MIN vs LAS Dream11: The WNBA season is in full swing right now and we’ve already been treated to some amazing battles. The league is still in the early parts of the regular season and almost half of the teams are calculating their rotations to improve their rankings and at least secure a playoff berth with a modified system. Anyway, the Playoffs are far away and we have to take a look at this game between the Minnesota Lynx and the Los Angeles Sparks first.
The Lynx have still been struggling to find any kind of rhythm, winning just two of their eight games. An 84:78 win against Liberty will bolster their confidence as the Aerial Powers dropped 18 points. On the other hand, the Sparks haven’t been at their best either, losing six of their nine games. In the last game, they lost to the Fever 96:101 when Nneka Ogwumike scored 30. When the Lynx and Sparks last met, the Lynx beat the Sparks 87:84, can they repeat a win again?
Host: Minnesota Lynx
Visitors: L.A. Sparks
Match schedule: May 30 at 04:30 (+05:30 UTC)
Event: target center
WNBA projections, statistics and analysis
Lynx improving, Sparks needs more from the guards
Lynx have done a much better job compared to the earlier parts of the season. The return of Kayla McBride has helped, but the team remains inconsistent from guard to small forward. One strength in the first half has been her rebounding prowess, largely due to her Sylvia Fowles center. Powers hasn’t been efficient while the bench looks thin. The Lynx hardly look like a top-eight team right now.
The Sparks haven’t played as a complete team either. Their offense looks better than it did last season and they actually take a lot of deflections, but they’ve lost some control on the defensive end. Guards Canada and Brown aren’t reliable shooters and maybe Chennedy Carter could get some extra minutes. Cambage has a big game and then shuts up, while Nneka Ogwumike is still the hot hand. On the other hand, a big plus has been the addition of Katie Lou-Samuelson, who has been the only consistent outside shooter for a team that lacks elite 3-pointers.
Top scorer: Nneka Ogwumike: 25
Leading rebounder: Sylvis Fowles: 12
Leading assist creator: Jordin Canada: 6
Score Prediction: Sparks 88 Lynx 80
Minnesota Lynx vs Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Live, team news and lineups
Minnesota Lynx Team News:
- Damiris Dantas, Natalia Achonwa, Napheesa Collier They are outside
Lynx expected five initials
Wing: SF: Air Powers
All-Around Forward: PF: Jessica Shephard
Inside Presence: C: Sylvia Fowles
Isolation Scorer: SG: Kayla McBridge
Precision Guard: PG: Moriah Jefferson
BANK: Bridget Carleton, Nikolina Milic, Rachel Banham, Evina Westbrook,
Los Angels Sparks Team News:
- lexie brown is QUESTIONABLE.
- Kristi Tolliver Rae Burrell They are outside.
Sparks expected starting five
Front Insulation: PF: Nneka Ogwumike
Inside Presence: C: Liz Cambage
Leg Three: SF: Karlie Lou-Samuelson
Scoring Guard: SG: Lexie Brown/ SG: Brittney Sykes
Isolation Top Scorer: PG: Jordin Canada
BANK: Chiney Ogwumike, Brittney Sykes, Jasmine Walker, Amy Atwell, Chennedy Carter, Rae Burrell.
NBA results, best fantasy basketball picks
Sylvia Fowles (MIN)
Sylvia has been an incredible two-way center in her last season, and continues to be the most consistent offensive option for the Lynx. She thinks she will be at 14-20 points, 10-14 rebounds and 1-3 blocks. She can be selected as a star/pro player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy screenplay.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 30-45
Forward Nneka has been a great offensive factor and has provided immense rebounds, but she will need more help. I think she will be at 20-26 points, 6-9 rebounds and 1-3 steals.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 34-47
Jessica Shepard (MIN)
Shepard is an incredible rebounder and has given the Lynx squad some offensive appeal while being a viable passer. He thinks he will be at 10-14 points, 8-12 rebounds and 3-6 assists.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 18-29
Liz still has two or three big offensive games to string together, but she’s still an important factor as a rebounder and assistant defender. She expected a range of 15-21 points, 7-11 rebounds and 1-3 blocks.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 24-37
Air Powers (MIN)
Aerial hasn’t been shooting well, but continues to be aggressive scoring, while her rebounding has also been vital. She expected a range of 14-19 points and 5-8 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 20-31
Jordin Canada (LAS)
A leader in ball handling on the perimeter, Jordin’s scoring has declined since the early parts of the young season, but he remains a major playmaker. He thinks he will be at 8-14 points, 5-8 assists and 1-3 steals.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 16-27
MIN vs. CHI DREAM11 LINE BALANCER
- Brittney Sykes(LAS) Dyed 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 robberies in the last game. Brittney has been a huge factor as a perimeter defender and a complete player. She think she will be at 7-11 points, 4-8 rebounds and 1-3 steals.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 19-29
- Kayla McBride (MIN) Dyed fifteen ppoints, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 robbery in the last game. McBride has been off the field a bit, but has improved the Guard position for Lynx. He expects a range of 13-17 points, 4-6 rebounds and 2-4 assists.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 17-31
- Moriah Jefferson (MIN) Dyed 12 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, 1 robbery in the last game. Jefferson has put in some quality minutes since he signed. I think he will be in the range of 9-15 points and 4-6 assists.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 14-24
- Katie Lou-Samuelson (LAS) Dyed 19 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 robbery in the last game. Katie has nailed the outside shots of hers so far, but she will be able to continue in this vein. I expect her to be in a range of 9-15 points and 4-6 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 16-30
- Nikolina Milic(MIN) Dyed 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 robbery in the last game. Milic has put in some decent minutes and I think he’ll be in a 4-8 point, 3-6 rebound range.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 6-14
- Chennedy Carter (LAS) Dyed 9 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, 1 robbery in the last game. Brilliant ball handler Carter continues to strongly defend the need for more minutes. I expect him to be in the range of 9-14 points and 3-6 assists.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 10-20
- Chiney Ogwumike(LAS) Dyed 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 robberies in the last game. Forward Ogwumike gives a decent inside scoring and rebounding off the bench. I think he will be in the range of 4-9 points and 3-6 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 7-17
- Rachel Banham (MIN) Dyed 7 points, 3 assists in the last game. The Banham guard has lost the rhythm he developed last season. Will he get a few decent minutes?
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 5-12
- Lexie Brown (AS) Dyed 3 points, 3 assists in the last game. Lexie has been decent as a starter, but she’s questionable for this game.
Expected Fantasy Point Range: 5-13
- Olivia Nelson-Ododa (LAS) Dyed 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last game. Olivia doesn’t play for many minutes.
MIN vs. CHI’s Dream11 Team
PG: C Carter
XL: L Brown
CF: K Lou-Samuelson, A Powers
FP: N Ogwumike (SP)J Shepard
C: C Ogwumike, Birds S (PP)
(Choose R Banham if Brown doesn’t play)
SG: R Banham
CF: K Lou-Samuelson, A Powers
FP: N Ogwumike (SP)
C: Camba L (PP)N Milic, S Fo