MIN vs LVA Dream11: I love the WNBA and when I see the athletes get into their gears, it makes me want to play basketball too. It is full of extremely gifted women who have put a lot on line to get their contracts and have been well-versed through the college system for four years mostly or have been international standouts in countries not named USA before the age of 20. To catch on the talent, I recommend you to watch the tussle between the Minnesota Lynx and the Las Vegas Aces.
After a dour nil-four start to the season, the Lynx got it together in the last game. Boosted by Kayla McBride’s return the Lynx defeated the Sparks 87:84 and did a great job late in the game. On the other hand, the Aces compiled a 86:74 win versus the Mercury as Kelsey Plum dipped 20 points. The Lynx are not as tight-knit as the Aces yet, but can they pull one off away from home?
Host: Las Vegas Aces
Visitors: Minnesota Lynx
Match Timing: 20 May, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Michelob ULTRA Arena
Lynx need more from supporting cast, Aces can run and gun
I don’t think the Lynx would have beaten the Sparks in the last game without McBride. She not only gives great scoring but can score late in the game. Sylvia Fowles continues to be an active rim-runner and can help the Lynx score when there are dry spells. Moriah Jefferson has gotten it done but apart from these three, more is needed. Jessica Shephard has done but veteran Aerial Powers has been completely off. Bridget Carleton can give some decent minutes but the Lynx needs more from Powers.
The Aces can run better than most teams in the league. The athletic presence of Wilson, Hamby, Plum, and Young is supported by a quick scorer Chelsea Gray. The starting lineup has a bunch of slashers, shooters, and inside finishers, which is a perfect recipe for a championship team. The Aces can end up as the most elite rebounding team and overall, they are tough to deal on both ends of the floor.
Highest scorer: A’ja Wilson: 21
Highest rebounder: A’ja Wilson: 14
Top assists maker: Chelsea Gray: 8
Score Prediction: Aces: 92 Lynx: 79
Las Vegas Aces Teams News:
Aces Expected Starting Five
Two-Way Forward: PF: A’ja Wilson
Athletic Forward: F: Dearica Hamby
Veteran Guard: PG: Chelsea Gray
Sharp-Shooting Guard: PG: Kelsey Plum
Athletic Guard: SG: Jackie Young
BENCH: Theresa Plaisance, Sydney Colson, Aisha Sheppard, Kierstan Bell, Riquna Willimas
Minnesota Lynx Teams News:
Lynx Expected Starting Five
Slashing Wing: SF: Aerial Powers
All-Around ForwardL: F: Jessica Shephard
Inside Presence: C: Sylvia Fowles
Scoring Machine: G: Kayla McBridge
Emerging Guard: G: Moriah Jefferson
BENCH: Yvonne Turner, Bridget Carleton, Nikolina Milic, Rennia Davis, Rachel Banham, Evina Westbrook.
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Athletic A’ja is a two-way presence who makes a lot happen and is one of the reasons why the Aces have been an elite team for past few seasons. I believe she will be in 15-21 points, 7-11 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: 26-35
Sylvia Fowles (PHO)
Fowles is an incredible inside scorer, provides elite rebounding, and can have a significant impact on the defensive end. I believe she will be in 16-23 points and 9-13 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-41
Guard Plum has been a huge factor both as a scorer and playmaker, showing her A-Game more often than not. I believe she will be in 16-23 points and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-40
Kayla McBride (PHO)
Kayla’s return marked the first win for the Lynx and that is no coincidence, Kayla is a versatile scorer who can change the game. I believe she will be in 17-24 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31
Hamby is an exceptional talent who fits well in the running and gunning scheme of the Aces and is a significant rebounder. I believe she will be in 14-19 points and 6-11 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
Moriah Jefferson (PHO)
Guard Jefferson has shown a lot of promise as a scorer and she can slate in for a long-term role with the Lynx. I believe she can be in 15-20 points and 3-6 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34
PG: M Jefferson, K Plum(PP), K McBride
SG: R Williams
SF: J Young
PF: T Plaisance, D Hamby
C: S Fowles(SP)
PG: K Plum(PP), K McBride, E Westbrook
SG: R Williams
SF: J Young, A Powers
PF: D Hamby
C: A Wilson(SP)
Do you wanna catch the athletic Sylvia Fowles take on the highly athletic Aces team? You can witness this exciting battle on the WNBA League Pass through which you have all the live games and also the full-game replays. To learn the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the WNBA.