C Williams
SF: J Young(PP)
PF: D Bonner
C: K Stokes, A Wilson(SP)

(Alternate)
PG: K Plum
SG: N Hiedeman, C Williams
SF: J Young(SP), A Thomas(PP)
PF: D Hamby, T Plaisance
C: J Jones

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Alyssa Thomas all-around skill versus incredible Jackie Young who can be a menace presence? You can watch this brilliant game on the WNBA League Pass where all live games and replays are available. 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.