Los Angeles Sparks vs. Atlanta Dream - 7/17/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dream vs. Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Sunday July 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line Dream +6 -- Over/Under: 159 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FOX Sports Southeast, TWC SN / TWC D
The Los Angeles Sparks and Atlanta Dream meet Sunday afternoon at the Philips Arena on NBATV.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to build on their historic 20-1 record and nine-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 86.2 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.2 points and 8.6 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.1 points and 5.1 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks are 9-0 this season on the road.
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The Atlanta Dream could use a win here after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 80.9 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 83.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19 points and 2.8 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 15.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Layshia Clarendon is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 26.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won four of their last six home games.
The Sparks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Dream are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 home games and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 Sunday games. The Sparks are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Dream have gotten the best of the Sparks over the years, but this Los Angeles team is the best in the WNBA and continues to find ways to win. It's hard to bet against the Sparks right now. I'll take my chances with the Sparks and the reasonable line.