Atlanta Dream vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 6/30/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sparks vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Thursday June 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Staples Center)
the Line Sparks -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, TWC SN / TWC D
The Atlanta Dream and Los Angeles Sparks square off Thursday afternoon at the Staples Center on NBATV.
The Atlanta Dream need a win here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 83 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 85.7 points on 43 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 20.1 points and 2.3 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 14.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Layshia Clarendon is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 24.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost three straight road games.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look to build on their impressive 14-1 start to the season. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 85.9 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 17.1 points and 8.2 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.3 points and 4.6 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing three rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 26.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won 13 of their last 16 home games.
The Dream are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Sparks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Dream are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
Again, the Sparks make a strong case as the best team in the WNBA, but this is a lot of points to lay on the table. The Dream aren't winning games much, but they do cover a lot against Western teams and are eager for a victory. The points have to be the play here.