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PHO vs SEA Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Phoenix Mercury vs Seattle Storm

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PHO vs SEA Dream11: Let us cut to the chase, shall we? In this game, we will see Phoenix Mercury host the Seattle Storm. The Mercury had an abysmal opening night as they lost 88:106 against the Aces despite Skylar Diggins-Smith’s strong night. On the other hand, the Seattle Storm also lost 74:85 against the Aces even when Breanna Stewart dropped 25 points.

The two teams will look to put their struggles behind in this game, but who will come on top?

Host: Phoenix Mercury
Visitors: Seattle Storm

Match Timing: 12 May, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: FootPrint Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Defensive concerns for Mercury, offensive ones for the Storm

The Mercury defense looked porous without their perennial defensive anchor Brittney Griner. Tina Charles for all her scoring talent and rebounding prowess, isn’t much of a defender and Griner is absolutely needed to cover the ground. Meanwhile, Diana Taurasi is in the closing moments of her career and she can’t be expected to do much as a defender. Will Sophie Cunningham help out? The offense does look strong with Skylar Diggins-Smith, Diana, Peddy, and Charles.

The Storm has two big-time scorers in the form of Stewart and Loyd. Stewart once again showed her brilliant scoring in the first two games while Loyd can also turn on the jets. Apart from these two, Ezi Magbebor hasn’t looked in great offensive touch while Gabby Williams has been rather too inefficient. Sue Bird has been off her game too so the team will need someone else to step apart from Loyd and Stewart.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Breanna Stewart: 23
Highest rebounder: Tina Charles: 10
Top assists maker: Sue Bird: 8
Score Prediction: Mercury 88 Storm 83

Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Seattle Storm News

  • Mercedes Russell is OUT for the game.

Storm Expected Starting Five
All-Around Scoring Forward: PF: Breanna Stewart
All-Around Wing: SF: Gabby Williams
Inside Presence: C: Ezi Magbebor
Scoring Guard: SG: Jewell Loyd
Floor General: PG: Sue Bird

BENCH: Janet Lavender, Reshanda Gray, Stephanie Talbot, Jade Melbourne, Epiphanny Prince, Briann January.

Phoenix Mercury Teams News:

  • Brittney Griner, Kia Nurse are OUT.

Aces Expected Starting Five
Slasher: F: Diamond DeShields
High-Yielding Scorer: C: Tina Charles
Two-Way Guard: G: Shey Peddy
Isolation Scorer: PG: Skylar Diggins-Smith
Playmaking Guard: PG: Diana Taurasi

BENCH: Sophie Cunningham, Breanna Turner, Megan Gustafson, Emma Cannon, Sam Thomas, Jennie Simms, Kristine Anigwe.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Skylar Diggins-Smith(PHO)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Steals: 01

Brilliant lefty shooter and overall offensive threat Skylar nailed 10 of her 18 shots in the last game. I expect her to be in 18-26 points and 3-6 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-35

Breanna Stewart(SEA)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Superstar Stewart has begun in her usual fashion, showcasing her tremendous footwork, and made 8 of her 19 shots in the last game. I expect her to be in 20-26 points and  6-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-41

Tina Charles(PHO)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Steals: 03

Charles shot just 5/16 in the last game but the veteran and Hall-of-Fame bound scorer will surely find her way. I believe she will be in 18-25 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42

Jewell Loyd(SEA)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 00
Blocks: 01
Guard Jewell has a multitude of tricks in her bag and knows how to score from outside while also having a strong driving game. I expect her to be in 17-23 points and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

Diana Taurasi(PHO)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 09

Guard Diana is a legendary name in the world of basketball and still has a lot to offer but would like to surely shoot better than 3/11. I believe she will be in 13-19 points and 5-9 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

Sue Bird(SEA)
Points: 03
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Bird shot just 1/5 in the last game and she will surely need to do more as a three-point shooter. I believe the legendary playmaker will be in 7-12 points and 6-10 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

PHO vs SEA DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Shey Peddy(PHO) had 16 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Guard Peddy made six of her 12 shots in the last game. I expect her to be in 10-16 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32
  • Sophie Cunningham(PHO) had 12 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Sophie is an incredible two-way player and made four of her seven shots. I expect her to be in 10-16 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-25
  • Ezi Magbebor(SEA) had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Center Magbebor remains unpolished at the NBA level on the offensive end but can be an effective rebounder and defender. I believe she will be in 6-12 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Megan Gustafson(PHO) had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Inside player Megan made three of her four shots in the last game. I expect her to be in 4-8 points and 2-5 rebounds range.
  • Stephenie Talbot(SEA) had 3 points, 3  rebounds in the last game. Forward Talbot made just one of her four shots and I expect her to be in 3-6 points and 2-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Janet Lavender(SEA) had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Lavender could just make two of her seven shots. I expect her to be in 4-8 point snad 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16
  • Ephiphany Prince(SEA) had 11 points, 1 rebound, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Veteran Ephiphany has had two strong games but she will be able to follow-up? I expect a 7-13 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-13
  • Briann January(SEA) had 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Briann is mostly a defensive presence. I expect a 3-6 points, 2-3 rebounds/assists, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-13

PHO vs SEA Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: S Bird
SG: D Taurasi
SF: S Talbot, S Cunningham
PF: B Stewart(SP)
C:    J Lavender, T Charles(PP), E Magbegor

(Alternate)
PG: S Diggins-Smith
SG: E Prince
SF: S Talbot
PF: M Gustafson, B Stewart(SP)
C:    J Lavender, T Charles(PP), E Magbegor

 

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Breanna Stewart and Tina Charles are two of the best players in the league, and wouldn’t you love to watch them? You can catch this exciting game through the WNBA League Pass through which you have all the live games and also the full-game replays.  This game is also available on Amazon Prime for Indian viewers. To know 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.