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NYL vs LVA Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces

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NYL vs LVA Dream11: The WNBA is in its halfway stages and we have seen exhilarating battles throughout the season. The All-Star Teams have been announced but more importantly, this is a juncture for the teams that have been off to make a big run or they lose substantial ground. And in this game, New York Liberty will meet the Las Vegas Aces.

After a poor 1-7 start to the season, the Liberty did recover and posted some incredible wins, but they are back to their old ways, having lost their last two matches. They come into this game after losing to the Sparks 74:84 despite a 17 points night by Marine Johannes. On the other hand, the Las Vegas Aces started hot, winning 13 of their first 15 games, but they have lost four out of their last six games. They came into this game after an embarrassing 71:102 loss in their worst effort of the season. Can the Aces get back to their old ways?

Home: Las Vegas Aces
Visitors: New York Liberty

Match Timing: 7 July, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Barclays Center

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Liberty’s same old issues

For all the all-around heroics she performs, Sabrina Ionescu hasn’t been getting it done shooting-wise lately. She has dominated the rebounds and assists end but teams are double/triple teaming her and she has been made to waste a lot of energy. The inclusion of Marine Johannes has improved shooting but the overall scoring balance is still missing. The team gets cold for long stretches and is yet to figure out a combination that can result in a long winning streak even this deep into the season. The squad does have a lot of potential.

The Aces have lost their early rhythm

The Aces have not been getting it done lately and that is surprising for a team that was unmatched to begin the season. Their offense hasn’t been the same and their pace hasn’t been the same either. Still, they are one of the top teams and have a roster that can go deep. It can be one of those windows where the team is exhausted after applying a ton of energy earlier. How can the Aces pump the engine a bit?

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Kelsey Plum: 23
Highest rebounder: A’ja Wilson: 9
Top assists maker: Sabrina Ionescu: 9
Score Prediction: Aces 89 Liberty 86

New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces Dream11 WNBA Live, Team News, and Lineups

New York Liberty Teams News:

  • Betnijah Laney, Rebecca Allen, Jocelyn Willoughby, Nayara Sabally are OUT for the game.

Liberty Expected Starting Five
Athletic Forward: PF: Natasha Howard
Inside Presence: C: Stefanie Dolson
Expert Ball-Handler: G: Crystal Dangerfield
Laser shooter and Playmaker: SG: Marine Johannes
Leading All-Around Ball-Handler: PG: Sabrina Ionescu

BENCH: Sam Whitcomb, Lorela Cubaj, Michaela Onyenwera, Xu Han.

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, Riquna Williams, Theresa Plaisance, Sydney Colson, Aisha Sheppard, Kierstan Bell.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Kelsey Plum(LVA)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Guard Plum is having the best season of her life and she has been an incredible scorer and playmaker. I believe she will be in 16-23 points and 6-9 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-38

Sabrina Ionescu(NYL)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 08
Blocks: 01
Guard Ionescu is one of the best all-around players in the league and also has unbelievable range but yes, she has been a bit inconsistent lately. I believe she will be in 15+ points, 8-11 assists, and 7-10 rebounds range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-52

A’ja Wilson(LVA)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 00
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Forward Wilson is an elite rebounder and defender who can score in many ways, being one of the best players. I believe she will be in 17-24 points, 10-14 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-52

Natasha Howard(NYL)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 04
Steals: 03

Natasha gives solid minutes at the Forward position and although her offense can be more consistent, she is a big part of the Liberty effort. I expect a 12-16 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-33

Chelsea Gray(LVA)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Guard Gray has been on fire throughout the season and has bailed teams out when there is a dry offensive period. I believe she will be in 11-16 points, 5-7 assists, and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

Marine Johannes(NYL)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 04
Steals: 02
Marine has been capitalizing upon her three-point shooting and she has been a strong playmaker as well. I believe she will be in 13-19 points and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

NYL vs LVA DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Dearica Hamby(LVA) had 9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Hamby is one of the best rebounders in the league who offense has also hit another level. I believe she will be in 11-17 points and 8-11 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-15
  • Sam Whitcomb(NYL) had 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in her last game. Sam missed the last game and she gives important minutes off the bench. She is QUESTIONABLE here.
  • Stefanie Dolson(NYL) had 7 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Stefanie is a physical Center who can be a big factor but hasn’t developed a high-yielding scoring game. I believe she will be in 7-10 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Jackie Young(LVA) had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Jackie has been off her game since the injury after she was drilling 20+ points regularly, I believe she will be in 14-19 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-14
  • Didi Richards(NYL) had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Didi’s main role is on the defensive end.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-15
  • Erica Wheeler(LVA) had 7 points, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Erica is struggling through injuries but is a terrific guard presence. I believe she will be in 9-14 points and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-22
  • Riquna Williams(LVA) had 6 points, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Riquna has not been at the top of her game due to an injury.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Crystal Dangerfield(NYL) had 3 points, 1 assist in the last game. Crystal has been a decent ball-handler but her production has been rather limited.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-16
  • Xu Han(NYL) had 10 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Xu is an incredible Center who can use her size well but has difficulty with lateral movement. I believe she will be in 8-12 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 9-17
  • Theresa Plaisance(LVA) had 8 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. Therese can make her shots from outside. The bench player can be in 5-9 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22

NYL vs LVA Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: K Plum, S Ionescu(SP)
SG: C Gray, R Williams, M Johannes
SF: J Young
PF: T Plaisance
C: S Dolson

(Alternate)
PG: K Plum, C Dangerfield, S Ionescu(PP)
SG: M Johannes
SF : K Bell
PF: N Howard
C:   A Wilson(SP), Xu Han

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Can the Aces rediscover their earlier athletic rhythm against an inconsistent Ionescu and Liberty? You can catch this amazing battle on the WNBA League Pass an avenue to get hold of all the live games and you can also watch the full-game replays. 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.