Los Angeles Sparks vs. Atlanta Dream - 9/9/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Dream (13-18) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (14-18)
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday September 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Dream +1.5 -- Over/Under: 157 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FOX Sports South, TWC SN / TWC D
The Los Angeles Sparks and Atlanta Dream square off Wednesday at Philips Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 73.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 18.5 points and 10.1 rebounds while Jantel Lavender is averaging 14.7 points and 8.4 rebounds. Kristi Toliver is dishing four assists and Ana Dabovic is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks have topped 80 points in four of their last six games and have won eight straight when that’s the case. The Sparks may consider resting some of their players with the fourth spot in the West wrapped up. The Sparks are 5-10 SU on the road and have won five of their last seven.
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The Atlanta Dream look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 76.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 12.1 points and 1.8 assists. Sancho Lyttle is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Shoni Schimmel is dishing 3.3 assists. The Atlanta Dream have allowed 80 or more points in six of their last 10 games and have lost six of their last nine games when that’s the case. The Dream are 8-7 SU on their home court and have split their last six. Six of the Dream’s last 10 victories have come on the road.
The Sparks are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games. The Dream are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. The Sparks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Atlanta and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Sparks are likely going to rest some of their key players with a playoff spot wrapped up. Meanwhile, the Dream have played some of their best ball at home. Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm going to side with Atlanta and the points here.