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NYL vs DAL Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for New York Liberty vs Dallas Wings

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NYL vs DAL Dream11: The WNBA has been in full swing and we are blessed to have this league going(At least I am). The league is different than the NBA in more ways that one can count, but one thing remains the same, you gotta make your shots and you gotta defend them, plain and simple. Keeping that in mind, let us jump into the game between the New York Liberty and the Dallas Wings.

The Liberty comes into this game after a heatbreaking 86:92 loss to the Fever in the last game even after Sabrina Ionescu’s terrific 31 points night as the team’s defense crumbled for the second game in a row. On the other hand, the Dallas Wings notched their first win in a terrific 94:86 victory versus the Washington Mystics as Arike Ogunbowale nailed 27 points. Can the Wings make it two in a row?
Host: New York Liberty
Visitors: Dallas Wings

Match Timing: 15 May, @ 11:30 PM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Barclays Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Two streaky teams
Arike Ogunbowale has showcased two different games. In the first, she shot below 25% but in the second game, she caught fire and made half of the 12 three-pointers. For the Liberty, it has been Sabrina Ionescu who has been the transformative presence, clinching two big nights in three games and her production will be needed for the Liberty to become at least a 50% win team in this league. So yes, both teams have two streak shooters at the helm.

In terms of supporting cast, the Wings seem to have more shot creators as Allisha Gray and Marina Mabrey are both effective guards alongside Arike while Thornton and Harrison provide versatility. For the Liberty, apart from Ionescu, the Guard rotations are iffy in terms of offense and Jocelyn Willoughby may not be the answer in that regard. Natasha Howard has been inefficient for Liberty as well while Stefanie Dolson isn’t the ace type offensive player. That is why Liberty’s Laney will need to shoot better.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Sabrina Ionescu: 28
Highest rebounder: Natasha Howard: 10
Top assists maker: Sabrina Ionescu: 8
Score Prediction: Liberty 87 Wings 80

New York Liberty vs Dallas Wings NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

New York Liberty Teams News:

  • DiDi Richards, Rebecca Allen, Nyara Sabally are OUT

Liberty Expected Starting Five
Athletic Forward: PF: Natasha Forward
Inside Presence: C: Stefanie Dolson
Iso Wing: SF: Betnijah Laney
All-Around Guard: SG: Sam Whitcomb
Leading All-Around Ball-Handler: PG: Sabrina Ionescu

BENCH: Jacques Williougbhy, Lorela Cubaj, Michaela Onyenwera, Ad Durr, Xu Han, Kaila Charles.
Dallas Wings Teams News:

  • Tyasha Harris is QUESTIONABLE
  • Satou Sabally is OUT.

Aces Expected Starting Five
Athletic Forward: F: Kayla Thornton
Two-Way All-Around Guard: G: Allisha Gray
Scoring Guard: SG: Marina Mabrey
Slashing Wing: SF: Isabelle Harrison
Isolation Scorer: SG: Arike Ogunbowale

BENCH: Marina Mabrey, Tyasha Harris, Teaira McCowan Moriah Jefferson, Charli Collier, Awak Kuier, Veronica Burton, Jasmine Dickey.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Sabrina Ionescu(NYL)
Points: 31
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 07
Steals: 04

Ionescu clicked on 11 of her 20 shots in the last game and she is the heartbeat of the Liberty’s offense, both as a scorer and playmaker. I believe she will be in 20+ points and 4+ assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-41

Arike Ogunbowale(DAL)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 04
Steals: 02
Guard Arike shot six of 12 from the three-point line in the last game and her shooting often determines the course of Wings’ offense. I believe she will be in 18-25 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-41

Natasha Howard(NYL)
Points: 07
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 03
Blocks: 02
Steals: 02

Natasha made just one of her 15 shots in the last game in what was a horrible outing for her, but she gives tremendous rebounding and defense. I expect a 12-18 points and 7-11 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-40

Allisha Gray(DAL)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 02
Steals: 03
Blocks: 01

Gray made three of her six three-pointers in the last game and she is an incredible all-around presence for the Wings. I believe she will be in 12-18 points, 3-6 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-35

Betnijah Laney(NYL)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 03

Steals: 01

Laney shot around just 33% in the last game and has struggled to be in high percentage in the first two games. I believe Betnijah can be in 14-19 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32

Isabelle Harrison(DAL)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Attacking Wing Harrison brings a lot of athleticism and gives a different flavor to the team. I believe she will be in 11-16 points, 6-11 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-35

NYL vs DALDREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Kayla Thornton(DAL) had 12 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Forward Thornton has an impressive scoring package and is a terrific rebounder. I believe she will be in 11-14 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29
  • Jocelyn Willoughby(NYL) had 3 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. Jocelyn made one of her three attmepts from three and her minutes has reduced due to Laney’s play. I believe she will be in 4-9 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-16
  • Stefanie Dolson(NYL) had 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Stefanie made five of her 11 shots in the last game and she has a huge role in the middle. I believe she will be in 7-12 points and 2-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-19
  • Marina Mabrey(DAL) had 10 points in the last game. Guard Marina made four of her six shots in the last game and she is a terrific scorer. I believe she will be in 12-18 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Sam Whitcomb(NYL) had 7 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. Sam is a terrific all-around player and she can be in 5-9 points, 3-6 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Tyasha Harris(DAL) had 6 points, 10 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Harris was a terrific playmaker in the last game. I believe she can be in 4-8 points and 3-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-23
  • Michaela Onyenwera(NYL) had 8 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. Sophomore Onyenwera is a solid sophomore and I believe she will be in 5-9 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-13
  • Awak Kuier(DAL) had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Center Awak is an athletic presence but her offensive game remains raw.  She can be in 2-4 points and 2-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-13
  • Lorela Cubaj(NYL) had 6 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Forward Cubaj is a defensive player and a rebounding threat but her offense is still in works. I expect a 2-4 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-13

NYL vs DAL Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: S Ionescu(SP)
SG: A Ogunbowale(PP), B Laney, M Mabrey
SF: A Gray, L Cubaj
PF: K Thornton
C:   S Dolson

(Alternate)
PG: S Whitcomb, T Harris, S Ionescu(SP)
SG: A Ogunbowale
SF: A Gray(PP), L Cubaj
PF: N Howard
C:   S Dolson

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Want to see two quality shooters like Arike Ogunbowale and Sabrina Ionescu going at it? You can catch this exciting game on the WNBA League Pass through which you have all the live games and also the full-game replays. To learn 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.