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SEA vs LAS Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Seattle Storm vs Los Angeles Sparks

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SEA vs LAS Dream11: The WNBA has produced a great season as expected but it is a shame that Britney Griner is detained in Russia because she is someone who could have injected more energy into the season. Hopefully, she is free soon and we get to see her in action which looks like a long road at this point. Anyway, in this game of the league, the Seattle Storm will take on the LA Sparks.

The Storm has had a strong season after a slow start and has won 14 out of their 22 games. Seattle comes into the game after beating the Fever 95:73 as Jewell Loyd posted 25 points. On the other hand, the Sparks have been much better since the start of the season, they have all of a sudden reached 10 wins and 11 losses, winning three in a row and this has been their best winning streak so far. Can the Sparks continue their motivating play?

Home: Los Angeles Sparks
Visitors: Seattle Storm

Match Timing: 8 July, @ 08:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: crypto.com Arena

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Storm incoming

The Storm didn’t make any major changes during the offseason except for bringing Gabby Williams, a move that makes the team an elite defensive unit. Of course, Breanna Stewart makes them the strong team they are through her incredible two-way chops but I am sure the play of Jewell Loyd needs to click for the team to make it deep in the Playoffs. Magbebor has improved and bringing Tina Charles has improved the bench. The Storm look fantastic and definitely a contender.

Sparks have improved

While the Sparks have not looked like a contender thus far, their play has improved on both ends. A tough schedule took its toll early but things are a bit easier now schedule-wise as the team finally gets a long slate of home games. Liz Cambage has been strong lately and that has been the key during the winning streak. Nneka Ogwumike remains the biggest factor on the offensive end whereas Lexie Brown’s improved shooting has helped in what is an otherwise off-color three-point shooting setup. Katie Lou-Samuelson needs to be more consistent whereas the bench has no stability with Sykes and Tolliver injured but the depth has been strong with Canada and Chiney Ogwumike.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Breanna Stewart: 25
Highest rebounder: Breanna Stewart: 12
Top assists maker: Jordin Canada: 6
Score Prediction: Storm 89  Sparks: 82

Seattle Storm vs Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Los Angeles Sparks Teams News:

  • Rae Burrell is OUT.
  • Kristi Tolliver, Brittney Sykes, and Chennedy Carter are OUT.

Sparks Expected Starting Five
Isolation Forward: PF: Nneka Ogwumike
Inside Presence: C: Liz Cambage
Stretch-Three: SF: Karlie Lou-Samuelson
Off-the-Ball Shooter: SG: Lexie Brown
Playmaking and Defensive Guard: PG: Jordin Canada

BENCH: Chiney Ogwumike, Jasmine Walker, Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Kianna Smith.

Seattle Storm News

  • Sue Bird is OUT.
  • Mercedes Russell is OUT for the game.

Storm Expected Starting Five
Superstar Presence: PF: Breanna Stewart
Defensive All-Around Wing: SF: Gabby Williams
Rebounding and Inside Specialist: C: Ezi Magbebor
Two-Way Volume Shooter: SG: Jewell Loyd
Veteran Guard: PG: Briann January

BENCH:  Stephenie Talbot, Ephiphany Prince, Tina Charles Jantel Lavender.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Breanna Stewart(SEA)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 03
Blocks: 03
Breanna is not only an incredible scorer, she also supplies a high-quality rebounder and defender. I believe she will be in 18-24 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 WNBA Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-45

Nneka Ogwumike(LAS)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 03
Steals: 02

Nneka continues to be one of the best scorers ever in the league and has also been a strong rebounder. I believe she will be in 18-24 points and 6-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42

Jewell Loyd(SEA)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 00
Assists: 03
Steals: 03
Jewell has had her early struggles but she is a huge factor both as a shooter and a driver to the rim. I believe she will be in 17-24 points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35

Liz Cambage (LAS)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 00

Center Liz has improved compared to earlier parts, who can score inside, bring in rebounds, and also play decent help defense. I believe she will be in 15-20 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32

Ezi Magbebor(SEA)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 03
Blocks: 01
Magbebor is a strong rebounder, defender, and has also improved her scoring lately, but she can be even better. I believe she will be in 10-15 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

Lexie Brown(LAS)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Steals: 03
Brown’s shooting has improved lately and she has also been great at reading the passing lanes, allowing her to nab steals. I believe she will be in 8-14 points and 1-2 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-31

SEA vs LAS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Gabby Williams(SEA) had 14 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Gabby is an incredible defender but she can be an all-around factor. I believe she will be in 8-12 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-30
  • Jordin Canada(LAS) had 10 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Although she has been a strong defender but her offense has been off lately, as she committed 8 turnovers in the last match. I believe she will be in 8-14 points and 4-7 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Tina Charles(SEA) had 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Center Charles has seen a bench role for perhaps the first time in her WNBA career but she can provide the Storm with depth. I believe she will be in 8-12 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-24
  • Katie Lou-Samuelson(LAS) had 10 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Katie can click from outside but will need to be more consistent. I believe she will be in 11-16 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-24
  • Stephanie Talbot(SEA) had 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Talbot can give solid minutes off the bench. I believe she will b in 6-10 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Chiney Ogwumike(LAS) had 2 points, 1 assist in the last game. Forward Chiney has given quality production off the bench if we take out the last game. I expect a 6-10 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
  • Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-16
  • Jantel Lavender(SEA) had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Lavender gives strong rebounding but her offense has disappeared. I believe she will be in 4-7 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-15
  • Briann January(SEA) had 2 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Briann is a strong defender and can start in absence of Sue Bird.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16

SEA vs LAS Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: B January, J Canada
SG: J Loyd
SF: K Lou Samuelson, L Brown
PF: N Ogwumike(PP), B Stewart(SP)
C:    T Charles

(Alternate)
PG: J Canada
SG: J Loyd(PP)
SF: K Lou Samuelson, L Brown, S Talbot
PF:  B Stewart(SP), G Williams
C:     E Magbebor

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Breanna Stewart and Nneka Ogwumike have been rivals for a long time and they will cross paths, won’t it be a great watch? You can watch this game on the WNBA League Pass which is a place for WNBA action can be seen. You can catch the highlights of the game on the official YouTube of the WNBA. 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.