WAS vs CON Dream11: We are on the deadline for the All-Star Voting scenario. And I have already taken my picks related to the Game as the deadline will close in a couple of days. The halfway mark of the WNBA is also here and this has been another fun season, which is one of the most intense windows as teams start to figure each other out. In this game, the Washington Mystics will host the Connecticut Sun.
The Mystics started on a terrific rhythm but have lost their way lately. They have 10 wins and seven losses, with Elena Della-Donne playing in alternate games. They come into this contest after losing to the Liberty 65:77 despite a 17 points effort by Natasha Cloud. On the other hand, the Connecticut Sun has been unstoppable. They have won 12 out of their 16 games, in the second position next to the Aces. They defeated the Storm 82:71 in the last game as DeWanna Bonner took over the game in the last quarter and popped in 20 points. Can the Mystics tackle the high-scoring Sun?
Home: Washington Mystics
Visitors: Connecticut Sun
Match Timing: 19 June, @ 11:30 PM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Entertainment & Sports Arena
Mystics need Elena Della-Donne
Elena has played in alternate games as stated above and when she plays, the Mystics have won seven out of their 10 games, whereas they have lost four and won three without her, clearly indicating her worth. The offense looks better with the astounding scorer whereas the team is yet to acquire a cohesive offensive rhythm. Their defense has been brilliant and they will hope that Natasha Cloud and Ariel Atkins get it going soon. Can the Mystics develop a more sustainable rhythm?
Sun is developing into a championship squad
The Sun has become a better offensive team than the last season and having Alyssa Thomas in the lineup helps them push up the pace as she can perform multiple jobs. Courtney Williams despite her offensive struggles helps push the pace whereas DeWanna Bonner has been spectacular. Meanwhile, Brionna Jones has been a big factor off the bench, and overall, the Sun has both knockdown shooters and tough low-post players.
Highest scorer: Jonquel Jones: 19
Highest rebounder: Jonquel Jones: 13
Top assists maker: Alyssa Thomas: 8
Score Prediction: Sun 88 Mystics 82
Connecticut Sun Team News
Sun Expected Starting Five
Quick Scorer: F: DeWanna Bonner
Point Forward: SF: Alyssa Thomas
All-Around Star Two-Way Forward: PF: Jonquel Jones
Two-Way Guard: PG: Natisha Hiedeman
Isolation Mid-Range Expert: SG: Courtney Williams
BENCH: Brionna Jones, DiJonai Carrington, Yvonne Anderson, Joyner Holmes, Nia Clouden.
Washington Mystics News:
Mystics Expected Starting Five
Slashing Wing: SF: Myisha Hines-Allen
Post-Forward: PF: Elena Della-Donne
Inside Presence: C: Shakira Austin
High-Scoring Guard: SG: Ariel Atkins
Ball-Handler: PG: Natasha Cloud
BENCH: Tianna Hawkins, Rui Machida, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Kennedy Burke, Elizabeth Williams
Jonquel is an elite scorer, rebounder, and defender, whose burden has decreased this season on the offensive end. I believe she will be in 16-23 points, 9-13 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-46
Forward Elena has been grappling with an injury but when she is an incredible scorer, rebounder, and playmaker. I believe she will be in 12-16 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-35
Thomas is a Point Forward who can perform a lot of duties at the same time and her rebounding and vision are especially impressive. I believe she will be in 9-15 points, 6-9 assists, and 5-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-41
Guard Natasha has been an all-around presence and if she figures out her shooting like she did in the last game, it will bode well. I believe she will be in 11-16 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-34
Center Brionna is one of the strongest players in the league and uses her power in the low-block to generate easy inside finishes. I believe she will be in 14-19 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
Center Austin has a lot of power moves inside and is an incredible rebounder and defended but can show her rookie jitters. I believe she will be in 8-14 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-25
PG: N Cloud
SG: C Williams
SF: A Clark, S Walker-Kimbrough, A Thomas(PP), D Carrington
PF: D Bonner
C: J Jones(SP)
PG: N Cloud, N Hiedeman
SG: C Williams
SF: A Clark, D Carrington
PF: E Delle Donne(PP), D Bonner
C: J Jones(SP)
Elena Delle-Donne taking on Jonquel Jones is surely a treat to watch, isn’t it? You can watch this amazing battle on the WNBA League Pass a place to catch all the live games and you can also watch the full-game replays. For the highlights, go to the official channel of the WNBA. To learn the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the WNBA.