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
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.
Highest scorer: Breanna Stewart: 25
Highest rebounder: Breanna Stewart: 12
Top assists maker: Jordin Canada: 6
Score Prediction: Storm 89 Sparks: 82
Los Angeles Sparks Teams News:
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
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.
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 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 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)
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
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
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
PG: B January, J Canada
SG: J Loyd
SF: K Lou Samuelson, L Brown
PF: N Ogwumike(PP), B Stewart(SP)
C: T Charles
PG: J Canada
SG: J Loyd(PP)
SF: K Lou Samuelson, L Brown, S Talbot
PF: B Stewart(SP), G Williams
C: E Magbebor
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.