A key member of the Aces all season, Kelsey Plum continued that trend when the Aces faced the Sky in the Commissioner’s Cup on Tuesday. Plum posted 24 points and five assists for her her eighth game this season with at least 20 points and five assists. She had six such games total in her first four seasons. The Aces lead the league in offensive rating (108.3) and rank sixth in defensive rating (101.3). You should start Plum, A’ja Wilson, Jackie Young, Chelsea Gray and Dearica Hamby. Riquna Williams, who is available in 88.9% of leagues, should be considered for managers in need of a streamer.
For the Fever, Kelsey Mitchell has been a top player, averaging 29.5 fantasy points per game. The top fantasy options for Indiana are Mitchell and NaLyssa Smith. If you need a streamer, check out Victoria Vivians, who is available in 51% of leagues, and Queen Egbo, who is available in 38.5%. When it comes to offensive and defensive ratings, the Fever rank last.
Best bet: Aces -14. The Aces average 90.4 PPG and the Fever will struggle to slow them down. Indiana has lost 18 games by double digits, tied for the seventh-most in a season in league history. The Aces are 8-6 on the road against the spread. Las Vegas should cover.
Sabrina Ionescu has been the Liberty’s top fantasy option, averaging 17.2 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 6.2 APG and 1.1 SPG over 32.6 MPG. Breanna Stewart (1014) and A’ja Wilson (1077) are the only players with more fantasy points this season than Ionescu (966). The Liberty rank 10th in offensive rating (97.6) and eighh in defensive rating (103.8). You should start Ionescu and Natasha Howard. Consider Stefanie Dolson, who is available in 78.2% of leagues, and Han Xu, who is available in 87.8% if you need streamers.
Chicago ranks in the top five in both offensive and defensive ratings, and Candace Parker has been the top fantasy option for the Sky. She has had a double-double in three consecutive games, including the Commissioner’s Cup. over that time frame, Parker has averaged 18.3 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 3.3 APG, and 2.0 SPG. Parker, Emma Meesseman, Kahleah Copper, Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley are top options for the Sky. Azura Stevens, who is available in 52.4% of leagues, is a solid streamer to consider. Over the last three games, she has averaged 17 fantasy points.
Best bet: Over 164.5. The Sky average 85.6 PPG and the Liberty averages 79.0 PPG, so this game has the potential to be high scoring. Nine of the Sky’s last 14 home games have gone over the total. Chicago should cover as well.