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SEA vs ATL Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Seattle Storm vs Atlanta Dream

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SEA vs ATL Dream11: I love the WNBA and it is my favorite league. The amount of talent on display is just incredible and there is no doubt that we are in the midst of another captivating season. As the league looks to expand its reach and fight against the grain, one needs to put the biases aside and watch the amazing women at work. And so can you catch the sight of them performing tough maneuvers as the Seattle Storm host the Atlanta Dream.

The Storm has had a start-stop-start season and has five wins and five losses. They lost three out of their first four games, then had a terrific four-game winning streak but lost the last two games. In their last contest, they lost to the Sun 86:93 despite a brilliant 19 points performance by Ezi Magbebor. On the other hand, the Dream has had an inspirational start to the season, clinching seven wins in 11 games as their young players have proven to be effective. They come into this game after eking out a 75:66 win over the Fever as Nia Coffey put on a 16-point performance. Can the Storm deal with the pesky Dream defense?

Host: Seattle Storm
Visitors: Atlanta Dream
Match Timing: 8 June, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Climate Pledge Arena

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Storm needs more offensive rhythm, Dream is elite defensively

The Storm has lost the last two games and one of the major problems they have had in those contests has been their lack of offensive rhythm. The over-reliance of Breanna Stewart can hurt and despite the Storm doing well in the last game scoring-wise, they have had multiple games where their offense and defense both get ice-cold in second-half. They are ninth in terms of pace as most of their key players are older than the average age of the league, but perhaps this experience with players like Bird, Loyd, Stewart, January, Russell, Talbot, and Prince can help them.

The Dream is one of the best teams if not the best defensive team in the league. They have held opponents to around 73 points a game which makes them the best. However, they have some offensive issues and rank 11th in total points per game(75.7) despite playing with the third-fastest pace(80.7). The inclusion of young players like Rhyne Howard and Kirsty Wallace has helped whereas Erica Wheeler has brought a ton of defensive discipline. Tiffany Hayes has been ruled out indefinitely and there is no doubt that she could have been huge in this fastbreak scheme.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Breanna Stewart: 26
Highest rebounder: Ezi Magbebor: 10
Top assists maker: Sue Bird: 8
Score Prediction: Storm 86 Dream 77

Seattle Storm vs Atlanta Dream WNBA Live, Team News, and Lineups

Seattle Storm News

  • No injuries to report thus far.

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

BENCH: Reshanda Gray, Jantel Lavender, Jade Melbourne, Stephenie Talbot, Mercedes Russell, Briann January.

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

Rhyne Howard (ATL)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Steals: 02
Guard Howard is an elite two-way player who has been one of the most incredible shooting form but she is much more than just a shooter. I expect her to be in 15-22 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32

Breanna Stewart(SEA)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Steals: 02
Forward Breanna continues to be the staple on the offensive end but shot just 4/12 in the last game. However, I expect her to bounce back and be in 20-25 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-44

Cheyenne Parker(ATL)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 02

Forward Parker is an elite defender, who can be a strong scorer and rebounder as well. I believe she will be in 12-17 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

Jewell Loyd(SEA)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Jewell is an elite scorer who can deal damage both from inside and outside, being both a great ball-handler and an off-the-ball player. I believe she will be in 16-22 points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44

Erica Wheeler(ATL)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Steals: 05
Blocks: 01

Erica is an elite ball-handler but shot just 2/10 in the last game however, she can be an effective playmaker and defender. I believe she will be in 9-15 points, 5-8 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-35

Ezi Magbebor(SEA)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 03
Blocks: 03
Steals: 02
Center Ezi is becoming a star-level player and she is now a more willing shot-taker with an improved mid-range game. She is also terrific rebounder and defender, so I see her in 14-19 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42

MIN vs CHI DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Sue Bird (SEA) had 17 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Bird remains an elite playmaker and is finding her long-range shot. I believe she will be in 10-15 points and 5-8 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-33
  • Nia Coffey(ATL) had 16 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Lefty Forward Nia rose up for a big 7/11 shooting night and found her stroke after a cold phase. I believe she will be in 6-11 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-21
  • Kirsty Wallace(ATL) had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block in the last game. Kirsty attempted just four shots in the last game but she brings a lot of value as a rookie Guard. I believe she will be in 10-15 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-26
  • Gabby Williams(SEA) had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Forward Gabby is an elite defender and a superb rebounder but her offense has been erratic for most parts. I believe she will be in 7-11 points, 5-7 rebounds, and 1-3/blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-23
  • Aari McDonald(ATL) had 12 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals in the last game. Aari shot just 3/10 in the last game but she is an incredible scorer off the bench. I believe she will be in 9-15 points and 1-4 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Stephanie Talbot(SEA) had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Talbot can be an effective option off the bench but she will need to shoot better and more. I expect a 6-10 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-18
  • Kia Vaughn(ATL) had 6 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Center Kia has been an incredible veteran middle player off the bench. I believe she will be in 4-8 points nad 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-16
  • Briann January(SEA) had 2 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Briann is an experienced guard and I believe she will be in 4-7 points and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-15
  • Jantel Lavender(SEA) had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Jantel is a decent bench player who is effective on the rebounding end. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-13
  • Monique Billings(ATL) had 2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Monique is an elite rebounder off the bench. I believe she will be in 4-8 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-21
  • Mercedes Russell(SEA) had 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Mercedes has lost her minutes to emerging Ezi. I expect her to be in 3-6 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-12

SEA vs ATL Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: S Bird, E Wheeler, C Parker
SG: J Loyd(PP), R Howard
SF: S Talbot
PF: B Stewart(SP)
C: J Lavender

(Alternate)
PG:  E Wheeler, C Parker
SG: R Howard, K-Anne Wallace, A McDonald
SF: S Talbot
PF: B Stewart(SP)
C:   E Magbebor(PP)

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Storm will need to bring out their A-game against a Dream Team that can shut the shop on the defensive end, will Breanna heat up? You can catch this brilliant battle on the WNBA League Pass where you have all the live games and their full-game replays if you miss the game. For 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.