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LVA vs MIN Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Las Vegas Aces vs Minnesota Lynx

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LVA vs MIN Dream11: The WNBA is in the All-Star territory and the voting is going to close soon. There are some obvious favorites for me that deserve to be in the All-Star team; i.e. A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, and Breanna Stewart are surely among them. And talking about Wilson and Plum, let us jump into this game, where their Aces will take on the Minnesota Lynx in what is a battle of two upside-down teams.

The Aces have racked up 12 wins in 14 games and this is no surprise considering they have built a brilliant team on the offensive end. They come into this game after beating the Wings 92:84 as Kelsey Plum collected 27 points. On the other hand, this has been an underwhelming season for the Minnesota Lynx, winning just three of their 15 games. They are on a four-game losing streak and in the last game, they lost a thrilling 79:81 battle to the Storm despite a 20 points effort by Kayla McBride. Can the Lynx pop something incredible as they come in as big underdogs?

Host: Las Vegas Aces
Visitors: Minnesota Lynx
Match Timing: 20 June, @ 03:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Michelob Ultra Arena

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Aces are running everyone out of the game

The Aces have built the best offense in the league and a lot of credit goes to their coach Becky Hammon who has instilled belief in players to take shots from wherever they went. The growth of Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young has made the Guard trio of Gray, Young, and Plum arguably the best in the league. Then you add a superstar like A’ja Wilson and a rebounder like Deearica Hamby, the unit is full of players who can both shoot from outside, finish inside, and also find open teammates through crisp passing.

Lynx’s season has been abysmal

The Lynx’s season was already in jeopardy while Fowles was active, her absence has decorated the attack. Due to her absence, the inside scoring has been compromised, rebounding has been hit, and the screen action has dwindled too. Kayla McBride has been the only consistent guard performer but the rest of the unit has shot poorly and even during a strong defensive game, the offense has deserted the team in key moments. How can Minnesota get back to being a competitive team? They look out of sorts.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: A’ja Wilson: 26
Highest rebounder: Dearica Hamby: 11
Top assists maker: Kelsey Plum: 8
Score Prediction: Aces 94 Lynx 76

Las Vegas Aces vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Live, Team News, and Lineups

Las Vegas Aces Teams News:

  • No reports of injury at the time of writing.

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.

Minnesota Lynx Teams News:

  • Natalia Achonwa, Sylvia Fowles, Napheesa Collier are OUT.
  • Moriah Jefferson is a “Game-Time Decision”.

Lynx Expected Starting Five
Volume-Shooter: SF: Aerial Powers
All-Around Forward: PF: Jessica Shephard
Veteran Forward: F: Damiris Dantas
Isolation Scorer: SG: Kayla McBride
Ball-Handling Guard: PG: Moriah Jefferson

BENCH: Bridget Carleton, Kamiah Smalls, Rachel Banham , Nikolina Milic, Elissa Cunane.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Aerial Powers(MIN)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Aerial’s offense has been highly inconsistent but her rebounding and playmaking surely has been on-point. I believe she will be in 12-16 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-41

Kelsey Plum(LVA)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Guard Kelsey has taken a huge step as an offensive player and has amped up her playmaking. I believe she will be in21-29 points, 5-9 assists, and 3-6 rebounds range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-50

Kayla McBride(MIN)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Steals: 01

McBride is a superb scorer who can dial it in from multiple areas and comes with a big-time experience. I believe she will be in 15-22 points and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

A’ja Wilson(LVA)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Blocks: 04
Steals: 02
A’ja is an elite scorer, rebounder, and defender who has been having another All-Star level season. I believe she will be in 18-25 points, 8-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-41

Nikolina Milic(MIN)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 04

Center Milic can finish inside and that is why she has earned a starting spot lately. I believe she will be in 12-16 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

Chelsea Gray(LVA)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 08
Steals: 01
Guard Gray continues to be a major scorer, playmaker, and defender in her veteran days. I believe she will be in 14-19 points, 4-6 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-37

LVA vs MIN DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Dearica Hamby(LVA) had 16 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Hamby is an elite rebounder and has also upped her scoring. I believe she will be in 11-15 points and 9-13 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-29
  • Jessica Shepard(MIN) had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Jessica is a strong rebounder and can be a decent scorer too. I believe she will be in 9-14 points and 6-10 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29
  • Moriah Jefferson(MIN) had 6 points, 6 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. Moriah has shown great ball-handling skills and can rain assists. I believe she will be in 5-9 points and 5-7 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-19
  • Jackie Young(LVA) had 8 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. After a dream start to the season, Jackie’s rhythm has been hit due to an injury. I believe she will be in 11-16 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-23
  • Rachel Banham(MIN) had 9 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Sharpshooter Rachel has given some quality minutes. I believe she will be in 7-11 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-23
  • Kiah Stokes(LVA) had 2 rebounds in the last game. Stokes is a strong rebounder but her minutes have taken a hit. I believe she will be in 2-6 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-12
  • Damiris Dantas(MIN) had 5 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Veteran Damiris is a superb rebounder but her offense has been unreliable. I believe she will be in 6-10 points and 5-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-14
  • Theresa Plaisance(LVA) had 2 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Plaisance is a decent bench player but the Forward logjam doesn’t allow her to get many minutes. I believe she will be in 3-7 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 3-10
  • Aisha Sheppard(LVA) had 1 rebound in the last game. Aisha doesn’t play many minutes.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 2-9
  • Bridget Carleton(MIN) had 6 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Carleton is a decent defender who can make some outside shots. I believe she will be in 6-9 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-16

LVA vs MIN Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: K Plum(SP)
SG: R Banham, C Gray
SF: B Carleton, A Powers
PF: D Hamby
C:    A Wilson(PP), N Milic

(Alternate)
PG: K Plum(PP)
SG: R Banham, C Gray
SF: B Carleton, A Powers
PF: T Plaisance, D Hamby
C:    A Wilson(SP)

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Always an exciting prospect when the Aces’ Plum and Wilson get it going, wouldn’t you like to watch it? You can catch this brilliant battle on the WNBA League Pass, a place for all the live games and their replays if you miss the game. To witness the highlights, go to the official YouTube channel of the WNBA. 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.