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PHO vs ATL Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Phoenix Mercury vs Atlanta Dream

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WAS vs ATL Dream11: The WNBA is a present that keeps on giving and the early season has seen some teams rise while others fall. The WNBA season is less than half of the NBA so we will reach the Playoffs level by mid-August. The entertaining athletes here deserve more views and better travel conditions for sure. Anyway, let us dive into the game between the Phoenix Mercury and the Atlanta Dream.

The Mercury have lost five of their seven games, and in the last game, they lost 94:99 to the Sparks. Skylar-Diggins Smith had 28 while Tina Charles had 21 but without Griner, the team has been highly vulnerable defensively. On the other hand, the Dream has had a decent start, winning four of their seven games. However, they have lost two straight games, both to the Mystics, where their offense has crumbled completely. In the last game, they just had 50 points.

Host: Atlanta Dream
Visitors: Phoenix Mercury
Match Timing: 29 May, @ 09:30 PM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Gateway Center

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Dream’s offense is in works, Mercury’s defense has been hollow

While Dream has had some tough shooting nights, since rookie Rhyne Howard has arrived at the scene, their defense looks elite. In the last game, Ryne shot just 0/9 and the Dream has had needed big nights from the two-way dynamo to succeed. Apart from her and Cheyenne Parker, there has been a lack of offense. Erica Wheeler has been a bit off from the field and it has increased the burden on Aari McDonald.

The Mercury hasn’t had many problems offensively especially when Skylar Diggins-Smith is clicking. Diamond DeShields has been a terrific inclusion whereas Tina Charles is finding her feet. However, defensively, the Mercury has been struggling to compile tough nights. They have been buried both from the perimeter and inside, so perhaps a team like Dream doesn’t seem like a bad match-up for now.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Skylar Diggins-Smith: 24
Highest rebounder: Brianna Turner: 10
Top assists maker: Diana Taurasi: 7
Score Prediction: Mercury 83 Dream 75

Phoenix Mercury vs Atlanta Dream WNBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Phoenix Mercury Teams News:

  • Brittney Griner, Kia Nurse, Sophie Cunningham, Shey Peddy are OUT.

Mercury Expected Starting Five
Post Forward: F: Brianna Turner
High-Yielding Scorer: C: Tina Charles
Athletic Guard: G: Diamond DeShields
Isolation Scorer: PG: Skylar Diggins-Smith
Playmaking Guard: PG: Diana Taurasi

BENCH: Megan Gustafson, Krlie Samuelson, Sam Thomas, Kristine Anigwe.

Atlanta Dream Team News:

  • Tiffany Hayes is OUT.

Dream Expected Starting Five
High-Post Forward: F: Cheyenne Parker
Physical Forward: F: Nia Coffey
Crafty Dribbler: G: Erica Wheeler
Off-the-ball Shooter: SG: Kristy Wallace
Sharpshooting Two-Way Guard: SG: Rhyne Howard

BENCH: Beatrice Mompremier, Megan Walker, Naz Hillmon, Kia Vaughn, Aari McDonald.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Skylar Diggins-Smith(PHO)
Points: 28
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 02
Steals: 03
Blocks: 01

Skylar is an explosive lefty guard who knows how to finish in traffic while being a strong shooter. She also provides great perimeter defense and she can be in 22-29 points range here. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44

Rhyne Howard(ATL)
Points: 00
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Rookie Howard will come into the game after a tough scoring night but apart from that, she has been a huge factor on both ends. I expect a 13-19 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32

Tina Charles(PHO)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 01
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

After a slow start to her Mercury career, Charles dipped 7/10 in the last game while being a serviceable rebounder. I believe she will be in 16-23 points and 6-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

Cheyenne Parker(ATL)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 00
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

Cheyenne has made some spectacular shots from high-post while also bringing strong rebounding and defense. I believe she will be in 11-16 points, 6-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-30

Diamond DeShields(PHO)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 09
Steals: 01
Guard DeShields has been a strong finisher and she has brought great production to the Mercury. I believe she will be in 14-21 points, 3-6 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-36

Nia Coffey(ATL)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 02
Forward Nia has been a terrific presence as a rebounder but more will be needed out of her offensively. I believe she will be in 5-9 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23

PHO vs ATL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Erica Wheeler(ATL) had 9 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game.Erica is one of the best dribbles but her offense has been struggling as she turned it over seven times. I expect a 8-13 points and 3-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-25
  • Brianna Turner(PHO) had 10 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in the last game. Brianna has been a strong rebounder and defender. I expect a 7-11 points, 7-12 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Diana Taurasi(PHO) had 11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Taurasi remains a threat from the perimeter while being an incredible playmaker. I expect a 15-23 points and 4-7 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-31
  • Kristy Wallace(ATL) had 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Kristy is a brilliant shooter and is expanding her offensive arsenal. I expect a 7-12 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Megan Gustafson(PHO) had 7 points in the last game. Megan plays low minutes but can dip in some points. I expect a 5-9 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-16
  • Aari McDonald(ATL) had 10 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Aari made three of her nine shots and has been a big offensive factor off the bench. I expect a 11-16 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-25
  • Naz Hillmon(ATL) had 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Hillmon can be in 4-8 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-16
  • Kia Vaughn(ATL) had 2 points, 4 rebounds. Kia is a decent big off the bench, I expect a 2-6 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-16

PHO vs ATL Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: S Diggins-Smith(SP), C Parker
SG: D Tauraasi, D DeShields, R Howard(PP)
SF: N Coffey
PF: B Turner
C:    T Charles

(Alternate)
PG: S Diggins-Smith(SP), C Parker
SG: D DeShields, R Howard(PP), K Anne-Wallace
SF: N Coffey
PF: B Turner
C:    T Charles

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Wanna see exciting guard Skylar Diggins-Smith take on athletic rookie Ryne Howard? You can watch this brilliant game through Twitter and also the WNBA League Pass. To learn the scores, news, and stats, visit 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.