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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 is in its midway stage and the All-Star Starters have already been announced. Common names like Breanna Stewart, Sylvia Fowles, and A’ja Wilson figured as expected. First-timers like Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young have been first-time inclusions and there are yet to be reserves announced for the star-studded affair. And in this game, the Seattle Storm will host the Los Angeles Sparks.

The Storm has been on fire recently and they have won 11 out of their 17 games. After starting with three losses and one win, they have won 10 out of their 13 games. In their last match-up, they beat the Mystics 85:71 as Jewell Loyd collected 24 points. On the other hand, things couldn’t have been worse for the Sparks. They have lost four out of their five games, and overall, they have lost 10 and have just won 6 games. Their terrible season continued against the Sky in the worst way possible as they lost to them 59:82 in another disappointing offensive performance. Can the Storm derail the Sparks further?

Home: Seattle Storm
Visitors: Los Angeles Sparks

Match Timing: 26 June, @ 06:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Climate Pledge Arena

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Storm’s experience is impeccable

The Storm presented multiple challenges to oppositions. Their defense has been of the highest quality and they have been able to both control the perimeter and also block the middle. Coach Noel Quill has instilled strong defense and the inclusion of Gabby Williams has meant that the team allowed the second least points per game. Although they play at a slow pace and take their time to get things going, they turn it over a few times and their shot selection is usually on point.

And why would it not be? Breanna Stewart enables the team to make a dent in multiple areas. Sue Bird has been a big factor as the playmaker while her offense has recovered. Ezi Magbebor has been a huge factor on the defensive end, while also chipping in as an inside scorer and rebounder. Gabby Williams can be a big factor all-around while Jewell Loyd continues to wreak havoc. The bench of the team gets outmatched repeatedly and that is surely a concern.

Sparks continue to implode

Somehow, the Sparks have gotten worse on both ends of the floor. They are the worst three-point shooting team in the league and there is no doubt that they have no reliable long-range option other than Katie Lou-Samuelson, who needs off-the-ball action. The trouble is that apart from a stagnant brand of basketball on the offensive end, the team defense has been horrific so far.

Except for Nneka Ogwumike, there are many times when the Sparks have no idea how to operate on the offensive end. Liz Cambage has had no huge impact and that signing has not helped the team that much. Tolliver looks rusty on her comeback whereas Sykes despite her impressive output can’t carry the guard offense alone. The bench looks weak and now Jordin Canada and Lexie Brown have also disappeared. The Sparks look done here to be honest.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Breanna Stewart: 27
Highest rebounder: Breanna Stewart: 11
Top assists maker: Sue Bird: 9
Score Prediction: Storm 87 Sparks: 76

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

Los Angeles Sparks Teams News:

  • Rae Burrell is 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: Kristi Tolliver
Energy Injector: G: Brirtney Sykes

BENCH: Chiney Ogwumike, Chennedy Carter, Jordan Canada, Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Lexie Brown.

Seattle Storm News

  • 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
Leading Playmaking Guard: PG: Sue Bird

BENCH: Reshanda Gray, Briann January, Jade Melbourne, Stephenie Talbot, , Ephiphany Prince, Jantel Lavender.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Breanna Stewart(SEA)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 07
Blocks: 01
Stewart has been a huge factor and continues to be an MVP-level player and she helps the Storm in multiple ways. I believe she will be in 20+ points, 7-11 rebounds, and 1-2 block/steals 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: 15
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Steals: 02

Foward Ogwumike has been an emphatic presence as a scorer but has been overburdened for sure. I believe she will be in 17-22 points and 6-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-38

Jewell Loyd(SEA)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Loyd banged home 6 triples in the last game and she put her struggles aside finally in the last match-up. I believe she will be in 17-23 points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35

Brittney Sykes (LAS)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Steals: 02
Guard Sykes is a brilliant two-way player who can be a huge difference-maker on most nights. I believe the electric player will be in 11-16 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

Ezi Magbebor(SEA)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Blocks: 02
Center Magbebor has improved offensively and she helps out on the rebounding and defensive end as well. I believe she will be in 13-17 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32

Liz Cambage(LAS)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 00

Center Cambage has at this point disappeared from the scene and needs a big-time rejuvenation. I believe she will be in 9-14 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

SEA vs WAS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Gabby Williams(SEA) had 3 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Williams has been an all-around presence and has been a wonderful defender too. I believe she will be in 6-11 points, 5-8 rebounds, 3-5 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-30
  • Sue Bird(SEA) had 12 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. Sue has discovered her shooting touch and continues to make scintillating passes. I believe she will be in 11-16 points and 7-10 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-31
  • Kristi Toliver(LAS) had 3 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. Guard Kristi needs some more time on the floor to recover her touch. I believe she will do so here and be in 8-14 points and 4-7 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Briann January(SEA) had 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. January brings a lot of experience but she doesn’t get many minutes. I believe she will be in 2-5 points and 2-4 rebounds/assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-13
  • Katie Lou-Samuelson(LAS) had 8 points, 5 rebounds in the last game. Katie is the only dependable three-point shooter for the Sparks but that also makes their scheme more predictable. I expect a 9-14 points and 3-6 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Stephanie Talbot(SEA) had 2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Stephanie’s minutes have reduced quite a bit but she can still give some decent production. I believe she will be in 3-6 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Jordin Canada(LAS) had 4 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Guard Jordin is a phenomenal defender but her offense has been way too off. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 3-5 assists range.
  • Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Jantel Lavender(SEA) had 5 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. Jantel has done a decent job off the bench but her production has been affected. I believe she will be in 4-7 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-15
  • Lexie Brown(LAS) had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Brown has lost the zip on the offensive end. I believe she will be in 4-9 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-16
  • Olivia Nelson-Ododa(LAS) had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals in the last game. Olivi is a brilliant inside player and has steadily gained more playing time. I believe she will be in 4-8 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-16

SEA vs LAS Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: B January, S Bird, K Toliver
SG: B Sykes, J Loyd(PP)
SF: K Lou Samuelson
PF: B Stewart(SP)
C: E Magbebor

(Alternate)
PG: B January
SG: L Brown
SF: K Lou Samuelson
PF: G Williams, N Ogwumike(PP), B Stewart(SP)
C: E Magbebor, O Nelson-Ododa

 

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Breanna Stewart and Nneka Ogwumike always put on a show when matched up against each other, wanna watch it? You can catch this game on the WNBA League Pass which is an avenue WNBA action can be seen. You can watch the highlights of the game on the official YouTube of the WNBA. 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.